Archive: past Go events in the UK 2006

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2006

January

Maidenhead–Furze Platt

Saturday 21st January. Hitachi Europe Head Office at Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8YA. 3 round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes plus overtime of 30 stones in 5 minutes. Flexible komi with players bidding to play black. Registration by 10:00am. Contact Eddie Best. B BOOKS

February

Cheshire

Saturday 11th February. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. Three round open (top 8 players) and 5 round handicap. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Tony Atkins. B / C BK

Oxford

Saturday 18th February. St. Edmund Hall, Queens Lane, Oxford, OX2 0BY> 3-round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6½ points komi. Registration by 09:45. Contact Matt Scott. B SHOP

New Malden Amateur Baduk Championship

Saturday 25th February. St. John's Church, Kingston Road, New Malden, KT3 3RU One day only - 4-round McMahon. 40 minutes + overtime. Cash prizes thanks to sponsors (first £200). Entry fee includes Korean buffet lunch (non-vegetarian). Registration by 09:30. Prize-giving by 19:00. Contact JK Shim or Paul Tabor. B BK

March

Cambridge Trigantius

Sunday 5th March. The University Centre, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RU. 3 round McMahon tournament. 1 hour time limits and 40 moves in 3 minutes overtime. Komi will be 6½ points. Registration by 10:45. Prize-giving by 18:45. Novices' (below 20 kyu) training 11:00-13:00 and tournament 14:00-16:00 Contact Alex Selby. B BK

Irish Open

Saturday 11th March and Sunday 12th March. 5 round Toyota - IGS-PandaNet European Go Tour event. Rapid play evening of 10th March. Teacher's Club, Parnell Square, Dublin Contact Olivier Deme. A BOOKS TT

British Youth Go Championships

Sunday 19th March. 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 hadicap games. Beginners welcome (can play on 13x13 boards). King Edward IV School, Aston, Birmingham. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 17:00. Contact Mike Lynn.

Leamington

Sunday 26th March. The Oddfellows Hall, 6 Clarence Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV32 5LD. 3 round McMahon tournament. 55 minutes time limit with 30 in 5 overtime. Contact Mike Lynn . B

April

British Go Congress

Saturday 8th April and Sunday 9th April. Royal Lancaster Grammar School, East Road, Lancaster, LA1 3EF. (10 minutes walk from city centre). 6 round British Open Tournament. British Lightning on evening of Friday 7th April ( at nearby Gregson Centre). Lunches and Saturday dinner available at the School. BGA AGM on Saturday evening. Book accommodation in Lancaster. Contact Bob Bagot. B BOOKS

Easter Sunday

Sunday 16th April. This affects the dates of events like the British Open.

Thames Valley Team Tournament

Monday 17th April. Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, Bucks, SL8 5SX Teams of 3. Start 09:45 for 10:00. Contact Edwina Lee .

International Teams Spring Match

Sunday 23rd April Nippon Club, London. Teams of 6. Start 10:00; end 17:50. Contact Jonathan Turner

Candidates’ Tournament

Saturday 29th April - Monday 1st May. Selwyn College, Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DQ Directions. For qualifiers only (all British players with rating above 1899 from a tournament in 2005). 6 round Swiss tournament. 90 minutes time limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6½ komi. Registration by 10:00. Contact the championships organiser by 26th April. BC A

May

Bar-Low

Sunday 7th May. Netherhall Upper School and Sixth-Form College, Queen Ediths Way, Cambridge, CB1 8NN. Kyu players only. 5 round McMahon tournament with 35 minutes time limit, no overtime. Registration by 09:30. Contact Johnathan Medlock. C

Bracknell

Sunday 14th May. Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Close, Wokingham, RG41 3DA. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6 points Komi. Contact Clive Hendrie B BOOKS

British Pair Go Championships

Sunday 21st May. Foxcombe Lodge Hotel, Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1 5DP. 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.

Scottish Open

Saturday 27th–Sunday 28th May. Mason's Hall, 7 Artillery Lane, Dundee, DD1 1PE. 6 round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 20 stones in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 10:40 Saturday. Start 10:00 Sunday. Prize giving 18:15 Sunday. Optional small board lightning tournament Friday 26th May from 19:00. Sponsor Real Time Worlds. Contact Rich Philp A BOOKS

June

KGS - BGA Tournament 2006

Thursday 1st–Friday 30th June. British Room on the Kiseido Go Server (KGS). A self-pairing handicap tournament. 25 minutes time limit plus 16 moves in 4 minutes overtime. 6 points komi. Contact Stuart Barthropp.

Welsh Open

Saturday 10th–Sunday 11th June. Min-Y-Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW Registration by 13:00 Saturday. Prize-giving 15:30 Sunday. 5 round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes time limit with overtime of 20 stones in 5 minutes. 6 points komi. Contact Tony Pitchford. B

The Challengers’ League

Friday 16th to Monday 19th June at The Letchworth Settlement An 8 player all play all tournament. 105 minutes time limit plus 15 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Qualifiers only. The top two play a best-of-five title match to decide the British Championship. Contact the Championships Organiser. BC A

Durham

Saturday 17th–Sunday 18th June. Shincliffe Room,St Aidan's College, Durham, DH1 3LJ. Registration by 12:45 Saturday. Prize giving 18:00 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon with 45 minutes time limit and 40 stones in 5 minutes Canadian overtime. Also features a lecture by David Ward on recent experiences of Go in the Orient. Contact Durham Go Club. B BOOKS

July

National Go Week 2nd July - 8th July

UK Go Challenge Finals

Sunday 2nd July. Loughborough Grammar School, LE11 2DU. For schools that have entered the UK Go Challenge and children who could not play in a heat.

BGA Go Picnic

Sunday 2nd July. Purbrook, Hampshire

Epsom

Saturday 8th July. The Ebbisham Centre, 6–7 The Derby Square, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8AG. Three round McMahon; 60 mins per player (no overtime). Entry by 09:30; Registration by 09:45. Prize Giving 18:00. Features British Championship title game 1 BC Contact Paul Margetts. B BOOKS

European Go Congress

Saturday 29th July–Saturday 12th August. Frascati, Rome, Italy. Contact figg at figg.org. A

August

Isle of Man Go Congress

Sunday 20th–Friday 25th August. The Cherry Orchard Aparthotel, Bridson Street, Port Erin, Isle of Man IM9 6AN. Contact Leo Phillips. Main Tournamant: A Afternoon Tournamant: B Featuring European Women's Goe Championship BK

10th Mind Sports Olympiad

Saturday 26th August – Sunday 3rd September. University of Westminster campus, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS. more info Go poster (PDF)

MSO Rapidplay Go

Monday 28th August. From 09:30 to 17:30. 6 round McMahon tournament. 30 minutes time limit with no overtime. Entry fee: £16 (under 19s £12); late entry fee £5 after 13th August. C entry form (PDF)

MSO Beginners' Go

Monday 28th August. From 09:30 to 13:30. Tuition and small board tournament for beginners. No entry fee. entry form (PDF)

September

MSO Open Go

Saturday 2nd September. From 09:30 to 17:30. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Entry fee: £16 (under 19s £12). A entry form (PDF)

Cornwall

Saturday 9th September and Sunday 10th September. Yacht Inn, Penzance.
Contact John Culmer. Handicap Tournament takes place on Saturday 9th. Registration by 13:30. Open Tournament takes place Sunday 10th. Three rounds. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 18:30. B BK

London International Teams Autumn Match

Saturday 16th September. International Student House (ISH), 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1N 5HD. Contact Jonathan Turner

East Midlands

Sunday 17th September. The National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 40 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prize Giving 18:15. Entry fee of £10.00 (youth/student £7.00) includes entry to space centre exhibitions and free parking. B

Milton Keynes

Sunday 24th 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. 6½ points komi. Other events include a Shodan Challenge teaching session, and replay of one of the games from the British Go Championship title match. Registration by 10:15. Prizing giving 19:00. Contact Andrew Grant 34 Martingale Place, Downs Barn, Milton Keynes, MK14 7QN. Tel. 01908 669883 BOOKS B

October

Fife

Saturday 7th October. Age Concern Hall, Provost Wynd, Cupar, KY15 5HE. 4 round Handicap tournament with 45 minutes time limit, then 50 stones in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 18:00. Contact Edwin Brady . B

Wessex - Bristol

Sunday 29th October. JN Fear Institute, 30 High Street, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1DQ. 3 round McMahon tournament. 1 hour + overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 18:00. Contact Bob Hitchens. B BOOKS

November

Three Peaks

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November. The Marton Arms, Thornton in Lonsdale, near Ingleton, Yorkshire LA6 3PB. 5 round McMahon tournament. Early entries welcome (£10 + concessions). Registration by 13:00 Saturday. Contact Bob Bagot. B

Swindon

Sunday 19th November. 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. The contact for Swindon Tournament is now David King B BOOKS

National Small Board Championship

Sunday 26th November Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catharines Road, Cambridge, CB4 3XJ. 9 rounds. 15 minutes sudden death. Players compete for national title until eliminated and then play handicap games. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 16:30. Contact Paul Smith.

December

West Surrey Teach-in

Saturday 2nd December. Burpham Village Hall, Burpham Lane, Guildford. Teaching Workshops for kyu players. Registration by 10:30. End 16:45. Contact Pauline Bailey, tel. 01483 561027. BK

West Surrey Handicap

Sunday 3rd December. Burpham Village Hall, Burpham Lane, Guildford. 4 round handicap tournament. Registration by 10:15. Prizegiving 19:00. Contact Pauline Bailey, tel. 01483 561027. BK

Scottish Barlow

Saturday 16th December. Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL. 4 round McMahon tournament, kyu players and shodans only. 45 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Includes qualifying for Scottish Championship. Registration by 09:45. Prizegiving 18:00. Contact Donald MacLeod, tel. 0141  880 6169. B

London Open

Thursday 28th December 2006–Sunday 31st December 2006. 8 round McMahon tournament. 90 minutes time limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6½ komi. International Student House (ISH), 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1N 5HD. Contact Geoff Kaniuk. BOOKS A TT





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