30 players attended this year's MK, held on a Sunday at a new time of year and in the newly built Hub and adjacent hall at the OU. Winner was Mathieu Delli-Zotti, a French 1 kyu now living in Brighton. Also winning three were Graham Philips (2 kyu) and Steve Bailey (4 kyu). The best team was Cambridge who won 2/3 of their games.
For the second weekend running, Yohei Negi ended a tournament equal on wins with two others at the top of the table. This time a tie-breaker was in use and so he won ahead of Matthew Scott and Sandy Taylor by one SOS point, retaining the Welsh Open title he won last year.
The biggest Durham Go Tournament ever saw 54 people gathering at St John's College, Durham for two days and a lot of Go.
This year the Pair Go Championships, the 20th, were held again at the Foxcombe Lodge Hotel, Boars Hill near Oxford, thanks to new proprietor Gary Adams. Last year's winners Kirsty Healey and Matthew Macfadyen lost in round two to Alison and Simon Bexfield, but Alison and Simon lost the final.
Held at the Nippon Club, London
Top two players advance to the British Go Championship Title Match.
Yohei Negi from St. Andrews made it three in a row with his win at the 2010 Open. Second this year was Chi Pan Yau from Hong Kong, who only lost to Yohei. All the players on three wins also got prizes, which consisted of cash plus a bottle of Cairn O'Mohr local fruit wine, thanks to sponsor RealTimeWorlds.
42 players took part in the Bracknell Tournament held again at the community centre in Woosehill, Wokingham. Winner was Felix Wang who beat previous winner Jon Diamond in the last round. Felix became the first holder of the new trophy given in memory of former organiser Clive Hendrie.
The bar was at 5k. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.
p>Unfortunately Cambridge had to withdraw at short notice, so only two teams attended the spring International Teams match. As usual it was held on a Sunday at the Nippon Club in Piccadilly. Each team member played all the members of the other team. It was the Oriental team of Chinese and Japanese players that were the best.