New British Pair Go Champions

British Pair Go
4 June 2016

The British Pair Go Championships returned to the Red Lion in Hatfield and the organisers, Francis Roads and Jenny Radcliffe, were very pleased at the increase to 16 pairs, 8 in each section.

There were three new pairs in the top championship section. One of these was an all junior pair, believed to be the first time this has happened. Champions of the last few years, Matthew Cocke and Natasha Regan, lost to one of the new pairs in round 2, setting up an all new pair final.

In the final it was Joanne Leung and Bruno Poltronieri (pictured) that won to become the new champions, beating Elaine Yu and Chao Zhang into second place. The fighting spirit prize went to the junior pair, Charlotte Bexfield and Oscar Selby.

In the handicap section it was Helen Harvey (Manchester) and Daniel Gascoyne (Cheadle Hulme School) that won all their games, beating Amy Upton and Jack Nolan in the final. Amanda Ross and Roger Huyshe got the fighting spirit prize, Amanda being very new to the game and at her first tournament.

Hui and Fred won the best dressed pair prize and Anna Al-Damluji and Tony Atkins won the quiz that Jenny had set to identify the origins of various photographs of national dress. Also going away clutching prizes of Pair Go tee shirts were all the junior players not otherwise winning a prize, thanks to the World Pair Go Association.

Results Photos

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