Women's World Amateur

Due to the long time since the last Womens World Amateur, Council decided on 21st February 2010 to suspend this points system. The following has been retained for historic purposes:

Each year, at the British Open tournament, points were awarded to the highest-placed British women.

Following the Tournament, the woman with the highest total could be chosen to receive a free air tickets to the far East, generously provided by sponsors, to represent the U.K. in the World Amateur Women's Go Championship. This event was usually held in Japan, but in 1997 was a similar event in Korea. It was annual, then biennial, and is currently in abeyance. The representative then had her accumulated points reset to zero.

Current Points

This table gives the points earned each year up to 2009, and the accumulated points. A list of past representatives is below.

PlayerTotal’09’08’07’06’05’04’03’02’01’00’99’98’97’96’94’92’91’90’89
Helen Harvey 72½77 5 8 8 8 7 4 7 475 3 2    
Alison Bexfield 64   8 7           8 8 8 8 8 7 256 5 4
Elinor Brooks 41½53     5 7 6 3  3 3 3       
Natasha Regan 28½  6       8 7             
Sue Paterson 27   6             6 444 1 3  6
Kathleen Timmins25½3½ 5 6 4      5 2          
Jenny Radcliffe 21½61 7 4                    
Kirsty Healey 20               6  7 756 5 344 3
Anna Griffiths 18    2   7 6         2 1       
Pauline Bailey 16½2  4 2 3 4   1  ½          
Alison Cross 14                     6 866 565
Lena Morrish 11½               4 2       
Anna Tripp 10                      3   2 3 2
Celia Marshall      5                  
Edwina Lee 9   5 4                        
Jackie Chai 9               5         4    
Kay Dackombe 9     6 3                    
Nicola Hurden 9              4 ½          
Louise Bremner 8 8                          
Suzanne Low 8    8                        
Corrina Finnis 6           6                
Angela Lyle 5           5                
Ludan Fang 4 4                          
Jil Segerman 4   2            2             
Miriam Brod 3                      2 1     
Elly Finnis 3           3                
Annie Hall 2           2                 
Isabel Ridley 1 1                          
Maria Tabor 1       1                    
Emma Marchant 1                     1      
Andrea Smith 1                   1        
Jiang Beck ½  ½                        

Figures displayed like this show the player who travelled to the East to represent Britain that year, and had her points reset to 0.

Past Representatives

YearRepresentative
1989Sue Paterson
1990Alison Cross
1991Kirsty Healey
1992Alison Bexfield (then Jones)
1994Alison Cross
1996Sue Paterson
1997Kirsty Healey
1998Helen Harvey


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