President Wins at Harpenden
26 players (and a few hangers-on) attended the second Harpenden Go Tournament (previously the Welwyn Garden City Go Tournament) on Sunday 12th January, which had an upped entry level of 1 dan. It was held again in the Harpenden Arms Public House, which still had its Christmas Lights up to honour the tournament, which wouldn't have happened on last year's March date. Afterwards some of the players enjoyed dinner at a local Italian restaurant.
Toby Manning (1d) was the overall winner, just clinching the final game of the final round against Michael Webster (1d), by a small margin, as shown above. Toby is shown left winning the first prize from one of the organisers, Mike Cockburn. Prizes were also given to other winners of two or more games. Winning all three games were Alexander Hsieh (6k Cambridge) and Theodor Calota (13k St Albans). Winning two games were Kalle Timperi (1d Imperial College), Richard Wheeldon (2k West London), Michael Charles (2k St Albans), Sebastian Pountney (5k), Scott Cobbold (5k Wanstead), Zaichen Lu (6k St Albans), Spyridon Roumeliotis (10k Cambridge), John Collins (10k St Albans), Joe Monk (13k Epsom) and Oliver Bardsley (18k Sir John Lawes School Harpenden).