50th British Go Congress Held in Cambridge

British Go Congress
7 April 2017 - 9 April 2017

The fiftieth British Go Congress was held in Cambridge. The location was the very modern Centre for Mathematical Sciences which lies on its own campus near to Churchill College (which provided accommodation).

The event started on the Friday afternoon with a teaching session with tutors Toby Manning and Matthew Macfadyen. In the evening the Lightning Tournament was run on an extended round-robin system, after which the top two players played a final. Richard Mullens (6k) valiantly took second place to Xunrui Zhao (2d London).

After two days of play in the Open the prize winners were:
British Open Winner: Qinmeng Zhang (7d)
6 wins: George Han (5k)
5 wins: Matthew Macfadyen (5d), Lucas Baker (2d), Alan Thornton (1k), Richard Wheeldon (3k) and Alan Stokes (10k - Best DDK)
Best Family: Smith (beating Bexfield and Ghica)
Fighting Spirit: Sebastian Bartholomew (runner-up Andreas Ghica)
Travelled Furthest to Congress: Steve Heim (from Germany).

Continuous 13x13: Charlotte Bexfield


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