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Laurens takes 2nd place in Belfast Open 2009

Belfast top 3

At September 26th and 27th the Belfast open Go tournament took place in Northern Ireland. There were 17 players from the UK (7), Ireland (8), Poland (1) and The Netherlands (1). The McMahon bar was set at 1 kyu with 4 people above the bar including Laurens Spijker. The main time was 50 min and there were 3 periods of 10 seconds overtime. The games were played with Japanese rules and 6.5 komi for white.

By winning three of the four rounds Laurens Spijker managed to take second place in this event, behind Matthew Crosby who won all his games.... Read more >>

Herman Hiddema wins Leksand Open

With a perfect 6/6 score, Herman Hiddema (3d) won the Leksand Open Tournament in Sweden, held August 13-16. Along the way, he defeated Swedish players Tomas Boman (2d) and Martin Li (5d), as well as fellow Dutchmen Bas Vet (2d), Willem Koen Pomstra (5d), Renee Frehe (4d) en Siu Hong Chung (2d).

Martin Li beat Willem Koen Pomstra for second place, getting a 5/6 score. Third place went to Pomstra on SOS, ahead of the two other player on 4/6, Renee Frehe en Erik Ochterlony (3d). Club member Bas Vet only played 3 rounds, finishing 10th.... Read more >>

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