The UK Go Challenge is running again in 2014.
Make sure your school or club runs a heat - it only costs 10 quid for a tournament pack for a 10 player event (plus P&P) - convince your friendly adult to buy one!
Details of all tournaments, including the ones big people go to as well as small people, are on the BGA Tournament Calendar.
Bank Holiday Monday 5th May 2014. Letchworth Garden City.
Please reply as soon as possible if you wish to attend so that we can plan the day according to the strengths of the participants. (We already have confirmation of attendance from juniors ranging from 30 kyu to 6 kyu.)
The day will be a mixture of coaching and playing with the emphasis on having fun. It will be good preparation for the youth championships in Birmingham on 18 May.
This day is open to anyone who currently meets the U18 age cut–off (and hence who is eligible to play in the British youth championship this year). If you know of someone else who might be interested, please pass this on as we may not have contact addresses for all juniors. On the 5 May we aim to split attendees into ability groups:
· We will be running a beginners section for those fairly new to the game (31 -40 kyu).
· We will have a novice section for those aspiring to reach the national squad level but who are not there yet (30-21 kyu).
· We will have one or two sections for those who have reached the national squad minimum strength (20 kyu -11kyu and 10 kyu or better).
We may vary the cut-off between these groups dependent on those attending.
We will select those juniors eligible for the national squad according to their playing strength. For players up to U16, they will need to reach a minimum strength of 20 kyu to be considered for the national youth squad. For those U17 or U18 the minimum strength will be higher – we expect this to be a minimum of 10 kyu (possibly stronger) but will review this dependent on strength at future European youth tournaments in this age category.
Alison Bexfield 01462 - 684 648 alison at bexfield.com. More Info
Sunday 18th May 2014. King Edward VI Aston School, Frederick Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6DJ.
Youth titles at U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 will be contested, in addition to the titles of overall British Youth Champion and British Schools Team Champions. A mixture of even and handicap games. Beginners and those new to the game will be made particularly welcome. Tony Atkins 0118 9268143 bygc at britgo.org. More Info
Saturday 21st June 2014.
Milton Primary School, Humphries Way, Milton, Cambridge
Arrive by 11:00, depart by 16:00. 13x13 tournament for all youngsters (under-18) whether qualified from UK Go Challenge heats or not. Those still learning to play are encouraged to take part as well as those with established grades. Titles in age groups for boys and for girls. Contact Tony Atkins 01189268143 info at ukgochallenge.com More on UK Go Challenge Finals Entry Form
Thursday 12th March - Sunday 15th March 2015. Strandhotel, Center Parcs Park, Zandvoort, Netherlands. More Info