Junior Calendar

Sat 8th - China Games
Sun 9th - OGS Youth Club
Sat 15th - China Games
Sun 16th - OGS Youth Club
Sat 22nd - China Games
Sun 23rd - OGS Youth Club
Sat 29th - China Games
Sun 30th - OGS Youth Club

Sun 6th - 14:00 Handicap Tournament
Sun 4th - 14:00 UK Go Challenge Finals

Firm dates of all tournaments, including the ones big people go to as well as small people, are shown on the BGA Tournament Calendar when available.

Monthly Tournaments

Currently there is a monthly tournament on OGS in the British Go Association Youth group on the first Sunday of each month, except January - look out for details!

On other Sundays there is an OGS Youth Club friendly playing session from 16:00 to 18:00 at the same place.


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. Look out for the next edition towards the end of 2021.


Our third Youth Summer Go Camp was from Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th August 2019, one day longer than the first two! With 2020 cancelled, it will next be at Caythorpe Court, an adventure centre in Lincolnshire and from Monday 16th - Thursday 19th August 2021.


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 have a League against China and also had teams in the prototype European Youth Team 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. 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.

UK Go Challenge

The UK Go Challenge will be back again for 2021. Make sure your school or club runs a heat! The 2020 finals were held online and a term late, in October. The last physical finals were held in 2019 as part of Cambridge Junior Chess and Go Club's 25th anniversary celebrations on Sunday 13th October at Storey's Field Centre in Cambridge, alongside the National Small Board Championship. You can read the report.

Last updated Tue May 11 2021. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.