As part of its Festival of Japan, Durham Oriental Museum are running a Go teaching event with Durham Go Club on Saturday 11th October 1pm-5pm. The Japanese Embassy have organised for 5d pro Chizu Kobayashi to come, and the event is free and open to all.

There should be teaching appropriate for a wide range of strengths, from complete beginners upwards, including members of the public. Anyone who would like to come to Durham for the event - whether to learn or to help teach - will be more than welcome.

More details are at https://www.dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum/whatson/details/?id=21600



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London International Teams
Melton Mowbray, Holborn
4 October 2014

The autumn edition of the London International Teams stayed at the Melton Mowbray pub and again on a Saturday, but this time the teams had five players.

A North London Go Club player raised a team of players from around London to defend the title. They managed to win all three matches, by three boards to two, to retain the trophy.

The other three teams each won a match and the order on games won was second Wanstead, third Nippon and fourth SLGC from South London.

As usual all players won a prize but those especially noted for winning all three games were Aja Huang (6d), Shunsuke Sakairi (3d) and Roger Daniel (5k).



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Pandanet Go European Team Championship
Pandanet
30 September 2014

Our first match in the new season of the C League was against Greece, one of the newest Go countries in Europe. We won it 3-1, to end the day at the top of the league alongside Bulgaria and just above Lithuania, who both also won 3-1.

  1. Des Cann (B) beat Konstantinos Michailidis (Crates, 1k) by 32.5 sgf
  2. Paul Taylor (W) beat Dimitrios Satkas (notevenbad, 5 kyu) by resignation sgf
  3. Toby Manning (B) beat Harris Lambrakis (Drugon, 5 kyu ) by resignation sgf
  4. Jonathan Gallimore (W) lost to Dionisios Sema (Mathsnails, 7 kyu) by 41.5 sgf

Our League Page for 2014-2015 with sgf links

Update: Croatia - Kazakhstan ended a day late as a 4-0, pushing UK down to equal second.



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Due to some scammers using our britgo.org domain name a few weeks ago we've been having some problems with people trying to contact us and various people through our website. This also applies to registrations to the London Open this year.

Unfortunately, the problem has led to some ISPs dropping emails from us without notification, so we're not aware of exactly which emails are not being received.

Sadly, despite our efforts, we can't be sure that all ISPs have unbanned us, so if you don't receive a response within a week please feel free to try to contact the person via an alternative route (including using a phone!) or escalate your request to someone else directly.

We'd like to apologise for this problem and hope it doesn't affect you too much.



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Swindon
Even Swindon Community Centre
28 September 2014

Jitka Bartova (1d) was visiting the UK from Prague for a weekend with her friend Ngoc-Trang Cao who is a current member of Leamington Club. Luckily John Green could give them both a lift to the Swindon Tournament, so Jitka could promote the 2015 European Go Congress in Liberec and also win the tournament, to make a perfect weekend away.

Simon Shiu had stopped Ngoc-Trang from winning another event in round one, but Simon lost to Jitka in round two. This lead to a final-round clash with Bristol's Richard Hunter (2d), the only other top player on two wins. The game was the last to finish and ended equal on the board, but Jitka held the white stones to win by the komi. Her win, plus two wins by her friend and two wins by her driver, meant that Leamington was the best club.



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Korea Prime Minister Cup
Seoul
19 September 2014 - 20 September 2014

The UK representative at the 2014 KPMC was Andrew Kay. He won three games out of six to come 33rd. He beat Brazil, Ireland and Slovenia, but lost to players from Hong Kong, Romania and Spain.

Ireland's player was Thomas Shanahan who was 40th with two wins, against Argentina and Hungary.

Wei Tae-Woong of Korea won the event, ahead of China, Thailand, Japan, USA and Mexico.

Results



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Shropshire
Hinstock
20 September 2014

The Shropshire Tournament took place in the countryside again. Numbers were somewhat down, with several cancellations on health grounds, but there was more competition this year at the top end. The overall winner was Bruno Poltronieri (3d) with Alistair Wall (2d) in second place. Jonathan Green (4k) also scored three wins.

The side event was a quiz to mark up, at leisure between rounds, the value of a yose move in 16 positions on boards set out on the bar. As it is not realistic to aim for perfect answers, the scoring process removed one mark for each point in error. While the dan players were consistently in the right ballpark, it was striking to see by how much even good SDK players underestimated the value of moves. This led to a lively half-hour review and theory session. The winning performance was from Bruno Poltronieri and Brent Cutts received a prize for the best grade-adjusted performance.



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After much delay we have finally found some dates when we have (a) two players, (b) a venue and (c) at least one relayer/referee for the title match of the British Go Championship 2014. Apologies for how long it's taken; on the whole, it might count as a shame that we have fairly busy participants this year ...

Should anyone not know and be curious, said busy participants are the incumbent champion Andrew Kay (aka warfreak2 on KGS right) and challenger Alex Kent (aka saraneth on KGS and far right).

Game one will take place in Milton Keynes (specifically at Tim Hunt's flat - many, many thanks to Tim) on Saturday 27th September.



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National Youth Squad members will have received invitations to join the junior online club which will meet on Sunday evenings 8:00 - 9:00 pm. This will use a private room on the KGS server. The aim is for junior squad members who live a long way from other players to be able to meet and play with other juniors in a dedicated online club room. Members will also be able to ask Alison Bexfield (squad leader) and Roger Huyshe (BGA online coach) for analysis and advice to help improve their play. To join this club you will need parents permission to play on KGS and a KGS name. You will need to contact Alison to be given permission to join the private club room as access is restricted to members only.



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On Sunday 14th the Chester Go Club showed Go to a number of passers by in the centre of Chester. As Chester is a popular city for tourists, we were spotted by a large party of Chinese visitors who instantly recognised the game and shortly afterwards by a similar party of Japanese who stopped to chat and record us on their cameras.

A number of local people were encouraged to learn about the game and we look forward to seeing some of them at either the local club or the online sessions.

Roger Huyshe



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