Tournament and Other Go Events Calendar


Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 26th April. Red Lion, 88 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5EU Registration by 09:30. Prize giving 18:30. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 20/5 overtime. Buffet lunch available. Contact John Collins jmc at A More Info


Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 3rd May - Monday 5th May. Library Building: Room LIB2, Warwick University For qualifiers only (all British players who are members of the BGA with rating above 1899 from a tournament April 2013 - March 2014). You may be sent a letter/email of invitation. Qualifiers are listed here 6 round Swiss tournament. 90 minutes time limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Games start at 10:30 on Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 on Monday. A BC Enter or View entries

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Sunday 4th May. Warwick University. 5 round McMahon tournament (35 minutes) for kyu players only. Registration by 10:00. Prizes at 18:15. Contact Jonathan Green green.jonathan at C More Info


Sunday 11th 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 B Entry Form Flyer

British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 17th May. 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 Flyer

British Youth

Sunday 18th May. King Edward VI Aston School, Frederick Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6DJ 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

Challengers' League

Saturday 24th May to Tuesday 27th May Club Room, International Student House (ISH), 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN. For qualifiers from the Candidates' Tournament only. BC A

Scottish Open (Glasgow)

Saturday 24th May - Sunday 25th 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 A SC Entry Form



Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th June. Pemberton Rooms PG20 and PG21, Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham. 6 Round McMahon. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman at Entry Form B

Welsh Open

Saturday 21st June - Sunday 22nd June. Min-Y-Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW Registration by 12:30 Saturday. Prize-giving 15:30 Sunday. 5-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 50 minutes with 20/5 overtime. Contact Tony Pitchford 07870 893153 tony at More Info B

UK Go Challenge Finals

Saturday 21st June. Milton Primary School, Humphries Way, Milton, Cambridge CB24 6DL. 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 More on UK Go Challenge Finals Entry Form

Milton Keynes

Saturday 28th 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.



Mind Sports Olympiad

Saturday 16th – Sunday 24th August. JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET. 18th edition. More Info

MSO 9x9

Sunday 24th August. 10:15 to 13:45. 9x9 games.

MSO Small Board

Sunday 24th August. 14:15 to 18:00. 13x13 games.

MSO Open

Monday 25th August. 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. B





Saturday 20th September (provisional).


Sunday 28th September.


East Midlands

Saturday 11th October. Thorpe Astley Community Centre, Lakin Drive, Thorpe Astley, Leicestershire, LE3 3RU. 3-round McMahon Tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 40/5 overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 18:15. Contact Peter Fisher 0116 2871362 peter.fisher.149 at B Flyer


Sunday 26th October (provisional).



Sunday 9th November. Firestorm Games, 8a Trade Street, Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF10 5DT. 3 Round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes, with variable increasing overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prize-giving by 18:45. Contact Dylan Carter welshgoplayer at A Enter or View Entries

Three Peaks



Edinburgh Christmas

London Open


January 2015




Saturday 7th February 2015. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Tony Atkins 0118-9268143 cheshire at B / C BK





British Go Congress

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th March 2015. Shrewsbury

Isle Of Man Go Festival

Sunday 23rd - Friday 28th August 2015. 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 Celia at A SHOP More Info

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