New Generation take over at Youth champs

British Youth Championship
18 May 2014

With the oldest players of recent years moved on to University the way was open for the new generation to take over at the British Youth Go Championships in Aston, Birmingham. Everybody expected Oscar Selby to triumph, at 6k being 3 grades above the rest of the field, but he made a mistake in a fight to lose by less than 10 points to Leamington Go Club's Dylan Zhu-Dong. Dylan beat the other top players too and ended up collecting the Under-14 and Youth Champion titles. Oscar won the Under-12 and was runner up in the overall championship. Runners up in those age groups were Hasan Nisar from Aston and Kelda Smith from Cambridge. Melchior Chui from Cambridge won again in the Under-16 section, with Thomas Meehan from Solihull the runner up. Hilary Bexfield of Letchworth won at Under-10 and Margot Selby played very well to come second. Andreas Ghica from Newmarket won the Under-8 at his first Go tournament.

In the team competition Stamford Green Primary School from Epsom beat Bloxham School 2-1. Winning the handicap prize was Alex Terry from Bungay, Hilary Bexfield won the problem solving competition and Constance Selby won the Fighting Spirit Prize. 19 players in all took part.


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