BGA Newsletter 257 August 2019


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Cheadle Hulme Girl (18k) wins at the European

Congratulations to Lizzy Pollitt (facing the camera) from Cheadle Hulme School, for winning Group E of the Pair Go tournament at the annual 2-week European Go Congress, in Brussels this year. Partnering her is a 2 dan from China, Li Feng. They won 5 out of their 6 games, including the final.

It's been a successful week for Lizzy, on her debut EGC, as she also won 3 of her 4 games in the Main tournament and 4 out of 5 in the weekend tournament.


BGJ 188 is now available

The Summer 2019 edition of the British Go Journal is now available in the Members' Area.

European Women's - there's still time to register

A reminder for all our female members: The European Women's Championship will take place in Trier, Germany (close to the Luxembourg border) between 6 and 9 September. Further details here.

Wanted - Memories from past Wessex Tournaments

In October it is the 50th anniversary Wessex tournament – quite a landmark. As such it would be good to see if we can do anything to illustrate the history of the tournament.

If anyone has any memories or old photos that they want to share please let me know, and if we get enough we will create a display for during the tournament. Please send anything you have to me by e-mail at Colin_Williams (at) If you have photos or anything from before the digital age and don’t want to scan them please let me know and we’ll work out what to do about it – possibly just bring them on the day (as I’m sure you will be coming ...)

Stevenage - change of venue

Please note that the Stevenage (North Herts) Go Club has moved. They now meet at The Standard Bearer (Wetherspoons pub) in Stevenage town centre on Tuesday evenings. Full details here. Please note also that due to licensing restrictions at the new venue they are regrettably no longer able to welcome under-18s, whether or not accompanied.


Full information via the Events Calendar.

Leo Phillips Isle of Man Go Festival
Mind Sports Olympiad, London
Youth Training Residential, Caythorpe Hall near Grantham
Cornwall (Falmouth)
T Mark Hall Rapid Play, London
International Teams Autumn Match, London
Confucius Cup, Dublin
Northern, near Manchester
Cambridge Junior's 25th Anniversary - National Small Board/UK Go Challenge Finals
50th Wessex, near Bristol
Three Peaks, Ingleton
Guy Fawkes Weekend, London
Doki Doki Festival, Manchester
British Youth Go Championship TBA
Edinburgh Christmas TBA
London Open

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

Last updated Thu Aug 08 2019.
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