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
21 players took part in the 2010 Fife Tournament, held as usual in the Age Concern Hall in Cupar. The top three players had to be separated by a tiebreak. Winner on 3 wins was David Lee (2 dan Dundee); in second was Sandy Taylor (1 dan Durham) also on 3 wins, followed by Martha McGill (3 kyu Edinburgh) on 4 wins. Also on 4 wins was Jenny Radcliffe (5 kyu Durham) and on 3 wins was Donald Spy (10 kyu Dundee).
The bar was at 2k. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.
The second Arundel Tournament was held on a Sunday at the football club, in the shadow of the castle.
30 players took part and the winner was Matthew Macfadyen (6 dan Leamington). Second was Matthew Cocke (4 dan Epsom) and third Alistair Wall (3 dan Wanstead). Steve Bailey (5 kyu West Surrey) and Malcolm Law (13 kyu Brighton) won 3/3 and Neil Cleverly (7 kyu Bournemouth) got a prize for winning his first 2. Xinyi Lu (5 kyu Maidenhead) won the 9x9 and the Brighton Belles were the best team.
The bar was at 3d. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.
After Skye :
The 2010 Youth Championships had 22 competitors aged from 6 to 19, with strengths from 1 kyu to 35 kyu. The library at Loughborough Grammar School served as a fine venue. Tian-Ren Chen from Loughborough retained the youth championship with 5 straight wins including beating Aston's Mazhar Warraich. Prizes and places went to:
The Isle of Skye Go Club hosted their first tournament at the Tongadale Hotel in Portree. 32 players took part in the main event, consisting of a mix of locals players and players from Scotland, England and even Switzerland.
Winner was Matthew Macfadyen (6 dan Leamington) winning all six games. Second on four wins were Yohei Negi and Francis Roads, both 3 dan. Another six players won four, but the only player to win five out of six was Philipp Reinhard (3 kyu) from Zurich.
The bar was at 2d. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.