Korea Prime Minister's Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship

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.

PlayerTotal ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01 ’00 ’99 ’98
Matthew Macfadyen38½ 8                8   7 8
Andrew Simons 25 5  7                           
Jim Clare 22  13  1     ½  1 2   2 ½ 1
Des Cann 20½    ½                   6 6 ½ 5
Richard Hunter 14  13½                        
Tim Hunt 14                6 4   2     2    
Simon Shiu 12½    3          5           ½  
Bei Ge 11                               
Andrew Kay 10½ 5 77 8 8                     
Alan Thornton 10½  ½     1   ½  6 1              
Michael Charles 10½  ½            1 2         1
Nick Krempel 10½           5                   
Alex Rix 10 16                          ½ 1
Jon Diamond 10  1631 7   5                   
Andrew Jones           5 ½  1            
Quentin Mills                ½     7   1     1
Bob Bagot 9                ½     2 1      
Joanne Leung 8  53                              
Alex Kent 8   8                              
Ben He 8                8                
Alistair Wall 1 6½     6 5            7 ½  
Junnan Jiang                                 
Sam Aitken                                
Felix Wang 7              ½                 
Chong Han 7       7                          
Yohei Negi 7         16                    
Vanessa Wong 7       7                          
Yangran Zhang        1                        
Francisco Divers                                 
Dan Gilder                               
Alison Bexfield   ½        ½              2    
Tony Atkins 4                            1
Alex Selby 4                             
Harry Fearnley                                 
Paul Taylor                                 
Christian Scarff     1                           
Matthew Cocke 3    3                             
Simon Goss 3                ½ 1            
Jonathan Chin 2       1          1              
Mike Harvey 2                      2          
David M King 2                      2          
Ian Marsh 2                      2          
Chao Zhang                                 
Matt Crosby         1     ½                 
Sandy Taylor 1       1                          
David Lee 1         1                        
Paul Christie 1         1                        
Stuart Barthropp 1         1                        
Yunlong Liu 1         1                        
Charles Matthews 1                                1
Jonathan Reece ½   ½                              
Paul Smith ½   ½                              
Toby Manning ½   ½    1 5  ½ 1     1 2 ½  
Mike Webster ½    ½                             
Phil Beck ½             ½                   
Andrew Morris ½                ½                
Yuanliang Chu ½               ½                 
Bruno Poltronieri 0                                
Francis Roads 0                 ½  5   6 7 1 2   7
Piers Shepperson 0             6          8      

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.

Past Representatives

YearRepresentativeEvent
2017 Bruno PoltronieriKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2016 No representative sent. Alistair Wall was selected but missed his flight yet had some points deducted Korea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2015 No representative sentKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2014 Andrew KayKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2013Jon DiamondKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2012Toby ManningKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2011Andrew KayKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2010Piers SheppersonKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2009Alistair WallKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2008Francis RoadsKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2007Bei GeKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2006T Mark HallKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2003Matthew Macfadyen     Incheon World Amateur Baduk Championship

Selection details

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.



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