Following a recent question the BGA have decided to offer a 33% discount on tournament fees for students entering the Congress this year. Youth entrants still receive the 50% discount.
The entry form is now available from the Events Calendar or the Congress Site. The site has also been updated with further details on food. How to make payment will be explained once an entry is received.
The London Go Centre, with help from the British Go Association (including Matt Marsh as Tournament Director), ran the 2021 edition of the European Women's Go Championship. Unfortunately was is not held in London at the Go Centre (as originally planned for 2020), but was played online on OGS. The online games attracted audiences of up to 80 and Diana Koszegi (2p) analysed some on Twitch (will be uploaded later on the LGC YouTube channel). During the final round she commented with Benjamin Drean-Guenaizia (6d) live on three games, the top two boards and Julia Volovich's game.
The London Go Centre, with help from the British Go Association, is currently running the 2021 edition of the European Women's Go Championship. Unfortunately it is not in London, but is being played online on OGS.
You can follow the games and get results at http://online-go.com/group/9843.
Thirty players took part in the first round. Of the 13 above the 1d bar, the winners were from Russia, France and Germany.
The following message from Matt Marsh, Tournaments Co-ordinator:
As some people will already have picked up from recent announcements about this year's British Go Congress, we have decided that (for this year only) we will be holding a somewhat slimmed-down British Championship.
Current information about the forthcoming face-to-face congress can be found Here
The summer 2021 edition of the BGJ is now available for members to read in the Members' Area, with printed copies being sent out later in the month. These are coming from
a different printing company than before and will be in full colour like the online version.
The online youth event for July, held on the afternoon of Sunday 4th July on OGS, was the finals of the 2020-2021 UK Go Challenge. 32 young players battled over six rounds on 13x13 boards. This time the winner was Chen Qin from Nottingham who was also top girl. Second equal were Scott Cobbold and Alexander Timperi, both from London, on sos tie-break from Daniel Yang from Birmingham and Jan Kudla from Edinburgh. Results
The age group categories were determined by a knockout system. There were prize vouchers and certificates for winners.