Kestrel is my handle on KGS.
No it isn't, not anymore. As of April 2014 that KGS userid is in use by ME. I can't answer any questions about bots but there is a KGS Help page to refer to: http://www.gokgs.com/help/faq/index.html. Thanks. November 11, 2014 <<
I did get to about 18k at one point, but my current passion is writing a Go Bot which plays on KGS. I called it Dumbbot as it's totally awful at the moment. It has been quite popular in the past as a punch-bag and was part of a group of Bots (mostly detuned GNUGo clones) like simplebot and daftbot which cater for the beginner/low stress market ;-)
Originally written in C++ as an exercise in OO design, Dumbbot is now in far less structured C that at least allows me to cross reference pointers and stuff ;-)
Dumbbot is now dead and has lost it's KGS account due to me not running it for a year :-) I have some 'big ideas' for a new Bot, but not much time to get down to programming them.