Events Calendar


2015

May

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. A BC

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. As last year there will be around £250 worth of prizes thanks to sponsorship by the Confucius Institute (Glasgow Branch). Registration Saturday by 10:30. Prize Giving at 18:15 Sunday. Contact Donald Macleod donald.macleod at physics.org A SC More Info

British Youth Go Championships *** Postponed until Autumn ***

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 Flyer

Durham

Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th June. Pemberton Rooms PG20 and PG21, Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham. Registration by 11:00 Saturday. Prize-giving by 17:00 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman go.club at dur.ac.uk B Register More Info

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 Saturday; prize-giving should be 6:00 on Sunday or shortly after. Players are welcome to miss any round. Please contact Helen or Martin Harvey (by email to jm.harvey at ntlworld.com) if playing one day only, or if you have any queries. Click 'Register' to enter, or indeed to see who's entered so far. B More Info Register

Milton Keynes

Saturday 27th June. Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA. Registration by 10:15. Prize-giving 18:30. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 65 minutes with 30/5 overtime. Contact Ben Ellis 07769 335219 ben.ellis at softweyr.co.uk A

July

UK Go Challenge Finals

Saturday 18th July. Howard Hall, Norton Way South, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 1NX. Arrive by 11:00, depart by 16:00. 13x13 tournament for all youngsters (under-18) whether qualified from UK Go Challenge heats or not. Those still learning to play are encouraged to take part as well as those with established grades. Titles in age groups for boys and for girls. Contact Tony Atkins 01189268143 info at ukgochallenge.com More on UK Go Challenge Finals Entry Form

August

Belfast

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August. 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

Arundel

Saturday 15th August. Arundel Football Club, Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9PA. Contact Sue Paterson 01903 889825 suepat812 at btinternet.com

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

MSO 9x9

Sunday 30th August. 10:15 to 13:45. 4-round swiss 9x9 games. 20mins. Entry fee £10. More Info

MSO Small Board

Sunday 30th August. 14:15 to 18:00. 4-round swiss 13x13 games. 20 mins. Entry fee £10. More Info

MSO Open

Monday 31st August. 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £15. B More Info

September

Northern

Sunday 6th September. 4th Floor, Bank of East Asia, 3 - 5 Charlotte Street, Manchester M1 4HB. In city centre near to public transport links. 3-round McMahon. 50-minutes with increasing overtime. Registration 09:45 to 10:00. Prize giving 17:45. Sponsored by Bank of East Asia. Contact Chris Kirkham 0161 9039023 cckirkham at btinternet.com B

Cornwall

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th 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

Shropshire

Swindon

October

International Teams Autumn Match

Sheffield

Sunday 11th October (provisional).

Wessex

Sunday 25th October (provisional).

November

DokiDoki Festival in Manchester

Saturday 7th November. The DokiDoki Festival is a bi-annual event, celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture. It attracted 2,700 people in 2013. Follow the link to find photographs and videos of that festival. The BGA will again run a stall giving free Go demos to all takers. Do pop by!

Three Peaks

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November. Commodore Inn, Main Street, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6DY Tel 015395 32381 5-round McMahon tournament. Time limits 50 minutes with increasing overtime (20/5, 30/5, 40/5, 40/5 etc). Accommodation available at the Inn. Registration by 10:45 Saturday. Prive giving 15:15 Sunday. Contact Bob Bagot 01539 532678 robert.bagot at virgin.net B More Info

Coventry

South London

Saturday 28th November. Teaching in the morning and 3-round rapid play (40 mins sd) kyu players' tournament if the afternoon. Contact David Cantrell david at cantrell.org.uk C

December

Edinburgh Christmas

London Open

Monday 28th–Thursday 31st December. International Student House (ISH), 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN. McMahon tournament with 7 rounds. Time limit 90 minutes with 20/5 overtime. Also Lightning, Pair Go and Rengo tournaments. A More Info

2016

January

Maidenhead-Hitachi

February

Cheshire

Saturday 6th February 2016. 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 cheshire at kisekigo.com. B

March

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

Trigantius

Saturday 12th March 2016. 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

April

British Go Congress

Later

Candidates' Tournament

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