Saturday 20th August. Game 1 in this year's Title Match between Junnan Jiang and Charles Hibbert. To played at private address in Oxford. Live relay on KGS (with commentary by Matthew Macfadyen) provisionally from 10:30. BC More Info
Saturday 20th August. Japan Society North West are organising another Japan Day, from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, and the BGA will be demonstrating Go to many dozens of new players all day, on 2 stalls. If you're interested in helping us, you are most welcome, & please let Helen or Martin Harvey know, on jm.harvey at ntlworld dot com.
The event is a showcase for everything relating to Japanese culture, both traditional and modern. It is held once every two years, and alternates between Manchester and Liverpool. It is a free public event. The venue affords everybody lots of space.
There will be taiko drumming, Japanese folk songs and koto music-playing, martial arts demonstrations. Watch a demonstration of kimono dressing and try on a yukata! Also there are displays of bonsai trees, Japanese swords and armour. Venue: Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TR
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
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 btinternet.com B
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 btinternet.com A More Info
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th Spetember. 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 hotmail.com 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 @ hotmail.com, but phone entries will also be accepted on 07739 079552. A
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.
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
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 yahoo.com B more info Flyer
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 virgin.net B More Info
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 ntlworld.com
West London Go Club, c/o Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA.
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 kisekigo.com. B
Saturday 4th March 2017. Cambridge
Saturday 25th March 2017. Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club room, Gosling Stadium, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6XE.
Saturday 29th April - Monday 1st May 2017 (provisional).
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 kisekigo.com B
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 gmail.com More about BPGC
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 ntlworld.com. B