Events Calendar



Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 21st – Monday 29th 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. 20th edition. No events Saturday 27th. Competition for medals; prize money in most events.More Info

MSO 9x9

Sunday 28th August. 10:15 to 13:45. 4-round Swiss 9x9 games. 20mins. Entry fee £10. Prizes: £60 for 1st, £30 for 2nd, and £20 for 3rd More Info Register

MSO Small Board

Sunday 28th 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 More Info Register

MSO Open

Monday 29th August. 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £15. Prizes: £200 for 1st, £100 for 2nd, and £50 for 3rd B More Info Register



Sunday 4th September. Cheadle Hulme School (CHS), Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6EG Free 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 all day. Self-pairing 13x13 side-event with prizes. Prize-giving 17:45. Contact Chris Kirkham 0161 903 9023 cckirkham at B More info.


Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September. The Lugger, The Promenade, Penzance, TR18 4DL, tel. 01736 362371. Teaching Event Saturday morning, 10:00 to 12:30. Handicap Tournament takes place on Saturday afternoon. Registration by 13:30. Open Tournament takes place Sunday. 3-round McMahon. Main time limit 65 minutes; overtime 20 stones in 5 minutes. Registration by 09:45. Buffet lunch. Prize giving by 18:45. Contact John Culmer 01326 573167 johnculmer at A More Info


Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September. 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


Saturday 24th 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 18:15. Preferably by email to Christian Scarff xianscarff @, but phone entries will also be accepted on 07739 079552. A


Didactics of Mindsports Conference

Saturday 1st October. Old Library, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Morning from 10:00 - keynote speakers and pedagogues in Chess and Go. Afternoon until 17:00 - simulated lessons, playing sessions, demonstrations. Other mind sports to be confirmed. Registration from 09:30.

British Championship Match

Game 2 in this year's Title Match between Junnan Jiang and Charles Hibbert. Live relay on KGS from 10:30. BC More Info


Sunday 9th October. Greenhill Library, 1 Hemper Lane, Sheffield, S8 7FE. 3-round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes per round plus increasing overtime. Registration by 10:00; prize giving about 18;00. Contact Bob Scantlebury robert hyphen scantlebury at lineone dot net. B Flyer

International Teams Autumn Match


Sunday 30th 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. Contact David King davidking68 at B more info Flyer


Three Peaks

Saturday 5th November - Sunday 6th 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. Prive giving 15:15 Sunday. Contact Bob Bagot robert.bagot at B More Info

Doki Doki - The Manchester Japanese Festival

Saturday 12th November Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL. The event celebrates both traditional and modern Japanese culture. The festival will take place from 10:00am until 7:00pm, & in 2015 there were 2,800 festival-goers. Please see Doki Doki - The Manchester Japanese Festival for full details of this year's event, including photographs and videos of the 2015 festival. The BGA will have 4 stalls as last year, and be demonstrating Go to newcomers all day. Do feel free to join & help us. Contact Helen or Martin Harvey - jm.harvey at

London Teaching Day

Saturday 19th November. West London Go Club, c/o Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA.

British Youth

Sunday 20th November. The National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS. Youth titles at U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 will be contested, in addition to the titles of overall British Youth Champion and British Schools Team Champions. A mixture of even and handicap games. Beginners and those new to the game will be made particularly welcome.



Edinburgh Christmas

London Open

Wednesday 28th–Saturday 31st December.






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 B



Saturday 4th March 2017. Cambridge

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 25th March 2017. Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club room, Gosling Stadium, Welwyn Garden City AL8  6XE.


Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 29th April - Monday 1st May 2017 (provisional).


Challengers' League


Sunday 14th May. 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 B

Scottish Open


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 More about BPGC


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 B


Milton Keynes


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