Archive: Past Go Events in the UK 2020

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Sunday 12th January. Harpenden Arms PH, 88 High St, Harpenden, AL5 2TR. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving by 19:00. 3-round Bar-Low-Style (max 1d) McMahon tournament. Time limit 40 minutes with 5 sec Fischer time. Contact tentries at B More Info/Entries


Saturday 18th January. Hitachi Europe Head Office at Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8YA. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 55 minutes with 10 sec Fischer time. Flexible komi with players bidding to play black. Buffet lunch available. Registration by 9:45. Prize giving by 19:00. Contact Iain Attwell 01628 676792 wintergarden at A Flyer



Saturday 8th February. Oxford Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre, 10 Littlegate Street, Oxford OX1 1RL. 3-round McMahon Main Tournament, Fischer time (40m+10s), interleaved with side competitions. SHOP Contact: John Bamford john.bamford at
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Saturday 8th February. Oxford Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre, 10 Littlegate Street, Oxford OX1 1RL. 5-round Tournament in the afternoon, lectures in the morning. SHOP Contact: John Bamford john.bamford at
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Irish Go Congress

Friday 28th February to Sunday 1st 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+byoyomi/overtime). Contact Matei Garcia matei.garcia at A More Info on Irish Go Congress



Saturday 7th March. Cambridge University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. 3 Round McMahon tournament. Fischer time is used with 61 minutes Basic time and 7 seconds per move Bonus time. Registration by 10:40. Prize-giving 19:00. Please note that on the day there will be a self-registration system in use aimed at speeding up the process. See More Info for details.
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European Youth

Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th March. Near Zagreb, Croatia. The BGA has asked Helen and Martin Harvey to lead a team of UK youngsters - whether accompanied by a parent, or not - for this annual EYGC tournament, as for prior trips (Grenoble, Kiev & China). Players would be representing the UK. Please contact the Harveys asap at harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com, to ask questions, apply or register interest. Anybody under 20 (as at 1 Jan 2020) is welcome to go to the event, but we usually prefer unaccompanied youngsters to be aged over 11. Unaccompanied youngsters would need to fly with the Harveys, who are flying from Manchester International Airport via Heathrow. Note that this period is probably in term time, and an extra flying day is needed before and after the 3-day event. A More Info

Isle of Skye

Saturday 14th March–Sunday 15th 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 B More Info

Cheshire ** Cancelled **

Sunday 22nd March. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round McMahon. Fischer Time 40 mins with 10 secs per move. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Pat Ridley 01928 607966 cheshire at B More Info Adult entries were low and a large school party had to withdraw over current virus concerns.


British Go Congress ** Cancelled **

Friday 17th April–Sunday 19th April. Eastwood Hall Hotel, Mansfield Rd, Eastwood, near Nottingham, NG16 3SS. Friday teaching/British Lightning. Saturday and Sunday British Open (6-round McMahon). Saturday evening BGA AGM. Accommodation is available on site, at £65 single £75 double for B&B. A More Info Enter Entries


Kyu Players Weekend ** Cancelled **

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Kyu training with strong players on Saturday (11:00-19:00), Bar-Low tournament on Sunday (see below). Contact londongocentre at More Info

Bar-Low Tournament ** Cancelled **

Sunday 3rd May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. 30 minutes with no overtime. Registration 10:00 - 11:00. Prizes at 18:30. Contact londongocentre at C More Info

May 2020 Online Tournament

Friday 8th May - Sunday 10th May. Played on OGS. 3 round McMahon tournament for BGA members players only. Contact matt at D More Info

Candidates' Tournament ** Cancelled **

Friday 8th May - Sunday 10th May. Open University, Milton Keynes. 6 round Swiss tournament for qualified players only. A BC

Nottingham Tournament ** Cancelled **

Sunday 10th May. Wightman Hall, Stratford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BA. 3-round McMahon. 40 minutes plus 10 seconds Fischer time. Free tea, coffee, biscuits, cake. Registration by 10:30. Prizes by 18:30. Contact brent.cutts63 at B More Info/Entry

Not the London Open ** Postponed to July **

Saturday 23rd - Monday 25th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 7 round McMahon tournament. 70 minutes plus 10 seconds Fischer Time. Also side events, including Lightning, Pairgo, lectures and analysis. Contact londongocentre at A


British Pair Go Championships ** Cancelled **

Saturday 6th June. Red Lion, 88 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5EU Tournament for teams of one male and one female; play alternately; no conferring; Championship and Handicap sections. Registration by 10:15. Prize-giving 16:30. Contact Francis Roads, 61 Malmesbury Road, London E18 2NL 0208 505 4381 francis.roads at More about PairGo

Durham ** Cancelled **

Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th 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

Galway (Provisional)

Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th June.

28th Welsh Open ** Cancelled **

Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st 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 B

BGA Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 7th July at 20:00 on Zoom. More Details (members only)

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