UK Youth Go team triumphs over Italy
The UK youth go team, as you would know from previous news items, is one of 13 teams signed up to the European Youth Go Team Championship. Follow that link to see the 12 players currently registered in the UK team.
In the second round of matches, the UK team beat Italy on Sat. 29th November.
Well done to Thomas, Oscar, Alex, Edmund and Anthony for their 4-1 win, which places the UK currently 6th out of the 13 teams taking part. Every board does count, as board-wins form part of the tie-break if teams have equal match-points.
As expected, Alex and Edmund had convincing wins on boards 3 and 4 respectively. Oscar also claimed his win, but unfortunately this was due to Italy not showing up on that board. They will receive a yellow card for that. Thomas had a tough game on board 1, and his much stronger opponent prevailed. Anthony had perhaps the most exciting match, on board 5. It was a fairly evenly matched game on paper, with Anthony just a grade stronger. Anthony held his nerve to win by 14.5 points.
Our next round is scheduled for Saturday 13 December.
BGA UK Youth Squad Manager