Autumn Online Youth Events

Sun, 18 Sep - Sun, 13 Nov 2022

The first online youth event of the autumn was the UK Squad Selection Tournament on Sunday 18th September. Twenty players took part, hoping to attract the attention of the squad manager, most being from Cambridge, London and Edinburgh. The event winner was Scott Cobbold with three wins, with Gene Wong as the runner up. The only player below the bar winning three was Yiliang Liu (16k Cambridge).

The second online event was the delayed 2022 UK GO Challenge Finals on 16th October. Thanks to a lot of advertising by Paul Smith a large 40 players took part. Due to this increase and many later arrivals, it was not possible to do a carefully matched draw and the Swiss system used gave large grade differences in some games, for which the organisers were sorry. Cyrus Shek (3k Ayrshire) won all six games, with Claire Chen (2d), Lea Wong (1k) and Isabella Qiu (2k) winning five each. The age group winners were:

Boys U08 Mark Kirillin
Boys U10 Lukasz Kudla
Boys U12 Sung-Hee Lim (by SOS)
Boys U14 Cyrus Shek
Boys U16 Kwun Yin Ng (by SOSOS)
Boys U18 -

Girls U08 Rachel Chik
Girls U10 Liann Wong
Girls U12 Isabella Qiu
Girls U14 Lea Wong
Girls U16 Hanna Kudla
Girls U18 Claire Chen

The third event on 13th November was advertised as a handicap tournament. It unfortunately broke the record for the smallest BGA tournament, the previous being a Rengo tournament were five players and the organiser turned up. Just one young player entered, the ever keen Andrew Volovich, so he took the event unchallenged!

Last updated Wed Nov 23 2022.
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