Report by Ben Murphy (edited by Tony Collman)
I attended the Rocket Complex in Holloway Road, London for the first ever combined London Anime and Gaming Convention on Sunday 9th February and quickly set up the table.
They will be visiting Oxford and Bognor Regis. Chizu Kobayashi will then go on to visit London and Edinburgh.
Kobayashi Chizu (小林 千寿), 5 dan, born 28th September 1954 in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture. She is the sister of several professionals and was a student of the very famous Minoru Kitani and became 1 dan in 1972, 2 dan in 1973, 3 dan in 1974, 4 dan in 1976 and 5 dan in 1978.
We're please to be able to report that GoGoD is now back online, after a period of down-time, but at a different location:
After spending so many years on the GoGoD database, T Mark Hall was naturally keen that his legacy should endure.
It has been confirmed that two Japanese Professionals, Chizu Kobayashi 5p and Masaki Minematsu 6p are to visit the European Youth and British Go Congress over the weekend of Feb 28/March 3.
During the preceding week they will visit Oxford Go Club, and during the following week Chizu Kobayashi will visit Edinburgh Go Club.
Some of you will have been aware that T Mark Hall, who died in December, left a bequest to British Go in his will.
Don't forget you can keep up to date with the daily results from the London Open here.
It is with sadness that we have to report the death of another ex-Association Council Member, David Ward, in Cambridge a few days ago.
David Ward will be remembered for his determination to succeed at Go. He was also very generous with his time, being willing to play others, no matter what level they were at.
It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the death of T Mark Hall on Monday after a long illness.
T Mark was a long and faithful servant of the British Go Association, of British Go in general and of World Go through his partnership with John Fairbairn in GoGoD (Games of Go on Disk).
We are pleased to announce that the online Korean Go Server, is sponsoring an Oxford vs Cambridge Match at the London Open.
We're up to three wins out of three now in the European Team Championship. This month our match was against Iceland.
All of the matches were comfortable wins this time, giving us a good 4-0 scoreline to put us top of our division once more.