May 2020 Online Tournament

Tournament Date
Fri, 8 - Sun, 10 May 2020

Given that face-to-face Go tournaments are all currently on hold due to the global pandemic, we thought that it might be fun to arrange an online, EGF rated, tournament for BGA members.

The tournament will take place on the early May Bank Holiday weekend, from Friday 8th May to Sunday 10th of May (note that, unusally, the Bank Holiday weekend starts on a Friday this year due to VE day).

There is an entry fee of £5 per player and prizes will be awarded as Amazon vouchers (value of prizes will be dependent on number of entries).


This tournament is open to BGA members only.

(One stipulation of EGF rated internet tournaments is that all players must be a member of an association)

Of course, it's not too late to join the BGA! Join here: Join the BGA


  • 3 rounds, 1 per day
  • McMahon pairing
  • Japanese rules, 6.5 komi
  • Games will be played on OGS:
  • Time limits: Fischer Time: 40 mins + 10 sec/move
  • EGF Rated: Class D
  • Initial McMahon score will be set by EGF rating by default


Games will start at 10:00am each day, and it is preferred that you play at this time.

You may arrange a different time to play, if your opponenent agrees. In this case, games must be completed by 17:00 at the latest. Pairings will be published by 19:00 on the day before and email addresses of other players will be provided so that you can contact them to request rearranging.

Thursday 7th May

  • 19:00 Round 1: pairings published

Friday 8th May

  • 10:00 Round 1: default start time
  • 17:00 Round 1: games complete deadline
  • 19:00 Round 2: pairings published

Saturday 9th May

  • 10:00 Round 2: default start time
  • 17:00 Round 2: games complete deadline
  • 19:00 Round 3: pairings published

Sunday 10th May

  • 10:00 Round 3: default start time
  • 17:00 Round 3: games complete deadline
  • 19:00 Final results published

How To Enter

Registration is now closed

Player List

See the following for a list of currently registered players:


Once you have entered we will contact you with details of how to pay your £5 entry fee.

How To Play

See the following document for information on how pairings, results etc. will work:

Playing Information


WhatsApp Group

We are creating a WhatsApp group for the tournament to allow players to chat socially. Joining this is optional, and whilst we may post some notifications in the chat, all updates will be sent to players by email so you won't miss out on anything if you don't join this group.


If you have any questions about the tournament, please contact the organiser:

Matt Marsh

07795 297779

Last updated Sun May 10 2020. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.