Next year's European Go Congress is to be held in Poland.

The BGA has been allocated 4 discount vouchers (100€, 50€, 2 x 25€) to be awarded to people who may wish to attend but are in a position of financial hardship.

However, if you are awarded a voucher, you need to enter the Congress by December 15 this year.

If you believe you qualify, and wish to appl



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Vanessa Wong has been awarded a 6 dan certificate by the BGA, following her excellent performance at the second World Mind Sports Games in Lille.



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This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 14th July 2012 and preceding discussions:



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Maria Tabor is organising this year's championship title match between Andrew Kay and Nick Krempel.



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Matthew Macfadyen and T Mark Hall were nominated as representatives, using the normal selection system, but have declined. Toby Manning, as third in line, has accepted and will be our representative in October.



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MSO
ULU, London
25 August 2012 - 26 August 2012

At the 16th MSO in London the Go gold medals went to Francis Roads and Felix Wang.

In the 13x13 event eight players from 3d to 10k played over five rounds. Francis Roads won his first four games and, despite stumbling in the last game against Michael Dixon (10k), was the winner. Taking the silver was Spain's Paco de la Banda (3d) who also won 4 but lost to Francis.



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19th August 2012 in the Online Daily Telegraph:

It is billed as the Olympics of the mind. As the world's athletes flew home from Britain last week, competitors of a different kind were gathering just across the English Channel for an international contest of their own: the World Mind Sports Games.



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On the Saturday morning of the Cornwall extravaganza (Sep 15) there will be a teaching event run by myself and Tony Atkins, with material by Ian Marsh.

If anyone who will be attending would like their game analysed (and I would urge you to do this, it is a very useful teaching technique) please email me a SGF version of the game and we will try to have a look at it.

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We have received the following announcement from the IGF:



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Congratulation to Vanessa Wong on her becoming No. 1 in the UK ratings, replacing Bei Ge who overtook long-time top player Matthew Macfadyen who had a bad tournament at the London Open 2011.

Just a small caution: only the Team event of the three WMSG events Vanessa took part it has so far been included in the rating list...



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