Ivan Wong, a Chinese 1 dan research student at Manchester University, won the Northern Tournament on 5th September at the Stockport Masonic Guildhall. Unusually Ivan was the only player of the 24 there to win all three games and so was the only prize winner. Gerry Mills again brought the BGA bookstall, but for the last time.
There were no British players winning Go Golds at this year's Mind Sports Olympiad. The event was held between 21st and 30th August at the Soho Theatre in the centre of London and had restricted space, meaning fewer events than normal. Six players played the 13x13 on the Friday afternoon, with Gold going to Spain's Paco Garcia de la Banda (3 dan).
We had a stand at the Japanese Festival on the August Bank Holiday Monday 2010 at Chiddingstone Castle, demonstrating and teaching successfully many parents and children (some as young as 3).
In the next room was a fascinating collection of high quality Japanese items including Samurai swords, armour, lacquerware and articulated insects.
There were no British players winning Go Golds at this year's Mind Sports Olympiad. The event was held at the Soho Theatre in the centre of London and had restricted space, meaning less events than normal.
Six players played the 13x13 on the Friday afternoon, with Gold going to Spain's Paco Garcia de la Banda (3 dan).
The European Team Tournament was held following on from the Leksand Tournament. The Netherlands were the winning team with 8 points and 15 wins. Second was Serbia also with 8 points but 14 wins. Usual winners, Russia, were third. Six teams took part.
The revised version of our Play Go Booklet has now been printed and is available in quantity. A number of copies have been distributed to all BGA clubs.
World Youth Goe Championships were held this year the tournament on Penghu Island in Taiwan. Chinese, Korean and home players dominated the event, with China winning the under-12 and Korea the under-16 titles.
It was announced at this year's EGF AGM that the World Womens Championship will be held, starting this year, for at least three years. Europe has been allocated one place in this event.
Students under the age of 30 are invited to take part in the 6th European Student Go Championship. It will take place in the beautiful 'Bessunger Schlösschen' ('small castle') in Darmstadt, 35km south of Frankfurt am Main from 10 to 12 September.
Thanks to sponsorship from Omikron, the first three players will share 500€ prize money. The Korean professional Yoon Young Sun will
Editor: Barry Chandler