I am recruiting names for the UK’s team for the online European Youth Go Championships
We need a team with up to 15 players to register for the event from which we will select 5 players for any one match.
Our Youth Squad leader Alison Bexfield is running a 6-round rapid-play tournament in Letchworth on Saturday 8th November 2014. There will be two separate junior sections included in this event. The Junior Open is for juniors who are confident players (stronger than 20 kyu) and the novice section is for those newer to the game or who have not achieved success in tournaments to date.
The cartoon booklet "Go An Introduction", where the Chess pieces learn to play from the Go stones, has been reissued. The new version uses pass stones at the end of the game just like in the UK Go Challenge and other tournaments. It also corrects the spelling error "altohether"!
This is a new style Go tournament, being held on 8th November, which aims to provide you with the chance to play a variety of opponents on even games over the course of one day. The format is designed to be attractive to double digit kyu players and to junior players in particular.
The tournament will be split into a number of sections (using British Go Association grades).
The 5th season of this championship is about to commence and we're pleased to announce our team, captained again by Chris Bryant.
The team and the match schedule can be seen here.
Please give them your support - they'll need it since League C is more difficult than previously, with a strong team from South Africa joining for the first time.
The Belfast Tournament moved back to its usual end of summer slot, but stayed at its usual venue of the Belfast Boat Club. 14 players took part, but some of the locals were not able to play in every round.
The winner was Ngoc-Trang Cao (1d France), who some people would have seen at some English tournaments earlier in the year.
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 Martyn 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.
With only 3 weeks to go in the run up to Learn Go Week on Saturday 13th September, this is an update to let you know what is planned in the UK! It also describes the international effort occurring to get more people playing Go/Weiqi this year!
A report on the recent EGF AGM is now available in our members area.