We are pleased to announce that articles written by Michael Redmond and some photos of his teaching trip in UK will be on the Nihon Ki-in's Go Weekly Newspaper next Monday.
Some other articles about his teaching trip in Cambridge, written by Tom Urasoe, will also be printed in their Go magazine 'Igo Mirai', which will be released on 5th June.
The Stacey Grand Prix for 2013 ended with the British Open recently and although it was close right up to the end Toby Manning needed to win at least two more games in Stevenage than Andrew Simons to take the title.
He didn't, so Andrew went one place better than 2012 and won with a total of 29 wins.
In the first Birmingham Tournament since 2002, there were 38 entrants from all across the UK. Andrew Simons won the tournament. Other notable performances were Patrick Batty (6k London) and Anthony Pitchford (11k Chester) who both won all 3 games and Oscar Selby (10k Epsom) and Fassal Mahmood (5k Birmingham) who jointly won the 13x13 side event.
Letchworth Garden City Go Club met for the first time on Thursday April 18.
Nine people attended, including organizer Alison Bexfield 2d and husband Simon 1d.
Another poor result leaves us still in last place in the second division. This time we didn't lose, but only drew against Belgium - our third draw this season and still no win.
Andrew Simons played on Monday, but as he said "Forgot to eat beforehand, didn't concentrate, didn't read, didn't win." Really careless...
Bei Ge's opponent didn't turn up or something, so he won by default.
Cambridge ran away with the Open Division at the Spring London International Teams. All three members of the team (Andrew Simons, David Ward and Jonathan Chin) won all three games.
The South London Go Club won a very closely contested Handicap Division by their match result against second placed Twickenham.