Korea Prime Minister's Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship

When we are asked to nominate a representative for the Korea Prime Minister's Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship, we normally select the player with the most points in this table (which shows the points earned each year in the British Open Championship, and the current accumulated points), who has earned points in the last 5 years and is also an Association member. They must also have British nationality, a requirement set by the organisers. More details are here. A list of past representatives is here.

The 2020 event was played online on Tygem during August; Bruno Poltronieri was selected to be our player; he was eliminated in the group stage. There was no British Open for qualifying points in 2020. 2021 was also online, with Dylan Carter taking part.

PlayerTotal ’21 ’19 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01 ’00 ’99 ’98
Matthew Macfadyen38½    8                8   7 8
Jim Clare 30½ ½ 13  1     ½  1 2   2 ½ 1
Jon Diamond 23½  7 1631 7   5                   
Simon Shiu 20½     3          5           ½  
Richard Hunter 20½  13½                        
Des Cann 20½       ½                   6 6 ½ 5
Tim Hunt 19½                  6 5   2     2    
Alex Kent 15   7  8                              
Alex Rix 13½   16                          ½ 1
Bei Ge 11                                  
Alan Thornton 10½     ½     1   ½  61             
Michael Charles 10½      ½          12        1
Nick Krempel 10½              5                   
Andrew Jones              5 ½  1            
Quentin Mills                   ½     7   1     1
Bob Bagot 9                   ½     2 1      
Daniel Hu8 8                                   
Joanne Leung 8     53                              
Sandy Taylor 8   7      1                          
Alistair Wall 8   ½1 6½     6 5            7 ½  
Junnan Jiang                                    
Sam Aitken                                   
Toby Manning 7 3   ½     1 5  ½ 1     1 2 ½  
Felix Wang 7                 ½                 
Chong Han 7          7                          
Alison Bexfield 7     ½        ½              2    
Vanessa Wong 7          7                          
Bruno Poltronieri                                  
Gong Cheng                                    
Yangran Zhang           1                        
George Wen                                   
Francisco Divers                                    
Dan Gilder                                  
Tony Atkins 4                               1
Alex Selby 4                                
Harry Fearnley                                    
Paul Taylor                                    
Christian Scarff        1                           
Matthew Cocke 3       3                             
Simon Goss 3                   ½ 1            
Andrew Morris 2                  ½                
Jonathan Chin 2          1          1              
Mike Harvey 2                         2          
David M King 2                         2          
Ian Marsh 2                         2          
Phil Beck 2               ½                   
Matt Crosby            1     ½                 
Piers Shepperson               6          8      
George Zhou                                   
Paul Smith 1   ½  ½                              
David Lee 1            1                        
Paul Christie 1            1                        
Stuart Barthropp 1            1                        
Charles Matthews 1                                   1
Jonathan Reece ½      ½                              
Richard Bentley ½   ½                                  
Mike Webster ½       ½                             
Yuanliang Chu ½                  ½                 
Francis Roads 0                    ½  5   6 7 1 2   7
Andrew Simons 0       5   7                           
Andrew Kay 0    5 77 8 8                     

Figures displayed like this show the player who travelled to Korea to represent Britain that year, and had their points reset to 0.

A World Amateur Baduk Championship took place in 2003, a year in which there was not a World Amateur Go Championship. Matthew Macfadyen was selected to take part in that event using the World Amateur Go Championship points system.

This new system was only introduced in 2004, but the system was seeded with the results of the British Championship from 1998 onwards. It was used to select the representative in 2006 and 2008.

In 2007 the player was selected as the winner of the Korean Ambassador's Cup (Bei Ge) and points were not awarded at the British.

Past Representatives

YearRepresentativeEvent
2021 Dylan CarterKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship, played on-line
2020 Bruno PoltronieriKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship, played on-line
2019 Andrew KayKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2018 Andrew SimonsKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2017 Bruno PoltronieriKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2016See note below Korea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2015 No representative sentKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2014 Andrew KayKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2013Jon DiamondKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2012Toby ManningKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2011Andrew KayKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2010Piers SheppersonKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2009Alistair WallKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2008Francis RoadsKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2007Bei GeKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2006T Mark HallKorea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship
2003Matthew Macfadyen     Incheon World Amateur Baduk Championship

Note: In 2016 no representative went. Alistair Wall was selected, but missed his flight and had some points deducted.


Selection details

We say normally because the final decision of who to send lies with Council. For the representative this entails an all-expenses-paid trip, courtesy of the event’s sponsors. The representative needs to abide by the IGF Code of Conduct, which can be seen on the IGF Members Documents page. The accumulated points of any representative is reset to zero after they play.

The process is defined by Section 6.10 of our Policies, but a guide is:
Each year, at the British Go Congress, points are awarded to the eight highest-placed British players. The winner receives 8 points, second 7 points, and so on down to 1 point for eighth. Points are shared between players who finish on the same McMahon score, with any fraction rounded to the nearest half integer.

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