Events Calendar


2016

December

Edinburgh Christmas

Saturday 17th December. St Columba's by the Castle Episcopal Church Hall, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW . 4-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 45 minutes with 30/5 and increasing overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prizegiving 18:00. Refreshments available (honesty box). Lunch food available nearby. Cost: Standard £13.50, Concession £11.50 Non-BGA, add £3 Contact Donald MacLeod donald.macleod at physics.org B SC Register

London Open

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Wednesday 28th–Saturday 31st December. International Student House (ISH), 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN. Arrangements similar to previous years. About London Opens Further Details

2017

January

Maidenhead-Hitachi

Saturday 21st January 2017. Hitachi Europe Head Office at Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8YA. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with increasing overtime (10/5, 20/5 etc). Flexible komi with players bidding to play black. Buffet lunch available. Registration by 9:45. Prize giving by 19:00. Contact Iain Atwell 01628 676792 wintergarden at talktalk.net A

February

Cheshire

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 kisekigo.com. B

March

Irish Go Congress

Friday 3rd March to Sunday 5th March. Dublin, Ireland. Friday from 19:00 Irish Rapid Play. Saturday and Sunday: Confucius Cup (Irish Open) 5 round McMahon tournament. Also parallel Chinese Chess Tournament. Contact Rory Wales rorywales at yahoo.com A More Info on Irish Go

Trigantius

Saturday 4th March 2017. Cambridge University Social Club Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. 3 Round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes, with variable increasing overtime. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving 19:15. Contact Geoff Kaniuk geoff at kaniuk dot co dot uk. A

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 25th March 2017. Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club room, Gosling Stadium, Welwyn Garden City AL8  6XE. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving by 19:00. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 20/5 overtime. A buffet lunch will be available. Optional Tournament Dinner afterwards. Contact John Collins jmc at toad.me.uk A More Info Register

April

British Go Congress

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th April. Centre for Mathematical Science, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WA. Friday afternoon teaching, evening British Lightning. Saturday and Sunday British Open (6-round McMahon). Saturday evening BGA AGM. Contact Jonathan Chin A

Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 29th April - Monday 1st May 2017. West London Go Club, c/o Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 6-round tournament. British championship rules. Closed event, i.e. by qualification only; you can check online if you may qualify. Playing sessions will run between 10:00 and 18:00. A BC SC

May

Galway

Saturday 6th May - Sunday 7th May. Galway City, Ireland. 5 round Swiss. Contact Philippe Renaut philippe at lepetitpois.ie

Bracknell

Sunday 14th May 2017. Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Close, Wokingham, RG41 3DA. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 10:00. Prizegiving 18:45. Contact Ian Marsh 01344 422296 bracknell at kisekigo.com B

Scottish Open

Challengers' League

June

British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 3rd June 2017. 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 gmail.com More about BPGC

Durham

Welsh Open

Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th June 2017. 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. Entries welcomed for single days or both days. Players are welcome to miss any round, without detriment to prize-allocation. Free coffee and tea will again be provided. The hotel manager has agreed to offer an early and a later sitting for the Saturday evening meal, which it is hoped will help in serving and paying. More details nearer the time. Registration Saturday morning. Prize-giving on Sunday by 18:00. Contact Helen and Martin Harvey jm.harvey at ntlworld.com. B

July

Milton Keynes

Isle Of Man Go Festival

Sunday 30th July - Friday 4th August 2017. ** Note change of date as accommodation was hard to find in Port Erin on original dates ** Cherry Orchard, Port Erin, Isle of Man IM9 6AN. 13th edition; being run again in memory of Leo Phillips - many events planned: Main Tournament mornings 20th-22nd/24th/25th, Afternoon Tournament 20th-22nd, Handicap Tournament afternoons 24th/25th, Day Off 23rd, Lectures and Teaching, Quiz, Games Evening, Rengo, 13x13, Lightning, Buffet Dinner and Prizegiving, Sandcastle Competition and more. Book accommodation as soon as possible - see list of available options on Congress Accommodation page. Contact andreapaulsmith at gmail.com A More Info

August

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 20th – Monday 28th August 2017.

September

Cornwall

Swindon

October

Northern

Sheffield

Wessex

November

Three Peaks

British Youth

Coventry

Later

London Open



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