UK Youth in Tight Match Against Romania
The UK youth team played Romania in their third round match of the 2019/20 European Youth Go Team Championship (EYGTC) over the weekend of 18th and 19th January.
Alison Bexfield, team captain, writes:
Romania are a strong team so we fielded our strongest players this round. The match was split over two days, Saturday and Sunday at various times.
First on board 1 Yueran was up against a very strong player (a 6 dan). He put up a really good fight with the online score estimate suggesting he was holding his own for much of the game but in the end the result went according to grade.
On board 3 our up and coming player Scott was playing a 2 dan. Scott has improved rapidly since the autumn when he was playing at 6 kyu as his results in the London Open showed, putting him around 2 kyu. The game was exciting to watch being really close right to the end when Scott just clinched it by 3.5 points.
George Han (3 kyu) won his game by half a point, but the remaining team members were unable to emulate this performance and we lost 3-2. However Daniel Yang only lost by 8.5, whilst Bill Shen lost by resignation to a 3 dan.
Follow the final match on 15th February on KGS in room "Tournaments" > "Euro Youth Team"