Obsolete: Youth Grand Prix

We have a Youth Grand Prix competition, which runs throughout the year. You score points for each of our tournaments you enter, with more points for each game that you win. The full rules of the Grand Prix are at the bottom of this page.

The top three players at the end of the year get to hold the trophies for a year, and receive a winners' certificate and a cash prize, presented at the British Youth Go Championship. The cash prizes are £50, £30 and £20 respectively; from a fund set up in memory of John Rickard, 4 dan.

Current Grand Prix Scores for 2013

Final Grand Prix Scores 2012

Grand Prix Scores for earlier years

Previous Grand Prix Winners

Final Grand Prix Scores for 2012 (38 players)
Final Grand Prix Scores for 2011 (42 players)
Final Grand Prix Scores for 2010 (69 players)
Final Grand Prix Scores for 2009 (86 players)
Final Grand Prix Scores for 2008 (78 players)
Final Grand Prix Scores for 2007 (92 players)
Final Grand Prix Scores for 2006 (58 players)
Final Grand Prix Scores for 2005 (92 players)
Final Grand Prix Scores for 2004 (60 players)
Final Grand Prix Scores for 2003 (40 players)
Final Grand Prix Scores for 2002 (27 players)
Final Grand Prix Scores for 2001 (34 players)

Grand Prix Rules

  1. Qualifying tournaments are all tournaments held in the UK and open to entrants from anywhere in the UK. Every tournament has a maximum number of points that you can score there. For most Go tournaments this is 100 points. For the Youth Championships, it is 200 points.
  2. You get 40% of the points just for turning up. For the other 60% you score in proportion to points scored in the tournament. For example, if you win 2 out of 3 in a tournament worth 100 points, you score 40 plus two thirds of 60, i.e. 80 in total.
  3. All under-18s (age as at 1st September of the previous year) can score points. (Note: we are often asked why September of the previous year rather than January of the current year. The reason is to link the age requirement to the school year.)
  4. The competition runs for the whole year, and the London Open counts as the last tournament. Prizes will be awarded at the Youth Championships in the next year.
  5. At the end of the year, prizes will be awarded based on total points scored, including a prize of overall Youth Grand Prix Champion for the player with the highest total.


Last updated Fri Apr 19 2013. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.