Events Calendar



Scottish Open

Saturday 23rd June - Sunday 24th June. Hosted by Edinburgh Go Cub at Skyscanner, Quartermile One, 15 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9EN. 6 round McMahon. 60 minutes with accelerated overtime. Registration Saturday by 09:45, Sunday by 09:15. Prize Giving by 18:00 Sunday. Requests for accomodation welcome. Online booking to be arranged. Queries to edinburghgoclub at gmail dot com. More Details/Entry A SC

Welsh Open

Saturday 30th June - Sunday 1st July. Min y Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW 6-round McMahon tournament. Entries welcomed for single days or both days. Players are welcome to miss any round(s), without detriment to prize-allocation. Free coffee and tea. An early and a later sitting for the Saturday evening meal. Contact Helen and Martin Harvey jm.harvey at B More Details Enter Entry List


5th Annual World Collegiate Wei-Chi Championships

Wednesday 11th - Thursday 12th July. University Centre, Cambridge. World tournament for university students under 25. Organisation and support by Shanghai Ing Chang-Ki Wei-chi (Go) Foundation, assisted by BGA and Cambridge University Go Society. Free accommodation in Robinson College. Entries are now closed. Semi-final of the 14th Chang Qi Cup (pro event) alongside, Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th July, at DoubleTree Hotel, Cambridge. More details here

UK Go Challenge Finals

Saturday 14th July. University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge CB2 1RU. Arrive by 11:00, depart by 16:00. Finals for UK school and junior Go clubs and all other junior players. Free entry. Games played on 13x13 boards. Titles in age groups for boys and for girls. Contact Tony Atkins 01189268143 info at More on UK Go Challenge Finals Entry Form


Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 19th – Monday 27th 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. 22nd edition. No events Saturday 25th. Competition for medals; prize money in most events. More Info

MSO Open

Sunday 19th August. 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. B

MSO Small Board

Monday 20th August. 14:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss. 13x13 games. 20 mins.

MSO 9x9

Monday 20th August. 18:45. Swiss. 9x9 games.

Youth Training Residential

Wednesday 29th - Friday 31st August. Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings. Flyer



Saturday 1st September. 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 Flyer

Penzance (Cornwall)

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th 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


Sunday 23rd September. Date is fixed, but all other details tbc shortly. Contact David Wildgoose or Matt Marsh.


Saturday 29th 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 18:00. Preferably by email to Christian Scarff xianscarff @, but phone entries will also be accepted on 07739 079552. A More Info

T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament

Saturday 29th September. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 18:00. 5 round McMahon tournament. 40 minutes with sudden death. Contact admin at C More Info

International Teams Autumn Match

Sunday 30th September. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. For teams of three players from London and nearby clubs. 3 rounds. 45 minutes with sudden death. The match will run between 10:15 and 17:15 and will hopefully have two divisions (kyu teams will play handicap). Contact admin at C More Info



Sunday 21st October. Venue: Cheadle Hulme School, just south of Manchester. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limits tbc. Contact Martin Harvey at jm DOT harvey AT ntlworld DOT com



Three Peaks

Saturday 3rd November - Sunday 4th 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

Doki Doki Festival, Manchester

Saturday 10th November. Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL. BGA members are manning a stall all day. Free demos of Go will be given to many members of the public. Festival site Contact Martin Harvey, jm DOT harvey AT ntlworld DOT com

British Youth Go Championship


London Open

Friday 28th–Monday 31st December (provisional).


January 2019


February 2019


Saturday 2nd February (provisional). Frodsham.

March 2019

Irish Go Congress

South Manchester


Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 23rd March. 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 More Info

April 2019

British Go Congress


Candidates' Tournament


Challengers' League


British Pair Go Championships


Nottingham Kyu

Scottish Open

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