Tournament and Other Go Events Calendar



Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 17th – Monday 25th August. JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET. 18th edition. No events Saturday 23rd. Prize fund sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric UK and Winton Capital Management. More Info

MSO 9x9

Sunday 24th August. 10:15 to 13:45. 4-round swiss 9x9 games. 20mins. Entry fee £10. Prizes: medals plus £40, £30 and £20. More Info/Entry

MSO Small Board

Sunday 24th August. 14:15 to 18:00. 4-round swiss 13x13 games. 20 mins. Entry fee £10. Prizes: medals plus £80, £40 and £20. More Info/Entry

MSO Open

Monday 25th August. 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £15. Prizes: medals plus £125, £75 and £50. B More Info/Entry

Japan Day

Monday 25th August. Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS. The BGA will have a stand at the Manchester Japanese festival, a showcase for everything related to Japanese culture. More Information


Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st 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 B More Info



Sunday 7th 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 and SAM Properties - reduced entry fees, enhanced prize fund - first prize £100. Contact Chris Kirkham 0161 9039023 cckirkham at B BK Flyer


Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September. The Queens Hotel, The Promenade, Penzance, TR18 4HG, tel. 01736 362371. Handicap Tournament takes place on Saturday afternoon. Registration by 13:30. Open Tournament takes place Sunday. 3-round McMahon. Registration by 09:45. Buffet lunch. Prize giving by 18:45. Teaching Event Saturday morning, 10:00 to 12:30. Contact John Culmer 01326 573167 johnculmer at A More Info


Saturday 20th September. Hinstock Memorial Hall, Shropshire, TF9 2TE 3-round McMahon tournament. 55 minutes per round plus progressive overtime. Includes a mystery problem set with associated brief teaching session. Homemade lunches available and post-tournament dinner locally. Registration by 10:20. Contact Roger Huyshe 01952 550361 roger.huyshe at B BK Flyer Enter or View Entries


Sunday 28th September. Even Swindon Community Centre, Old School, Jennings Street, Swindon, SN2 2BG. 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit + overtime. Registration by 10:15. Prize giving 18:15. Preferably by email to Christian Scarff xianscarff @, but phone entries will also be accepted on 07799 630061. A More Info


International Teams Autumn Match

Saturday 4th October. Melton Mowbray pub, Holborn, London, EC1N 2LE. Registration 12:00 - 12:30. For teams of three; individuals usually required as reserves. Three rounds (sudden death). Contact Jonathan Turner je_turner at

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

British Small Board

Sunday 19th October. Umney Lounge, Robinson College, Cambridge.


Sunday 26th 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. B Contact David King davidking68 at more info Flyer


Letchworth Garden City 1st Rapid Play

Saturday 8th November (provisional) Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire. 5-6 rounds 30 minutes sudden death. Swiss draw. Graded sections. Separate junior sections for youth squad members and novices. Contact Alison Bexfield alison at C

Three Peaks

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th 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 lesbag at B More Info



South London

Saturday 6th December. Quaker Meeting House, 60 Park Lane, Croydon, CR0 1JE Teaching in the morning and 3-round rapid play (30 mins sd) kyu players' tournament if the afternoon. Registration time tbc. Contact David Cantrell david at C more info

Edinburgh Christmas

Saturday 13th December. Old St Paul’s Episcopal Church Hall, Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH. 4-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 45 minutes with 30/5 overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prizegiving 18:00. Contact Donald MacLeod donald.macleod284 at 0141 8806169. B SC

London Open

Sunday 28th–Wedneday 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


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




Saturday 7th March 2015. Cambridge University Social Club Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. 3 Round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes, with variable increasing overtime. Registration by 10:00. Prize-giving by 20:00. Contact Geoff Kaniuk geoff at kaniuk dot co dot uk. A

British Go Congress

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th March 2015. Shrewsbury



Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 18th April 2015. 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


Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 2nd May to Monday 4th May 2015. 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


Sunday 3rd May 2015 (provisional). Cambridge


Scottish Open

Challengers' League


British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 6th June 2015. 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


Welsh Open

Saturday 20th June - Sunday 21st June 2015. Min-Y-Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW McMahon tournament. Time limits and overtime tba. Contact Martin Harvey jm.harvey at Rating class tba


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 More Info

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 B SC

British Go Congress

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

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