EDF Energy London Eye
17 November 2011

17th November 2011 marked a historic moment for UK Mind Sports with the first festival of all the games who are members of the International Mind Sports Association.

The International Federation of Poker had booked the entire EDF Energy London Eye for the evening for their first international team championship for Duplicate Poker and invited the other UK games organisations to demonstrate their games to the UK and World media.

The BGA participated, occupying 2 capsules (pods) with players varying in age from 8 to 73 for most of the evening. In one capsule players Michael Culver, Natasha Regan and Oscar Selby were joined by Jon Diamond, Thomas Hsiang (Vice President of the International Go Federation and Executive Director of IMSA) as well as other members of the US Mind Sports Association.



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The other players...

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The whole capsule

Thomas Hsiang (Vice President of the International Go Federation and Executive Director of the International Mind Sports Association) and Oscar Selby teaching Amy Handelsman from the USA Mind Sports Association how to play Go



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The view from a game...


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Natasha v Michael (again)


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Natasha v Michael


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Oscar v Michael in a capsule


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BGA Team

UK team

Back row (from the left): Toby Manning, Michael Culver, Natasha Regan, Jenny Radcliffe, Nick Krempel

Front row: Adán Mordcovich, Oscar Selby



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At the reception

Most of the UK team



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Pandanet Go European Team Championship
Pandanet
15 November 2011

Matthew Macfadyen had lost to Dusan Mitic, one of the undefeated Mitic brothers, by resignation the previous Wednesday, so we knew that we were up against it - the team we were able to put out against the Serbians was nominally slightly weaker than our opponents.

Despite some Serbian confusion as to the start time, sadly Nikola remained undefeated also, edging Bei Ge by just 0.5 points! So we were saved by Des Cann and Jon Diamond’s close victories on boards 3 and 4. (Jon was especially lucky having 'lost' the game several times, finally living with an L group and then killing one of the surrounding groups!)

Phew - the closest result in the round, perhaps the closest ever?

We're still near the bottom of the table, but a win in our next round could lift us to 3rd place as only two teams have won more than one match.

League Results 2011-12



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