Bruno Poltronieri 2d from Warwick University won the 25th Milton Keynes Tournament, beating Toby Manning 2d in the final round. Graham Blackmore 13k and Brent Cutts 8k also won all three of their games. Click here for full tournament report.
The tourney was played on Saturday July 6, at the Sports Pavilion in the Open University‘s grounds. Milton Keynes is a planned city, built in the second half of the last century. Its location in Buckinghamshire was chosen for its equal proximity to the ancient university cities of Oxford and Cambridge and is itself the realspace centre of the (mainly virtual) Open University. It encompasses the town of Bletchley and hence Bletchley Park, site of the famous wartime code-breaking activities of Alan Turing and others. The roughly rectilinear gridwork road system is used as the basis for the board in the “Milton Keynes Board Tournament“, which is featured as a side event at the Milton Keynes tournament (graphic from tournament flyer at right; flyer and problem by Tim Hunt 2d, who also won the event. Solution to be published in the next edition of the British Go Journal).
- Tony Collman, British correspondent for the E-Journal