Events Calendar



Didactics of Mindsports Conference

Saturday 1st October. William Mong Hall, 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 10:00until 19:00. In 2015 there were 2800 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 tables as last year, and be demonstrating Go to newcomers all day. Do feel free to join and 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. Contact Gerry Gavigan

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. Registration by 09:45. Prize-giving by 17:00. Entry Form



Edinburgh Christmas

London Open

Wednesday 28th–Saturday 31st December.




Saturday 21st January 2017. Hitachi Europe Head Office at Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8YA. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with increasing overtime (10/5, 20/5 etc). Flexible komi with players bidding to play black. Buffet lunch available. Registration by 9:45. Prize giving by 19:00. Contact Iain Atwell 01628 676792 wintergarden at A



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 2017. 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


Isle Of Man Go Festival

Sunday 20th - Friday 25th August 2017 (provisional). Cherry Orchard, Port Erin, Isle of Man IM9 6AN. 13th edition; being run again in memory of Leo Phillips - many events planned: Main Tournament mornings 20th-22nd/24th/25th, Afternoon Tournament 20th-21nd, Handicap Tournament afternoons 24th/25th, Day Off 23rd, Lectures and Teaching, Quiz, Games Evening, Rengo, 13x13, Lightning, Buffet Dinner and Prizegiving, Sandcastle Competition and more. Contact andreapaulsmith at A More Info

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 20th – Monday 28th August 2017.






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