Non-Current Tournaments

Tournament Typesort icon Description Start Year Current Champion Trophy
British Championship

Our premier national competition. It consists of several stages: Candidates' Tournament, Challengers' League and the Title Match, the results of which are shown here.

The title match is the best of three games; until 2010 it was best of five (apart from 1974 when it was a single game).

More detail is available from the British Championship pages

Links below to year reports with sgf game records (back to 1997), or to individual sgf game records (earlier years).

1965 Junnan Jiang
London City

A 3 round McMahon, held in the City of London.

2012 Andrew Kay
Wanstead

Early events known as the Woodford tournament. Variously 3 or 4 rounds. The 1972 event was a handicap tournament. It ceased in 2010

1972 Matthew Macfadyen
Birmingham

3 round McMahon tournament. Run first 1983 and restarted by a different organiser in the 1990s. Held in 2002 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee and restarted in 2013.

1983 Andrew Kay
South Coast Handicap
1987 Tony Atkins
Korean Ambassador's Cup
2007 Bei Ge
Scottish Barlow
2002 Alex Kent
Shropshire

When Brian Timmins moved from Cheshire to Shropshire he started the Shrewsbury Tournament, it being held in the riverside Gateway Centre. It has since had a couple of changes of organiser and has now become the Shropshire Tournament, held in the Memorial Hall in Hinstock.

Includes a mystery problem set with associated brief teaching session. Homemade lunches available and post-tournament dinner locally. Registration by 10:20.

1989 Bruno Poltronieri
Cambridge MSO Dans'
Alex Selby
Isle of Man Die Hards
2008 Paul Barnard
Triangle
2005 Paul Blockley
Liverpool
2005 Qi Chen
Nottingham

The Nottingham Tournament was held at the University six times in the 1980s, but it was not held between 1989 and 2009. In 2010 the Nottingham University Go Society restarted the event.

1983 Sin Voon Chin
East Midlands

Until 2012 was held at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

It replaced the Leicester Tournament.

Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 18:15.

2006 Jon Diamond
New Malden
2003 Ben He
LSE

London School of Economics

2005 Yun He
Letchworth
2002 Andrew Jones
Fife

Held in Cupar.

Ceased in 2010

2005 David Lee
Oxford

The Oxford Tournament's roots go back to the 1960s, but the current series started in 1983. It has been held in Lincoln College, Rhodes House, University College, Somerville College, and Freud's Cafe, but the venue for most recent years has been St Edmund Hall. A "Not The Oxford" tournament was held in London in 1985 when Oxford was cancelled.

  • A 3-round McMahon Main Tournament, interleaved with ...
  • An optional Novices Tournament (with gifts, and additional prizes).
  • This is immediately followed by an (optional) supper to commemorate Simon Eve, and meet other Go-players.
  • Younger players: Financial support, and extra prizes for Under-18, Under-15, Under-12, and Under-9 players.
  • Team Competition/Prize: make your own team – same club/family/whatever.
1983 Li Shen
Epsom

Ceased 2008

2002 Li Shen