There has been some action in the Top 8 recently. Noel Mitchell played two games, defeating Colin MacSweeny, but then losing to Michael Thai. These results have been reflected in the championship table. At this late stage in the tournament the final positions are still very unclear. Also in the Ladder James Hutchinson…
Noel and Claas played their Top 8 game in Larry Murphy’s the Pembroke. Noel, playing white, emerged the winner after giving Claas two weak groups in the opening. This result has been reflected in the championship table. The Top 8 is now past the half way stage.
Ian and Claas played their Top 8 game tonight in the John Hewitt pub in Belfast. Claas (Black) tried very hard to lose in yose, but was unsuccesful, winning by 5.5 points. This result has been reflected in the championship table.
Today the World Amateur Go Championship has started. This year there are two places to follow the action and the fortunes of our representative, Brian Gallagher. As well as the official website, there is also the excellent ranka website, with interviews, reports and reviews. Also Steve Flinter has withdrawn from this year’s