Mon, 27/08/2012 - 17:00 — Jon Diamond
JFK Statue at ISH
The London Open is the UK's biggest tournament.
It is always held at the new year period:
28th - 31st December.
It first ran in 1975 and has ran every year since.
Usually over 100 players take part and even up to 150.
Many come from continental Europe and further away too.
Several top European players take part:
it is part of the Pandanet Go European Cup.
Players battle over 4 days, 7 rounds and long time limits.
The top player gets to hold the London Open Trophy with cash prizes for the top players and
prizes for other good results too. Prizes are also given for the Lightning
Tournament, held one evening.
Another evening event is the London Pair Go.
Around a dozen male-female pairs
compete for the best pair title. For more details see the
London Pair Go Page .
There is usually a professional teacher, the most frequent one being Guo Juan from the Netherlands. They give lectures and analyse games.
Other teachers have come from Japan, Korea and China.
Most players play in the large hall at ISH.
The evening events are held there too.
ISH also has a bistro, a bar and reasonably
The top boards are in their own room. Adjacent to it is an analysis room.
Prize giving and the Rengo are upstairs.
In all ISH provides a superior playing environment.
- 2012 Lukas Kraemer
- 2011 Young-Sam Kim
- 2010 Antti Tormanen
- 2009 Zi Wang
- 2008 Chi-Min Oh
- 2007 Shaoyou Ouyang
- 2006 Ondrej Silt
- 2005 Cho, Seok-Bin
- 2004 Zhao, Pei
- 2003 Li, Wenhao
- 2002 Li, Hiaou
- 2001 Gbor Szabics
- 2000/1 Kim, Seong-June
- 1999/2000 Zhang, Zhongyong
- 1998/9 Lee, Hyuk (Grand Prix); Guo, Juan (Open cash prize)
- 1997/8 Guo, Juan
- 1996/7 Guo, Juan
- 1995/6 Zhang, Shutai
- 1994/5 Guo, Juan
- 1993/4 Zhang, Shutai
- 1992/3 Shen, Gruangji
- 1991/2 Zhang, Shutai
- 1990/1 M. Katscher
- 1989/90 Zhang, Shutai
- 1988/9 Yoo, Jing-Soo
- 1987/8 Terry Stacey
- 1986/7 Matthew Macfadyen
- 1985/6 Andre Moussa
- 1984/5 C.S. Lee
- 1983/4 Hosokawa
- 1982/3 X.Y. Liu
- 1981/2 Terry Stacey
- 1980/1 Matthew Macfadyen
- 1979/80 Robert Rehm
- 1978/9 Jim Bates
- 1977/8 Matthew Macfadyen
- 1976/7 Jon Diamond
- 1975/6 K. Hirama
- 1974/5 Jon Diamond
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