Archive: Past Go Events in the UK 2017

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January

Maidenhead-Hitachi

Saturday 21st January 2017. 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 Flyer

February

Cheshire

Saturday 4th February 2017. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round McMahon for all players. Time limits 60 mins with increasing overtime. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Tony Pitchford 07870893153 cheshire at kisekigo.com. B More Info

British Championship Match 2016

Sunday 19th February London. Game 3 in 2016's Title Match between Junnan Jiang and Charles Hibbert starting at 11.00. Live relay in the British Room on KGS, with commentary from Matthew Macfadyen. BC More Info

March

Irish Go Congress

Friday 3rd March to Sunday 5th March. Dublin, Ireland. Friday from 19:00 Irish Rapid Play. Saturday and Sunday: Confucius Cup (Irish Open) 5 round McMahon tournament. Also parallel Chinese Chess Tournament. Contact Rory Wales rorywales at yahoo.com A More Info on Confucius Cup

Trigantius

Saturday 4th March. Cambridge University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. 3 Round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes, with variable increasing overtime. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving 19:15. Contact Geoff Kaniuk geoff at kaniuk dot co dot uk. A More Info Entry List

Trigantius Novices

Saturday 4th March. Cambridge University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. Small board novices' tournament, for both children and adults below 20k. Entry £2 - lots of prizes. Registration by 14:00. Prize giving 16:45 Contact Paul Smith 07503 898934 paul361smith at gmail dot com.

South Manchester

Sunday 19th March Main School Building, Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 6EG. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving at 18:00. Two tournaments: 3 rounds McMahon (time limit 50 minutes with increasing overtime) for 15k and above B and 6 rounds fast play (time limit 30 minutes sudden death) for 21k and below. Those 16k to 20k can choose which. Contact Martin or Helen Harvey More Info

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 25th March. Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club room, Gosling Stadium, Welwyn Garden City AL8  6XE. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving by 19:00. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 20/5 overtime. A buffet lunch will be available. Optional Tournament Dinner afterwards. Contact John Collins jmc at toad.me.uk A More Info Register

April

British Go Congress

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th April. Centre for Mathematical Science, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WA. Friday afternoon teaching, evening British Lightning. Saturday and Sunday British Open (6-round McMahon). Saturday evening BGA AGM. Contact Jonathan Chin secretary at britgo.org A More Info BK

Youth Training Day

Wednesday 12th April. Venue: King Edward VI Aston School in Birmingham. Teaching headed by Andrew Kay, 4d. Event kindly sponsored by DeepMind. 10am - 3:30pm. Attendees include 10 from Aston, 3+ cars from CHS, & several more. Free off-road parking. Contact: Andrew Russell.

International Teams Spring Match

Saturday 22nd April West London Go Club, c/o Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. For teams of three players from London and nearby clubs. The match will run between 10:00 and 18:00 and will hopefully have two divisions. More Info

Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 29th April - Monday 1st May. West London Go Club, c/o Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 6-round tournament. British championship rules. Closed event, i.e. by qualification only; you can check online if you may qualify. Playing sessions will run between 10:00 and 18:00. More Info A BC SC

Bar-Low

Sunday 30th April. West London Go Club, c/o Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. Registration by 09:45. Prizes at 17:50. Contact Jonathan Green jonathan.green.dyonn at gmail.com More Info C

May

Galway

Saturday 6th May - Sunday 7th May. Galway Bridge Centre, St Mary's Road, Galway City, Ireland. 5 round McMahon (handicap less 1). Contact Philippe Renaut +353 (0)87 3454631 renaut.el at gmail.com A More Details

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. Registration by 10:00. Prizegiving 18:45. Contact Ian Marsh 01344 422296 bracknell at kisekigo.com B More Info

Irish Open Pair Go Championships

Sunday 14th May. Japanese Embassy, Nutley Building, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. Tournament for teams of one male and one female; play alternately; no conferring. 2 or 3 rounds. 12:00 to 18:00. Contact John Gibson +353 (0)87 2555420 ishidaogo at gmail.com Flyer

Discover Japan Day

Saturday 20th May. Japan Society North West are organising a Discover Japan Day, from 11:00 to 16:00, and the BGA will be demonstrating Go to many families all day. If you're interested in helping us, you are most welcome, then please let Helen or Martin Harvey know, on jm.harvey at ntlworld dot com.

The event brochure says: "Can you write in Japanese, make origami animals from paper or would you like to try the chopstick challenge? Join us at the World Museum in Liverpool for a fun day of Japanese-related activities. This event celebrates the Japanese public holiday 'kodomo no hi' or Children's Day. Venue: World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN".

Scottish Open

Saturday 27th May - Sunday 28th May. Skyscanner, Quartermile One, 15 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9EN. 6 round McMahon. 60 minutes with increasing overtime. Registration Saturday by 10:30. Prize Giving at 18:15 Sunday. Contact Boris Mitrovic boris.mitrovic at gmail.com More Details A SC

Challengers' League

Saturday 27th May - Tuesday 30th May. West London Go Club, c/o Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. For qualifiers from the Candidates' Tournament only. A BC

June

British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 3rd June. Red Lion, 88 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5EU Tournament for teams of one male and one female; play alternately; 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 16:30. Contact Francis Roads, 61 Malmesbury Road, London E18 2NL 0208 505 4381 francis.roads at gmail.com Flyer More about PairGo

Central London Monthly 13x13 Tournament

Saturday 10th June. Inn of Court Pub, 18 Holborn, London EC1N 2LE Registration by 13:15. Prize-giving by 17:30. 4 Round McMahon on 13x13 boards; time limit 20 minutes per player. Cambridge Handicaps where appropriate. Contact Colin Lee 07789738854 colinlee at live.co.uk More Info

Durham

Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th June. Elvet Hill House, Millhill Lane, Durham DH1 3TH (next to Oriental Museum who will be giving free entry to entrants) Registration by 10:30 Saturday. Prize-giving by 17:00 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman go.club at dur.ac.uk B More Info Register List of Entries

Welsh Open

Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th June. Min-Y-Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW 6-round McMahon tournament. Main time limit 50 minutes; overtime 20 stones in 5 minutes, then 40 stones in each subsequent 5 minutes. Entries welcomed for single days or both days. Players are welcome to miss any round, without detriment to prize-allocation. Free coffee and tea will again be provided. The hotel manager has agreed to offer an early and a later sitting for the Saturday evening meal, which it is hoped will help in serving and paying. Registration by 10:45 Saturday morning. Prize-giving on Sunday by 18:00. Contact Helen and Martin Harvey jm.harvey at ntlworld.com. B More Info Register List of Entries

July

Mindsports UK Youth Championships/UK Go Challenge Final

Saturday 8th July. Stoke City Football Club, bet365 Stadium, Stoke-On-Trent, ST4 4EG. Registration by 10:45. Prize-giving 17:00. This free entry youth championship event, organised by Mindsports Academy, will host Go, Chess, Scrabble and Bridge in parallel. The Go will include the finals of the UK Go Challenge for under-18s, but with under-21s also to play in their own prize section. At least 6 games on 13x13 boards. Usual age group prizes and UK Go Challenge winners. There will also be a teaching stall for the public. Contact: Tony Atkins ukgoc at britgo.org. More Info

Central London Monthly 13x13 Tournament

Saturday 8th July. Inn of Court Pub, 18 Holborn, London EC1N 2LE Registration by 13:15. Prize-giving by 17:30. 4 Round McMahon on 13x13 boards; time limit 20 minutes per player. Cambridge Handicaps where appropriate. Contact Colin Lee 07789738854 colinlee at live.co.uk

Belfast

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July. 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

Leo Phillips Isle Of Man Go Festival

Sunday 30th July - Friday 4th August. ** Note change of date as accommodation was hard to find in Port Erin on original dates ** Cherry Orchard, Port Erin, Isle of Man IM9 6AN. 13th edition; being run again in memory of Leo Phillips - many events planned: Main Tournament five mornings, Afternoon Tournament three days, Handicap Tournament afternoons two days, a Day Off, Lectures and Teaching, Quiz, Games Evening, Rengo, 13x13, Lightning, Buffet Dinner and Prizegiving, Sandcastle Competition and more. Earlybird discount extended to 14th May. Book accommodation as soon as possible - see list of available options via the Congress Accommodation  page. Contact andreapaulsmith at gmail.com A More Info Entry Form

Central London Monthly 13x13 Tournament

Saturday 12th August. Inn of Court Pub, 18 Holborn, London EC1N 2LE Registration by 13:15. Prize-giving by 17:30. 4 Round McMahon on 13x13 boards; time limit 20 minutes per player. Cambridge Handicaps where appropriate. Contact Colin Lee 07789738854 colinlee at live.co.uk

Arundel

Sunday 13th August. Arundel Football Club, Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9PA. 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit sudden death. Registration by 10:50. Prize giving about 18:00. Contact Sue Paterson 01903 889825 suepat812 at btinternet.com B Flyer

Youth Training Residential

Monday 14th – Wednesday 16th August. Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings. Bookings now closed. Flyer

British Championship Match

Saturday 19th August. Game 1 in 2017's Title Match between Daniel Hu and Andrew Simons in Cambridge (private venue). Live online relay in the British Room on KGS - game starts 10:00. BC More Info

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 20th – Monday 28th August. JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET. This is a modern Jewish Community Centre - please note food and knives etc may not be brought on site. 21st edition. No events Saturday 26th. Competition for medals; prize money in most events. More Info

MSO Open

Sunday 20th August. 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £15. Prizes: £200 for 1st, £100 for 2nd, and £50 for 3rd. B Enter

MSO 9x9

Monday 21st August. 14:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss 9x9 games. 20mins. Entry fee £10. Prizes: £60 for 1st, £30 for 2nd, and £20 for 3rd. Enter

MSO Small Board

Monday 21st August. 18:45 to 22:30. 4-round Swiss 13x13 games. 20 mins. Entry fee £10. Prizes: £60 for 1st, £30 for 2nd, and £20 for 3rd. Enter

September

Central London Monthly 13x13 Tournament

Saturday 9th September. Inn of Court Pub, 18 Holborn, London EC1N 2LE Registration by 13:15. Prize-giving by 17:30. 4 Round McMahon on 13x13 boards; time limit 20 minutes per player. Cambridge Handicaps where appropriate. Contact Colin Lee 07789 - 738 854 colinlee at live.co.uk

Penzance (Cornwall)

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September. The Lugger Inn, The Promenade, Penzance, TR18 4DL Saturday: 4 or 5 round rapid handicap tournament (20 minutes sudden death). Sunday: 3 round Cornish Open McMahon tournament. Main time limit 65 minutes; overtime 20 stones in 5 minutes. Teaching Event Saturday morning, 10:00 to 12:30. Contact John Culmer johnculmer at btinternet.com. A More Info Entry Form

Strong Players' Training Weekend

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September Letchworth. Entry limited, but there are still spaces available. Please enter to spwe@britgo.org as soon as possible. Cost £55 (£65 non-members if accepted) to include meals and coffee/tea. More Info

Sheffield

Sunday 24th September Greenhill Library, 1 Hemper Lane, Sheffield, S8 7FE. 3-round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes per round plus increasing overtime. Registration by 10:00; prize giving about 18;00. Contact David Wildgoose dbwildgoose at gmail.com. B Flyer

Swindon

Saturday 30th September Swindon Conservative Club, 20 Bath Road, Swindon, SN1 4BA 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit + overtime. Registration by 10:15. Prize giving 18:00. Preferably by email to Christian Scarff xianscarff @ hotmail.com, but phone entries will also be accepted on 07739 079552. A More Info

British Championship Match

Saturday 30th September. Game 2 in 2017's Title Match between Daniel Hu and Andrew Simons. Live online relay in the English Room on KGS - game starts 10:00. BC More Info

October

Northern

Saturday 14th October. Cheadle Hulme School (CHS), Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6EG Free off-road parking; 0.9 miles from Cheadle Hulme railway station. 3-round McMahon. 50-minutes with increasing overtime. Registration 09:45 to 10:00. Free tea & coffee. Self-pairing 13x13 side-event with prizes. Prize-giving 17:45. Contact Chris Kirkham 0161 903 9023 cckirkham at btinternet.com B More info.

Central London Monthly 13x13 Tournament

Saturday 14th October. Inn of Court Pub, 18 Holborn, London EC1N 2LE Registration by 13:15. Prize-giving by 17:30. 4 Round McMahon on 13x13 boards; time limit 20 minutes per player. Cambridge Handicaps where appropriate. Contact Colin Lee 07789738854 colinlee at live.co.uk

Wessex

Sunday 29th 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. Contact via web page. B More Info/Entries

November

Three Peaks

Saturday 4th November - Sunday 5th November. The Wheatsheaf, 22 High Street, Ingleton, LA6 3AD. 5-round McMahon tournament. Time limits 50 minutes with increasing overtime (20/5, 30/5, 40/5, etc). Registration by 10:45 Saturday. Prize giving 15:15 Sunday. Contact Bob Bagot robert.bagot at virgin.net B

London Go Centre's Rapidplay 13x13 Tournament

Saturday 11th November. London Go Centre, c/o Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA From 12:30 to 17:45. 4 Round McMahon on 13x13 boards; time limit 20 minutes per player. Cambridge Handicaps where appropriate. Contact Colin Lee 07789738854 colinlee at live.co.uk More Info

Manchester 'Doki Doki'

Saturday 11th November. Venue: Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL

Doki Doki - The Manchester Japanese Festival - is an event celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture.

Standard, early bird, family and group tickets for the daytime event are available to buy online. Tickets for the festival will be available to buy online until Friday 10 November and will also be available to buy at the door on the day. To see what is happening at the 2017 festival, visit the events, guests, traders and artists sections of the DokiDoki website.

More importantly, as you may know, the Manchester Go Club (MGC) runs 4 stalls there every year, usually attracting many people keen to learn Go - or play it against us once again. We've succeeded in persuading several to become MGC members over the years. So, if you'd like to volunteer helping us this year, do let Helen or Martin Harvey know - jm DOT harvey AT ntlworld DOT com.

British Youth Go Championship

Saturday 18th November. This year's BYGC will be held at 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, Open 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

International Teams Autumn Match ** Cancelled as no entries **

Saturday 18th November. London Go Centre, c/o Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. For teams of three players from London and nearby clubs. The match will run between 10:00 and 18:00 and will hopefully have two divisions. More Info



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