Events Calendar



Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 19th – Monday 27th 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. 22nd edition. No events Saturday 25th. Competition for medals; prize money in most events. More Info

MSO Open

Sunday 19th August. 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £15. Prizes: £200 for 1st, £100 for 2nd, and £50 for 3rd. B Enter

MSO Small Board

Monday 20th August. 14:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss. 13x13 games. 20 mins. Entry fee £10. Prizes: £60 for 1st, £30 for 2nd, and £20 for 3rd. Enter

MSO 9x9

Monday 20th August. 18:45. Swiss. 9x9 games. Entry fee £10. Prizes: £60 for 1st, £30 for 2nd, and £20 for 3rd. Enter

Youth Training Residential

Wednesday 29th - Friday 31st August. Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings. Flyer



Saturday 1st September. Arundel Football Club, Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9PA. 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit sudden death. Registration by 10:50. Prize giving about 18:00. Contact Sue Paterson 01903 889825 suepat812 at B Flyer

Penzance (Cornwall)

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September. The Lugger Inn, The Promenade, Penzance, TR18 4DL Saturday: 4 or 5 round rapid handicap tournament (20 minutes sudden death). Sunday: 3 round Cornish Open McMahon tournament. Main time limit 65 minutes; overtime 20 stones in 5 minutes. Teaching Event Saturday morning, 10:00 to 12:30. Contact John Culmer johnculmer at A More Info Entry Form


Sunday 23rd September. Date is fixed, but all other details tbc shortly. Contact David Wildgoose or Matt Marsh. 3-round McMahon tournament. Good for young &/or weaker players, as CHS is taking minibus(es), as usual.


Saturday 29th September. Swindon Conservative Club, 20 Bath Road, Swindon, SN1 4BA 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit + overtime. Registration by 10:15. Prize giving 18:00. Preferably by email to Christian Scarff xianscarff @, but phone entries will also be accepted on 07739 079552. A More Info


Saturday 29th September. Belfast Boat Club, Lockview Road, Stranmillis, Belfast BT9 5FH. 4-round Handicap Swiss Tournament. 30 mins+byoyomi. Registration by 9:15. Prizegiving 16:30. Contact James Hutchinson james8hut at C More Info

T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament

Saturday 29th September. 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 admin at C More Info/Entry

International Teams Autumn Match

Sunday 30th September. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. For teams of three players from London and nearby clubs. 3 rounds. 45 minutes with sudden death. The match will run between 10:15 and 17:15 and will hopefully have two divisions (kyu teams will play handicap). Contact admin at C More Info



Sunday 21st October. Venue: Cheadle Hulme School, just south of Manchester. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limits tbc. Please enter online, using the 'Entry form' button below. Organiser is Chris Kirkham, cckirkham AT btinternet DOT com B Entry form Entry list


Sunday 28th 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. Cups and cash prizes. Contact via web page. B More Info/Entries Flyer


Three Peaks

Saturday 3rd November - Sunday 4th 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. Prize giving 15:15 Sunday. Contact Bob Bagot robert.bagot at B

Doki Doki Festival, Manchester

Saturday 10th November. Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL. BGA members are manning a stall all day. Free demos of Go will be given to many members of the public. Festival site Contact Martin Harvey, jm DOT harvey AT ntlworld DOT com

British Youth Go Championship


Edinburgh Christmas

Saturday 15th December. Edinburgh. 4-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 45 minutes with 30/5 and 'accelerated' overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prizegiving 18:00. Contact edinburghgoclub at B SC More Info

London Open

Friday 28th–Monday 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. A More Info/Entry Contact admin @


January 2019


February 2019


Saturday 2nd February. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round McMahon for all players. Time limits 60 mins with 'accelerated' overtime. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. B

March 2019

Irish Go Congress


Saturday 9th March (provisional). Cambridge.

Cambridge Junior Chess and Go Club's 25th Year Special

Saturday 16th March (provisional). Cambridge (more details here, once exact premises are known). One aim is to make this very welcoming to all, including youngsters and weaker players. Hence expect a minibus from Cheadle Hulme School. Adult players of course also welcome! Contact: Paul Smith.

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 23rd March. 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. Contact John Collins jmc at A More Info

April 2019

British Go Congress

May 2019

Candidates' Tournament


Challengers' League

June 2019

British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 8th June. Red Lion, 88 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5EU Tournament for teams of one male and one female; play alternately; 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 16:30. Contact Francis Roads, 61 Malmesbury Road, London E18 2NL 0208 505 4381 francis.roads at More about PairGo


Nottingham Kyu

Scottish Open

27th Welsh Open

Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd June 2019. 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. There'll be an Entry button here, nearer the month. In the meantime, contact Helen and Martin Harvey jm.harvey at B

July 2019

UK Go Challenge Finals


Leo Phillips Isle Of Man Go Festival

Sunday 11th - Friday 16th August 2019 (provisional).

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