London player Aja Huang (5d), originally from Taiwan, won all three Go Gold medals at the 2014 MSO.
On the Sunday morning he won all four of his games in the seven-player 9x9 tournament. Chris Bryant won the Silver medal for three wins and a Bronze went to each of Francis Roads and Martin Hamer who were tied in third on two wins. Results
On the Sunday afternoon Aja won all four of his games in the eight-player 13x13 tournament. Paul Smith won the Silver medal for three wins and a Bronze went to Chris Bryant on tie break from Francis Roads and Ben Lloyd on two wins. Results
The main 19x19 tournament was held on a very wet Bank Holiday Monday; it attracted 12 players. Again Aja Huang proved his 5d rating by winning all four games. The last round against Andrew Simons only lasted 58 moves as Andrew was tired after a long game against Bruno Poltronieri in round three. Also in round three Francis Roads proved he was better than Alistair Wall at spotting dame to win by half a point. Two players won three wins and the SODOS tie break gave Francisco Divers the Silver and Andrew Simons the Bronze. Results
The MSO was this year held at the JW3, a Jewish Community Centre in London NW3. As usual there was the wide range of events and a few Go players were successful at some of these. Paul Smith won the Oware, for instance, and Mathew Hathrell won at Poker, Bokus, Quoridor and Vege-Tables.