BGA Newsletter 242 May 2018

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BGJ 183 is now available

The Spring 2018 edition of the British Go Journal is now available in the Members' Area.

Pandanet League

A great win in the eighth round - against the strong third-place team from the Netherlands - sees the UK guaranteed at least second place in the Pandanet B League. With just Sweden to go for the UK, unless there is an upset by Turkey against top team Germany in the last round, the team will be in the play-off position and will have a chance for promotion by playing a team from the bottom of the A League. This is likely to be Serbia and the team would have good chances in a best-of-five match against them. Well done to the team for playing so well.

European Go Congress

It is not too late to enter the European Go Congress in Pisa, Italy. It lasts for two weeks (27th July - 12th August), but you can attend for only one week, or only for the middle weekend, if you wish. There are already over 1,000 players registered, with 15 professionals. There are currently 27 British entrants.


Further details on

  • Candidates' Tournament, Saturday 5th - Monday 7th May, London Go Centre. Closed event, i.e. by qualification only; you can check online if you may qualify.
  • Bar-Low, Sunday 6th May, London Go Centre
  • Bracknell, Sunday 13th May, Wokingham
  • Welwyn Garden City, Saturday 19th May
  • Manchester Summer, Sunday 20th May
  • Challengers' League, Saturday 26th - Tuesday 29th May
  • Not the London Open, Saturday 26th - Monday 28th May, London Go Centre
  • British Pair Go Championships, Saturday 2nd June, Hatfield
  • Durham, Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th June
  • Scottish Open, Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th June, Edinburgh
  • Welsh Open, Saturday 30th June - Sunday 1st July, Barmouth
  • 5th Annual World Collegiate Wei-Chi Championships, during week Monday 9th – Sunday 15th July, Cambridge
  • UK Go Challenge Finals (for juniors), Saturday 14th July, Cambridge
  • Mind Sports Olympiad, Sunday 19th – Monday 27th August, London
  • Youth Training Residential, Wednesday 29th - Friday 31st August, near Grantham
  • Penzance (Cornwall), Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September.
  • Three Peaks, Saturday 3rd November - Sunday 4th November, Ingleton, Yorkshire


  • London Open, Friday 28th–Monday 31st December (provisional).


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

Last updated Sun May 06 2018.
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