European Youth Go Championships
Brno, Czechia
11 March 2011 - 13 March 2011

Vanessa Wong was second at the EYGC for a second year running. She lost, as last year, to Mateusz Surma from Poland who retained the under-16 title. Also travelling to the beautiful setting of the lakeside Santon Hotel in Brno, Czechia, were sisters Kelda and Roella Smith from Cambridge. In the under-12s Roella won 2 games at 11k to place 13th and Kelda won 3 at 20k to place 41st.



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Cambridge

There will be a meeting of BGA Council on 13th March 2011.

Agenda



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Irish Open
Dublin
5 March 2011 - 6 March 2011

Finland's Antti Tormanen (6 dan) tied with Wei Wang (6dan) in the 62 player Irish Open. This was Antti's fourth tournament win of the Pandanet Go European Cup, which put him top in the points table with 57.



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Irish Rapid
Dublin
4 March 2011

As usual, many of the players in Dublin for the Irish Open congregated in the Teachers' Club on the Friday night for the Irish Rapid handicap tournament. The 26 players had to cope with the decreasing time limits and the handicap-plus-one games. Best at coping was Ian Davis (1 dan) from Belfast. Second, losing to Ian in the fifth round, was Jan Reichelt (1 kyu) from Germany.



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Pandanet Go European Team Championship
Pandanet
6 March 2011

Team leader Will Brooks lost again, but the team still beat Croatia thanks to wins from Matthew Madfadyen, Andrew Simons and Nick Krempel.

The 3-1 win puts the UK in a much safer position for avoiding relegation, nearing the end of the season.

BGA Euroteams page



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"The Ring of Water" is the fifth book in the Young Samurai series of teenage novels by Chirs Bradford. It was published by Puffin on 3rd March 2011. Its hero is an English boy stranded in 17th Century Japan who has learnt to be a Samurai in order to survive. In this book he has to play a game of Go against a Japanese lord in order to gain freedom for him and his friends.



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We've finalised an agreement with Pentangle Puzzles and Games for them to be our preferred supplier for Go books and sets. This entitles our members to receive 15% discount on purchases of all Go books and eq



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Nottingham
University of Nottingham
26 February 2011

Chong Han (5 dan Loughborough) won his first UK tournament by taking with ease the 8th Nottingham. Also winning 3 were Roger Daniel (5 kyu London), Maria Tabor (6 kyu Nottingham), David Crabtree (9 kyu Chester) and Andrew Russell (12 kyu Birmingham). Mike Charles won the 9x9 prize and Toby Manning the quiz prize.

Results



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As part of our ambition to increase the number of British players above 4 dan we are planning a teaching weekend for strong players in Letchworth, Hertfordshire for the weekend April 1st-3rd.

Guo Juan (5 dan professional) will be the teacher, with a variety of lectures and exercises as we had last year. The charge will be £30 for the weekend, with the maximum size of the group being 16.

The event is open to British Go Association members with an EGF rating of over 2100. If you are not currently a BGA member, you may join prior to attending.

If your rating is slightly below 2100, but you are improving rapidly, we may decide to allow you to attend if there is space.

If you are a BGA member with a rating of over 2100, you should receive an email about it within the next week.



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As a further service to the Go world we have now started providing a number of Book Reviews online as part of our website.



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