Junior Calendar

Sun 5th - Rapid Play Handicap 14:00-18:00
Sun 3rd - OGS Youth Club 16:00-18:00
Sun 7th - OGS Youth Club 16:00-18:00
Wed 10th - Sat 13th - Youth Go Camp - Caythorpe More Info Entry Form
Sun 4th - DDK Training 14:30-16:00
Sun 4th - OGS Youth Club 16:00-18:00

Firm dates of all tournaments, including the ones open to adults as well, are shown on the BGA Tournament Calendar.

Online Tournaments

Every month or two we are running a tournament on OGS in the British Go Association Youth group (group 4739). Contact us if you want to be invited in to the group. Look out for full details on the BGA Tournament Calendar!

OGS Youth Club

Once a month on a Sunday there is an OGS Youth Club - a friendly playing session from 16:00 to 18:00 on OGS in the British Go Association Youth group (group 4739) . Contact us if you want to be invited in to the group.


Every year we hold our national championship for under-18s, the British Youth Go Championships. It is normally at at a central location where young players can meet up easily, for instance the 2019 edition was held at Brownsover Hall, a hotel near Rugby, on Saturday 30th November. Last December the 2020 edition was held online. The 2021 event was in Leicester on Saturday 20th November.


Our third Youth Summer Go Camp in 2019 was one day longer than the first two! With 2020 cancelled, it was next held at Caythorpe Court, an adventure centre in Lincolnshire, from Monday 16th - Thursday 19th August 2021 with 22 young participants. It will be back again 10th - 13th August 2022 (revised dates). Entry Form 2022


From time to time we invited to play international matches against players from another country. We pick appropriate players from our youth rating list to take part.

From June 2020 we played a match against Chinese children, which we won (just), and from November 2020 we were playing a match against Hong Kong children (lost on the last game). From March 2021 we had a League against a team from China and also had teams in the prototype European Youth Team League and then the first Euro City Youth League .

Members of our youth squad also play for our team in the European Youth Go Team Championship.

European Youth

Every year the European Youth Go Championship is planned to be held in a different country, normally in the Spring. We last held it at Bognor Regis in 2014 and you can look at the Gallery. Some years we send a team. We went to Kiev, Ukraine, in March 2018 and to Stubicke Toplice, near Zagreb in Croatia, in March 2020, but we did not go to Moscow in 2019. 2021 was planned for March in Prague, Czechia, but this has now been cancelled, and will now take place in 2022. The 2021 event took place online.

UK Go Challenge

The UK Go Challenge is back again for 2022. Make sure your school or club runs a heat! The 2021 finals were held online in July and this year we hoped to run physical finals in July 2022 in Cambridge. However as that is not possible we will repeat this autumn what happened in 2019 when it was alongside the National Small Board Championship, as part of Cambridge Junior Chess and Go Club's 25th anniversary celebrations on Sunday 13th October. You can read the report. Watch out for the 2022 date!

Last updated Mon May 09 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.