Li Shen returns to Go to win Oxford

St Edmund Hall
16 February 2013

Li Shen (5d), now a student at Cambridge, returned to tournament Go at Oxford and won the event for the third time (previous wins were in 2003 and 2005). He was top of a list of 92 players which included a lot of fellow Cambridge students for the varsity match arranged for the following day, and a large number of novices who could also battle for their own prizes at the bottom end of the draw. Prize vouchers were again supplied by Hoyles who had a bookshop there as usual, and also there were software vouchers. Others winning all three games were Paul Smith (1d Cambridge), Jonathan Reece (2k Oxford), Philip Smith (5k), Andrew Russell (6k Birmingham) and Daniel Peace (11k Oxford).

The Free Entry Draw was won by Peter Harold-Barry who wisely registered early - on 9th December 2012!

There were five teams, and the team prize was won by the Smiths (Paul, Roella, Edmund, Andrea, and Kelda) with 10/15.

In the Novices' Tournament, first prize was won by Isabelle Margetts, who played 12 games in this tournament alone! The prize for second place was shared by Anthony Ghica and Rebecca Margetts.

The youth prizes, and certificates, were awarded as follows: Under 18: First to Siu Fung Cheung; Second to Melchior Chui; Under 15: First to Roella Smith; Second to Oscar Selby; Under 12: First to Edmund Smith; Second to Kelda Smith; Under 9: First to Hilary Bexfield; Second to Isabelle Margetts; The other Under-18 players received certificates only.

After the event a large group of players went off to the Simon Eve Memorial Dinner at Sojo's restaurant.


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