UK Tournament Report

Northern
Stockport
1 September 2013

This year's Northern Go Tournament was better attended and had more strong players than recent Northerns. There were twenty eight players at the event in Stockport Masonic Guildhall. The overall winner was Vit Brunner, 4d from Brno in the Czech Republic - beating Toby Manning, 2d from Leicester, in the final round.



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Isle of Man Go Week
Port Erin
18 August 2013 - 23 August 2013

Main Tournament winner: Matthew Macfadyen (6d Leamington) 5/5. 2nd in main tournament: Matthew Cocke (5d Epsom) 4/5. Other main tournament prizewinners: Oscar Selby (9k Epsom) 5/5, Paul Barnard (1k Swindon) 4/5, Richard Wheeldon (5k South London) 4/5, David Cantrell (5k South London) 4/5, Jill Segerman (9k Brighton/Arundel) 4/5.

Afternoon tournament winner: Shigehiko Uno (4d Toky



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MSO
ULU, London
24 August 2013 - 25 August 2013

The Go Open at the 17th Mind Sports Olympiad in London was won by Paul Taylor. He won his Gold by winning all four games, including the final where he beat tournament arbiter Tony Atkins into silver position by half a point. The bronze went to Michael Webster who squeezed out Alistair Wall on tie-break. The best kyu player prize went to Paolo Rosario from Portugal.



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Isle of Man Go Week
Port Erin
18 August 2013 - 23 August 2013

There was much fun and many games at the Isle of Man Go Festival. The 11th Go Week on the Isle of Man was held as before in Port Erin and attracted a good crowd from the UK, Ireland and even as far as Japan.

The 42 player Open was won for the first time by Matthew Macfadyen. Often in the past he had acted as teacher and not played in the Open.



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Milton Keynes
Open University
6 July 2013

The 25th Milton Keynes Tournament was held at the Open University's sports pavilion. The 34 players were able to enjoy the heat wave by sitting on the balcony between matches.

Bruno Poltronieri (2d) from Warwick University won the event. He beat Toby Manning in the last round, who thus came second. Mike Cockburn (1k) was third.



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Welsh Open
Barmouth
22 June 2013 - 23 June 2013

In an exciting conclusion to the Welsh Open at Barmouth, three players entered the last round with a chance of winning the tournament. In fact all three won their games, but it was Welshman Dylan Carter (1d Cardiff) who came out on top, by half a SOS point. Second and third places went to Richard Hunter (3d Bristol) and Toby Manning (2d Leicester).



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Durham
Durham University
15 June 2013 - 16 June 2013

Durham's annual Go tournament was held in the Elvet Riverside lecture buildings this year. They had 27 people play over the course of the weekend, with ranks ranging from 20k to 5d. Many of the entrants were students, including some who had only learned this year.



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British Pair Go
Boars Hill, Oxford
9 June 2013

Kirsty Healey and Matthew Macfadyen regained the Pair Go crown at the 2013 British Pair Go Championships. Defending champions Natasha Regan and Matthew Cocke came dressed as a medieval queen and king, and so won the best-dressed competition, but lost the final by 12.5 points.



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Arundel
Arundel
1 June 2013

Jon Diamond made a clean sweep at Arundel, winning all three games, with Andrew Jones runner-up with 2.5 wins (komi was 7 points).



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Challengers' League
ISH, London
24 May 2013 - 27 May 2013

Reigning British Champion, Andrew Kay 4d, and fellow Cambridge University graduate Andrew Simons, 4d, have emerged as the finalists for the British Go Championship from the Challengers' League held at ISH in London.



Last updated Tue Feb 11 2014. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
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