The British Open is part of the British Go Congress, a weekend event that travels around the country and is held in a different place each year in the spring.
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.
The British Open is a six-round McMahon tournament, with time limits of 60 minutes each plus overtime. BGA (AGA) rules will be in use.
The British Lightning is another aspect of the British Go Congress and is held on the Friday evening. All players, including youth players, can pay the appropriate entry fee and take part.
The British Go Association Annual General Meeting is the third part of the British Go Congress and is held during the Saturday evening. This is only open to BGA members.
There will be a free-to-enter Pair Go Tournament on the Sunday evening.
Finally, on the Monday, a Teaching Event will take place, with professional teachers expected.