The eleventh Go tournament was again held in the Cherry Orchard Hotel, Port Erin 18 – 23 August. It was renamed the Go Festival, to reflect the wide range of additional activities held to celebrate the game of Go. The hotel as always made us extremely welcome. There were 48 players registered to play, an increase on the previous Congress.
There was a welcome meal on Saturday evening, for players to catch up with old friends. On Sunday morning, an introductory Non Players Reception enabled visitors to get to know each other. As usual there was a full programme of events for 5 days from the Sunday to Friday. The format was the main tournament in the morning, with the afternoon or the handicap after lunch. Full results are on the History Page.
This was a team event between 2 teams.
Winners Roella, Kelda & Edmund Smith, Phin Jones, and Keiko Uno (who consented to take part in the event as we had odd numbers of children entered)
On Sunday evening Steve ran his quiz which was as popular as ever. The Alternative Games evening on Tuesday was very successful with 42 people playing a whole range of games, from Manx Monopolpy. Cathedral, bridge, backgammon, shogi, and many more.
As always the sandcastle competition was keenly fought, and was won by the combined forces of the families Bexfield, Selby and Barnard, when they constructed a major engineering project with water flowing around the various castles on Islands.
The final buffet and prizegiving was a suitable finale to a most enjoyable week. The original prizes were individually crafted by IOM Go member Roger Kent.
There is information about the Isle of Man, about the town of Port Erin, about previous congresses and some contact details for hotels in the area on the links at the top of the page. The entry form which can be printed off and sent to us is also available.
For further information about the congress send us an email to us at email@example.com and we will get back to you.