When we are asked to nominate a representative for the Korea Prime Minister's Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship, we normally select the player with the most points in this table (which shows the points earned each year in the British Open Championship, and the current accumulated points), who has earned points in the last 5 years and is also an Association member. They must also have British nationality, a requirement set by the organisers. More details are here. A list of past representatives is here.
|David M King||2||2|
Figures displayed like this show the player who travelled to Korea to represent Britain that year, and had their points reset to 0.
A World Amateur Baduk Championship took place in 2003, a year in which there was not a World Amateur Go Championship. Matthew Macfadyen was selected to take part in that event using the World Amateur Go Championship points system.
This new system was only introduced in 2004, but the system was seeded with the results of the British Championship from 1998 onwards. It was used to select the representative in 2006 and 2008.
In 2007 the player was selected as the winner of the Korean Ambassador's Cup (Bei Ge) and points were not awarded at the British.
|2015||No representative sent||Korea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship|
|2014||Andrew Kay||Korea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship|
|2013||Jon Diamond||Korea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship|
|2012||Toby Manning||Korea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship|
|2011||Andrew Kay||Korea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship|
|2010||Piers Shepperson||Korea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship|
|2009||Alistair Wall||Korea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship|
|2008||Francis Roads||Korea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship|
|2007||Bei Ge||Korea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship|
|2006||T Mark Hall||Korea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship|
|2003||Matthew Macfadyen||Incheon World Amateur Baduk Championship|
We say normally because the final decision of who to send lies with Council. For the representative this entails an all-expenses-paid trip, courtesy of the event’s sponsors. The representative needs to abide by the IGF Code of Conduct, which can be seen on the IGF Members Documents page. The accumulated points of any representative is reset to zero after they play.
The process is defined by Section 6.10 of our Policies, but a guide is:
Each year, at the British Go Congress, points are awarded to the eight highest-placed British players. The winner receives 8 points, second 7 points, and so on down to 1 point for eighth. Points are shared between players who finish on the same McMahon score, with any fraction rounded to the nearest half integer.