A multinational team, the Orientals (sic), took the Autumn London International Teams event at the Nippon Club in London, UK on October 6, winning all three rounds. The team was comprised of one Korean player, Young Kim 5d, one Chinese player, Yangran Zhang 4d, and one Japanese player, Kiyohiko Tanaka 3d.
Six teams in all, including an Asia team (which placed fourth) competed in this handicap tournament, for which the prize is a trophy donated by Yukata Kobayashi. The Central London Go Club, which organizes the event, fielded A and B teams, which came third and second respectively. Last season’s winners, Cambridge (Cambridge Wins London International Teams Trophy 4/19 EJ), was unable to defend their
trophy when team captain Andrew Simons — who called the event “one of my favourites’ — was traveling and couldn’t organize a team. Click here for full results.
The entry fee also covered a choice of bento lunch (left), pre-ordered from Taro.
- Report by Tony Collman, British correspondent for the EJ. Photo by Kiyohiko Tanaka. Click here for photo journal of the day.