The UK has a national youth team in the first European Youth Go Team Championship, that for 2014 - 2015.
It is being played online on KGS over five rounds on Saturday afternoons between November and February. 13 country and regional teams are taking part.
We have a national youth squad of 12 players, under BGA UK Youth Squad Manager Alison Bexfield, from which we select 5 players for each match, one of whom must be U20, two U16 and two U12. Well done to the 12 players who have been selected:
Handicaps given as grade difference plus score minus 1, up to 9 stones.
This is the 5th season of a team competition played online on Pandanet (IGS) in its own room called "EuropeanTeamChamp". Pandanet sponsor the League and the top four teams in the top division attending over-the-board finals at the European Go Congress.
The UK team is captained by Chris Bryant. Matches are four players a side, made up of available players from the registered team. The league is split into three divisions, originally by average rating of the best team members, but with promotion/demotion from last year. The UK is in the C League, as last year. Games are played every three weeks or so.
For more information visit Pandanet Go European Team Championship.
Games played with handicap based on grade and number of wins.
The bar was at 4d. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.
Andrew Kay ended 24th with 4 wins in the World Amateur in Sendai. He lost to Korea, beat Turkey, lost to Switzerland and beat New Zealand. In round 5 he beat Indonesia, then lost to Israel and Sweden, and beat Slovenia.
James Hutchinson for Ireland also won 4 and took 31st.
All games were played with handicap based on grade difference less one. Actual tie-breaks used were Handicap Adjusted SOS and Handicap Adjusted SOSOS.
Games played normal handicap plus one (max 9 stones). Time limit got faster each round.
The bar was at 3d. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.
The bar was at 2k. Handicap games (given based on grade defference less one) are in red.