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British Youth Championship

See here

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.

The trophy was presented by the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper.

Youth
UK Go Challenge Finals

Based on the UK Chess Challenge, the UK Go Challenge is for schools and junior players. Heats are run in schools, with an overall Final which can be also attended by junior players who did not play in a heat. See ukgochallenge.com.

Youth
Cambridge Junior
  • 2009 Owen Walker
Youth
British Student

British Go Association Online Student Championship

Students are defined as

  • Under-18 or
  • Under-26 and studying full-time or part-time at a UK approved educational establishment

Note: this is different to the BGA membership concessionary rate definition

Youth
MSO Youth
  • 2002 William Brooks @ Cambridge
  • 2001 Shawn Hearn
  • 2000 Liao Xingwen
Youth
Youth Small Board
  • Under-18: Philip Tedder
  • Under-14: Shawn Hearn
  • Under-10: Luise Wolf
Youth
Youth Grand Prix
  • Current results
  • 2013 Oscar Selby (49 players)
  • 2012 Edmund Smith (38 players)
  • 2011 Adan Mordcovich (42 players)
  • 2010 Roella Smith (69 players)
  • 2009 Matthew Hathrell (86 players)
  • 2008 Danielle Ward (78 players)
  • 2007 William Brooks (92 players)
  • 2006 Ken Dackombe (58 players)
  • 2005 Maria Tabor (92 players)
  • 2004 William Brooks (60 players)
  • 2003 Jonathan Englefield (40 players)
  • 2002 Jonathan Englefield (27 players)
  • 2001 Paul Blockley (34 players)
  • 1996/97 Thomas Blockley (special award as points were not counted)
  • 1995/96 James Harrod (previous system - end of the year was the British Go Congress)
  • 1994/95 David King
  • 1993/94 David King

This runs throughout the year and is not a specific tournament. Junior players score points for each tournament they enter, with additional points being scored for each game that they win.

The top three players at the end of the year hold the trophies for a year and receive a winners' certificate plus a cash prize, presented at the British Youth Go Championship. Cash prizes of £50, £30 and £20 are provided from a fund set up in memory of John Rickard, 4 dan.

Current results

The rules are:

  1. Qualifying tournaments are all tournaments held in the UK and open to entrants from anywhere in the UK. Every tournament has a maximum number of points that you can score there. For most Go tournaments this is 100 points. For the Youth Championships, it is 200 points.
  2. You get 40% of the points just for turning up. For the other 60% you score in proportion to points scored in the tournament. For example, if you win 2 out of 3 in a tournament worth 100 points, you score 40 plus two thirds of 60, i.e. 80 in total.
  3. All under-18s (age as at 1st September of the previous year) can score points. (Note: we are often asked why September of the previous year rather than January of the current year. The reason is to link the age requirement to the school year.)
  4. The competition runs for a calendar year with the London Open counting as the last tournament. Prizes will be awarded at the Youth Championships in the following year.
Youth
Our Online League (Team)

Our League Tournament is designed to be played mainly over the Internet. The purpose is to encourage interaction between players in different areas of the country and to encourage online play amongst members of our Association.

An Individual League ran from January 2011 to October 2012.

Team
London International Teams
  • Spring 2014 North London (South London)
  • Autumn 2013 Oriental
  • Spring 2013 Cambridge (South London)
  • Autumn 2012 Cambridge (South London)
  • Spring 2012 Nippon (South London)
  • Autumn 2011 China A (South London)
  • Spring 2011 Nippon Club (St. Albans)
  • Autumn 2010 Nippon Club (St. Albans)
  • Spring 2010 Orientals
  • Autumn 2009 China
  • Spring 2009 Cambridge
  • Autumn 2008 Chinese
  • Spring 2008 China - Central London
  • Autumn 2007 Nippon Club
  • Spring 2006, Autumn 2006, Spring 2007 Central London
  • Autumn 2005 Central London and Wanstead =
  • Spring 2005 Central London
  • Autumn 2004 Nippon Club
  • Spring 2004 Out of Town
  • Autumn 2003 Korea
  • Spring 2003 Oriental
  • Spring 2002, Autumn 2002 Cambridge
  • Autumn 2001 Cambridge and London =
  • Spring 2001 Reading
  • Spring 2000, Autumn 2000 Cambridge
  • Autumn 1999 Central London
  • Spring 1999 Korea-China
  • Autumn 1998 Nippon Club
  • Spring 1997, Autumn 1997, Spring 1998 Cambridge
  • Autumn 1996 Reading
  • Spring 1996 Central London
  • Autumn 1995 Nippon Club
  • Spring 1994, Autumn 1994, Spring 1995 Central London
  • Autumn 1993 London University
  • Spring 1993 Nippon Club
  • Winter 1992 Central London
  • Summer 1992 Nippon Club

This is a twice yearly team match held in London, where teams compete for a trophy donated by Yukata Kobayashi. In recent years there has also been a second division of teams (winners shown in brackets below).

Team
Nippon Club Cup
  • 2013 Epsom
  • 2012 London
  • 2011 Durham
  • 2010 Edinburgh
  • 2009 Cambridge
  • 2008 Brighton
  • 2007 Sheffield
  • 2006 Durham
  • 2005 Farnborough Village (Kent)
  • 2004 Central London
  • 2001 - 2003 Wanstead
  • 2000 Berks Youth Bracknell
  • 1999 Cambridge
  • 1998 Leamington Spa
  • 1997 Hursley
  • 1996 Reading
  • 1995 Brakenhale
  • 1994 Wanstead
  • 1993 Norwich
  • 1992 Furze Platt Maidenhead
  • 1991 Melior Go Club
  • 1990 The Brakenhale School
  • 1989 Nottingham
  • 1988 Furze Platt School
  • 1986, 1987 Bristol

Awarded to the Club team with the best percentage in the British Open at the British Go Congress.

Team
Thames Valley Team Trophy
  • 2012 2013 Wanstead
  • 2011 West Surrey
  • 2010 Bracknell
  • 2008, 2009 Maidenhead
  • 2007 West Surrey
  • 2006 Maidenhead
  • 2005 Wycombe and Maidenhead A
  • 2004 Swindon
  • 2003 High Wycombe
  • 2002 Bracknell Drunk
  • 2001 Royal Standard
  • 1999, 2000 Reading
  • 1998 High Wycombe
  • 1996, 1997 Reading
  • 1995 Royal Standard
  • 1993, 1994 Reading
  • 1992 Furze Platt
  • 1991 Bracknell
  • 1990 Reading
  • 1989 Bracknell
  • 1988 Furze Platt
  • 1986/87 Basingstoke
  • 1985 Reading Rebels

A team event for clubs located in the tideless part of the Thames Valley. It was a League until 1993 and has been a one day tournament on Easter Monday since then (often known by lots of Ts, eg TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT).

Note the Broken Go Stone Trophy is not the original broken stone as it got broken.

2013 awarded on team result at Bracknell Tournament.

Team
Anglo-Japanese Matches
  • Autumn 1997 - Autumn 2000 Anglo
  • Spring 1997 Japanese
  • Winter 1996 Japanese
  • Summer 1996 Anglo
  • 1994-5 Anglo
  • 1993 Japanese
  • 1988-92 Anglo

Held in London between Nippon Club (Japanese) and Central London Go Club (Anglo).
Prior to the Trophy starting in 1988 most matches were won by the Japanese.

Team
British Pair Go
Results
link
PlaceChampionsHandicap WinnersReport
2014HatfieldNatasha Regan & Matthew Cocke Jil Segerman & Pat Ridley
2013OxfordKirsty Healey & Matthew Macfadyen Rebecca Margetts & Oscar Selby Report
2012OxfordNatasha Regan & Matthew Cocke Helen Harvey & Martin Harvey Report
2011OxfordNatasha Regan & Matthew Cocke Sam McCarthy & John CollinsReport
2010 Oxford Natasha Regan & Matthew Cocke Kelda Smith & Paul SmithReport Photos
2009 Oxford Kirsty Healey & Matthew Macfadyen Kelda Smith & Paul SmithReport Photos
2008 Oxford Kirsty Healey & Matthew MacfadyenSam McCarthy & John CollinsReport
2007 Oxford Kirsty Healey & Matthew MacfadyenLydia Feasey & Jonathan EnglefieldReport
2006OxfordKirsty Healey & Matthew MacfadyenJackie Chai & John JohnstoneReport
2005 Oxford Natasha Regan & Matthew CockeMaria Tabor & Paul TaborReport
2004 Oxford Kirsty Healey & Matthew MacfadyenPauline Bailey & Steve BaileyReport
Photos
2003 Oxford Kirsty Healey & Matthew MacfadyenElinor Brooks & Eric HallReport
2002 Oxford Kirsty Healey & Matthew MacfadyenNicola Hurden & Shawn HearnReport
2001 Oxford Kirsty Healey & Matthew MacfadyenNicola Hurden & Shawn HearnReport
2000 Oxford Emma Marchant & Simon GossFiona Campbell & Jim EdwardsReport
1999 Stokenchurch Kirsty Healey & Matthew MacfadyenJini Williams & Fred HolroydReport
1998 Weedon Kirsty Healey & Matthew MacfadyenPauline Bailey & Steve BaileyReport
1997 Weedon Kirsty Healey & Matthew MacfadyenJenifer Healey & Toby Manning / Yvonne Margetts & Paul Margetts
1996 Weedon Alison Jones & Tony AtkinsAlison Ewens & David Woodnutt / Yvonne Mao & Paul Margetts
1995 Marlow Kirsty Healey & Matthew MacfadyenHannah Ellul & France Ellul / Debbie Jones & Francis Weaver
1994 Leamington Alison Jones & Nick Webber
1993 Leamington Alison Jones & Andrew Jones
1992 London Kirsty Healey & Matthew Macfadyen
1991 Hyde Park Sue Paterson & Jim Barty

The British Pair Go Championship is for male and female pairs, who cannot converse during the games, as is the normal Pair Go convention.

It is always held in a pleasant hotel, nowadays in a hotel in the Oxfordshire countryside. There is always a buffet lunch and prizes for most, including the Best Dressed Pair prize.

The top eight rated British pairs play for the championship, whilst others play in a handicap section. The top section players also play for points to allow them to represent the UK in both the European and International Amateur Pair Go Championships.

The pair of trophies was donated by the Japanese Pair Go Association and are inscribed "Pair Go Champions in England". The trophies for the handicap section are a pair of Pair Go Bowls donated by the Japanese Pair Go Association.

Pair Go
British Pair Go Handicap
  • 2014 Jil Segerman & Pat Ridley
  • 2013 Rebecca Margetts & Oscar Selby
  • 2012 Helen Harvey & Martin Harvey
  • 2011 Sam McCarthy & John Collins
  • 2009, 2010 Kelda Smith & Paul Smith
  • 2008 Sam McCarthy & John Collins
  • 2007 Lydia Feasey & Jonathan Englefield
  • 2006 Jackie Chai & John Johnstone
  • 2005 Maria Tabor & Paul Tabor
  • 2004 Pauline Bailey & Steve Bailey
  • 2003 Elinor Brooks & Eric Hall
  • 2001, 2002 Nicola Hurden & Shawn Hearn
  • 2000 Fiona Campbell & Jim Edwards
  • 1999 Jini Williams & Fred Holroyd
  • 1998 Pauline Bailey & Steve Bailey

Part of the British Pair Go Championship, for those not in the top 8 pairs.

Pair Go
London Open Pair Go
  • 2013 Boris Mitrovic & Fynn Bachmann
  • 2012 Guo Juan & Claude Brisson
  • 2011 Ko Juyeong & Chong Han
  • 2010 Guo Juan & Ian Davis
  • 2009 Yanqi Zhang & Wei Wang
  • 2008 Guo Juan & Ian Davis
  • 2007 Dominique Cornuejols & Toru Imamura
  • 2006 Natasha Regan & Matthew Cocke
  • 2005 Dominique Cornuejols & Jean-Loop Naddef
  • 2004 Suvi Lepanen & Teemu Rovio
  • 2003 Tied
  • 2002 Mihoko Isoda & Masashi Sugiyama

Part of London Open, the Pair Go Tournament is held on one of the evenings.

Pair Go
Isle of Man Pair Go
  • 2013 Keiko Uno & Shigehiko Uno
  • 2010 Oscar Selby & Matthew Cocke
  • 2008 Jenny Radcliffe & Edmund Stephen-Smith
  • 2006 Jenny Radcliffe & Matthew Cocke
  • 2004 Pauline Bailey & Steve Bailey
  • 2002 David King & Eric Hall
  • 1999 Michael Marz & Gernot Belger
  • 1997 John Atherton & Richard Hunter
  • 1995 Andrea Smith & Paul Smith
  • 1993 Hazel Milne & Matthew Macfadyen

This tournament is part of the Isle of Man Go Week and is officially called the Rengo tournament as it can be played by any doubles partnership.

Pair Go
MSO Pair Go
  • 2003 Natasha Regan & Tim Hunt
  • 2001 Sylvia Kalisch & Seong-June Kim
  • 2000 Guo Juan & Di Jingyu
Pair Go
KGS
  • 2009 Alex Kent
  • 2006 Alan Cameron / Andrew Simons
  • 2005 Gunnar AAstrand Grimnes
  • 2004 Stuart Barthropp
Online
KGS Sunjang Baduk
  • 2007 Roy-Andre Kirkebo
Online
Online League (Individual) Online
British Open Lightning
  • 2014 Cornel Burzo
  • 2013 Oscar Selby
  • 2011, 2012 Andrew Kay
  • 2010 Nick Krempel
  • 2009 Baron Allday
  • 2008 T Mark Hall
  • 2007 Phil Beck
  • 2006 Ben He
  • 2004, 2005 David King
  • 2003 T Mark Hall
  • 2002 Shawn Hearn
  • 2001 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 2000 Tim Hunt
  • 1999 Seong-June Kim
  • 1997, 1998 Des Cann
  • 1996 T Mark Hall
  • 1995 Mark Harrod
  • 1994 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1993 Matthew Cocke
  • 1991, 1992 T Mark Hall
  • 1990 Simon Shiu
  • 1989 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1988 Brian Chandler
  • 1987 T Mark Hall
  • 1986 Brian Chandler
  • 1985 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1984 Piers Shepperson
  • 1978 - 1983 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1977 Francis Roads
  • 1976 T Mark Hall

This fast-play event is run at the British Go Congress, usually on the Friday evening. The tournament system varies from year to year. Nowadays the event is usually played with handicaps. It was originally a free-standing event.

Lightning
London Open Lightning
  • 2013 Mikko Siukola
  • 2012 Yuanbo Zhang
  • 2011 Young-Sam Kim
  • 2010 Jukka Jylanki
  • 2009 Emeric Lemaire
  • 2008 Qing Du
  • 2007 Julio Martinez
  • 2006 Arnaud Godet
  • 2005 Daniel Althans
  • 2004 Christoph Gerlach
  • 2003 Emil Nijhuis
  • 2002 Li Shen
  • 2001 Filip van der Stappen
  • 2000/1 Seong-June Kim
  • 1999/2000 Victor Chow
  • 1997/8 Emil Nijhuis
  • 1996/7 Lee Hyuk
  • 1995/6 Wakaru Miyakawa
  • 1994/5 Zhao Pei
  • 1993/4 Zhang, Shutai
  • 1992/3 Zhang, Shutai
  • 1991/2 Zhang, Shutai
  • 1988/9 Rob van Zeijst
  • 1986/7 Brian Chandler
  • 1985/6 Andre Moussa
  • 1984/5 C.S. Lee
  • 1983/4 Andre Moussa
  • 1982/3 Komori
  • 1981/2 Peter Zandveld
  • 1980/1 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1979/0 Adam Pirani

Part of London Open, the Lightning Tournament is held on one of the evenings.

Lightning
Irish Rapid
  • 2014 Karol Janyst
  • 2013 Yuanbo Zhang
  • 2012 Julien Renaud
  • 2011 Ian Davis
  • 2010 Edwin Brady
  • 2009 Oh, Chi Min
  • 2008 Dylan Carter
  • 2007 Roman Pszonka
  • 2006 Ian Davis
  • 2005 Tony Atkins
  • 2004 Dan Gilder
  • 2003 Marco Firnhaber
  • 2002 Tony Atkins
  • 2001 Cornel Burzo
  • 2000 Konagai, Masaru
  • 1999 Ruud Stoelman
  • 1998 Christoph Gerlach
  • 1997 Des Cann
  • 1996 Colin Adams

Part of the Irish Go Congress, played on the Friday evening before the Open. Time limits get shorter each round.

Lightning
MSO Rapid Lightning
Isle of Man Lightning
  • 2013 Richard Hunter
  • 2010 Barney Shiu
  • 2008 Jenny Radcliffe
  • 2006 Demian Walvisch
  • 2002, 2004 William Brooks
  • 1999 Shawn Hearn
  • 1997 Richard Hunter
  • 1995 Mark Harrod
  • 1993 Paul Boogerd
  • 1991 Christian Wohlfarth

This tournament is part of the Isle of Man Go Week. It is usually run self paired, followed by a final between the best two players.

Lightning
MSO Lightning Lightning
North East
  • 1995 Simon Shiu
Lightning
Isle of Man Handicap
  • 2013 Edmund Smith
  • 2010 Peter Collins
  • 2008 Ian Marsh
  • 2006 Simon Billouet
  • 2004 Bill Streeten
  • 2002 William Brooks
  • 1999 Chris White
  • 1997 Ian Marsh
  • 1995 Francis Weaver
  • 1993 Paul Margetts
  • 1991 Christain Wohlfarth

This tournament is part of the Isle of Man Go Week. It is played over two afternoons, with increased handicap on the Manx system.

Handicap
West Surrey Handicap
  • 2011 Malcolm Hagan
  • 2010 Sue Paterson
  • 2009 Peter Collins
  • 2008 Alan Thornton
  • 2007 Shawn Hearn
  • 2006 Ken Kneller
  • 2005 Natasha Regan
  • 2004 Peter Fisher
  • 2003 Alan Thornton
  • 2002 Taiko Nakamura
  • 2001 Malcolm Hagan
  • 2000 Des Cann
  • 1999 Chris Dawson
  • 1998 Tony Atkins
  • 1997 David Ward
  • 1996 T.Mark Hall
  • 1995 Jay Rastall
  • 1994 Paul Margetts
  • 1993 Jonathan Chetwynd
  • 1990-2 Stuart Barthropp
  • 1989 Harold Lee
  • 1988 John Rickard
  • 1987 Simon Goss

Was the RTP Handicap 1987-89

Ceased in 2011

Handicap
Liverpool Handicap Handicap
Cornwall Handicap
  • 2013 Eric Hall
  • 2012 Peter Harold-Barry
  • 2011 Sue Paterson
  • 2010 Tony Atkins
  • 2009 Ian Marsh
  • 2007 - 2008 Eric Hall
  • 2006 Robert Churchill
  • 2004 - 2005 Jonathan Englefield
  • 2003 Hennie Groot Lipman
  • 2002 Annie Hall
  • 2001 Roger Daniel
  • 2000 John Rickard

Normally held the day before the main Cornwall tournament

Handicap
Cheshire Handicap
  • 2014 Brian Timmins
  • 2013 David Horan
  • 2012 Kath Timmins
  • 2011 Matt Marsh
  • 2010 Justin Neeves
  • 2009 Stephen Bailey - awarded on results at the British Go Congress
  • 2008 Huw Talliss
  • 2007 Robin Hobbes
  • 2006 Mark Sullivan
  • 2005 Jonathan Tims
  • 2004 Edward Blockley
  • 2003 Robin Hobbes
  • 2002 Edward Blockley
  • 2001 Richard Moulds

The Handicap section played over 5 rounds alongside the Cheshire Open.

Handicap
Irish Handicap
  • 2003 Roger Daniel
  • 2002 Cian Synnott
  • 2001 Yoshiyuki Uemura
  • 2000 Des Cann
  • 1999 Ruud Stoelman
  • 1998 Scott Hopkins
  • 1997 Noel Mitchell
  • 1995 Tony Goddard
  • 1994 Mark Ivey
  • 1993 David Wickham
  • 1992 John Gibson

Ceased in 2003

Handicap
Black Bull
  • 1986 Alistair Thompson
  • 1985 Tony Atkins
  • 1984 Terry Barker
  • 1983 Richard Granville
  • 1982 Matthew Macfadyen
Handicap
London Open Handicap
  • 2001 Roger Daniel
Handicap
RTP Handicap

See West Surrey

See West Surrey

Handicap
South London Kyu Players
  • 2013 Natasha Regan

In the main tournament students were split into three groups, each of which played a Swiss tournament with handicap equal to grade difference.

In the side tournament the teachers all play each other, together with any other dan players present, in a round-robin tournament with all games even.

Handicap
Terry Stacey Grand Prix
  • 2013 Andrew Simons
  • 2012 Andrew Kay
  • 2011 Alistair Wall
  • 2010 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 2009 Yohei Negi
  • 2008 Shaoyou Ouyang
  • 2007 William Brooks
  • 2006 Alistair Wall
  • 2005 Francis Roads
  • 2004 Young Kim
  • 2003 Tim Hunt
  • 2000 - 2002 Francis Roads
  • 1999 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1998 Francis Roads
  • 1997 John Rickard
  • 1996 Francis Roads
  • 1995 Alistair Wall
  • 1994 Francis Roads
  • 1993 Des Cann
  • 1992 Francis Roads
  • 1990, 1991 Harold Lee

This is not a specific tournament, but runs throughout the year.

All players score a point for every game won in UK tournaments in games played above the McMahon bar. The year ends at the British Go Congress, where the trophy in memory of Terry Stacey is presented.

Grand Prix
Weak Knee Dans Grand Prix
  • 2001-2 Alan Thornton - promoted to Honorary WKD and competition closed
  • 2000 Simon Goss
  • 1999 Alan Thornton
  • 1998 Tony Atkins
  • 1997 Simon Goss
  • 1996 Tony Atkins
Grand Prix
DDK Grand Prix
  • Current Scores
  • 2013 Oscar Selby (10-19k); Rebecca Margetts (20k+)
  • 2012 Colin Maclennan (10-19k); Edmund Smith (20k+)

This runs throughout the year, with Double Digit Kyu players scoring points for each of our tournaments entered, with more points for each game won.

At the end of the year the top player in the 10 - 19 kyu range and the top player in the 20+ kyu range each receive a prize, presented at a tournament early the following year. Prizes are vouchers for the Guo Juan Internet Go School.

The full rules are:

  1. You have to be a member of the BGA
  2. Qualifying tournaments are tournaments held in the UK and open to entrants below 9 kyu from anywhere in the UK. Handicap and rapid play tournaments are included, but online competitions, team, Pair Go and lightning events are not included. Every tournament has a maximum 100 points that you can score there.
  3. You get 40% of the points just for turning up. For the other 60% you score in proportion to points scored in the tournament. For example, if you win 2 out of 3 in a tournament, you score 40 plus two thirds of 60, i.e. 80 out of 100 in total.
  4. All players playing at least their first tournament in the year as a DDK can score points. Their prize category depends on their first grade of the year.
  5. The competition runs for the calendar year with the London Open counting as the last tournament of the year.
Grand Prix
MSO 9x9 Junior or Beginners
  • 2006 Nicholas Calderwood
  • 2001 Bruce Birchall
  • 1999 Frank Prager
  • 1998 Ezra Luttoni
Beginners
British Small Board
  • 2010, 2011 Andrew Simons
  • 2009 Matthew Cocke
  • 2008 Paul Smith
  • 2007 Natasha Regan
  • 2006 William Brooks
  • 2005 Alex Selby
  • 2004 David Ward
  • 2003 Simon Goss
  • 2002 Jin Hoon Yoon
  • 2001 John Rickard
  • 2000 Seong-June Kim
  • 1999 Dan Micsa
  • 1998 Mike Charles
  • 1997 Yong Cheol Shin
  • 1995 Francis Roads
  • 1983 Francis Roads
  • 1982 Des Cann
  • 1981 Richard Granville
  • 1980 Terry Stacey

Run by any club on behalf of the BGA.

Cambridge ran the 2011 edition early in 2012.

13 x 13
London Open Small Board 13 x 13
MSO Small Board

This is the small board tournament that is part of the Mind Sports Olympiad, held each August in London.

13 x 13
Isle of Man 13×13
  • 2013 Richard Hunter
  • 2010 Oscar Selby
  • 2008 Jenny Radcliffe
  • 2006 Jonathan Englefield
  • 2004 Tim Hunt
  • 1999, 2002 Francis Roads
  • 1997 Gunner Bertram
  • 1995 Michael Charles
  • 1993 Francis Roads
  • 1991 Simon Brooks

Part of the Isle of Man Go Week, played one evening.

13 x 13
MSO Novices 13x13
  • 2000 Tom Cooper
13 x 13
MSO 9x9
  • 1999 Seong-June Kim
  • 1998 Migaku Hayashi
  • 1997 Guo Juan
13 x 13
British Open
  • 2014 Cornel Burzo
  • 2013 Zebin Du
  • 2012 Andrew Kay
  • 2011 Chong Han
  • 2010 Andrew Kay
  • 2009 Xi Gao
  • 2008 T Mark Hall
  • 2007 Sam Aitken
  • 2006 Ben He
  • 2005 Tony Goddard
  • 2003, 2004 T.Mark Hall
  • 2002 Piers Shepperson
  • 2001 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 2000 T.Mark Hall
  • 1999 Seong-June Kim
  • 1998 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1996, 1997 Alex Rix
  • 1995 Ulf Olsson
  • 1994 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1993 Matthew Cocke
  • 1992 Mark Willems
  • 1991 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1990 Edmund Shaw
  • 1989 Piers Shepperson
  • 1988 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1987 John Rickard
  • 1985, 1986 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1984 Jon Diamond
  • 1983 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1982 Jon Diamond
  • 1981 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1980 Terry Stacey
  • 1979 David Mitchell / Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1978 Jon Diamond
  • 1976, 1977 M. Nashiwa
  • 1974, 1975 Jon Diamond
  • 1973 Ku Dae Yeol
  • 1972 Dr. Hattori
  • 1971 Jon Diamond / Tony Goddard
  • 1970 Mr. Akiyama
  • 1969 M. McAndrew (Handicap event)
  • 1968 J. Cock (Handicap event)

The British Go Association is running the Congress alongside the European Youth Go Championships in 2014. Accompanying players may wish to enter the British Open on payment of the appropriate fee, whilst their junior players are playing the EYGC.

Challengers' League
  • 2014 Andrew Kay (second Alex Kent)
  • 2013 Andrew Kay and Andrew Simons
  • 2012 Andrew Kay (second Nick Krempel)
  • 2011 Matthew Macfadyen (second Nick Krempel)
  • 2010 Matthew Macfadyen (second Vanessa Wong)
  • 2009 Hui Wang (second Matthew Macfadyen)
  • 2008 Matthew Macfadyen / Hui Wang
  • 2007 Bei Ge (second Alex Selby)
  • 2006 Matthew Macfadyen (second Bei Ge)
  • 2005 Des Cann
  • 2004 David Ward
  • 2002, 2003 Matthew Cocke
  • 2001 Young Kim
  • 2000 Des Cann
  • 1999 Matthew Cocke / John Rickard / Des Cann. Matthew Cocke won the play-off.
  • 1998 Edmund Shaw
  • 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1993 Shutai Zhang
  • 1991, 1992 Edmund Shaw
  • 1990 John Rickard
  • 1989 Edmund Shaw
  • 1988 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1987 Piers Shepperson
  • 1986 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1983-1985 Terry Stacey
  • 1982 Jim Barty
  • 1979-1981 Terry Stacey
  • 1978 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1977 Paul Prescott

Part of the British Championship, is held to select the two players who will compete in the British Championship Title Match. Until 2005 it selected one challenger who played the reigning champion.

Players compete in the Candidates' Tournament for places in the League.

It incorporated the Candidates' Tournament between 1979 and 1982.

Candidates'
  • 2014 Bei Ge
  • 2011, 2012, 2013 Andrew Kay
  • 2010 Vanessa Wong
  • 2008, 2009 Matthew Cocke
  • 2007 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 2006 Bei Ge
  • 2005 Jon Diamond / Kiyohiko Tanaka
  • 2004 Piers Shepperson
  • 2003 Quentin Mills
  • 2002 Seong-June Kim
  • 2001 T Mark Hall
  • 2000 Young Kim
  • 1999 Toby Manning / John Rickard
  • 1998 Martin Smith / Jim Clare
  • 1997 Des Cann
  • 1996 T Mark Hall
  • 1995 Des Cann
  • 1994 Matthew Cocke
  • 1993 Shutai Zhang
  • 1992 T Mark Hall
  • 1991 Edmund Shaw
  • 1990 Harold Lee
  • 1989 Neil Symes / John Smith / Adam Pirani
  • 1988 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1987 Edmund Shaw / Brian Chandler / Alistair Thmpson
  • 1986 Edmund Shaw / Francis Roads / T Mark Hall
  • 1985 Jon Diamond
  • 1984 John Smith / Richard Granville
  • 1983 John Rickard / Richard Granville
  • 1979-1982 Incorporated in the Challenger's League
  • 1978 David Mitchell

Part of the British Championship, held to select most of the players who will compete in the Challenger’s League.

In order to play, players must be British (or long-term residents), active in tournaments and of a certain level. In the past shodan and kyu players had to earn places at tournaments, but now players are selected by rating (1900+ at a tournament in the year ending at the British Go Congress). Qualifiers are listed here.

Trigantius
  • 2014 Jon Diamond
  • 2012, 2013 Andrew Simons
  • 2011 David Ward
  • 2010 Robert Mateescu
  • 2009 Andrew Kay
  • 2008 Shaoyou Ouyang
  • 2007 Jaeup Kim
  • 2006 Ben He
  • 2004, 2005 Li Shen
  • 2003 Young Kim
  • 2002 Seong-June Kim
  • 2001 Des Cann
  • 2000 Seong-June Kim / Francis Roads / Alistair Wall / David Ward
  • 1999 Seong-June Kim
  • 1998 Des Cann / Matthew Cocke
  • 1997 Matthew Cocke
  • 1996 John Rickard
  • 1995 Matthew Macfadyen / Matthew Cocke
  • 1994 T.Mark Hall / John Rickard
  • 1993 Shun Nagano
  • 1992 Edmund Shaw
  • 1991 Des Cann
  • 1988 - 1990 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1987 Edmund Shaw
  • 1986 J. Y. Lee
  • 1985 Jim Barty
  • 1982 - 1984 Terry Stacey
  • 1981 F. Kong
  • 1980 Terry Stacey
  • 1979 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1977, 1978 Katsumi Matsumoto
  • 1976 Paul Prescott
  • 1975 unknown
  • 1974 R. Ku

This originated as the Cambridge Tournament, but it was renamed in 1977 in honour of Nicolaus Trigantius, a monk who travelled to China in the 17th Century and wrote about Go.

A 3 Round McMahon tournament, still held in Cambridge.

British Championship
  • 2013 Andrew Kay (2-0 Andrew Simons)
  • 2012 Andrew Kay (2-0 Nick Krempel)
  • 2011 Matthew Macfadyen (2-1 Nick Krempel)
  • 2010 Matthew Macfadyen (3-1 Vanessa Wong)
  • 2009 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 Hui Wang)
  • 2008 Matthew Macfadyen (3-1 Hui Wang)
  • 2007 Bei Ge (3-1 A. Selby)
  • 2006 Bei Ge (3-2 M. Macfadyen)
  • 2005 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 D. Cann)
  • 2004 Matthew Macfadyen (3-1 D. Ward)
  • 2003 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 M. Cocke)
  • 2002 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 M. Cocke)
  • 2001 Matthew Macfadyen (3-1 Y. Kim)
  • 2000 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 D. Cann)
  • 1999 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 M. Cocke)
  • 1998 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 E. Shaw)
  • 1997 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 C. Matthews)
  • 1996 Shutai Zhang (3-1 M. Macfadyen)
  • 1995 Shutai Zhang (3-2 M. Macfadyen)
  • 1994 Shutai Zhang (3-0 M. Macfadyen)
  • 1993 Shutai Zhang (3-0 M. Macfadyen)
  • 1992 Matthew Macfadyen (3-1 E. Shaw)
  • 1991 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 E. Shaw)
  • 1990 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 J. Rickard)
  • 1989 Matthew Macfadyen (3-1 E. Shaw)
  • 1988 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 P. Shepperson)
  • 1987 Piers Shepperson (3-2 T. Stacey)
  • 1986 Terry Stacey (3-1 M. Macfadyen)
  • 1985 Terry Stacey (3-1 M. Macfadyen)
  • 1984 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 T. Stacey)
  • 1983 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 T. Stacey)
  • 1982 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 J. Barty)
  • 1981 Matthew Macfadyen (3-2 T. Stacey)
  • 1980 Matthew Macfadyen (3-1 T. Stacey)
  • 1979 Matthew Macfadyen (3-1 T. Stacey)
  • 1978 Matthew Macfadyen (3-0 B. Casteldine)
  • 1977 Jon Diamond (3-2 P. Prescott)
  • 1976 Jon Diamond (3-0 P. Prescott)
  • 1975 Jon Diamond (3-0 P. Prescott)
  • 1974 Paul Prescott (1-0 J. Diamond)
  • 1973 Jon Diamond (unchallenged)
  • 1972 Jon Diamond (2-0 T. Goddard)
  • 1971 Jon Diamond (post-congress play-off T. Goddard)
  • 1970 Jon Diamond (congress result)
  • 1965-9 Jon Diamond

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

Cheshire
  • 2014 Mark Elliot
  • 2013 Toby Manning
  • 2012 Tony Atkins
  • 2011 Alex Rix
  • 2010 David Ward
  • 2009 Martin Harvey - awarded on results at the British Go Congress
  • 2008 Tony Atkins
  • 2007 Lianpeng Zhang
  • 2006 Yangran Zhang
  • 2005 Toby Manning
  • 2004 Andrew Morris
  • 2003 Tony Atkins
  • 2002 Ruud Stoelman
  • 2001 Kunio Kashiwagi
  • 1986 Piers Shepperson
  • 1985 Richard Granville
  • 1984 Chee-kul Choi

Started by Brian Timmins in Crewe in January 1984, from 1987 it was held later in the year because of the British Go Congress in Crewe in 1986. Brian then moved his tournament to Shrewsbury and the Cheshire lapsed for 15 years.

It restarted in February 2001 with an Open section (top 8 players) and a Handicap section (rest). The Crewe factory canteen of Rolls-Royce proved a good venue, though the Go players had to be a lot quieter than they were used to and bring heaters if cold.

In 2005 Bentley, as they were by then, were not able to make the canteen available, so an emergency venue for the Go was found at Ashdene Primary School in Wilmslow, thanks to a Go player who lived next door who was friends with the headmaster and whose Go-playing son attended.

In 2006 the Chess found a new venue at the Community Centre in Frodsham, thanks to local player Pat Ridley. Go joined them in a side room, which was better as we didn't have to be so quiet, and has been there ever since.

In 2009 the British Go Congress was being held in Chester, so the tournament was replaced by a teaching day, the Cheshire titles being awarded based on results at the Congress.

The current trophy is a replacement for the Cheshire Open Plaque, but has also been mislaid.

Swindon
  • 2013 - not held, venue not available
  • 2012 Matthew Cocke
  • 2011 Bei Ge
  • 2010 Alistair Wall
  • 2009 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 2007, 2008 Jaeup Kim
  • 2006 Alex Selby
  • 2005 Bei Ge
  • 2000 Simon Shiu
  • 1999 Des Cann
  • 1998 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1997 Simon Shiu
  • 1996 T.Mark Hall
  • 1995 Francis Roads
  • 1994 T.Mark Hall
  • 1993 Zhang, Shutai

At the first event, National Power was sponsor and provided the venue. After a few years at a social club, the event is now held in the Even Swindon Committee Centre.

Bracknell
  • 2014 Alex Rix
  • 2013 Jon Diamond
  • 2012 Andrew Kay
  • 2011 Ian Marsh
  • 2010 Felix Wang
  • 2009 Jon Diamond
  • 2008 Jaeup Kim
  • 2007 Sam Aitken
  • 2006 Roman Pszonka
  • 2005 Heung-Soon Kwak
  • 2003, 2004 Jon Diamond
  • 2002 Seong-June Kim
  • 2001 Young Kim
  • 2000 Seong-June Kim
  • 1999 Young Kim
  • 1998 Michael Zhang
  • 1997 Antonio Moreno
  • 1996 Jim Clare
  • 1995 T.Mark Hall
  • 1994 Francis Roads
  • 1993 Quentin Mills
  • 1992 Ulf Olsson
  • 1991 Mark Cumper
  • 1990 Oliver Schmidt
  • 1988, 1989 Edmund Shaw
  • 1987 Jim Clare
  • 1986 Jim Barty
  • 1985 Jim Clare
  • 1984 Terry Stacey
  • 1983 Jim Barty
  • 1982 Terry Stacey
  • 1981 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1980 Adam Pirani
  • 1979 Matthew Macfadyen

3 round McMahon tournament run by Bracknell Go Club, but nowadays held in Wokingham and no longer in Bracknell itself. The first few tournaments were held in the Bracknell premises of ICL.

The Clive Hendrie Memorial Trophy was instigated in 2010 in memory of Clive Hendrie, long time organiser of the tournament.

Coventry
  • 2013 Bruno Poltronieri
  • 2012 Andrew Simons
  • 2011 Andrew Kay
  • 2008, 2009, 2010 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 2006 Bei Ge Held in and called Leamington
  • 2002, 2003, 2004 Des Cann Held in and called Leamington
  • 2001 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 2000 Seong-June Kim
  • 1990-1993. 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1989 Piers Shepperson
  • 1988 Matthew Macfadyen called Midlands

Midlands Tournament in 1988 and then Coventry Tournament until 2002 and from 2008, Leamington from 2003 to 2006.

3 rounds McMahon, held at the University of Warwick.

Durham
  • 2014 Alex Kent
  • 2013 Alex Kent
  • 2012 Andrew Kay
  • 2011 Andrew Kay
  • 2010 Matt Crosby / Yohei Negi / Matt Reid
  • 2009 Yohei Negi
  • 2008 Andrew Jones
  • 2007 Matthew Cocke
  • 2006 David Ward
  • 2005 Francis Roads / Tim Hunt
  • 2004 Simon Shiu

Usually held over a weekend in one of the buildings of Durham University.

In 2012 it was held on just one day as the British Go Congress was in Durham that year.

London City

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

Three Peaks

Originally held in The Marton Arms in Thornton in Lonsdale, which was then owned by Go player Tim Hazleden. It continued for several years there after Tim's tragic death and raised money for local charities. Eventually it had to find a new location and moved via another pub, which closed shortly thereafter, to the Commodore Inn in Grange-over-Sands.

A 5 round McMahon held over a weekend in November.

Welwyn Garden City
  • 2014 Paul Taylor
  • 2013 Michael Webster
  • 2012 Andrew Kay
  • 2011 Alison Bexfield / Alan Thornton

A 3-round McMahon originally held in the Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club room at Gosling Stadium in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

Milton Keynes
  • 2014 Alistair Wall
  • 2013 Bruno Poltronieri
  • 2011, 2012 Andrew Simons
  • 2010 Mathieu Delli-Zotti
  • 2009 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 2008 David Ward
  • 2007 Shaoyou Ouyang
  • 2006 Alex Selby
  • 2005 Bei Ge
  • 2004 Alex Rix
  • 2003 Lei Chen
  • 2002 Min Yang
  • 2000 John Rickard
  • 1999 Young Kim
  • 1998 Des Cann
  • 1997 Simon Shiu
  • 1996 T.Mark Hall
  • 1995 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1994 Edmund Shaw
  • 1993 Y. Kim / Des Cann / Harold Lee / Francis Roads
  • 1992 Des Cann
  • 1991 Edmund Shaw
  • 1990 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1989 Matthew Macfadyen / Edmund Shaw

Originally held in a hall in Wolverton, the Milton Keynes Tournament has made its home at the Open University. Various different buildings on the campus have been used. It is a 3 round McMahon.

Belfast
  • 2013 Tiberiu Gociu
  • 2012 Laurens Spijker
  • 2011 Andrew Simons
  • 2010 David Phillips
  • 2009 Matthew Crosby
  • 2008 Yohei Negi
  • 2007 Ian Davis
  • 1992 Tony Goddard

Started in 2007, but in 1992 the club also ran its own event.

Wanstead
  • 2010 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 2008 Susumu Yoshimura
  • 2007 Shaoyou Ouyang
  • 2005 Des Cann
  • 2003-2004 Young Kim
  • 2002 Jinhoon Yoon
  • 1999, 2000, 2001 Seong-June Kim
  • 1997 Hyung-Soo Park
  • 1995-1996 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1994 Nick Webber
  • 1993 Shun Nagano
  • 1992 Des Cann
  • 1990-1 Edmund Shaw
  • 1988-9 Piers Shepperson
  • 1986 Terry Stacey
  • 1984-5 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1982 Jim Barty
  • 1978 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1972 Wayne Walters / Jeremy Hawdon

Early events known as the Woodford tournament. The 1972 event was a handicap tournament.

Ceased in 2010

Birmingham
  • 2014 Andrew Kay
  • 2013 Andrew Simons
  • 2002 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1994 Simon Shiu
  • 1992 John Smith
  • 1991 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1983 Matthew Macfadyen

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.

South Coast Handicap
  • 1987 Tony Atkins
Korean Ambassador's Cup
Scottish Barlow
Wessex
  • 2013 Alex Kent
  • 2012 Richard Hunter
  • 2011 Yunlong Liu
  • 2010 Andrew Kay
  • 2009 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 2008 Chi Fung Cheung
  • 2007 Jaeup Kim
  • 2006 Mike Charles
  • 2005 Alex Rix
  • 2004 Francis Roads
  • 2003 Young Kim
  • 2002 Jinhoon Yoon
  • 2001 T.Mark Hall
  • 2000 Seong-June Kim
  • 1999 Young Kim
  • 1998 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1997 Tony Goddard
  • 1996 John Rickard
  • 1995 T.Mark Hall
  • 1994 John Rickard
  • 1993 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1992 T.Mark Hall
  • 1990 - 1991 Alex Rix
  • 1989 Harold Lee
  • 1988 Piers Shepperson
  • 1987 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1986 Terry Stacey
  • 1985 Jim Barty
  • 1984 Richard Granville
  • 1982 - 1983 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1981 T.Mark Hall
  • 1980 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1979 Terry Stacey
  • 1978 Adam Pirani
  • 1977 Frank May
  • 1976 Mark Hollings
  • 1975 David Sutton
  • 1974 T. Nagayama
  • 1973 Frank May
  • 1972 Jon Diamond
  • 1971 Rick Hubbell
  • 1970 Mark Roberts

One of the oldest events in the UK, this event was for many years run by Bristol club in the town hall in Marlborough in Wiltshire, a location chosen to easy driving in pre-motorway days. It then moved to Keynsham before settling down in Bath, with that club taking over running it.

Now a 3 round McMahon, but formerly 4 rounds, taking advantage of the extra hour of its traditional date, the Sunday summer time ends.

The trophy was presented by Robnor Paints of Stratton St Margaret.

Edinburgh Christmas

This is held (weather permitting) in December and replaced the Scottish Bar-Low.

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.

Isle of Man Afternoon
  • 2013 Shigehiko Uno
  • 2010 Toby Manning
  • 2008 Richard Hunter
  • 2006 Matthew Cocke
  • 2004 Tony Atkins
  • 2002 Francis Roads
  • 1999 Shigehiko Uno
  • 1997 Francis Roads
  • 1995 Francis Roads
  • 1993 Francis Roads
  • 1991 Jim Clare

This tournament is part of the Isle of Man Go Week. It is held over 3 afternoons and is a 3 round McMahon.

Isle of Man Open
  • 2013 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 2010 Alex Selby
  • 2008 Matthew Cocke
  • 2002, 2004, 2006 Piers Shepperson
  • 1999 Francis Roads
  • 1997 Vesa Laatikainen
  • 1995 Andrew Jones
  • 1993 Francis Roads
  • 1991 Thomas Derz & John Smith

Held alternate years:

  • Main Tournament mornings
  • Afternoon Tournament
  • Handicap Tournament afternoons
  • Die Hards or DayTrip
  • 13x13
  • Also teaching sessions, mostly aimed at novices and improving players.
  • Quiz, Rengo, Music, closing dinner (evenings)
Cambridge MSO Dans'
Isle of Man Die Hards
  • 2008 Paul Barnard
Triangle
  • 2005 Paul Blockley
Bar-Low
  • 2014 Chris Volk
  • 2013 Mike Cockburn
  • 2012 Florian Borchers
  • 2011 Graham Lamburn / John Richardson / Adan Mordcovich
  • 2010 James Murray
  • 2009 Edwin Brady
  • 2008 Ed Wormington
  • 2007 Andrew Kay
  • 2006 Paul Tabor
  • 2005 Matthew Reid
  • 2004 Jong Ug Kim
  • 2003 Paul Taylor
  • 2002 Edward Blockley
  • 2001 Mike Cockburn
  • 2000 Phil Beck
  • 1999 Jonathan Chin
  • 1998 Jonathan Chin / Pengfei He / Robert Salkeld / Nick Wedd
  • 1997 Jonathan Chin

Originally held in Cambridge and usually held alongside the Candidates' Tournament. Open only to kyu-graded players. It has often been part of the Cambridge Mind Sports weekend.

Liverpool
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.

Scottish Open
  • 2014 David Lee
  • 2013 Di Wu
  • 2012 Matt Crosby
  • 2011 Sandy Taylor
  • 2008, 2009, 2010 Yohei Negi
  • 2007 Shaoyou Ouyang
  • 2006 Ben He
  • 2005 Jakub Zborowski
  • 2003, 2004 Francis Roads
  • 2000, 2001 Quentin Mills
  • 1999 Simon Shiu
  • 1997, 1998 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1996 John Rickard
  • 1995 Francis Roads
  • 1994 Alistair Wall
  • 1993 Francis Roads
  • 1992 David Keeble
  • 1985 H. Iwashita
  • 1982 Piers Shepperson
  • 1981 X. T. He

Early events were called the Edinburgh tournament and subsequently developed into the two-day Scottish Open. After several years in Edinburgh, it moved to Glasgow, before moving via Aberdeen to Dundee. From 2013 it returns to Glasgow.

East Midlands

3 round McMahon tournament, until 2012 was held at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

It replaced the Leicester Tournament.

New Malden
LSE

London School of Economics

Welsh Open

Apart from the first year, which was 3 rounds on one day, this is a 5-round McMahon tournament held over a weekend in June. It has always been held in the West Wales seaside resort of Barmouth.

Letchworth
Fife

Held in Cupar.

Ceased in 2010

Maidenhead-Hitachi

A 3-round McMahon tournament sponsored by and held at Hitachi Europe's headquarters.

It was called the Furze Platt Tournament until 2010.

Cornwall

3 round McMahon held in Penzance.

It replaced the Devon tournament in 2000, using the same trophy now known as the "Devon and Cornwall Go Stone".

Oxford
  • 2013 Li Shen
  • 2012 Lingjun Miao
  • 2011 Andrew Simons
  • 2008 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 2007 Sam Aitken
  • 2006 Bei Ge
  • 2005 Li Shen
  • 2004 Wenhao Li
  • 2003 Li Shen
  • 2002 Piers Shepperson
  • 2000, 2001 Seong-June Kim
  • 1998, 1999 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1997 Walthar Warnaar
  • 1996 Edmund Shaw / Piers Shepperson
  • 1994 William Connolley
  • 1993 Edmund Shaw
  • 1992 Alex Rix
  • 1990, 1991 Edmund Shaw
  • 1989 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1988 Piers Shepperson
  • 1987 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1986 Terry Stacey
  • 1985 Matthew Macfadyen (Held in London)
  • 1984 Chee-kul Choi
  • 1983 Terry Stacey

The Oxford Tournament's roots go back to the 1960s, but the current series started in 1983. It has been held in various colleges, and Freud's Cafe, but the venue for most recent years has been St Edmund Hall.

  • 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.
Irish Open (Confucius Cup)
  • 2014 Fan Hui
  • 2012, 2013 Csaba Mero
  • 2011 Antti Tormanen & Wei Wang
  • 2010 Ondrej Silt
  • 2009 Hwang, In Seong
  • 2008 Cho, Seok Bin
  • 2007 Kim, DK
  • 2006 Hwang, In Seong
  • 2005 Yung Chen
  • 2004 Toshio Nishimura
  • 2003 Marco Firnhaber
  • 2002 Toby Manning
  • 2001 Gerry Mills
  • 2000 Richard Hunter
  • 1998, 1999 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1997 Alistair Wall
  • 1996 Zhang, Shutai
  • 1995 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1994 Tony Goddard
  • 1993 Gerry Mills
  • 1992 Taro Matsumoto
  • 1991 David Phillips
  • 1990 Isao Toshima

The Irish Open is the main tournament of the Irish Go Congress in Dublin. It is often part of the European Grand Prix. It has been called the Confucius Cup since 2012.

Northern
  • 2013 Vit Brunner
  • 2011, 2012 Richard Moulds
  • 2010 Ivan Wong
  • 2008, 2009 Bob Bagot
  • 2007 Norbert Bittner
  • 2005 Alistair Wall
  • 2004 Carl-Johan Ragnarsson
  • 2002, 2003 Li Haiou
  • 2000, 2001 T.Mark Hall
  • 1999 Francis Roads
  • 1998 Michael Zhang
  • 1997 Simon Shiu
  • 1996 Matthew Cocke / T Mark Hall
  • 1995 T Mark Hall
  • 1994 Matthew Cocke / Des Cann
  • 1993 Kyung-su Ju (Matthew Macfadyen won GP)
  • 1991, 1992 Matthew Cocke
  • 1990 Des Cann
  • 1989 Harold Lee
  • 1988 Edmund Shaw
  • 1987 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1986 J.Y. Lee
  • 1985 Richard Granville
  • 1984 John Rickard
  • 1983 John Smith
  • 1982 Terry Stacey
  • 1977-1981 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1976 Paul Prescott
  • 1975 Colin Irving

The Northern was originally a two day event with accommodation at one of the Manchester University halls of residence. It was a European Grand Prix event in 1993 and 1994 instead of London. It then was part of the MSO from 2003, when that was held in Manchester, and has since become a 3 round McMahon and is now held in Stockport.

The prize is a shield, the Red Rose Trophy.

Galway

A tournament of 5 rounds, held in Galway in Ireland.

Cork

A tournament held over a weekend, at UCC in Cork, Ireland.

Epsom

Ceased 2008

Norwich
  • 1998 Paul Smith
Arundel

3-round McMahon Tournament, held in Arundel in Sussex.

Trophy presented by Pauline and Steve Bailey in 2013.

Bournemouth
  • 2000 Alan Thornton
  • 1998 Alan Thornton
  • 1997 Alistair Wall
  • 1992 Francis Roads
  • 1991 Francis Roads
  • 1990 Alex Rix
  • 1987 Mark Cumper
Portsmouth
  • 1999 Alistair Wall
Leicester
  • 2004 Zixin Wu
  • 2003 Simon Shiu
  • 2002 Tim Hunt
  • 2001 Simon Shiu
  • 1999, 2000 Des Cann
  • 1997, 1998 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1996 Des Cann
  • 1995 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1994 Simon Shiu
  • 1993 Des Cann
  • 1992 John Power
  • 1990-1 Des Cann
  • 1989 Adam Pirani
  • 1988 Piers Shepperson
  • 1987 T.Mark Hall
  • 1986 J.Y. Lee
  • 1985 Brian Chandler
  • 1984 C. Lee
  • 1982-3 Quentin Mills
  • 1980 Jim Barty
  • 1979 Terry Stacey
  • 1978 Adam Pirani
  • 1976 Mark Hollings (Handicap Tournament)
London Open
  • 2013 Yuanbo Zhang
  • 2012 Lukas Kraemer
  • 2011 Young-Sam Kim
  • 2010 Antti Tormanen
  • 2009 Zi Wang
  • 2008 Chi-Min Oh
  • 2007 Shaoyou Ouyang
  • 2006 Ondrej Silt
  • 2005 Cho, Seok-Bin
  • 2004 Zhao, Pei
  • 2003 Li, Wenhao
  • 2002 Li, Hiaou
  • 2001 Gbor Szabics
  • 2000 Kim, Seong-June
  • 1999 Zhang, Zhongyong
  • 1998/9 Lee, Hyuk (Grand Prix); Guo, Juan (Open cash prize)
  • 1997/8 Guo, Juan
  • 1996/7 Guo, Juan
  • 1995/6 Zhang, Shutai
  • 1994/5 Guo, Juan
  • 1993/4 Zhang, Shutai
  • 1992/3 Shen, Gruangji
  • 1991/2 Zhang, Shutai
  • 1990/1 M. Katscher
  • 1989/90 Zhang, Shutai
  • 1988/9 Yoo, Jing-Soo
  • 1987/8 Terry Stacey
  • 1986/7 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1985/6 Andre Moussa
  • 1984/5 C.S. Lee
  • 1983/4 Hosokawa
  • 1982/3 X.Y. Liu
  • 1981/2 Terry Stacey
  • 1980/1 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1979/80 Robert Rehm
  • 1978/9 Jim Bates
  • 1977/8 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1976/7 Jon Diamond
  • 1975/6 K. Hirama
  • 1974/5 Jon Diamond
The Nippon Club Central London Go Club British Go Association European Go Federation
JFK Statue at ISH
JFK Statue at ISH
The London Open is the UK's biggest tournament. It is always held at the new year period: 28th - 31st December.
It first ran in 1975 and has ran every year since. Usually over 100 players take part and even up to 150. Many come from continental Europe and further away too. Several top European players take part.
2012 logo Dragon and Snake, By J. Keller
2012 Results
Players battle over 4 days, 7 rounds and long time limits. The top player gets to hold the London Open Trophy with cash prizes for the top players and prizes for other good results too. Prizes are also given for the Lightning Tournament, held one evening. Winner 2011
Winner 2011

Recent Opens

Another evening event is the London Pair Go. Around a dozen male-female pairs compete for the best pair title. For more details see the London Pair Go Page. Pair Go
Pair Go
There is usually a professional teacher, the most frequent one being Guo Juan from the Netherlands. They give lectures and analyse games. Other teachers have come from Japan, Korea and China. Guo Juan
Guo Juan
Main Hall
Main Hall
Most players play in the large hall at ISH. The evening events are held there too. ISH also has a bistro, a bar and reasonably priced accommodation. Top Room
Top Room
The top boards are in their own room. Adjacent to it is an analysis room. Prize giving and the Rengo are upstairs. In all ISH provides a superior playing environment.
Skye
  • 2014 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 2012 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 2010 Matthew Macfadyen

This is held alternative years in the Tongadale Hotel in Portree. It is a 6 round McMahon, held over a weekend in March.

MSO Open

This is main open event at the Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) in London each August.

Scottish Championship
  • 2010-2013 David Lee
  • 2008-2009 Piotr Wisthal
  • 2006-2007 Robbie Miller
  • 2004-2005 Allan Crossman
  • 2003 Jim Cook

Scottish nationals or residents can qualify for the Scottish Championship at various events in Scotland and the UK. Four players play a knockout to determine the champion, games often being played online to avoid travel.

Other Leagues
  • 1978 Southern - Alexandra House
  • 1979 Severn Valley - Monmouth
  • 1980 Midlands - Coventry
  • 1980 Northern - Canute
  • 1981 Northern - Leeds
  • 1982 Northern - Canute
  • 1983 Midlands - Malvern
  • 1983 London - London Vegetarians
  • 1983 Northern - Huddersfield and Sheffield
  • 1984 Midlands (Tournament) - Coventry
  • 1984-6 Northern - Huddersfield and Sheffield

Other regional leagues have been held, mostly in the 1970s and early 1980s, but reporting of results was patchy.

In addition the Jubilee Challenge Trophy (a Goban) was instigated for the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977. After a few years of competition it was won by Leamington, who still hold it.

Asahi Meijin (London)
  • 1989 Jong-Soo Yoo
Bank of China (London)
  • 1996 Zhang, Shutai
Devon

See Cornwall

See Cornwall

Epsom Downs (Wedding)
  • 1996 Alistair Wall
Ipswich (East Anglia)
  • 1987 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1986 T.Mark Hall
  • 1985 Piers Shepperson
  • 1980 Francis Roads
  • 1978 Brian Casteldine
Womens' (Ladies) Championship
  • 1997 Alison Jones
  • 1992, 1994, 1996 Alison Cross
  • 1991 Alison Jones
  • 1990 Alison Cross
  • 1989 Sue Paterson

This tournament was formerly held primarily to select a British entry for the World Women’s Amateur Go Tournament.

Leamington

See Coventry

See Coventry

London New Year Rapid
  • 1993/4 Matthew Cocke / Zhang, Shutai
  • 1991/2 Zhang, Shutai
  • 1990/1 Zhang, Shutai
London Go Centre
  • 1978 Jim Bates
  • 1977 A. Ito
  • 1976 Y. Ohtsuka / S. Godfrey
London (Miscellaneous)
  • 1989 (CLGC Handicap) Alex Rix
  • 1988 (CLGC Handicap) Francis Roads
  • 1986 (Not the Challenger’s) Mark Cumper
  • 1985 (Not the Challenger’s) Peter Bell
  • 1984 (IVC Tournament) Terry Stacey
  • 1984 (Not the Challenger’s) Andy Finch
  • 1983 (CLGC Tournament) Fuji
  • 1983 (Not the Candidates’) Bill Brakes
  • 1982 (CLGC Tournament) Terry Stacey
  • 1982 (Not the Challenger’s) Mark Cumper
  • 1981 (IVC Tournament) Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1981 (Not the European) Jim Barty
  • 1981 (St Valentine’s) Terry Stacey & Gary Roberts
MSO Weekend
  • 1998 Migaku Hayashi
  • 1997 Guo Juan
National Knock-Out
  • 1977-9 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1976 Ron Moss
North London
  • 1986 Terry Stacey
Reading
  • 1973 T. Mark Hall
South London
  • 1994-5 Alistair Wall
Three Counties
  • 1986 Harold Lee
Women's Weekend
  • 2005 Helen Harvey
  • 2004 Nicola Hurden
  • 2002 Elly Culmer
  • 2000 Natasha Regan
  • 1999 Helen Harvey
  • 1998 Brakenhale Girls

Played during the sometimes held Women's Training Weekend.

The trophy is the Eva Wilson Go Ban.

Woodford

See Wanstead

See Wanstead

York
  • 1984 John Smith
  • 1983 Terry Barker
  • 1982 John Rickard
Fuseki Follow-On

In this tournament, a professional game had been chosen which had a close result and was adjudged close after the fuseki. Each player played this same game four times, twice as black and twice as white.

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