Following a recent question the BGA have decided to offer a 33% discount on tournament fees for students entering the Congress this year. Youth entrants still receive the 50% discount.
The entry form is now available from the Events Calendar or the Congress Site. The site has also been updated with further details on food. How to make payment will be explained once an entry is received.
The London Go Centre, with help from the British Go Association (including Matt Marsh as Tournament Director), ran the 2021 edition of the European Women's Go Championship. Unfortunately was is not held in London at the Go Centre (as originally planned for 2020), but was played online on OGS. The online games attracted audiences of up to 80 and Diana Koszegi (2p) analysed some on Twitch (will be uploaded later on the LGC YouTube channel). During the final round she commented with Benjamin Drean-Guenaizia (6d) live on three games, the top two boards and Julia Volovich's game.
Thirty players from 5d to 20k took part from ten countries, including for the first time Kyrgyzstan. Thirteen players started above the McMahon bar and it…
The London Go Centre, with help from the British Go Association, is currently running the 2021 edition of the European Women's Go Championship. Unfortunately it is not in London, but is being played online on OGS.
You can follow the games and get results at http://online-go.com/group/9843.
Thirty players took part in the first round. Of the 13 above the 1d bar, the winners were from Russia, France and Germany.
The timetable for the other rounds is available on the LGC website.
The following message from Matt Marsh, Tournaments Co-ordinator:
As some people will already have picked up from recent announcements about this year's British Go Congress, we have decided that (for this year only) we will be holding a somewhat slimmed-down British Championship.
• The results of the British Open (held at the British Go Congress) will be used to select the top two players who meet the eligibility criteria for the British Championship
• The title match will consist of one single game between the two selected players (same time limits etc as usual)
• Eligibility for the 2021 British Championship follows the same criteria as usual, with the addition that…