Events Calendar



Challengers' League

Saturday 27th May - Tuesday 30th 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


British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 3rd 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 Flyer More about PairGo


Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th 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 More Info Register List of Entries

Welsh Open

Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th 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. 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. Registration by 10:45 Saturday morning. Prize-giving on Sunday by 18:00. Contact Helen and Martin Harvey jm.harvey at B More Info Register List of Entries


Stoke - Mindsports Academy event for ages up to 21

Saturday 8th July. Venue: Stoke City Football Club. This Mindsports Academy event will host Go, Chess and Scrabble in parallel. The Go will include the finals of the UK Go Challenge and perhaps some stall for the public. Contact: Tony Atkins info at


Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July. Belfast Boat Club, Lockview Road, Stranmillis, Belfast BT9 5FH. 5-round McMahon Tournament. Registration by 10:30. Prizegiving 16:30 Sunday. Contact James Hutchinson james8hut at B More Info

Leo Phillips Isle Of Man Go Festival

Sunday 30th July - Friday 4th August. ** 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 five mornings, Afternoon Tournament three days, Handicap Tournament afternoons two days, a Day Off, Lectures and Teaching, Quiz, Games Evening, Rengo, 13x13, Lightning, Buffet Dinner and Prizegiving, Sandcastle Competition and more. Earlybird discount extended to 14th May. Book accommodation as soon as possible - see list of available options via the Congress Accommodation  page. Contact andreapaulsmith at A More Info Entry Form



Sunday 13th August. 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

Youth Training Residential

Monday 14th – Wednesday 16th August. Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings. Flyer Contact Andrew Russell or Roger Huyshe youth_res at

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 20th – Monday 28th 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. 21st edition. No events Saturday 26th. Competition for medals; prize money in most events. Enter code EARLYBIRD when making the final purchase payment, until 5th June, to obtain 15 percent discount. More Info

MSO Open

Sunday 20th August. 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £15. B Enter

MSO 9x9

Monday 21st August. 14:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss 9x9 games. 20mins. Entry fee £10. Enter

MSO Small Board

Monday 21st August. 18:45 to 22:30. 4-round Swiss 13x13 games. 20 mins. Entry fee £10. Enter


Penzance (Cornwall)

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th 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

Strong Players' Training Weekend

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September Letchworth


Saturday 23rd September (provisional)



Saturday 14th October. Cheadle Hulme School (CHS), Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6EG Free off-road parking; 0.9 miles from Cheadle Hulme railway station. 3-round McMahon. 50-minutes with increasing overtime. Registration 09:45 to 10:00. Free tea & coffee. Self-pairing 13x13 side-event with prizes. Prize-giving 17:45. Contact Chris Kirkham 0161 903 9023 cckirkham at B




Three Peaks

Saturday 4th November - Sunday 5th 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

Manchester 'Doki Doki'

Saturday 11th November Venue: Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL

Doki Doki - The Manchester Japanese Festival - is an event celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture.

Standard, early bird, family and group tickets for the daytime event are available to buy online. Tickets for the festival will be available to buy online until Friday 10 November and will also be available to buy at the door on the day. To see what is happening at the 2017 festival, visit the events, guests, traders and artists sections of the DokiDoki website.

More importantly, as you may know, the Manchester Go Club (MGC) runs 4 stalls there every year, usually attracting many people keen to learn Go - or play it against us once again. We've succeeded in persuading several to become MGC members over the years. So, if you'd like to volunteer helping us this year, do let Helen or Martin Harvey know - jm DOT harvey AT ntlworld DOT com.

British Youth



Edinburgh Christmas

London Open

Thursday 28th–Sunday 31st December.

January 2018


February 2018


Saturday 3rd February 2018. 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 More Info

Milton Keynes

March 2018


Saturday 10th March.

Isle of Skye

Tongadale Hotel, Wentworth Street, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EJ. 6 round McMahon. (Small board event Friday evening.) Carel Goodheir 01478 611763 carelgoodheir at B SC

British Go Congress

April 2018


Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 5th - Monday 7th May. 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


Sunday 13th May. Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Close, Wokingham, RG41 3DA. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 40th edition. Registration by 10:00. Prizegiving 18:45. Contact Ian Marsh 01344 422296 bracknell at B

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 19th May. 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 Register List of Entries

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