Cambridge, April 7th– 9th 2017
The venue for this year's British Go Congress will be the Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge.
Cambridge itself needs no introduction. It is at the heart of "Silicon Fen"; the birthplace of John Maynard Keynes, David Gilmour and Douglas Adams. Its University boasts alumni including Newton, Babbage, Darwin and Turing. Think Colleges, Footlights, punting, bicycles.
The Centre for Mathematical Sciences is the home of the University's mathematics departments, a focal point for world leading teaching and research. We hope that many of you will join us here for the British Go Congress 2017 and to enjoy the city!
Pavilion A (aka "Central Core")
Centre for Mathematical Sciences
To get to Cambridge itself, see: http://www.visitcambridge.org/visitor-information/how-to-get-here
Free parking is available on-site for attendees.
The Centre for Mathematical Sciences is to the west of the city centre. Junction 13 of the M11 is the closest junction if arriving via motorway. Note that you should enter Wilberforce Road from Madingley Road as there is no vehicular access to the site from the south.
The train station is about 3 miles (an hour's walk) from the venue. There is a taxi rank.
Most bus services from the station go into the city centre. Change for the Citi4 service from Drummer Street which stops on Madingley Road near Wilberforce Road. The "UniVersal" service goes directly from the train station to Madingley Road on Fridays.
There are easy connections from London Stansted airport. Cambridge is also within easy reach of London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Birmingham International Airport.
Former British Champion Matthew Macfadyen will lead a teaching session on Friday afternoon. Provisional title is "How to kill groups". There will be an additional charge of £6 for those attending the session (concessions £4, youth £2).
The 2017 British Lightning Tournament will take place on the Friday evening. The initial rounds will take place in a round-robin format, followed by a knockout stage for the final two rounds.
The 2017 British Open Tournament will take place over the Saturday and Sunday of the event as a six round McMahon tournament.
A self-paired 13x13 competition will run alongside the main tournament.
There will be a selection of books for sale from the British Go Association's stocks.
Friday, 7th April
|14:00 - 17:00||Teaching Session|
|19:00 - 22:00||British Lightning Tournament|
Saturday, 8th April
|09:00 - 09:45||Registration|
|10:00 - 12:30||British Open - round 1|
|12:30 - 13:30||Buffet lunch|
|13:30 - 16:00||British Open - round 2|
|16:15 - 18:45||British Open - round 3|
|18:45 - 19:00||AGM of T Mark Hall Foundation|
|19:00 - 20:00||AGM of British Go Association|
|20:30 - 22:00||Group meal|
Sunday, 9th April
|09:30 - 12:00||British Open - round 4|
|12:00 - 13:00||Buffet lunch|
|13:00 - 15:30||British Open - round 5|
|15:45 - 18:15||British Open - round 6|
|18:30 - 18:45||Prizegiving|
We recommend staying at Churchill College which is a few minute's walk north of the venue and offers single, twin and double rooms from between £51–£90 per night including breakfast.
Please book directly through the College's online booking system.
Complimentary tea, coffee, squash and biscuits will be available throughout the event. There are also vending machines in the Central Core.
A buffet lunch will be provided. Cost is £15 in total for both days. Tick the relevant box on the registration form and we will contact you closer to the event to confirm arrangements.
Alternatively, you are welcome to bring your own food to eat. Also, hot lunches are available from the Churchill College cafeteria, where a two course meal is likely to cost around £6.
If you wish to enjoy a group meal with other players on Saturday evening after the AGM, please tick the relevant box on the registration form, to help us ensure the reservation is for the correct number of people.
Registration has closed.
If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch and we will do our best to help.
Phoone: +44 77090 06097021