UK Youth team playing Hungary

European Youth Go Team Championship (EYGTC)
Venue: in the Euro Youth teams room
Sat, 12 Jan 2019

Alison Bexfield, Team Captain, sent us 2 posts on Sat. 12 Jan. re this UK Youth Go Team match.

--- Pre-match ---
The British youth go team are back in action today, playing Hungary.
This is our 3rd match in the 2018/19 European Youth Go Team Championship (EYGTC).

Our line-up for today's match is:
U20 Yueran Wang
U16 Edmund Smith
U16 Josh Gorman
U12 Yanyi Xiong
U12 Emily Oliviere

We welcome Emily from Harpenden to the squad as our newest member, making her debut today. She joins the squad after a strong showing at the British Youth championships (which I use for talent spotting).

Three boards commenced play at 2pm and we have won on board 4 with a convincing win by Yanyi. The other two - boards 1 and 3 - are currently still playing. Boards 2 and 5 start play at 4pm. All games take place on the KGS server.

--- Post-match ---
I'm pleased to report that the UK team beat Hungary 4-1.
We took an early lead with a convincing win on board 4 by Yanyi.
Josh followed with another comfortable win on board 3.
Yueran was playing a 3 dan on board 1. It was an exciting game, with Yueran having a good middle game to go into a close ending, which unfortunately went against us.

Emily was a late addition to the team, as our other Under-12s were busy on the day, and I did not want to field our strongest U12 (George at 3 kyu) against a 20 kyu opponent.
But the bonus was that this allowed Emily to play, and she picked up a good win on board 5.
This was followed by a win by resignation for Edmund on board 2.

A nice result, and a good performance by the team. Well done to all who played in this match.

After this match, there is 1 remaining Saturday fixture, on February 16.

Last updated Sun Jan 13 2019.
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