Archive: Past Go Events in the UK 2019

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Saturday 19th January. Hitachi Europe Head Office at Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8YA. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 'accelerated' 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 A Flyer



Saturday 2nd February. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round McMahon for all players. Now Fischer Time 40 mins with 10 secs per move. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Tony Atkins 0118-9268143 cheshire at B More Info

March 2019


Saturday 9th March. Cambridge University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. 3 Round McMahon tournament. Fischer time is used with 45 minutes Basic time and 15 seconds per move Bonus time. Registration by 10:40. Prize-giving 19:00. Also Novices' event.
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Trigantius Novices

Saturday 9th March. Cambridge University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. The Novices tournament is run in parallel with Trigantius in the afternoon from 14:00 to 17:00. You can find further details and an entry form in the links below. Contact Paul Smith paul361smith at gmail dot com for any further information.
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Irish Go Congress

Friday 22nd March to Sunday 24th March. Teacher's Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin, Ireland. Friday from 19:00 Irish Rapid Play (handicapped Swiss with decreasing time allowances). Saturday and Sunday: Irish Open (5 round McMahon tournament, 1 hour+15/5 overtime). Eoghan Barry eoghanbarry @ A More Info on Irish Go Congress

Harpenden (was Welwyn Garden City)

Sunday 24th March. Harpenden Arms PH, 88 High St, Harpenden, AL5 2TR. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving by 19:00. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 65 minutes with 5 sec Fischer time. Contact tentries at A More Info/Entries

April 2019

British Go Congress

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th April. Venue: MacDonald Hotel, Manchester. Address: London Road, Manchester M1 2PG. Short walk from Piccadilly Station. Hotel tel. 0344 879 9088. Friday afternoon teaching 14:00-17:00; evening British Lightning 19:00. Saturday and Sunday British Open (6-round McMahon). Saturday evening BGA AGM 19:00. Contact Matt Marsh matt at 07795297779 A More Info Enter Entries

The Tang Xianzu Cup China-UK Friendly Go Match

Thursday 25th - Saturday 27th April. *** Event cancelled due to Chinese team being unfortunatley unable to attend ***

May 2019

Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 4th - Monday 6th May. The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 4UB. 6-round tournament. British championship rules. Closed event, i.e. by qualification only; you can check online if you may qualify. A BC SC

Kyu Players Weekend

Saturday 4th - Monday 6th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Kyu training with four strong players on Saturday, Bar-Low tournment on Sunday and self-paired event on Monday. Contact admin at More Info

Bar-Low Tournament

Sunday 5th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. 25 minutes with 20 in 5 overtime. Registration 10:00 - 11:00. Prizes at 18:30. Contact admin at C More Info

LGC Self-Paired Tournament

Monday 6th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Self-paired tournament. More Info

Nottingham Kyu Training Day and Tournament

Saturday 11th May. The Dice Cup, 68-70 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3GY Kyu-player Teaching from 10:00. Afternoon open mini-tournament until 18:00. All grades welcome. Contact Brent Cutts brent.cutts63 at More Info/Entry Flyer


Saturday 18th May. Oxford Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre, 10 Littlegate Street, Oxford OX1 1RL. 3-round McMahon Main Tournament, 50 minutes with Canadian overtime, interleaved with side competitions. Bookstall/ shop. Contact: Temitope Ajileye temitope.a at B More Info Enter Entries

Challengers' League

Saturday 25th - Tuesday 28th May. London Go Centre. A BC

Not the London Open

Saturday 25th - Monday 27th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 6 round McMahon tournament. 65 minutes with 5s Fischer time. Also side events, including Rapid, Pair Go, lectures and analysis by Antti Tormanen (1p). Contact admin at A More Info/Entry

Scottish Open

Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th May. St Columbkille’s Church Hall, Greenhill Road, Rutherglen, Glasgow, G73 2SL. 6 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes with accelerated overtime. Also side events. Registration Saturday/Sunday by 09:45. Prize Giving 18:30 Sunday Contact Quinlan Morake 07701 350 380 quinlan at A SC More Info/Entry

June 2019

British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 8th 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. Entry for BGA adult members is £10; youth members £5; non-BGA member surcharge £2; pay on the day; cash preferred. Registration by 10:15. Prize-giving by 16:30. Contact Francis Roads, 61 Malmesbury Road, London E18 2NL 0208 505 4381 francis.roads at More about PairGo

Cheltenham Science Festival

Saturday 8th June. The Huddle, Cheltenham. Natasha Regan will be talking about Go at 15:00, followed by a showing of the film "Alpha Go". Admission free. BGA members will be manning a stall. Free demos of Go will be offered to members of the public. If you could spare time to join the BGA team please contact David Killen, bga AT killen DOT fastmail DOT fm


Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th June. Elvet Hill House, Millhill Lane, Durham DH1 3TH (next to the Oriental Museum) Registration by 10:30 Saturday. Prize-giving by 17:30 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman tournament at B More Info/Entry

27th Welsh Open

Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd June. Min y Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW 6-round McMahon tournament. Entries welcomed for single days or both days. Players are welcome to miss any round(s), without detriment to prize-allocation. Free coffee, tea & biscuits. An early and a later sitting for the Saturday evening meal. Contact Helen and Martin Harvey harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com
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August 2019

Leo Phillips Isle Of Man Go Festival

Sunday 11th - Friday 16th August. St Catherine's Church Hall, Church Road, Port Erin, Isle of Man IM9 6AE. The 14th Go Festival run in memory of Leo Phillips, has two main events with generous time limits, and a number of side events, all taking place over a period of 6 days. One day is free for island walk-about followed by a popular quiz in the evening. It is a very family friendly Go festival, and full details are available in the link below. You will find an entry form in the IOM web pages as well as a list of currently entered players. Finally, it is most important that you arrange your accommodation as soon as possible as the IOM gets very busy with the Motorcycle Grand Prix taking place soon after the tournament.
Contact Francis Roads, francis dot roads at gmail dot com
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Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 18th - Monday 26th 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. 23rd edition. No events Saturday 24th. Competition for medals; prize money in Go (and other) events. More Info

MSO 9x9 *** Cancelled ***

Friday 23rd August. 10:00. Swiss. 9x9 games. Cancelled through insufficient entries.

MSO Small Board

Friday 23rd August. 14:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss. 13x13 games. 20 mins. Entry fee £10. Prizes: £60 for 1st, £30 for 2nd, and £20 for 3rd. Six entries so far, including four dan players. Enter

MSO Open

Monday 26th 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. 16 entries so far. B Enter

Youth Training Residential

Tuesday 27th - Friday 30th August. Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings. Note extra day for 2019. Entry now closed. Flyer Register


Cornwall (Falmouth)

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September. The Falmouth Hotel, Castle Beach, Falmouth TR11 4NZ. 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 A More Info Entry Form

T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament

Saturday 7th September. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 18:00. 5 round McMahon tournament. 40 minutes with sudden death. Evening lecture by Chao Zhang 6d. Contact londongocentre at C More Info/Entry

International Teams Autumn Match *** Postponed to November ***

Sunday 8th September. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. For teams of three players from London and nearby clubs. 3 rounds. 45 minutes with sudden death. The match will run between 10:15 and 16:30 and will hopefully have two divisions (kyu teams will play handicap). Contact londongocentre at C


Saturday 14th September. Belfast Boat Club, Lockview Road, Stranmillis, Belfast BT9 5FH. 4-round Handicap Swiss Tournament. 30 mins+byoyomi. Registration by 9:15. Prizegiving 16:30. Contact James Hutchinson james8hut at C More Info


Saturday 21st September. 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 B Flyer


Saturday 28th September. Swindon Conservative Club, 20 Bath Road, Swindon, SN1 4BA 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit + accelerated overtime. Registration by 10:15. Prize giving 18:00. Preferably by email to Christian Scarff xianscarff @, but phone entries will also be accepted on 07739 079552. A

Confucius Cup (Dublin)

Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th September. Confucius Institute, University College Dublin. 5-round McMahon Tournament (EGF Grand Prix Level-C). Contact president at A More Info


Sunday 29th September. Greenhill Library, 160 Hemper Lane, Sheffield S8 7FE. 3-round McMahon tournament. 40 minutes per round plus 10 seconds per move Fischer time. Registration by 10:00; prize giving about 18:00. Several lower-graded players are expected. Contact David Wildgoose dbwildgoose at B More&Info/Entry


British Championship Match

Saturday 5th October. Game 1 in 2019's Title Match between Andrew Kay and Andrew Simons at a private location in Nuneaton. Live online relay from 10:30 and commentary by Matthew Macfadyen in a clone of the game in the British Room on KGS. BC More Info


Saturday 12th October. Venue: Cheadle Hulme School, just south of Manchester, SK8 6EG. 3-round McMahon tournament. Uses Fischer timing, with 40 minutes' main time plus 10 seconds added per move played. Registration from 9:45 to 10:00. Prizegiving approximately 17:45. Please enter online, using the 'Enter' button below. Contact Chris Kirkham cckirkham AT btinternet DOT com More info. B Enter Entry List

Cambridge Junior's 25th Anniversary

Sunday 13th October. Storey's Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 1AA. Format: 13x13 tournament open to all. Stronger players compete for the British Small Board title by double elimination. All juniors will be competing for age-band titles for boys and for girls in the 2019 UK Go Challenge Finals. Arrive by 10:00, prize giving 16:15. paul361smith at or ukgoc at Flyer More Info Enter Entry List

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