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Our premier national competition. It consists of several stages: Candidates' Tournament, Challengers' League and the Title Match, the results of which are shown here.

The title match is the best of three games; until 2010 it was best of five (apart from 1974 when it was a single game).

Current Champion: 
Andrew Kay
Past Winners and Results: 
  • 2013 Andrew Kay (2-0 Andrew Simons)
  • 2012 Andrew Kay (2-0 Nick Krempel)
  • 2011 Matthew Macfadyen (2-1 Nick Krempel)
  • 2010 Matthew Macfadyen (3-1 Vanessa Wong)
  • 2009 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 Hui Wang)
  • 2008 Matthew Macfadyen (3-1 Hui Wang)
  • 2007 Bei Ge (3-1 A. Selby)
  • 2006 Bei Ge (3-2 M. Macfadyen)
  • 2005 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 D. Cann)
  • 2004 Matthew Macfadyen (3-1 D. Ward)
  • 2003 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 M. Cocke)
  • 2002 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 M. Cocke)
  • 2001 Matthew Macfadyen (3-1 Y. Kim)
  • 2000 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 D. Cann)
  • 1999 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 M. Cocke)
  • 1998 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 E. Shaw)
  • 1997 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 C. Matthews)
  • 1996 Shutai Zhang (3-1 M. Macfadyen)
  • 1995 Shutai Zhang (3-2 M. Macfadyen)
  • 1994 Shutai Zhang (3-0 M. Macfadyen)
  • 1993 Shutai Zhang (3-0 M. Macfadyen)
  • 1992 Matthew Macfadyen (3-1 E. Shaw)
  • 1991 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 E. Shaw)
  • 1990 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 J. Rickard)
  • 1989 Matthew Macfadyen (3-1 E. Shaw)
  • 1988 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 P. Shepperson)
  • 1987 Piers Shepperson (3-2 T. Stacey)
  • 1986 Terry Stacey (3-1 M. Macfadyen)
  • 1985 Terry Stacey (3-1 M. Macfadyen)
  • 1984 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 T. Stacey)
  • 1983 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 T. Stacey)
  • 1982 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 J. Barty)
  • 1981 Matthew Macfadyen (3-2 T. Stacey)
  • 1980 Matthew Macfadyen (3-1 T. Stacey)
  • 1979 Matthew Macfadyen (3-1 T. Stacey)
  • 1978 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 B. Casteldine)
  • 1977 Jon Diamond (3-2 P. Prescott)
  • 1976 Jon Diamond (3-0 P. Prescott)
  • 1975 Jon Diamond (3-0 P. Prescott)
  • 1974 Paul Prescott (1-0 J. Diamond)
  • 1973 Jon Diamond (unchallenged)
  • 1972 Jon Diamond (2-0 T. Goddard)
  • 1971 Jon Diamond (post-congress play-off T. Goddard)
  • 1970 Jon Diamond (congress result)
  • 1965-9 Jon Diamond
Start Year: 
1965




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This originated as the Cambridge Tournament, but it was renamed in 1977 in honour of Nicolaus Trigantius, a monk who travelled to China in the 17th Century and wrote about Go.

A 3 Round McMahon tournament, still held in Cambridge.

3 round McMahon, with 60 minutes + increasing overtime (30 stones in the first 5 minutes, then 50 stones in 5 minutes thereafter).
Tournament Type: 
B
Current Champion: 
Jon Diamond
Past Winners and Results: 
  • 2014 Jon Diamond
  • 2012, 2013 Andrew Simons
  • 2011 David Ward
  • 2010 Robert Mateescu
  • 2009 Andrew Kay
  • 2008 Shaoyou Ouyang
  • 2007 Jaeup Kim
  • 2006 Ben He
  • 2004, 2005 Li Shen
  • 2003 Young Kim
  • 2002 Seong-June Kim
  • 2001 Des Cann
  • 2000 Seong-June Kim / Francis Roads / Alistair Wall / David Ward
  • 1999 Seong-June Kim
  • 1998 Des Cann / Matthew Cocke
  • 1997 Matthew Cocke
  • 1996 John Rickard
  • 1995 Matthew Macfadyen / Matthew Cocke
  • 1994 T.Mark Hall / John Rickard
  • 1993 Shun Nagano
  • 1992 Edmund Shaw
  • 1991 Des Cann
  • 1988 - 1990 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1987 Edmund Shaw
  • 1986 J. Y. Lee
  • 1985 Jim Barty
  • 1982 - 1984 Terry Stacey
  • 1981 F. Kong
  • 1980 Terry Stacey
  • 1979 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1977, 1978 Katsumi Matsumoto
  • 1976 Paul Prescott
  • 1975 unknown
  • 1974 R. Ku
Start Year: 
1977
Normal Month: 
March




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Part of the British Championship, held to select most of the players who will compete in the Challenger’s League.

In order to play, players must be British (or long-term residents), active in tournaments and of a certain level.

6 round Swiss level play. 90 minutes time limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime.
Tournament Type: 
A
Current Champion: 
Andrew Kay
Past Winners and Results: 
  • 2011, 2012, 2013 Andrew Kay
  • 2010 Vanessa Wong
  • 2008, 2009 Matthew Cocke
  • 2007 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 2006 Bei Ge
  • 2005 Jon Diamond / Kiyohiko Tanaka
  • 2004 Piers Shepperson
  • 2003 Quentin Mills
  • 2002 Seong-June Kim
  • 2001 T Mark Hall
  • 2000 Young Kim
  • 1999 Toby Manning / John Rickard
  • 1998 Martin Smith / Jim Clare
  • 1997 Des Cann
  • 1996 T Mark Hall
  • 1995 Des Cann
  • 1994 Matthew Cocke
  • 1993 Shutai Zhang
  • 1992 T Mark Hall
  • 1991 Edmund Shaw
  • 1990 Harold Lee
  • 1989 Neil Symes / John Smith / Adam Pirani
  • 1988 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1987 Edmund Shaw / Brian Chandler / Alistair Thmpson
  • 1986 Edmund Shaw / Francis Roads / T Mark Hall
  • 1985 Jon Diamond
  • 1984 John Smith / Richard Granville
  • 1983 John Rickard / Richard Granville
  • 1979-1982 Incorporated in the Challenger's League
  • 1978 David Mitchell
Start Year: 
1978
Normal Month: 
May




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Part of the British Championship, is held to select the two players who will compete in the British Championship Title Match. Until 2005 it selected one challenger who played the reigning champion.

Players compete in the Candidates' Tournament for places in the League.

It incorporated the Candidates' Tournament between 1979 and 1982.

7 round all play all
Tournament Type: 
A
Current Champion: 
Andrew Kay and Andrew Simons
Past Winners and Results: 
  • 2013 Andrew Kay and Andrew Simons
  • 2012 Andrew Kay (second Nick Krempel)
  • 2011 Matthew Macfadyen (second Nick Krempel)
  • 2010 Matthew Macfadyen (second Vanessa Wong)
  • 2009 Hui Wang (second Matthew Macfadyen)
  • 2008 Matthew Macfadyen / Hui Wang
  • 2007 Bei Ge (second Alex Selby)
  • 2006 Matthew Macfadyen (second Bei Ge)
  • 2005 Des Cann
  • 2004 David Ward
  • 2002, 2003 Matthew Cocke
  • 2001 Young Kim
  • 2000 Des Cann
  • 1999 Matthew Cocke / John Rickard / Des Cann. Matthew Cocke won the play-off.
  • 1998 Edmund Shaw
  • 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1993 Shutai Zhang
  • 1991, 1992 Edmund Shaw
  • 1990 John Rickard
  • 1989 Edmund Shaw
  • 1988 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1987 Piers Shepperson
  • 1986 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1983-1985 Terry Stacey
  • 1982 Jim Barty
  • 1979-1981 Terry Stacey
  • 1978 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1977 Paul Prescott
Start Year: 
1977
Normal Month: 
May




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Type: 
Lightning

This fast-play event is run at the British Go Congress, usually on the Friday evening. The tournament system varies from year to year. Nowadays the event is usually played with handicaps. It was originally a free-standing event.

Current Champion: 
Cornel Burzo
Past Winners and Results: 
  • 2014 Cornel Burzo
  • 2013 Oscar Selby
  • 2011, 2012 Andrew Kay
  • 2010 Nick Krempel
  • 2009 Baron Allday
  • 2008 T Mark Hall
  • 2007 Phil Beck
  • 2006 Ben He
  • 2004, 2005 David King
  • 2003 T Mark Hall
  • 2002 Shawn Hearn
  • 2001 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 2000 Tim Hunt
  • 1999 Seong-June Kim
  • 1997, 1998 Des Cann
  • 1996 T Mark Hall
  • 1995 Mark Harrod
  • 1994 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1993 Matthew Cocke
  • 1991, 1992 T Mark Hall
  • 1990 Simon Shiu
  • 1989 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1988 Brian Chandler
  • 1987 T Mark Hall
  • 1986 Brian Chandler
  • 1985 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1984 Piers Shepperson
  • 1978 - 1983 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1977 Francis Roads
  • 1976 T Mark Hall
Start Year: 
1976
Normal Month: 
April




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Tournament Name: 
MSO
Venue: 
ULU, London
Tournament Date: 
25 August 2012 - 26 August 2012

At the 16th MSO in London the Go gold medals went to Francis Roads and Felix Wang.

In the 13x13 event eight players from 3d to 10k played over five rounds. Francis Roads won his first four games and, despite stumbling in the last game against Michael Dixon (10k), was the winner. Taking the silver was Spain's Paco de la Banda (3d) who also won 4 but lost to Francis.





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Tournament Name: 
MSO Open
Tournament Date: 
26 August 2012

Held at the 16th MSO at University of London Union.





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The British Go Association is running the Congress alongside the European Youth Go Championships in 2014. Accompanying players may wish to enter the British Open on payment of the appropriate fee, whilst their junior players are playing the EYGC.

6-round McMahon tournament, with time limits of 60 minutes each plus overtime. BGA (AGA) rules will be in use.
Tournament Type: 
A
Current Champion: 
Cornel Burzo
Past Winners and Results: 
  • 2014 Cornel Burzo
  • 2013 Zebin Du
  • 2012 Andrew Kay
  • 2011 Chong Han
  • 2010 Andrew Kay
  • 2009 Xi Gao
  • 2008 T Mark Hall
  • 2007 Sam Aitken
  • 2006 Ben He
  • 2005 Tony Goddard
  • 2003, 2004 T.Mark Hall
  • 2002 Piers Shepperson
  • 2001 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 2000 T.Mark Hall
  • 1999 Seong-June Kim
  • 1998 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1996, 1997 Alex Rix
  • 1995 Ulf Olsson
  • 1994 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1993 Matthew Cocke
  • 1992 Mark Willems
  • 1991 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1990 Edmund Shaw
  • 1989 Piers Shepperson
  • 1988 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1987 John Rickard
  • 1985, 1986 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1984 Jon Diamond
  • 1983 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1982 Jon Diamond
  • 1981 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1980 Terry Stacey
  • 1979 David Mitchell / Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1978 Jon Diamond
  • 1976, 1977 M. Nashiwa
  • 1974, 1975 Jon Diamond
  • 1973 Ku Dae Yeol
  • 1972 Dr. Hattori
  • 1971 Jon Diamond / Tony Goddard
  • 1970 Mr. Akiyama
  • 1969 M. McAndrew (Handicap event)
  • 1968 J. Cock (Handicap event)
Start Year: 
1968
Normal Month: 
April




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