Issue 2. January 1995
Swindon Tournament (06/11/94)
The second Swindon was held this time in a community hall. 68
players from 4 dan to 35 kyu attended. Winner was T.Mark Hall (4
dan Bristol). Prize winners: Simon Goss (1 dan Bracknell), Jo
Hampton (1 dan West Wales), David King (3 kyu Brakenhale), Eric
Hall (5 kyu Swindon), Tom Widdicombe (7 kyu Devon), David Byrne (9
kyu NW London), Anna Griffiths (13 kyu Furze Platt), Emma Marchant
(21 kyu Brakenhale), Chris Downey (28 kyu Brakenhale).
A very laid back one day tournament was held at the education
centre in Harbourne. 55 players attended. Winner was Simon Shiu (3
dan Teesside). Other prizes to Alistair Thompson (2 dan Monmouth),
Gerry Mills (1 dan Monmouth), France Ellul (4 kyu Brakenhale),
Elinor Brooks (10 kyu Swindon), Graham Brooks (16 kyu Swindon).
Three Peaks (26 & 27/11/94)
A large entry was expected for the second Three Peaks and so the
venue was changed from the Marton Arms to the Ingleton Community
Centre. However only 25 attended of who Toby Manning (2 dan
Leamington) proved the victor. With four wins were Alistair Wall
(4 dan Wanstead), Paul Barnard (1 kyu Swindon), Garry Quinn (4 kyu
West Surrey (03&04/12/94)
18 pupils and 4 teachers attended the Saturday Teach-in at
Burpham. Subjects covered were memorising games, openings,
ladders, frameworks, tesuji.
Paul Margetts (1 kyu Epsom Downs) beat London's Geoff Kaniuk (also
1 kyu). In the final of the following day's Handicap Tournament at
Bramley. George Haig (19 kyu) and Simon Brooks (14 kyu) both from
Swindon won 4/4.
The Irish were not given a chance in their own tournament again.
Mark Ivey from Preston won ahead of Belfast's 5 dan, Tony Goddard,
and club mate Colin Adams (1 kyu).
This was won by the Anglos 29-10. Unbeaten were Messers Rix,
Roads, Rastall, Chetwynd and Keller.
We hope now to have Miss Feng Yun in Britain for three months of
1995 starting in February while she attends an English Class. She
is Chinese pro 7-dan and is hoping to arrange some teaching. She
will arrive with another pro and some amateurs for a two week stay
during which they will visit London and Amsterdam.
Hitachi 21st London Open 30/12/94-02/01/95
129 players from 13 countries attended this year's London open at
the Highbury Roundhouse. Over a third of these were from overseas
- A, B, DK, F, D, I, IRE, JAP, KOR, NL, SLO, USA. The tournament
was very successful thanks to the hard work of organiser Harold
Lee and the generous sponsorship from Hitachi. The Managing
Director of Hitachi Leasing Europe Ltd, Dr. Motoki Shirasuka, was
pleased to be able to present the prizes including one to his son
who is a very keen go player.
The main battles were to see whether anyone could beat the two
strong Chinese lady players: Guo Juan from the Netherlands and
Zhao Pei from Germany. In the end nobody could and Guo beat Zhao
to win the tournament with a perfect score.
The top places are as follows:
1 Guo Juan (7 dan, NL) 8/8
2 Pei Zhao (5 dan, D) 7/8
3 Matthew Macfadyen (6 dan, GB) 6/8
4= Mark Boon (5 dan, NL) 5/8
4= Matthew Cocke (4 dan, GB) 5/8
Also on 5/8 at the top were F. Van Arnim, J. Clare, J. Rickard and
Prize winners for 6/8 were:
O. Dodinval (1 dan, B) B. Kraft (1 kyu, D)
V. Morrish (2 kyu, GB) P. Liboriussen (4 kyu, DK)
R. Upton (4 kyu, GB) O. Azem (10 kyu, D)
and for 5/7:
Tom Blockley (13 kyu, GB)
P. Liboriussen from Denmark was the lucky player who got 5 or more
wins and got his name drawn to win a Hitachi Camcorder.
In a youth tournament on the last day six players aged under 16
battled against each other for the right to play top youth player
David King (15, 2 kyu, Brakenhale) in a final.
Three players scored four wins: Anna Griffiths (15, 12 kyu, Furze
Platt), Thomas Blockley (10, 13 kyu, Worcester), and Wang-zi Guo
(7, 15 kyu, Amsterdam). On tie break the lowest graded player was
selected for the final but failed to beat David King despite
coaching before the game by his 7 dan mother.
So the large Hitachi colour TV goes to Brakenhale School, Rectory
Lane, Bracknell, Berks.
In the lightning (Fast Play) Tournament 48 players battled away to
decided who could play best whilst playing fast. In the final Eric
Warkentin (2 kyu, France) lost to Miss Pei Zhao (5 dan, Germany).
In a hastily organised rengo (Team) Tournament prizes were awarded
to winners of the losers section, runners up and the overall
D. Moutarde (9 kyu, F), G. Klein (2 kyu, A), A. Pogacnik (2 dan,
SLO); A. Grzeschniok (3 dan, D), P. Reiss (4 kyu, D), D. King (2
kyu, GB); P. Landskron (1 dan, D), P. Wirth (1 kyu, D) and R.
Upton (4 kyu, GB).
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