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. 27 players took part, all going away with traditional pot of marmalade. In the Friday evening rapidplay, Jennie Radcliffe got the prize for the best win/games ratio with 5/7, and Robbie Goetschalckx took the endurance prize having played ten games.
The bar was at 3k. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.
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.
Also winning three were Helen Harvey (3 kyu Manchester), Elinor Brooks (8 kyu Swindon) and Malcolm Law (10 kyu Brighton). Neil Cleverly won the caption contest and Jim Clare won the Go Puzzle competition again. Michael Harrington (17 kyu Bracknell) won the 13x13 and the team prize was won by Swindon. Gerry Mills got a special prize for supporting the event with the bookshop over many years.
The bar was at 2d. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.
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.
34 players took part in the first stage of the 2010 British Championship. The venue was the Diamond at Selwyn College and 26 of the players joined in a meal at the Bella Italia restaurant.
The 43rd British Go Congress was held in Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh.
Held at Bourne End Community Centre
All games played full handicap.
3 Bracknell - West Surrey 0
1 Putmaniacs - Wanstead 2
1 Swindon - Maidenhead 2
2 Reading - Ghosts 1