International Amateur Pair Go Championships
Tokyo
2 November 2013 - 3 November 2013

The UK's pair of Natasha Regan and Matthew Cocke had a tough draw which caused them to struggle at the International Amateur Pair Go Championship in Tokyo. In the first round they lost to a strong Canadian pair, and were rewarded with a game against China. This they lost as expected and then played and lost to Poland. Bravely they battled on and beat France in round 4 and Denmark in round 5, to end on 2 wins and 26th place.

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Les Bock has finally retired as our Archivist after many years in the position.

The Archive is in the process of being transferred to our new Archivist, Barry Chandler, and we'd like to thank Les for his untold years of service.



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Wessex
Bath
27 October 2013

Alex Kent (3d Bristol) won the 44th Wessex tournament in Bath. He beat another Bristol player - Simon Shiu (2d) - in the last round. Also winning all three games were Chris Volk (3k Reading) and James Lepoittevin (21k Bristol). Paul Atwell has been involved in organising the event for 44 years and managed to be one of the 36 players as well this year, but was not one of the prize-winners.

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The first two games of this year's three game Championship Title Match, between Andrew Kay (2012 Champion) and Andrew Simons (Challenger) will be on Saturday 16 November and Saturday 23 November in Milton Keynes. Tim Hunt will be the Referee.

There will be live relays on KGS:

  • from 10:00 on 16 November with commentary by Alexandr Dinerchtein 3p,
  • from 11:00 on 23 November with commentary by Guo Juan 5p.

Full details on the British Championship are here



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European Team Championship
Pandanet IGS
22 October 2013

After a successful start to the season last month against Greece, our UK team played Switzerland in round 2 of the European Team Championship on Tuesday.

Switzerland are one of the toughest teams in our league, but our strongest players stepped up and we managed to secure a great 3-1 victory, including a half-point win by Des Cann on board 2.



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Many of you will remember the fine work done by Gerry Mills, in taking a BGA bookstall to a large number of tournaments and on top of that providing a mail-order operation for books and sets.

Roger Huyshe is restarting this service, albeit in a smaller way as he points out that he cannot dedicate a whole room in the house to a large stock of Go books and equipment. So a mail-order service is not offered; the service is face-to-face.

He will bring the bookstall and sample boards to all tournaments that he attends. For those that plan ahead, they can ask for a specific item and find a way to manage delivery e.g. at a later tournament or via another Go player.

All profit goes to the BGA.



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British Go Journal 161 is now available publicly and 165 is now available to BGA members online as well as in print.



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Korean Prime Minsters Cup
Gumi, Korea
12 October 2013 - 13 October 2013

The 8th Korean Prime Ministers Cup, organised by the Korean Amateur Baduk Association, was held in Gumi Conference Centre, in an industrial city about four hours South East of Seoul. The weather was lovely (about 22 degrees), but sadly the sun was shining outside on the UK flag being flown upside down, possibly indicating distress at the UK's likely results? The opening ceremony featured magic acts making women, flowers and birds disappear and then appear again, and also strange modern Korean dancing.

There were three games on the first day, with above the bar China, Japan, Hong Kong, USA, Finland (Juri Kuronen) and Czechia (Ondrej Silt) winning all three. Ilja Shikshin of Russia unfortunately got Hong Kong in the first round.



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East Midlands
Thorpe Astley Community Centre
12 October 2013

Though the number of attendees was down, the players at the East Midlands Tournament liked the new venue of the Thorpe Astley Community Centre. This is a new wood-clad building in a suburb to the west of Leicester, just in the shadow of Leicester Forest East motorway services. Despite the pouring rain, you could watch the dog-walkers in the surrounding playing fields through the glass wall.

The return of the bookshop was appreciated by the players, and the organiser's thanks go to Roger Huyshe. Also the players' thanks go to the organiser, Peter Fisher, for organising efficiently and getting the prize-giving ready 45 minutes earlier than planned.

The winner's prize went to Yuanbo Zhang (4d Nottingham) and the others on three wins were Lucas Meurin (3k Birmingham), Richard Leedham-Green (4k Lincoln) and Andrew Russell (4k Birmingham).

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