The family of the late Allan Scarff has generously made publicly available a number of files of Allan's work in the area of Go-playing software and Artificial Intelligence, in the hope that others interested in these fields will find them useful.
Allan was a pioneer of computer Go, writing a number of award-winning programs for BBC Acorn microcomputers in the 1980s
We don't have any offers to host the 2013 British Open currently, so we're inviting people to submit offers to run this annual tournament.
In the last few years we've been to Edinburgh, Malmesbury and this year to Durham, so it would be nice to have a location in the South East for 2013; but we're prepared to consider any offers.
If you're interested please talk to any Council member.
We intend to restart the online leagues at the beginning of April 2012
The Individual League has already made a start and we would encourage it to continue. Remember that it is "self-pairing" you can play anyone in your division as often as you like (although please try to play other people you haven't played recently if you have a choice).
The following clubs have had changes in the last few months:
We're planning to block book some bedrooms for players in the British Open in one of the Durham colleges close to the venue.
The rooms will be bed and breakfast for the Friday and Saturday nights, and will cost £55pp (standard) / £70pp (ensuite) for the entire weekend.
Other accommodation will be available, but if you would like to make use of this block
Csaba Mero, 6d Hungary, won the European Cup event in Dublin. This year the Irish Open was the Confucius Cup, because of a new sponsor. Second with four wins out of five was Guochen Xie, 6d China. Kim Ouweleen, 3d Amsterdam, was third and Chu Lu, 4d Warwick, was fourth, both on 3 wins. Taken the fifth place and final grand prix place was Vit Brunner, 4d Brno.
Information correct at time of posting - check the Tournament Calendar for latest
Information now archived
Sin Voon Chin, 3d Birmingham, won the 9th Nottingham Tournament. The student from Brunei beat Toby Manning in an exciting game in the last round. Out of the 34 players the others winning all three were Laurence Ogden, 4k Manchester, David Wildgoose, 11k Sheffield, and local players Carl Roll, 5k, and Brent Cutts, 8k. Jonathan Green got a special mention for entering the quiz.
Full details are now available and Registration is also open for the British Go Congress being held in Durham from 20th to 22nd April at http://www.dur.ac.uk/go.club/britishopen/index.php.
6 people have already registered, so why don't you do so now!
It's round 6; we're still seeking a win and now we're playing the second team in the League, Finland, relegated from Division 1 last year, so it's going to be tough.
Chong Han leads off with a quickish victory on Board 1.