Events Calendar


2015

February

Irish Go Congress

Friday 6th February to Sunday 8th February. Gresham Hotel, 23 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland. Friday from 19:00 Irish Rapid Play. Saturday and Sunday: Confucius Cup (Irish Open) 5 round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 15/5 overtime. First prize 500 euro. Registration from 09:00 - 10:00 Saturday. Prize giving 16:30 Sunday. Also parallel Chinese Chess Tournament. Contact Rory Wales rorywales at yahoo.com A More Info

Cheshire

Saturday 7th February. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. New Format: 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 More Info Register

March

Trigantius

Saturday 7th March. Cambridge University Social Club Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. 3 Round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes, with variable increasing overtime. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving 19:15. Contact Geoff Kaniuk geoff at kaniuk dot co dot uk. A More Info

British Go Congress

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th March. Prince Rupert Hotel, Butcher Row, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1UQ Teaching from 14:00 on the Friday. Friday evening 19:30 the British Lightning. Saturday and Sunday the British Open (6-round McMahon). Prize giving 17:30. BGA AGM 19:00 Saturday evening, then tournament dinner. Contact britishopen at britgo.org B SC Register More Info

April

Birmingham

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 18th April. Red Lion, 88 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5EU Registration by 09:30. Prize giving by 17:00. 4-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 45 minutes with no overtime. Buffet lunch available. Contact John Collins jmc at toad.me.uk C Register

May

Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 2nd May to Monday 4th May. The Fulbourn Centre, 31 Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5BS. For qualifiers only (all British players who are members of the BGA with rating above 1899 from a tournament April 2014 - March 2015). You may be sent a letter/email of invitation. You can check online if you may qualify. 6 round Swiss tournament. 90 minutes time limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Contact Geoff Kaniuk geoff at kaniuk dot co dot uk More Info A BC SC

Bar-Low

Sunday 3rd May (provisional). Cambridge

FestivalAsia Exhibition

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th May. Tobacco Dock, London E1W 2SF. Exhibition showcasing over 150 organisations displaying many aspects of Asian culture. The BGA will be making a presentation in the 'Cultural Room' as well as hosting a stand. More Info

Bracknell

Sunday 17th 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 Entry Form Flyer

Challengers' League

Saturday 23rd May to Tuesday 26th May The Goddard Arms, 1 High Street, Swindon, SN1 3EG. For qualifiers from the Candidates' Tournament only. BC A

Scottish Open

Saturday 30th May - Sunday 31st May. Gilchrist Postgraduate Club, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ 6 round McMahon. 60 minutes with increasing overtime. Registration Saturday by 10:30. Prize Giving at 18:15 Sunday. Contact Donald Macleod donald.macleod at physics.org A SC More Info

June

British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 6th June. 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

Durham

Welsh Open

Saturday 20th June - Sunday 21st June. Min-Y-Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW *** New format for 2015 *** 6-round McMahon tournament. Entries welcomed for single days or both days. Main time limit 50 minutes; overtime 20 stones in 5 minutes, then 40 stones in each subsequent 5 minutes. Registration by 10:45 on Sat.; prize-giving should finish by 6:30. Players are welcome to miss a round. Entry fees etc. here soon. Contact Martin or Helen Harvey jm.harvey at ntlworld.com B

July

Milton Keynes

UK Go Challenge Finals

Arundel

August

Isle Of Man Go Festival

Sunday 23rd - Friday 28th August. Cherry Orchard, Port Erin, Isle of Man IM9 6AN. 12th edition - many events planned - provisonally: Main Tournament mornings 23rd-25th/27th/28th, Afternoon Tournament 23rd-25th, Handicap Tournament afternoons 27th/28th, Die Hards or Day Trip 26th, Quiz, Rengo, Music, 13x13, closing dinner (evenings). Also teaching sessions, mostly aimed at novices and improving players. Contact Leo at manx.net A More Info Entry Form

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 23rd – Monday 31st August. JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET. 19th edition. No events Saturday 29th. More Info

Belfast

September

Northern

Cornwall

Shropshire

Swindon

October

International Teams Autumn Match

Sheffield

Wessex

November

Three Peaks

Coventry

December

South London

Edinburgh Christmas

London Open

2016

January

Maidenhead-Hitachi

Later

Isle of Skye Tournament

Saturday 5th March–Sunday 6th March 2016 (provisional). Tongadale Hotel, Wentworth Street, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EJ. 6 round McMahon. (Small board event Friday evening.) Contact John MacDonald 01478 611207 or Carel Goodheir 01478 611763 carelgoodheir at gmail.com B SC

British Go Congress

Friday 8th - Sunday 10th April 2016 (provisional). Cambridge



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