British Youth Go Championship: 2008

Tournament Name: 
British Youth Championship
Tournament Date: 
16 March 2008

The 2008 Youth Championships held at Aston had 37 competitors aged from 7 to 18, with strengths from 4 kyu to 30 kyu, at King Edward VI School. Maria Tabor became the first girl youth champion with 5 straight wins including beating Chinese player Tom Zhai (4 kyu Stowe).

  • Overall winner: Maria Tabor (Epsom) 2nd: Mazhar Warraich (Aston)
  • U18: Maria Tabor (Epsom) 2nd: Matthew Hathrell (Coventry)
  • U16: Steven Donlon (Burton) 2nd: Costas Televantos (Aston)
  • U14: Mazhar Warraich (Aston) 2nd: Ken Dackombe (Farnborough Village)
  • U12: John Perkins (Aston) 2nd: Jack Drury (Aston)
  • U10: Thomas Meehan (Solihull) 2nd: Hannah Sanders (Cardiff)
  • U8: Roella Smith (Milton) 2nd: Charlotte Bexfield (Letchworth)
  • Winners novice's section: Jack Merrill (Stowe) and Peran Truscott (Cambridge)
  • Four wins: Ravinder Hayer (Aston), Joshua Dolman (Aston) and Owen Walker (Cambridge)
  • Fighting Spirit Prize: Joshua Zolna (Aston)
  • Castledine Trophy: King Edward VI School, Aston
  • Team with most wins: Penguin Patrol (Cambridge) with 9/13
  • 13x13 knockout event, 1st: Jun Hoe Ahn (Aston) 2nd: Matthew Hathrell (Coventry)
  • Puzzle competition: Danielle Ward (Cambridge)
  • Liar Dice: Joshua Dolman (Aston)

Results table

Handicap games are shown in red.
Games involving both players below 24 kyu were played on 13x13.
Roella Smith played an extra game in round 3.
The adult ghost played teaching games.

PosnNoNameRankClubCountry12345WinsMMSSOS
11Maria Tabor5kEpsomUK6+12+2+30+22+5514
22Mazhar Warraich8kAstonUK11+30+1-7+17+4416
33Jack Merrill26kStoweUK31+14+10-18+9+4414
44Ravinder Hayer17kAstonUK24+8+13-25+23+4413
5Owen Walker17kCambridgeUK27+16+11-21+15+4413
66Matthew Hathrell6kLeamingtonUK1-32+12+22+30+4412
7John Perkins13kAstonUK21+33+24+2-13+4412
88Joshua Dolman18kAstonUK39+4-23+26+27+4410
9Peran Truscott26kCambridgeUK34+31+37+10+3-4410
1010Roella Smith30kCambridgeUK28+19+3+9-18-3316
1111Ken Dackombe9kFarnboroughUK2-15+5+35+12-3315
1212Sadhvik Vijay9kAstonUK32+1-6-33+11+3314
1313Stewart Smith16kAstonUK33+21-4+23+7-3313
14Oliver Gerlach28kCambridgeUK18+3-29+19-31+3313
1515Hamzah Reta11kAstonUK35+11-17+32+5-3312
16Jun-Hoe Ahn15kAstonUK17-5-21+36+26+3312
17David Jung15kAstonUK16+25+15-39+2-3312
18Langdon Truscott30kCambridgeUK14-34+31+3-10+3312
1919Charlotte Bexfield30kLetchworthUK37+10-28+14+34-3310
2020Adult Ghost1dNo ClubUK38+22+.........233
2121Jack Drury13kAstonUK7-13+16-5-24+2216
2222Tom Zhai4kStoweUK30+20-32+6-1-2214
2323Danielle Ward20kCambridgeUK36+38+8-13-4-2213
2424Huw Talliss17kAstonUK4-39+7-27+21-2212
2525Michael Begg14kAstonUK26-17-38+4-33+2211
26Ed Murray14kAstonUK25+35-36+8-16-2211
27Robert Harman20kWoodleyUK5-36+39+24-8-2211
2828Stewart McGrath30kAlexandra ParkUK10-37+19-......127
2929Roella Smith30kCambridgeUK......14-......023
3030Steven Donlon6kBurtonUK22-2-35+1-6-1116
3131Ping Chong26kStoweUK3-9-18-34+14-1115
3232Kelvin Xu8kAstonUK12-6-22-15-35+1113
33Thomas Meehan15kSolihullUK13-7-34+12-25-1113
3434Hannah Sanders25kCardiffUK9-18-33-31-19+1112
3535Costas Televantos9kAstonUK15-26+30-11-32-1110
3636Jordan-James Stuart20kAstonUK23-27-26-16-39+119
37Jonathan Taylor30kAlexandra ParkUK19-28-9-......019
3838Ibraheem Hussain20kAstonUK20-23-25-......017
3939Joseph Zolna20kAstonUK8-24-27-17-36-0012




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