BGA Newsletter 237 December 2017

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Roger Huyshe's Funeral 12th December

I reported, last month, the sad news that Roger Huyshe, President of the BGA, died on Sunday 12th November.

Roger's family has now been able to make the funeral arrangements, and has asked that we share them with all BGA members. Details

British Youth Go Championship

The 2017 BYGC attracted a big crowd of young players, in fact 46 competitors, aged from 7 to 18.

Thanks to a large number of oriental players currently living in the UK, there were several dan-graded players, most of whom not being British played in an Open group for cash prizes. Also thanks to a new club at Harpenden Academy (who are shown celebrating their win as best primary school) and a good crop of new players from Edinburgh, Cheadle Hulme and Letchworth, there was a large group between 30 and 40 kyu in strength. Some of the games they played were on 13x13.

Full report here.


  • Edinburgh Christmas, Saturday 16th December
  • London Open, Thursday 28th – Sunday 31st December
  • Maidenhead-Hitachi, Saturday 20th January 2018
  • Cheshire, Saturday 3rd February, Frodsham
  • Nottingham Kyu Teaching/Mini-Tournament, Saturday 24th February
  • Irish Go Congress, Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th March, Dublin
  • Isle of Skye, Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th March
  • Trigantius, Saturday 10th March, Cambridge
  • British Go Congress, Friday 6th - Sunday 8th April, Bristol
  • Candidates' Tournament, Saturday 5th - Monday 7th May. Closed event, i.e. by qualification only; you can check online if you may qualify.
  • Bracknell, Sunday 13th May, Wokingham
  • Welwyn Garden City, Saturday 19th May


  • Durham, Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th June
  • Welsh Open, Saturday 30th June - Sunday 1st July, Barmouth
  • Mind Sports Olympiad, Sunday 19th – Monday 27th August, London
  • Leo Phillips Isle Of Man Go Festival, Sunday 11th - Friday 16th August 2019 (provisional).


The European Go Federation's Tournament Calendar includes the Major European Tournaments and a World Tournament Calendar

Last updated Sun Feb 18 2018.
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