The first Durham Go Tournament was held to celebrate 10 years of Durham Go Club. The event was played on the 17th and 18th April in the Riverside Cafe of Dunelm House, the student union building. 38 players attended the event well run by the locals led by Jenny Radcliffe and Edwin Brady. Appropriately, the club's founder Simon Shiu (4 dan Bristol) was the winner, with a perfect 6. Second was Gang Xiong (2 dan Durham) with 4/6. Also on four wins were Alan Thornton (2 dan St Albans), Paul Taylor (1 dan Cambridge), Daniel Gilder (3 dan Manchester), William Brooks (1 kyu Cambridge), Claas Roever (3 kyu Dublin), Chris Morris (6 kyu Durham), Celia Marshall (11 kyu Isle of Man), Russell Haswell (15 kyu Newcastle) and James Liu (21 kyu Durham). The 13x13 tournament was won by Peter Nuttall (19 kyu Durham) with 4 wins, on a tie break from William Brooks. The self-paired lightning tournament was won by Matthew Holton (2 dan Teesside) with 3 wins. Durham Go Club also took the opportunity to publicly express their gratitude for a bequest of Go equipment and books they received earlier this year after the sad death of Brian Wilson, a keen local Go player.
(British Go Journal no 134, Summer 2004, p6)
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