Junior Calendar and Events

Sun 4th - DDK Training 14:30-16:00
Sun 4th - OGS Youth Club 16:00-18:00
Sun 9th July - UK Go Challenge Finals on OGS
Wed 9th - Sat 12th August - Youth Go Camp - Caythorpe More Info
Sat 11th November - BYGC in Leicester

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). Get yourself registered and send us your user id by completing our application form telling us something about yourself if you want to be invited in to the group. You should check the calendar above. You can also look out for details of some events 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 by completing our application form telling us something about yourself 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, both in Leicester - see the 2022-23 BYGC Gallery.

Here is the Hall of Fame.

The British School Teams for many years was merged with the BYGC, but from 2022 it is being held again as a separate event on OGS.


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.

Starting 25th March 2023, we are playing two leagues against the team from China. Check out the results!

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. However we did not go to Moscow in 2019. 2021 was held on line and 2022 was held in Prague, Czechia. 2023 was held 22nd-26th March in Ankara, Turkey.

EYGC 2020 Gallery

UK Go Challenge

The UK Go Challenge is back again for 2023. Make sure your school or club runs a heat this year! The finals have been run online in recent years with 2023 probably in July. The 2022 finals were online on OGS on Sunday 16th October. The last time it was held in person was 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.

Last updated Sun May 14 2023.
If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.