Events Calendar



Challengers' League

Saturday 28th May to Tuesday 31st May. West London Go Club, c/o Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. For qualifiers from the Candidates' Tournament only. A BC

Scottish Open

Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th May. Gilchrist Postgraduate Club, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ 6 round McMahon. 60 minutes with increasing overtime. There will be sponsorship by the Confucius Institute (Glasgow Branch). Registration Saturday by 10:30. Prize Giving at 18:15 Sunday. Contact Donald Macleod donald.macleod at A SC More Info


British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 4th June. Red Lion, 88 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5EU A tournament for teams of one male and one female who play alternately with no conferring. The top 8 British pairs play for the title. Remaining pairs play in the handicap section. Registration by 10:15. Prize-giving by 18:00. Contact Francis Roads, 61 Malmesbury Road, London E18 2NL 020 85054381 francis.roads at Flyer More about BPGC


Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th June. Pemberton Rooms PG20 and PG21, Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham. Registration by 11:00 Saturday. Prize-giving by 17:00 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman at B More Info Register

Welsh Open

Saturday 18th June - Sunday 19th June. Min-Y-Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW 6-round McMahon tournament. Main time limit 50 minutes; overtime 20 stones in 5 minutes, then 40 stones in each subsequent 5 minutes. Registration by 10:45 on Saturday; prize-giving should be 6:00 on Sunday or shortly after. Entries welcomed for single days or both days. Players are welcome to miss any round, without detriment to prize-allocation. Please contact Helen or Martin Harvey (by email to jm.harvey at if playing one day only, or if you have any queries. B More Info Register

Milton Keynes

Saturday 25th June. Berrill Building, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA. Registration by 10:15. Prize-giving 18:30. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 65 minutes with 30/5 overtime. Contact Ben Ellis 07881 302751 ben.ellis at A More Info Register


UK Go Challenge Finals

Saturday 2nd July. King Edward VI Aston School, Frederick Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6DJ 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 More on UK Go Challenge




Saturday 20th August. Arundel Football Club, Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9PA. Contact Sue Paterson 01903 889825 suepat812 at B

Liverpool Japan Day

Saturday 20th August. Japan Society North West are organising another Japan Day, from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, and the BGA will be demonstrating Go to many dozens of new players all day, on 2 stalls. If you're interested in helping us, you are most welcome, & please let Helen or Martin Harvey know, on jm.harvey at ntlworld dot com.

The event is a showcase for everything relating to Japanese culture, both traditional and modern. It is held once every two years, and alternates between Manchester and Liverpool. It is a free public event. The venue affords everybody lots of space.

There will be taiko drumming, Japanese folk songs and koto music-playing, martial arts demonstrations. Watch a demonstration of kimono dressing and try on a yukata! Also there are displays of bonsai trees, Japanese swords and armour. Venue: Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TR

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 21st – Monday 29th August. JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET. This is a modern Jewish Community Centre - please note food and knives etc may not be brought on site. 20th edition. No events Saturday 27th. More Info

MSO 9x9

Sunday 28th August. 10:15 to 13:45. 4-round Swiss 9x9 games. 20mins. Entry fee £10. More Info

MSO Small Board

Sunday 28th August. 14:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss 13x13 games. 20 mins. Entry fee £10. More Info

MSO Open

Monday 29th August. 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £15. B More Info



Sunday 4th September. Provisionally at: 4th Floor, Bank of East Asia, 3 - 5 Charlotte Street, Manchester M1 4HB. In city centre near to public transport links. 3-round McMahon. 50-minutes with increasing overtime. Registration 09:45 to 10:00. Prize-giving 17:45. Contact Chris Kirkham 0161 - 903 9023 cckirkham at B


Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September. The Lugger, The Promenade, Penzance, TR18 4DL, tel. 01736 362371. Teaching Event Saturday morning, 10:00 to 12:30. Handicap Tournament takes place on Saturday afternoon. Registration by 13:30. Open Tournament takes place Sunday. 3-round McMahon. Main time limit 65 minutes; overtime 20 stones in 5 minutes. Registration by 09:45. Buffet lunch. Prize giving by 18:45. Contact John Culmer 01326 573167 johnculmer at A More Info


Saturday 24th September (provisional).



Sunday 9th October (provisional).

International Teams Autumn Match


Sunday 30th October (provisional).


Three Peaks

Saturday 5th November - Sunday 6th November. The Wheatsheaf, 22 High Street, Ingleton, LA6 3AD. 5-round McMahon tournament. Time limits 50 minutes with increasing overtime (20/5, 30/5, 40/5, etc). Registration by 10:45 Saturday. Prive giving 15:15 Sunday. Contact Bob Bagot robert.bagot at B More Info

Doki Doki - The Manchester Japanese Festival

Saturday 12th November Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL. The event celebrates both traditional and modern Japanese culture. The festival will take place from 10:00am until 7:00pm, & in 2015 there were 2,800 festival-goers. Please see Doki Doki - The Manchester Japanese Festival for full details of this year's event, including photographs and videos of the 2015 festival. The BGA will have 4 stalls as last year, and be demonstrating Go to newcomers all day. Do feel free to join & help us. Contact Helen or Martin Harvey - jm.harvey at

British Youth



Edinburgh Christmas

London Open






Saturday 4th February 2017. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round McMahon for all players. Time limits 60 mins with increasing overtime. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Tony Pitchford 07870893153 cheshire at B



Saturday 4th March 2017. Cambridge

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 25th March 2017. Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club room, Gosling Stadium, Welwyn Garden City AL8  6XE.


Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 29th April - Monday 1st May 2017 (provisional).


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