Junior Calendar and Events
Sat 11th - European Youth Team Match
Sun 5th - OGS Youth Club 16:00-18:00
Sun 12th - MSO GP 9x9 on OGS (open to all ages)
22nd-26th - European Youth Ankara, Turkey
Sun 2nd - OGS Youth Club 16:00-18:00
Sun 23rd - British Schools/Clubs Team Champs on OGS
Sun 7th - DDK Training 14:30-16:00
Sun 7th - OGS Youth Club 16:00-18:00
Wed 9th - Sat 12th August - Youth Go Camp - Caythorpe More Info
November - BYGC
Firm dates of all tournaments, including the ones open to adults as well, are shown on the BGA Tournament Calendar.
Every month or two we are running a tournament on OGS in the British Go Association Youth group (group 4739). Get yourself registered and send us your user id 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) . Get yourself registered and send us your user id 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. The 2020 edition was held online. The 2021 event was on Saturday 20th November and the 2022-23 BYGC was held on Saturday 21st January, bot in Leicester. Here is the Hall of Fame.
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 was back again 10th - 13th August 2022 and will next be 9th - 12th August 2023.
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 . From June to November 2022 we were playing a second match against Hong Kong children - we lost 17-16.
We are about to start (March 2023) a series of leagues against the team from China.
Members of our youth squad also play for our team in the European Youth Go Team Championship.
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 held on line and 2022 was held in Prague, Czechia. 2023 is planned for 22nd-26th March in Ankara, Turkey.
UK Go Challenge
The UK Go Challenge was back again for 2022. Make sure your school or club runs a heat next year! The 2021 finals were held online in July and this year we had 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. The 2022 finals were online on OGS on Sunday 16th October.