As you can read frrom the BritGo Report of 31st December about the London Congress / London Open (28th-31st Dec 2014) the capital of England/UK on the Thames seems an excellent place for spending year’s end with Go + Rengo/Pair Go.
Congrats to Benjamin Teuber (6Dan / Vice National Go Champion of Germany) for 2nd place, who came from Hanseatic City Hamburg/North Germany to London. – Benni played together with Hajin Lee (3P Dan/Kora) who works for the IGS (Intern. Go Federation) and whom we remember well as “official Go embassador” of the 4th World Mind Games which shortly took place in Beijing/China. (Rec.: See the results and Kifus (SGF transcriptions) of all games from 11th till 15th Dec 2014 here.)
All games played with handicap.
* = teams in Doubles section
|1||1||Lova Wåhlin / Chi-Min Oh||3d||SE-UK||15+||13+||6+||3+||4||10|
|2||*Jitka Bartova / Ngoc-Trang Cao||1.5d||CZ-FR||7+||16+||15+||6+||4||10|
|3||3||Hajin Lee / Benjamin Teuber||7d||KR-DE||13+||10+||4+||1-||3||9|
|4||4||Joanne Leung / Philip Leung||3.5d||UK||14+||11+||3-||10+||3||8|
|5||5||Dongeun Choi / Marc Stoehr||4d||KR-FR||16+||6-||12+||7+||3||7|
|6||6||Xaio Ma / Junnan Jiang||5d||CN||12+||5+||1-||2-||2||7|
|7||7||*Mikkel Mathiesen / Jannik Gram||5.5k||DK||2-||15+||16+||5-||2||5|
|8||Charlotte Bexfield / Oscar Selby||9k||UK||11-||9+||10+||…||2||5|
|9||9||Jenny Radcliffe / Francis Roads||2.5k||UK||10-||8-||11+||13+||2||3|
|10||10||Meng Lu / Christopher Lieberum||4d||CN-DE||9+||3-||8-||4-||1||4|
|11||Hui Zhang / Young-Sam Kim||4d||CN-KR||8+||4-||9-||14-||1||4|
|12||12||Alison Bexfield / Matthew Selby||2.5k||UK||6-||14+||5-||…||1||3|
|13||13||Chu Lu / Chris Volk||2.5d||CN-DE||3-||1-||14+||9-||1||2|
|14||14||Gudrun Breitenbauch / Jyrgen Gysson||11k||DE-EE||4-||12-||13-||11+||1||1|
|15||15||*Kenjiro Okabe / Nick Cheung||6k||JP-UK||1-||7-||2-||…||0||0|
|16||Carol Doyle / Michael Plikk||7.5k||IE-NO||5-||2-||7-||…||0||0|
London seems a good place for spending year’s end with Go + Rengo/Pair Go… Vize National Champion from Germany, Benjamin Teuber (6D) and another Go friend of mine (11k) visited London. – Congrats to Gudrun for the prize she got as best placed DDK player 🙂 (Rec.: We both have played on 32nd Rahlstedter Tengen Tournament and KIDO CUP)
Wed, 31/12/2014 – 15:45 — jennyradcliffe
The 41st London Open Go Congress took place at International Students House at the end of December 2014. As well as the main seven-round tournament, there were Pair Go, Doubles, Lightning and Rengo side events, and the tournament culminated in 40 participants attending a New Year’s Eve Dinner.
The main tournament was won by Chi-Min Oh (7d, Durham, UK) on seven wins, and prizes sponsored by the British Go Association were also awarded to YoungSam Kim (7d, BIBA, Korea) coming second with six wins, Mateusz Surma (7d, Dzimierz, Poland) coming third with five wins and Xiao Ma (7d, Nuremburg, Germany) coming in fourth with four wins.
The David Ward Cup was awarded for the first time, in memory of long-standing UK player David Ward who sadly died late in 2013. It was donated by his widow, Helen Ward, and presented by professional Hajin Lee from Korea to Matthew Cocke, who was the highest-placed UK player in the tournament on three wins above the bar.
Prizes were awarded, by sponsorship from the Central London Go Club, to the two best-placed players who started below the bar; these went to Mikko Siukola (4d, Yligo, Finland) who came in eighth overall, and Andrew Kay (4d, Birmingham, UK) who came in 15th overall.
A prize sponsored by the City of London Go Club was awarded to the best-placed player who had started as a double-digit kyu player by European Ranking; this was won by Gudrun Breitenbauch (11k, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany).
Certificates were awarded to Johannes Siven (3k, Central London, UK) on six wins and to those on four and five wins.
The thirty-player Lightning tournament was won by Chi-Min Oh (7d, Durham, UK), with second prize to Zebin Du (5d, China).
The Pair Go tournament was won by Chi-Min Oh (7d, Durham, UK) and Lova Wåhlin (2k, Stockholm, Sweden), with second prize to Hajin Lee (3p) and Benjamin Teuber (6d, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany).
The Doubles section was won by Jitka Bartova (1d, Prague, Czech Republic) and Ngoc-Trang Cao (2d, 67se, France).
The pictures show the main tournament! (*Rec.:* I’d give a lot I could have visited the EGC 2014 in Romania as planned… because of some private circumstances I had to cancle it.)
More infos about the top players: http://egc2014.com/
Live Stream from European Go Congress 2014 (Romania) now online…
with FINAL Pair-Go tournament
The game was re-streamed on OGS as copy from IGS. (Tks to mlopezviedma for clicking.)
Originally the Rengo Tournament was planned to consist of two stages:
– Mon, 4th Aug, preliminary stage of 4 teams in 3 rounds robin 16:00 to 22:00;
– Tue, 5th Aug, final stages for 8 best teams in 3 rounds, 16:00 to 22:00.
(Source: http://egc2014.com/congress/rengo/ )
CONGRATS to BLACK for the WIN after WHITE resigned !