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2011

January

British Championship Match

Sunday 16th January. Game 4 in this year's Title Match between Matthew Macfadyen and Vanessa Wong played in Barford, Warwickshire, (with live relay on KGS). More Info

Maidenhead – Hitachi (formerly Furze Platt)

Saturday 22nd January. Hitachi Europe Head Office at Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8YA. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with increasing overtime (10/5, 20/5 etc). Flexible komi with players bidding to play black. Registration by 9:45. Prize giving by 19:00. Contact Iain Atwell A

British Championship Match

Sunday 23rd January. Game 5 in this year's Title Match between Matthew Macfadyen and Vanessa Wong, if required, venue TBA. More Info

February 2011

Edinburgh Christmas Open (rearranged from December)

Saturday 5th February. Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL. 4-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 45 minutes with 30/5 overtime. Includes qualifying for Scottish Championship. Registration by 09:45. Prizegiving 18:00. Contact Donald MacLeod. B

Oxford

Saturday 12th February. St. Edmund Hall, Queens Lane, Oxford, OX1 4AR 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 50 minutes with 30/5 overtime. Extra prizes, and gifts, for Under-9s, Under-12s, Under-15s, and Under-18s. Additional (faster) Novices Tournament, in parallel. Registration by 09:45. Contact Colin Clark B SHOP

Cheshire

Saturday 12th February. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round open (top 8 players) and 5-round handicap. Time limits 60 mins and 30 mins, with 40/5 overtime. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Tony Atkins. B / C

Nottingham

Saturday 26th February. The Ballroom, Portland Building, University Park, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD. 3-round McMahon Tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 40/5 overtime. Registration by 9:45; prize giving 18:00 Contact Maria Tabor B

March 2011

Irish Open

4th - 6th March. Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland. Friday evening: Irish Rapid Play. Saturday and Sunday: Irish Open, 5 round McMahon tournament. A Pandanet Super Tournament in the Pandanet Go European Cup. Time limit 60 minutes with 15/5 overtime. Contact Eoghan Barry A

Cambridge Trigantius and Novices'

Saturday 12th March. St. Columba's Church, Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EL. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 40/4 overtime. Registration by 10:45. Prize-giving by 18:40. Novices' Tournament 14:00 - 16:00 with teaching in the morning. Contact Alex Selby. B

British Youth

Sunday 20th March. Bloxham School, Bloxham, Oxfordshire 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. Tony Atkins.

Arundel

Sunday 27th March. Arundel Football Club, Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9PA. 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit sudden death. Registration by 10:20. Prize giving about 17:45. Contact Sue Paterson B

April 2011

Strong Players Training

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd April. Woodmans Cottage, 130 Wilbury Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 4JG. Training weekend with Guo Juan, 5p, from 10:00. Social Go-playing Friday and Saturday evenings.
Note: restricted to BGA members with a minimum rating of 2100
Contact Kirsty Healey or Alison and Simon Bexfield for accommodation

British Go Congress

8th - 10th April. The Town Hall, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9BZ. 6-round British Open McMahon tournament (Saturday/Sunday). British Lightning (Friday evening). BGA AGM (Saturday evening). Accommodation reservable at hotel by 9th March. Registration by 19:15 on Friday and by 10:30 Saturday. Prize giving 17:35 on Sunday. A

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 16th April. Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club room, Gosling Stadium, Welwyn Garden City AL8  6XE. Registration by 09:30. Prize giving 18:30. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 20/5 overtime. Buffet lunch available. A

Thames Valley Team Tournament

Monday 25th April 2011. Christ Church, Arundel Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 3LA. 3-round Team Tournament for teams from Thames Valley Area. Registration at 10:00. Prize giving by 16:00. Contact Tony Atkins

May 2011

Bar-Low

Sunday 1st May. Walters Room, Selwyn College, Grange Road, Cambridge. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. 35 minutes time limit with no overtime. Part of MSO Cambridge. Registration by 10:00. John Richardson C

Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 30th April - Monday 2nd May. Chadwick Room (under the dining room), Selwyn College, Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DQ. For qualifiers only (all British players who are members of the BGA with rating above 1899 from a tournament April 2010 - March 2011). You will be sent a letter of invitation. However because of the royal wedding on that weekend, you may wish to book your accommodation early. You can check online if you qualify. 6 round Swiss tournament. 90 minutes time limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration 09:15 - 10:00. Each day, rounds at 10:00 and 14:15. Entry fee will be £25. Contact the championships organiser BC A

The Candidates this year was in a new location within Selwyn College. It was in the Chadwick Room just below the Selwyn College refectory.

Following on the teaching success last year, Matthew Macfadyen was again on hand to analyse your games in your free time. We started games every day at 10:00 and 14:15, so there was time for valuable analysis.

We were able to get refreshments during opening times of the refectory (am) and in the afternoon we had use of the kitchen in the Walters room across the main courtyard.

If you have qualified, and if your current email address is known to the BGA you will shortly receive a letter of invitation. If your address is not up to date, then please email Geoff Kaniuk who is organising the Candidates.

International Teams Spring Match

Sunday 8th May. Nippon Club, Samuel House, 6 St Albans Street, London, SW1Y 4SQ (near Piccadilly Circus). 10:00 to 18:00. 3 or 4 rounds (45 or 30 mins) depending on number of teams. Entry fee includes lunch. Contact Jonathan Turner

Bracknell

Sunday 15th 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 B

Challengers' League

Friday 27th–Monday 30th May 2011. Fitzrovia Room, International Student House (ISH), 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN. For qualifiers from the Candidates' Tournament only. BC A

Scottish Open

Saturday 28th May - Sunday 29th May. Small board rapid on evening of 27th May. Mason's Hall, 7 Artillery Lane, Dundee, DD1 1PE>. 5 round McMahon. 80 minutes without overtime. Contact Pete Clinch A

Galway

Saturday 28th May - Sunday 29th May. Bridge Club, St Mary's Road, Galway City, Ireland. 4 round McMahon. 50 minutes with 15 in 5 overtime. Registration by 11:15 Saturday. Prize-giving 17:00 Sunday. Contact Claas Roever or Rick Brennan B

June 2011

Match against Japanese Tourists

Wednesday 1st June. Nippon Club, Samuel House, 6 St Albans Street, London, SW1Y 4SQ (near Piccadilly Circus). From 18:30. Contact Jonathan Turner

British Pair Go Championships

Sunday 12th June. 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

Durham

Saturday 18th–Sunday 19th June. Rooms ER146-147, Elvet Riverside, Durham. Note change of venue Registration by 11:30 Saturday. Prize-giving by 17:00 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon. Time limit 40 minutes, with progressive overtime (20/5 etc). Contact Durham Go Club B

Welsh Open

Saturday 25th–Sunday 26th 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 B

UK Go Challenge Finals

Sunday 26th June. King Edward VI Aston School, Frederick Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6DJ 13x13 tournament for school children qualified from UK Go Challenge heats and also for those who were unable to play in a heat. Titles in age groups for boys and for girls. Also Challengers' tournament for junior novices and beginners. Contact Tony Atkins More on UK Go Challenge

July 2011

Milton Keynes

Saturday 2nd July. Hub Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA. 3-round McMahon tournament. 65 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 10:15. Prizing giving 18:30. Contact Tim Hunt A

British Championship Match

Sunday 3rd July. Game 1 in this year's Title Match between Matthew Macfadyen and Nick Krempell played in Barford, Warwickshire (with live relay on KGS from 10:00). Contact Kirsty Healey or Jenny Radcliffe if you want to attend.

British Championship Match

Sunday 17th July. Game 2 in this year's Title Match between Matthew Macfadyen and Nick Krempel played in North Hinskey, Oxford (with live relay on KGS from 10:00). Contact Nick Wedd or Jenny Radcliffe if you want to attend.

August 2011

Mind Sports Olympiad

Saturday 20th – Sunday 28th August. University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY. 15th edition - two Go events planned: Small Board afternoon of Saturday 27th August, MSO Open Sunday 28th August. More Info

Belfast

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August. 5-round McMahon Tournament. Registration by 10:30. Prizegiving 16:30 Sunday. Belfast Boat Club, Lockview Road, Stranmillis, Belfast BT9 5FH. Contact Ian Davis B

MSO Small Board

Saturday 27th August. University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY. 14:15 to 17:45. 13x13 boards. Entry fee £10 (Juniors £9). Go introduction in the morning. More Info

MSO Open

Sunday 28th August. University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY. 10:00 to 17:45. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £15 (Juniors £13.50). B More Info

September 2011

Dans' Training Weekend

Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th September. 22 Keytes Lane, Barford, Warwickshire CV35 8EP. Training weekend with Guo Juan, 5p. Intensive weekend of Go playing and discussion. Limited 16 places. Minimum current rating 2100. Cost £35. Lots of accommodation of various types available. Contact Kirsty Healey

Cornwall Tournaments and Teaching

Saturday 10th September and Sunday 11th 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 A

Northern Tournament

Sunday 11th September. Stockport Masonic Guildhall, 169 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3UA. Large car park at rear, near to public transport links. 3-round McMahon. Registration 09:45 to 10:00. Prize giving 18:00. Contact Chris Kirkham B

British Championship Match

Saturday 17th September. Game 3 in this year's Title Match between Matthew Macfadyen and Nick Krempell played at Nick Krempel's residence in London (with live relay on KGS from 10:00). More Info

Swindon

Sunday 18th September. Even Swindon Community Centre, Old School, Jennings Street, Swindon, SN2 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit + overtime. Registration by 10:15. Prize giving 18:15. Preferably by email or mail to Paul Barnard (for email see club page) 16 Braemar Close, Swindon, SN3 1HY, but phone entries will also be accepted on 01793 692408 evenings before 21:30. A

October 2011

Shrewsbury

Sunday 2nd October. The Gateway Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB. 3-round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes per round plus progressive overtime. Registration by 10:25; prize giving by 19:00. All entries will be acknowledged with details of Shrewsbury's hotels and attractions. Contact Roger Huyshe A

International Teams Autumn Match

Sunday 16th October. Nippon Club, Samuel House, 6 St Albans Street, London, SW1Y 4SQ (near Piccadilly Circus). 10:00 to 18:00. 3 or 4 rounds (45 or 30 mins) depending on number of teams of 3. Features second division for weaker teams. Entry fee includes lunch. Contact Omar Massoud

Wessex

Sunday 30th 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 09:45 GMT; prize giving about 18:00. Contact Paul Atwell B

November 2011

East Midlands

Saturday 5th November. The National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS. 3-round McMahon Tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 40/5 overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 18:15. Contact Peter Fisher B

Three Peaks Tournament

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th 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). Registration by 10:45 Saturday. Contact Bob Bagot B

Coventry

Saturday 19th November. Science Concourse, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL. 3 round McMahon tournament. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 19:00. Contact Brain Akperi A

UCC Cork

Saturday 19th November–Sunday 20th November. Electrical Engineering Building L1, UCC, Cork, Ireland. 5-round McMahon Tournament. Time limit 50 minutes with 30 seconds byoyomi. B

December 2011

West Surrey Handicap

Saturday 3rd December. Burpham Village Hall, Burpham Lane, Guildford, GU4 7LP. 4-round Handicap tournament. Time limit 50 minutes adjusted for size of handicap. Registration by 10:15. Prizegiving 18:55. Contact Pauline Bailey.

Edinburgh Christmas

Saturday 3rd December. Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL. 4-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 45 minutes with 30/5 overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prizegiving 18:00. Contact Donald MacLeod. B SC

London Open

Wednesday 28th–Saturday 31st December. International Student House (ISH), 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN. European Cup level 5 tournament. McMahon tournament with 7 rounds. Time limit 90 minutes with 20/5 overtime. A



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