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NIGOT ON TOP IN MED LEAGUE; FURUTA SWEEPS AVIGNON

Monday May 17, 2010

Pierre Nigot 2k swept the Mediterranean League in Chateauneuf de Gadagne, April 24,  the regional second stage of the French Championships. Manuel Valles 3k was second and Bernard Coppe 1d was third.  Ten players took part. The yearly “Tournoi d’Avignon” took place there as well, with 25 players. The best-ranked three filled the podium: Teruhisa Furuta 3k went 4-0 for first,  Julien Delacroix 3k (3-1) was second, and Pierre Derrier 3k (2-2) was third. Also undefeated were Guillaume Giffard 8k, Quentin Vinge 14k, and Mathieu Gomez 15k.
- Peter Dijkema, EJ European correspondent

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HEO YEONHO & KANG DONGYUN ADVANCE TO PRICE INFORMATION CUP FINALS

Sunday May 16, 2010

In the ongoing Price Information Cup preliminaries, Heo Yeongho 7P defeated Kim Kangkun 6P by resignation in the final game of League C play, and Kang Dongyun 9P beat Hong Minpyo 7P by 3.5 points in the final game of League D play on Friday, May 14,. Both Heo and Kang advance to the 6th Price Information Cup tournament finals. The two remaining League games are between Lee Changho and Yoo Changhyuk in League A, and Lee Sedol and Kim Jiseok in League B.
- JustPlayGo

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HANE NAOKI WINS HONINBO FIRST ROUND

Sunday May 16, 2010

Hane Naoki defeated Yamashita Keigo by 3.5 points on Wednesday, May 12, in the first round of the 65th Honinbo. The second round will be played on May 26-27.
- JustPlayGo

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LEE SEDOL TO BATTLE GU LI IN $500,000 JUBANGO

Sunday May 16, 2010

Lee Sedol 9P and Gu Li 9P will reportedly battle it out in a $500,000 10-game match (jubango), according to Oro News. No details yet on when the match will begin.
- JustPlayGo

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GO CLUBS: Santa Barbara, California

Saturday May 15, 2010

Local club organizer Ed Lee sent along this photo of the May 5 weekly go evening at the Santa Barbara (CA) Go Club meeting. “My friend Gregg (r, with mustache) was visiting from Tahoe,” says Lee. The club — which typically attracts anywhere from one to eight players, from 25 kyu to pro 2-dan — meets Wednesday nights 6-10p at Borders Books in the Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta, at 7000 Market Place Drive. It also meets some Tuesdays, 6-10p, at Jitters Coffee House, at 728 State Street , just below De La Guerra Street, in Santa Barbara, CA. Email bhaber@aol.com (Tuesdays) or EdxLee@gmail.com (Wednesdays).
- photo: Jennie Shen 2P

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SULAK RETAINS TITLE IN ANKARA

Friday May 14, 2010

Fatih Sulak 2d (l) successfully defended his title as Turkish Champion in his home town, Ankara, May 8-9, for his fourth national title in a row.  He went 5-1 over Erin Kurter 1d who went 4-2 for second place and Giray Erdi 1d came in third. In the title tournament 60 people took part. The history of the Turkish titles is available from the Polish ‘kamyszyn’ database.
- Peter Dijkema,  EJ European Correspondent

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14-YEAR-OLD GIRL SWEEPS BULGARIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Thursday May 13, 2010

Magdalena Mladenova 2k of Sofia is the first female to win the title of Bulgarian Champion, sweeping the championship May 6-7. At 14, Mladenova — ‘Maggie Young’ in English — is also the youngest Bulgarian Champion ever. In second place was Alexander 1k Ivanov; Ivan-Nikolaev Ivanov 4k took 3rd and Ivan-Tzvetanov Ivanov 5k was 4th. Last year’s Champion – Bojan Alexandrov 1k – slipped to 6th this year. Click here for full results, as well as the history of Bulgarian Championships tournaments, as reported by ‘Kamyszyn’ in Poland, who keeps records of all European Championships.
- Peter Dijkema, European Correspondent for the E-Journal


LACAN WINS IN METZ HANDICAP

Wednesday May 12, 2010

Emerick Lacan 9k took 1st place in the April 24 “Tournoi de Metz” in Metz, France, atop a group of six who finished with 4-1 records. Michael Palant 5d was second and local Lionel Savoca 7k took 3rd in the handicap-minus -two event that drew 32 players. Click here for complete results.
- Peter Dijkema, EJ European Correspondent

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WANG TOPS IN WOKINGHAM

Wednesday May 12, 2010

Felix Wang 3d topped the table at the Bracknell tournament May 9 in Wokingham, UK. British Go Association president Jon Diamond 4d (r) took silver, based on SOS ahead of Francis Roads 3d, who won bronze. Also Helen Harvey 3k, Elinor Bracks 8k, and Malcolm Law 10k went 3-0 in the field of 42.
- Peter Dijkema, EJ European Correspondent


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CHEN YAOYE WINS CCTV CUP

Wednesday May 12, 2010

Chen Yaoye 9P defeated Gu Lingyi 5P by 1.5 points to win the 2010 CCTV Cup on Tuesday, May 11. This is Chen Yaoye’s second major title win in as many months; he won the Tianyuan against Gu Li on April 23rd.
- JustPlayGo

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