Events Calendar


January 2019

February 2019


Saturday 2nd February. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round McMahon for all players. Now Fischer Time 40 mins with 10 secs per move. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Tony Atkins 0118-9268143 cheshire at B More Info

March 2019


Saturday 9th March. Cambridge University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. 3 Round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes, with 'accelerated' overtime. Registration by 10:40. Prize-giving 19:00.
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Irish Go Congress

Friday 22nd March to Sunday 24th March. Teacher's Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin, Ireland. Friday from 19:00 Irish Rapid Play (handicapped Swiss with decreasing time allowances). Saturday and Sunday: Irish Open (5 round McMahon tournament, 1 hour+15/5 overtime). Eoghan Barry eoghanbarry @ A More Info on Irish Go Congress

Harpenden (was Welwyn Garden City)

Sunday 24th March. Harpenden Arms PH, 88 High St, Harpenden, AL5 2TR. 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

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th April. Venue: MacDonald Hotel, Manchester. Address: London Road, Manchester M1 2PG. Short walk from Piccadilly Station. Hotel tel. 0344 879 9088. Google map. More info. will appear here soon.

May 2019

Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 4th - Monday 6th May. The Settlement 229 Nevells Road, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 4UB. 6-round tournament. British championship rules. Closed event, i.e. by qualification only; you can check online if you may qualify. A BC SC

Bar-Low Tournament/Kyu Players Weekend

Sunday 5th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. 25 minutes with 20 in 5 overtime. Other events such as lectures and self-paired event over the bank holiday weekend. Registration 10:00 - 11:00. Prizes at 18:30. Contact admin at C More Info

LGC Self-Paired Tournament

Monday 6th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Self-paired tournament.

Nottingham Kyu Training Day

Saturday 11th May. The Dice Cup, 68-70 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3GY Kyu-player Teaching from 10:00. Afternoon mini-tournament until 18:00. Contact Brent Cutts brent.cutts63 at


Saturday 18th May. Oxford Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre, 10 Littlegate Street, Oxford OX1 1RL. 3-round McMahon Main Tournament, 50 minutes with Canadian overtime, intervalled with side competitions. Contact: Oxford City and University Go Clubs. B

Challengers' League

Saturday 25th - Tuesday 28th May. London Go Centre. A BC

Not the London Open

Saturday 25th - Monday 27th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 6 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes with accelerated overtime. Also side events. Contact admin at A More Info/Entry

Scottish Open

Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th May. Location T.B.A. 6 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes with accelerated overtime. Also side events. Further information to follow.

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


Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th June. Elvet Hill House, Millhill Lane, Durham DH1 3TH (next to Oriental Museum who will be giving free entry to entrants) Registration by 10:30 Saturday. Prize-giving by 17:00 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman at B

27th Welsh Open

Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd June. 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 harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com B

July 2019

UK Go Challenge Finals

August 2019

Leo Phillips Isle Of Man Go Festival

Sunday 11th - Friday 16th August. St Catherine's Church Hall, Church Road, Port Erin, Isle of Man IM9 6AE. The 14th Go Festival run in memory of Leo Phillips, has two main events with generous time limits, and a number of side events, all taking place over a period of 6 days. One day is free for island walk-about followed by a popular quiz in the evening. It is a very family friendly Go festival, and full details are available in the link below. You will find an entry form in the IOM web pages as well as a list of currently entered players. Finally, it is most important that you arrange your accommodation as soon as possible as the IOM gets very busy with the Motorcycle Grand Prix taking place soon after the tournament.
Contact Francis Roads, francis dot roads at gmail dot com
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Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 18th - Monday 26th 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. 23rd edition. No events Saturday 24th. Competition for medals; prize money in most events. More Info

MSO 9x9

Friday 23rd August. 10:00. Swiss. 9x9 games.

MSO Small Board

Friday 23rd August. 14:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss. 13x13 games. 20 mins.

MSO Open

Monday 26th August. 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. B

Youth Training Residential

Tuesday 27th - Friday 30th August. Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings. Note extra day for 2019. Details available soon.


T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament

Saturday 7th 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 8th 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 16:30 and will hopefully have two divisions (kyu teams will play handicap). Contact admin at C More Info/Entry







Sunday 27th October (provisional). Special 50th Wessex Tournament, with possible extra events on the Saturday. Venue: for one year only, probably a hotel in Bristol. Format: 3-round McMahon tournament.


Three Peaks

Saturday 2nd November - Sunday 3rd 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 Adrian Abrahams. B

Guy Fawkes Weekend

Saturday 2nd November - Sunday 3rd November. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Six-round tournament. Contact admin at More Info



British Youth Go Championship

Edinburgh Christmas

London Open

Saturday 28th–Tuesday 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. Note entry is limited. A Contact admin @


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