17th November 2011 marked a historic moment for UK Mind Sports with the first festival of all the games who are members of the International Mind Sports Association.
The International Federation of Poker had booked the entire EDF Energy London Eye for the evening for their first interna
It is with great sadness that we have to report that Gerry died on Monday 14 November after a year battling cancer.
As you all know his grade was 1 dan, achieved in 1986, but much more importantly he was our Bookseller for more than 10 years.
It is with regret that we have to report the very tragic death of Xinyi Lu at the age of 26.
He was not just a Go player, but also an organiser and promoter of the game, being a BGA Council member from 2007 to 2010.
Xinyi died in an accident, while on holiday in China, at the beginning of October.
On Sunday 16th January, Matthew Macfadyen beat Vanessa Wong in the fourth game of the 2010 British Championship match. This put Matthew 3-1 ahead in the 5-game match. Matthew is therefore the 2010 British Champion.
Congratulations to Roella Smith who held on to her lead to win the 2010 Youth Grand Prix. Jamie Taylor held on to second, and Roella's younger sister Kelda managed to get third place, just beating Barney Shiu.
Don't forget that in addition to the London Open we're hosting the Man vs Machine Challenge match between John Tromp and the computer run by Darren Cook, starting on 28th December, to decide the winner of a $1000 bet made in 1997.
The second season of the online team league has now been concluded.
Congratulations to Dundee on winning the Championship - the eventual outcome depended on a game between Yohei Negi and Yangran Zhang played on 15th December, won by Yohei for Dundee over CLGC A who came a close second with Edinburgh not far behind.
In Division 2 Billericay Dickies just clinched the title on "goal difference"
At the Extraordinary General Meeting of the BGA that approved the 2009 accounts, Gerry Mills was presented with a portrait of himself painted by Go player and artist Jiri Keller.
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Insei League won 7:3!
Time limits WERE 30 min, 30 sec/5 times