Events Calendar


2020

NOTE Coronavirus
Over-the-board events are currently cancelled; here is the BGA's advice on playing Go during the disease outbreak (dated 28 June 2020). Check nearer the time for status of later events not yet cancelled. Monthly Online events are being planned.

July

BGA Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 7th July at 20:00 on Zoom. More Details (members only)

July 2020 Online Tournament

Saturday 25th July. Played on OGS. 3 round McMahon tournament for BGA members players only. Contact matt at crazedbytes.net D More Info

Not the London Open Tournament

Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th July. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 5 round McMahon tournament. 70 minutes plus 10 seconds Fischer Time. This will only take place if lockdown restrictions are further raised to permit it. Contact londongocentre at gmail.com A More Info/Entry

August

Scottish Open ** Cancelled **

Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th August. Masonic Hall, 7 Artillery Lane, Dundee DD1 1PE. 6 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes Fischer time. Registration Saturday/Sunday 09:45. Prize Giving by 18:00 Sunday. Likely to be preceded by a Friday small board event (same venue). Contact Donald MacLeod donald.macleod at physics.org A

Mind Sports Olympiad

Weekends and most evenings in August. Online events in 2020. 24th edition. Competition for medals; expected prize money in Go (and other) events - 9x9, 13x13 and 19x19. More Info

Mind Sports Olympiad: Go 9x9

Wednesday 12th August (evening from 19:30). Online on OGS.

Mind Sports Olympiad: Go 13x13

Friday 14th August (evening from 19:30). Online on OGS.

Mind Sports Olympiad: Go 19x19

Sunday 23rd August (afternoon and evening from 13:30). Online on OGS.

Youth Training Residential ** Cancelled **

Monday 24th - Thursday 27th August. Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings.

September

T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament

Saturday 5th September 2020. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 18:00. 5 round McMahon tournament. 40 minutes with sudden death. Contact londongocentre at gmail.com C More Info/Entry

European Women's Championship

Saturday 5th - Monday 7th September 2020. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. A More Info

Cornwall

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September.

Swindon

Sheffield

October

Northern

Cheadle Hulme, near Manchester

Wessex

Sunday 25th October. St. Mark's Community Centre, St. Mark's Road, Bath BA2 4PA. 3-round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes per round plus overtime. Registration by 10:00 GMT; prize giving about 18:00. More details later. Contact bristolgoclub at gmail.com. B

Three Peaks

Saturday 31st October - Sunday 1st November. The Wheatsheaf, 22 High Street, Ingleton, LA6 3AD. 5-round McMahon tournament. Time limits by Fischer Time (equivalent of an hour). £12 for members, £10 pounds concession (students and non-waged). Registration by 10:45 Saturday. Prize giving 15:15 Sunday. Contact Adrian Abrahams adrian7k at live.co.uk. Emergency on the day phone number: 07429228608 B

November

British Youth Go Championship

December

Edinburgh Xmas

Saturday 12th December. St Columba's by the Castle Episcopal Church Hall, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW. 4-round McMahon tournament. Time Limit: 45 minutes Main Time, accelerating overtime, 30/40/50 stones in 5 minutes. Cost: £15 for BGA / £20 Non-BGA Members. Concession: £5 saving. Registration from 9:20 to 09:45. Prizegiving approximately 17:50. Contact edinburghgoclub at gmail.com. B

London Open

Monday 28th–Thursday 31st December. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 7 round McMahon. Time limit 90 minutes with 20/5 overtime. Also Lightning, Pair Go and Rengo tournaments and teaching. A

January

Hitachi-Maidenhead or Maidenhead-High Wycombe

February

Oxford

March

Irish Go Congress

April

British Go Congress

May

June

28th Welsh Open

Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th June 2021. Min y Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW 6-round McMahon tournament. Entries welcomed for single days or both days. Players are welcome to miss any round(s), without detriment to prize-allocation. Free coffee, tea & biscuits. An early and a later sitting for the Saturday evening meal. Contact Helen and Martin Harvey harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com B

Later

Youth Training Residential

Monday 16th - Thursday 19th August (provisional). Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings.

Doki Doki Festival, Manchester

Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th November 2021 (provisional). Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL (as in 2019). BGA members are as ever manning 4 stalls both days. Free demos of Go will be given to many members of the public. In 2019, of the 4,000 attendees, we demo-ed to 200, or 5%. Festival site. If you could spare time to join the BGA team - on one day or both - please contact Martin Harvey, harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com



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