Archive: past Go events in the UK 2003

2004 events

2003

January

Furze Platt

Saturday 18th January. Hitachi Europe Head Office at Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead. 3 round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes plus overtime of 30 stones In 5 minutes. Flexible komi with players bidding to play black. Contact Eddie Best. B Bk

February

British Youth Championship

Sunday 2nd February. Meadows Community Centre, St Catharine’s Road, Cambridge. Contact Paul Smith.

Cheshire

Saturday 8th February. Bentley Motors Works Restaurant, Pyms Lane, Crewe, Cheshire. Top 8 play a 3 round Swiss. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Everyone else plays a 5 round handicapped Swiss tournament. 30 minutes time limit, with 40 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Contact Tony Atkins. B / C

Oxford

Saturday 15th February. Wolfson Hall, St Edmund Hall, Queens Lane, Oxford. 3 round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes time limit, with 30 stones in 5 minutes overtime. 6 points komi. Contact Niall Cardin. B Shop

March

Trigantius

Sunday 2nd March. The University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RU. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 stones in 5 minutes overtime. 6½ points komi. Contact Alex Selby. B Shop

Irish Go Congress

Friday 7th–Monday 10th March. Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland. Firday: Irish Rapid Play. Saturday and Sunday: 5 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 15 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 5½ komi. Monday: Irish Handicap. Contact John Gibson. A TT Bk

Candidates’

Saturday 22nd–Sunday 23rd March. The Oddfellows Hall, 6 Clarence Terrace, Warwick Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5LD. Part of a joint event with the Leamington Go Tournament. 4 round Swiss tournament. 90 minutes time limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. For qualifiers only. Contact the championships organiser. BC A

Leamington

Sunday 23rd March. The Oddfellows Hall, 6 Clarence Terrace, Warwick Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5LD. Part of a joint event with the Candidates’ Tournament. 4 round McMahon. 30 Minute time limit with no overtime. Commentaries on games from the Candidates’ between rounds. Contact Mike Lynn. C

April

British Go Congress

Friday 4th–Sunday 6th April. The Queens Hotel, The Promenade Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4HG. British Lightening: Friday evening. British Open: Saturday and Sunday. 6 round McMahon style tournament. 60 Minutes time limit, with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6 points komi. Annual General Meeting of the BGA: Saturday evening. Contact John Culmer B Bk

International Teams Spring Match

Sunday 27 April. Nippon Club, London. Contact Geoff Kaniuk.

May

MSO Cambridge 2003

Saturday 3rd–Monday 5th May. Parkside Community College, Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH. Comprising the Bar-Low, Dans’ and Junior 13×13 tournaments, and the Challenger’s League. Also many events for many other games. Contact Charles Matthews. Shop

Bar-Low

Sunday 4th May. Parkside Community College, Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH. Part of MSO Cambridge 2003. 5 round McMahon tournament. 35 minutes time limit with no overtime. Kyu players only. Contact Charles Matthews. Shop C

Dans’

Monday 5th May. Parkside Community College, Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH. Part of MSO Cambridge 2003. 5 round McMahon tournament. 35 minutes time limit with no overtime. Dan players, or European rating of more than 1850 only. Contact Charles Matthews. Shop C

Junior 13×13

Monday 5th May, morning only. Parkside Community College, Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH. Part of MSO Cambridge 2003. Played on 13×13 boards. The exact format will be tailored to the entry. Contact Charles Matthews. Shop

The Challenger’s League

Friday 2nd–Monday 5th May. To be held at MSO Cambridge 2003, so the venue for Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be Parkside Community College, Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH. The Friday games will take place in the Centre at St Paul’s, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1JP. An 8 player all play all tournament. 105 minutes time limit plus 15 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6½ komi. Qualifiers only. The winner plays a best-of-five title match against the reigning champion to decide the British Championship. Contact the Championships Organiser. BC A

Bracknell

Sunday 11th May. Woosehill Community Centre, Woosehill. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Contact Clive Hendrie B Bk

British Pair Go Championships

Sunday 25th May. Foxcombe Lodge Hotel, Boars Hill, Oxford. A tournament for teams of one male and one female who play alternately with no conferring. The top 8 pairs play for the title. Remaining pairs play in the handicap section. Contact Francis Roads.

June

Strong Players’ Training Day

Sunday 1st June. CMR1, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA. A training day aimed at dan (or nearly dan) level players. The idea is to take some game records from the Candidates’ and Challenger’s tournament (parts of the British Go Championship), and to analyse them as a group. Contact Tim Hunt.

Leicester

Saturday 14th June. Church of all the Martyrs, off Narborough Road, Leicester. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6 points komi. Contact Peter Fisher B Bk

Welsh Open

Saturday 28th–Sunday 29th June. Barmouth Youth Centre, Barmouth. 5 round McMahon tournament. 50 Minutes time limeit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Contact Philip Ward-Ackland B Bk

July

Scottish Open

Saturday 5th–Sunday 6th July Pollock Halls of Residence, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY. 6 round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6 komi. Contact Donald MacLeod. B Bk

Letchworth

Saturday 19th July. Friends Meeting House, 42 South View, Letchworth, Herts, SG6 3JJ. 3 round McMahon tournament. 55 minutes time limit with 30 stones in 5 minutes overtime. Contact Alison Bexfield. B

August

Epsom

Saturday 9th August. The Ebbisham Centre, 6–7 The Derby Square, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8AG. 3 round McMahon Tournament. 50 minutes time limit with 30 stones in 5 minutes then 50 stones in 5 minutes overtime. Side events. Contact Paul Margetts. B BK

Mind Sports Olympiad

Saturday 16th–Monday 25th August. Numerous Go events on both weekends. Contact Tim Hunt.

September

Northern

Now part of the Mind Sports Olympiad, Saturday 16th–Sunday 17th August.

Penzance

Saturday 6th–Sunday 7th September. Yacht Inn, The Promenade, Penzance, TR18 4AU. Saturday: rapid handicap tournament. Sunday: 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 25 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Contact John Culmer BK B

Milton Keynes

Sunday 21st September. The old lecture theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6 points komi. Contact Andrew Grant. BOOK B

October

Wanstead

Saturday 4th October. Wanstead House, 21 The Green, Wanstead, London E11 2NT. 4 round McMahon tournament. 45 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6 points komi. Contact Bill Streeten B BK

New Malden amateur open Baduk championship

Saturday 11th–Sunday 12th October. The Red Ox, 1 High Street, New Malden, KT3 4DQ Two separate divisions for dan and kyu players. Qualifying for everyone on Saturday. Players split into all-play-all leagues of 4. Top 8 players qualify for the final. 40 minutes sudden death. 5½ komi. C Finals Sunday. In each division there will be two all-play-all leagues of 4. The winners of each league then play a grand final. 50 minutes sudden death. 5½ komi. Significant prize-money. B

International Teams Autumn Match

Saturday 18th October (provisionally) International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1N 5HD. Contact Keith Rapley or Simon Bexfield.

Wessex

Sunday 26th October. Marlborough Town Hall, Marlborough, Wiltshire. 4 round McMahon tournament with 50 minutes time limits and 30, then 60 stones in 5 minutes overtime. B BOOK

November

Three Peaks

Saturday 8th–Sunday 9th November. The Marton Arms, Thornton in Lonsdale, near Ingleton, Yorkshire. Contact Bob Bagot. B

National Small Board Championship

Sunday 16th November. Whittlesford Memorial Hall, Mill Lane, Whittlesford, Cambridge, CB2 4NE Contact Paul Smith.

Durham Informal Charity Tournament

Saturday 22nd November Contact Durham Go Club.

December

West Surrey Teach-in

Saturday 6th December. Lessons will be given to small groups by several dan players, and will be suitable for any level of player from total beginner to 1 kyu. All welcome. Contact Pauline Bailey. BK

West Surrey Handicap

Sunday 7th December. 4 round handicap Swiss tournament. Time limits, handicaps and komi vary with grade. See the entry form for information. Contact Pauline Bailey. B BK

Scottish Bar-Low

Saturday 13th December. Union of Communications Workers Club, 15 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5JB 4 round McMahon tournament. 45 minutes time limit, with 30 stones in 5 minutes overtime. 6 points komi. Contact Donald MacLeod. B BK

London Open

Sunday 28th–Wednesday 31st December International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1N 5HD Contact Geoff Kaniuk. BOOK A TT





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