Archive: Past Go Events in the UK 2014

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January

Maidenhead-Hitachi

Saturday 18th 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. Buffet lunch available. Registration by 9:45. Prize giving by 19:00. Contact Iain Atwell 01628 676792 wintergarden at talktalk.net A BK Flyer

February

Cheshire

Saturday 8th 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 0118-9268143 cheshire at kisekigo.com. B / C BK More Info

Irish Go Congress

Friday 14th February to Sunday 16th February. Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland. Friday evening: Irish Rapid Play. Saturday and Sunday: 5 round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 15/5 overtime. 25th Anniversary of Irish Go. Contact Rory Wales rorywales at yahoo.com A

Oxford *** Cancelled ***

Oxford Professionals Visit

Thursday 27th February 19:30 - 22:30 Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Thom Building, Dept. Engineering Science, Parks Road OX1 3PJ Talk/Presentation, followed by Simultaneous games More Info

European Youth Go Championship

Friday 28th February - Monday 3rd March. Butlin's, Bognor Regis, West Sussex. Opening Friday evening. Two rounds on each of Saturday, Sunday and Monday. More Info

British Go Congress

Friday 28th February - Sunday 2nd March. Butlin's, Bognor Regis, West Sussex. Friday evening the British Lightning. Saturday and Sunday the British Open. BGA AGM Saturday evening. Training session Monday 3rd March. A SC BK More Info

March

North London Kobayashi Chizu Visit

Tuesday 4th March 19:30 North London Go Club in Hampstead Please let Michael Webster know if you wish to come.

Edinburgh Kobayashi Chizu Visit

Thursday 6th March 18:00 - 22:00 Edinburgh University (exact location to be decided) There will be two sessions - 18:00 - 19:30 and 20:15 to 22:00 with a buffet sandwich meal between the two sessions. If you are intending to come please let Boris Mitrovic know; he will also be pleased to answer any questions.

Sussex Go Day

Saturday 8th March. The Fishbourne Centre, 46 Blackboy Lane, Fishbourne, West Sussex PO18 8BE A drop-in day from 10:30 to 15:00 for anyone who wants to learn Go or just play it for fun. Contact Peter Wendes pwendes at hotmail.co.uk 02392 267648. More Info

Trigantius

Sunday 9th March. Parkside Community College, Parkside, Cambridge CB1 1EH. 3 Round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes, with variable increasing overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prize-giving by 18:45. Contact Ryutaro Ikeda ri250 at cam.ac.uk 07835068912. A More Info

Isle of Skye Tournament

Saturday 15th March–Sunday 16th March. 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 gmail.com B SC More Info

Birmingham

Saturday 29th March. Newman House (The University of Birmingham Catholic Chaplaincy), 29 Harrisons Road, B15 3QR 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with increasing overtime (10/5, 20/5 etc). Registration by 10:00. Prize giving by 19:00. Contact Andrew Russell birminghamgoclub at yahoo.co.uk A More Info

April

International Teams Spring Match

Saturday 5th April (provisional). Melton Mowbray pub, Holborn, London (provisional). For teams of three; individuals usually required as reserves. Contact Jonathan Turner je_turner at hotmail.com

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 toad.me.uk A More Info

May

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

Here is a map with the location of the Library. Car Parks 7 or 8/8a are recommended, they're quite easy to find once on campus.

Here are the bus timetables for anyone travelling from Leamington or from Coventry: Leamington - Campus, Stagecoach
Coventry - Campus, National Express

For accommodation in Coventry and travel info http://www.visitcoventryandwarwickshire.co.uk is recommended.

For B&B style rooms on campus itself (not the cheapest and limited availability, so book soon) use https://bandb.warwick.ac.uk/

Bar-Low

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 sky.com C More Info

British Youth National Go Squad and Non-Squad Training Day

Monday 5th May. Letchworth Garden City. More Info

Bracknell

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 kisekigo.com 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 gmail.com Flyer

Galway

Saturday 17th May - Sunday 18th May. Bridge Club, St Mary's Road, Galway City, Ireland. 5 round Swiss. 50 minutes with 20 second byoyomi (3 times). Registration by 10:50 Saturday. Prize-giving 17:00 Sunday. Contact Kevin Doherty kevindoherty1984 @ gmail.com B More Info

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. Sponsored by Confucius Institute (Glasgow branch) with prize fund of about £250. Contact Donald Macleod donald.macleod at physics.org A SC BK Entry Form

June

Durham

Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th June. Pemberton Rooms PG20 and PG21, Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham. 6 Round McMahon. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman go.club at dur.ac.uk 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 towbarsdirect.co.uk. More Info B BK

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. Entries fees now reduced thanks to the Cambridge Youth Go Project. Contact Tony Atkins 01189268143 info at ukgochallenge.com More on UK Go Challenge Finals Entry Form

Milton Keynes

Saturday 28th June. 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. Contact Ben Ellis 07769 335219 ben.ellis at softweyr.co.uk More Info

July

August

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

Belfast

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 hotmail.com B More Info





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