First Sheffield University Tournament Held
The Sheffield Univeristy Go Tournament was held on Saturday 14th May. This was the very first Go tournament held in Sheffield since the University Go Society was revived earlier this academic year. It was a great start for the society, with 22 attendees. It was held in a room rented out from the University, and the many windows allowed for some lovely sunshine for the players to compete in. Boards, stones and clocks were kindly loaned by the BGA, and we had more than enough sets for the players. Three rounds were held over the day.
Runyi Wu (5d Sheffield University), shown on the right here, took first place, his second tournament win in a row after winning the Cheshire Go Tournament in March. Tom Bradbury (2k Sheffield University) followed in second place, and there was a tie for third place between Toby Manning (1d Leicester) and Dennis Deng (2d Sheffield), both taking home prizes. James Zhao (23k Cheadle Hulme School) took an honorary prize, being the only other player who won all three of his games. There was a selection of prizes for this tournament, with a range of chocolates up for grabs and some house plants (in some novelty plant pots!). Results
David Wildgoose (9k Sheffield) wrote: It’s great to have a second tournament in Sheffield. The venue is very good. It’s easy to find and has a large room with adjacent facilities and also a good value café. There is plenty of space for expansion and I look forward to seeing the Sheffield University Go Tournament grow. See you next year!