Nineteen players from as far away as Scotland and southern England met up for the annual Durham weekend. Most arrived in time for a drink in Ye Olde Elm Tree on the Friday evening, though thanks to train trouble some cut it a bit fine. Those who arrived very early could visit the cathedral or the Oriental Museum. Because the British Go Congress was in Durham earlier in the year, the tournament was cut to just one day, Saturday 16th June, at St Mary’s College. This made room for a social event on Sunday; a barbecue and games session. On Saturday the tournament finished an hour early, which gave plenty of time to allow players to stand in the rain and watch the Olympic torch arrive in the city, before going on to an Italian restaurant and a social evening thereafter.
Andrew Kay (5d South London) retained his title by winning all his games. Second on tie-break with Matthew Crosby (3d Edinburgh) was Boris Mitrovic (1k Edinburgh). Boris went away with the prize of a month’s subscription to Dinerchtein’s Insei League. Unattached player John Green (4k) won all three games and Martha McGill (1k Edinburgh) was rewarded for not losing any games (she had one win and two jigos).
(British Go Journal no 161, Autumn 2012, p15)
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