London MindSports Centre now open

In December 2020, a group of MindSports enthusiasts purchased the ex-Salvation Army citadel in Ravenscourt Park, to turn it into the London MindSports Centre, for £1.7M.

Last updated Thu Oct 21 2021. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

UK Lost to Sweden in Season Debut

Pandanet Go European Team Championship
Pandanet
Tue, 12 Oct 2021

The UK lost their first match, against Sweden, in the new season of the B-League in the Pandanet Go European Team Championship, one game to three. This left the team
eighth out of ten in the table.

League Page with game records

Last updated Wed Oct 13 2021. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

British Go Congress Launches Restart of Face-to-Face Tournaments

British Open
Leicester
Fri, 1 - Sun, 3 Oct 2021

This year’s British Go Congress, comprising the British Open and the British Lightning Championship, was held at the Novotel Leicester between the 1st and 3rd of October. This was the first face to face tournament the BGA has organised since Covid, and, despite being delayed and short notice, just over 30 players enjoyed a weekend of games.

Last updated Tue Oct 05 2021. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

Student discount for BGA Congress

Following a recent question the BGA have decided to offer a 33% discount on tournament fees for students entering the Congress this year. Youth entrants still receive the 50% discount.

Last updated Tue Sep 28 2021. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

BGA Congress - Entry form available

The entry form is now available from the Events Calendar or the Congress Site. The site has also been updated with further details on food. How to make payment will be explained once an entry is received.

Last updated Tue Sep 14 2021. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

European Women's Go Championship Ends With Tie-Break

EWGC
OGS
Sat, 4 - Sun, 5 Sep 2021

The London Go Centre, with help from the British Go Association (including Matt Marsh as Tournament Director), ran the 2021 edition of the European Women's Go Championship. Unfortunately was is not held in London at the Go Centre (as originally planned for 2020), but was played online on OGS. The online games attracted audiences of up to 80 and Diana Koszegi (2p) analysed some on Twitch (will be uploaded later on the LGC YouTube channel). During the final round she commented with Benjamin Drean-Guenaizia (6d) live on three games, the top two boards and Julia Volovich's game.

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European Women's Go Championship 2021 Now On

EWGC
Sat, 4 - Sun, 5 Sep 2021

The London Go Centre, with help from the British Go Association, is currently running the 2021 edition of the European Women's Go Championship. Unfortunately it is not in London, but is being played online on OGS.

You can follow the games and get results at http://online-go.com/group/9843.

Thirty players took part in the first round. Of the 13 above the 1d bar, the winners were from Russia, France and Germany.

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British Championship 2021

The following message from Matt Marsh, Tournaments Co-ordinator:

As some people will already have picked up from recent announcements about this year's British Go Congress[1], we have decided that (for this year only) we will be holding a somewhat slimmed-down British Championship.

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BGA Congress 2021 - Initial Details

Current information about the forthcoming face-to-face congress can be found Here

Last updated Wed Sep 01 2021. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

25th MSO Held Online

MSO
Sun, 22 - Fri, 27 Aug 2021

As in 2020, the 2021 Mind Sports Olympiad was held online. This year the normal round medals were replaced by a special design based around pentagons to celebrate it being the 5x5 or 25th edition (as shown).

Last updated Thu Sep 30 2021. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.