British Go E-Journal: January 2000

Issue 32       January 2000

Tournament News

Three Peaks Tournament 13/11/99-14/11/99

John Rickard (4 dan Cambridge) won the 7th tournament held in North Yorkshire with 5/5. On 4/5 were Andrew Grant (2 dan Open University), Dave Artus (1 dan London), Philip Marshall (6 kyu Isle of Man), David Morton (8 kyu Edinburgh) and Gary Beman (10 kyu Leamington). On 3.5 were Robert Salkeld (1 kyu Essex) and Mark Dalgarno (4 kyu Cambridge). 52 took part.

British Small Board @ Cambridge 21/11/99

Winner was Dan Micsa (2 dan Reading) with 4/6. Simon Jones (28 kyu Berkshire Youth) won 5/6; William Brooks (10 kyu Cambridge C&G) and Gary White (19 kyu Berkshire Youth) also won 4/6.

Swindon 28/11/99

75 players attended the 7th Swindon. Winner was Des Cann (4 dan Leamington) on tie-break from Francis Roads and Alistair Wall (both 4 dan Wanstead). On 3/3 were Alan Thornton (2 dan St Albans), Roger Daniel (4 kyu Hampstead), Ian M cAnally (13 kyu Manchester) and Gary White (18 kyu Berkshire Youth).

Epsom won the team prize helped by the following also on 3/3: Brian Brunswick (3 kyu), Philip Tedder (5 kyu), Matthew Selby (11 kyu), Natasha Regan (14 kyu) and Andrew Slough (25 kyu). Nicola Hurden (13 kyu Berkshire Youth) won the 13x13.

West Surrey Handicap 05/12/99

Winner was Chris Dawson (1 dan Maidenhead). Best of the 54 players were Natasha Regan (11 kyu Epsom), Ian McAnally (12 kyu Manchester) and Simon Jones (25 kyu Berks Youth) on 4/4. On 3/4 were losing finalist Des Cann (4 dan Leamington) and Alison Jones (2 dan Wanstead), Tony Atkins (2 dan Reading), Henry Segerman (1 dan Oxford Uni), Geoff Kaniuk (1 kyu London), Helen Harvey (1 kyu Manchester), Brian Brunswick (3 kyu Epsom), Bill Streeten (4 kyu Wanstead), Jim Edwards (6 kyu High Wycombe), David Denholm (7 kyu High Wycombe), Roland Halliwell (12 kyu Twickenham) and Andrew McAnally (30 kyu Manchester).

Winners in the continuous 13x13 were Ian McAnally, Tony Atkins and Nicola Hurden. Tim Hunt won the spot the words competition, Ron Bell the Pits and Simon Goss the anagrams.

26th London Open 31/12/99-03/01/00

99 players took part. The four players to make the knockout stage were Victor Chow (6 dan South Africa), Zhongyong Zhang (5 dan China), Valentin Urziceanu (4 dan Romania) and Yoshiyuki Uemura (4 dan France). Zhang beat Chow and then Urziceanu to win the tournament. Second was Urziceanu, and third Victor Chow. On 7/8 were Konrad Scheffler (2 kyu UK) and Gustav Rober (15 kyu UK). On 6 wins were Philip Marshall (6 kyu Isle Of Man), Natasha Regan (9 kyu UK), Matthew Selby (10 kyu UK), Steffen Wolff (10 kyu D), Mathias Bahr (1 dan D) and Kei Shinada (4 kyu Belgium), winners receiving a wooden go stone. All on 5/8 were presented with a certificate. Best 1 kyu was Per Erik Martin (Sweeden).

The Lightning winner was Chow, second Zhang and third Mathias Bahr (winner of a play-off against Shawn Hearn (12 kyu UK)). The Continuous 9x9 winners were Francis Roads (4 dan UK), Des Cann (4 dan UK) and Nicola Hurden (13 kyu UK).


World Amateur Pair Go Championships

32 teams from 22 countries took part in the 10th annual tournament. Winners were Goto Naoko and Taga Bungo from Osaka. Japan were also second, Korea third, China 6, USA 12, Germany 13, New Zealand 15 and France 16. UK's Alison Jones and Tony Atkins were 24th beating Malaysia and Belgium, but losing to North Korea, Taipei and France.

International Cities Wei Qi Competition 25/11/99-28/11/99

Held in Guilin, China, with teams from Guilin (two), Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Kaohsiung, London, Macau, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo. The third round was played on a boat travelling from Yangshuo to Guilin on the Li river. The London team were John Fairbairn (Team Leader), T Mark Hall and Alex Rix. The top places were: 1. Guilin no 1, 2. Taipei, 3. Tokyo, 4. Macau, 5. London, 6. Hong Kong.

Teaching Day in Guildford 04/12/99

On the day before the West Surrey handicap, 31 students were taught by 5 teachers (Alison Jones, Des Cann, Paul Clarke, Simon Goss and Tony Atkins) on subjects such as joseki, shape, jargon, life and death.


This is the Pro's Pair go competition in Japan. Winners of the final were Yoshida Mika and Toono Hiroaki; they beat Hosaka Mayu and Yamada Kimio by resignation on 08/01/00 in Osaka. Umezawa Yukari and Kataoka Satoshi (lost by 2.5 points) and Chinen Kaori and Rin Kaiho (lost by 4.5) were the losing semi-finalists.


Andrew Grant has been promoted to 3 dan and Ruud Stoelman is confirmed as 2 dan.

European Results

Brussels30/10/99-31/10/99:68 players.1st Guo Juan (7 dan), 2nd Pierre Colmez.
Gothenburg06/11/99-07/11/99:32 players.1st Harry Taari (3 dan) on tie-break from Magnus Kylemark and Kasper Hornbaek.
Prague20/11/99-21/11/99:96 players.1st Radek Nechanicky (6 dan) on tie-break from Leszek Soldan; third Vladimir Danek.
Fujitsu Cup11/12/99-12/12/99: 1st Rob Van Zeijst, 2nd Viktor Bogdanov, 3rd Guo Juan Catalin Taranu. Bogdanov beat Dinerstein, Pietsch and Guo.

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