Events Calendar

The BGA is keen to promote Go and so publicises tournaments and other relevant events, in order to raise awareness of them. Such publicising does not imply oversight by the BGA except where expressly stated. The only inference to be drawn is that the BGA Council is confident that, for a rated tournament, the games are refereed to a standard that renders the outcome suitable for inclusion in the EGF database (or similar). The wider organisational issues remain the responsibility of the tournament organiser.

Data Protection Please note that the results of all tournaments displayed on this website are submitted to the European Go Database as described in our Data Protection Policy. The information displayed and sent to the database consists only of your name, club, grade and the results of the individual games.



European Go Congress, Toulouse, France

Friday 26th July - Saturday 10th August. More Info


Youth Camp

Wednesday 14th - Saturday 17th August. Caythorpe, Lincolnshire. More Info Entry Form

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 18th - Monday 26th August. JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET. This is a modern Jewish Community Centre - please note food and knives etc may not be brought on site. No events Saturday 26th. Competition for medals. Details of Go events below. More Info

MSO Small Board

Sunday 25th August. 18:45. 5- or 4-round Swiss. 13x13 games. 20 mins. Entry fee £12. Enter

MSO Open

Monday 26th August. 10:00 to 18:00. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Prize money for first place £30. Entry fee £20. Enter B

Newcastle ** New Tournament **

Saturday 31st August - Sunday 1st September 5-round McMahon. 30 mins + 10 seconds Fischer time. Entry fee £10 BGA members and concessions, £20 otherwise. Venue is the Urban Sciences Building in Newcastle University, NE4 5TG. Roughly a 10 minute walk from Newcastle Central station.
Friday 30th evening - Meeting in a Pub function room for drinks and casual Go (more details later)
Saturday 31st - Registration 9:30 - 10:00. 3 rounds ending at 17:15. Chinatown restaurant in the evening for those interested.
Sunday 1st - 2 rounds starting at 10:00. Prize giving at 15:15.
Enter Entries B Queries to Tom Coulthard on tomcoulthard at



Saturday 7th September. Lady Bay Church Hall, Pierrepoint Road, West Bridgford, Nottigham NG2 6BP. 3-round McMahon Tournament. Fischer time 30 mins + 10 sec. The 2023 British Champion - Ho Yeung Woo – will be offering post-match reviews and presentations throughout the day. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving by 18:00.
Enter Entries More Info B


Saturday 14th September. St Columba's by the Castle Episcopal Church Hall, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW. 3-round McMahon Tournament. Fischer time 40 mins + 10 sec. Cost: £15 for BGA / £20 Non-BGA Members. Concession: £5 saving. Registration from 9:30 to 09:45. Prizegiving approximately 17:30. Contact edinburghgoclub at B More Info Entry Form

Confucius Cup

Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd September. Confucius Institute, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Irish Rapid tournament on Friday night, Confucius Cup (Irish Open) on Saturday and Sunday. 5-round McMahon tournament. Time controls 60 minutes + 5 x 30s byoyomi. Top prizes — €1000 Confucius Cup, €100 Rapid. Bonus Point Level C tournament for the EGF Grand Prix. Light refreshments and buffet dinner (Saturday night) included. A More Info Entry Form


Saturday 28th September. Swindon Conservative Club, 20 Bath Road, Swindon, SN1 4BA 3-round McMahon Tournament. 45 minutes + 15 seconds Fischer time. Cost: £10 -£2 concession +£5 non-BGA. Registration by 10:15. Prize giving 18:15. A More Info Entry Form Entries to Date


Sheffield (Greenhill Library)

Sunday 13th October. Greenhill Library, 160 Hemper Lane, Sheffield S8 7FE. 3-round McMahon tournament. Contact David Wildgoose dbwildgoose at

British Small Board / UK Go Challenge Finals

Sunday 20th October. Storey's Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 1AA. Format: 13x13 tournament open to all. Stronger players compete for the British Small Board title by double elimination. All juniors will be competing for age-band titles for boys and for girls in the 2024 UK Go Challenge Finals.
Entry Form Entries to Date


Sunday 27th October


Bar Low Tournament

Saturday 2nd November. London Go Centre, Dalling Road, Hammersmith, W6 0JD. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only (rating LE 2000). 25 minutes with 20 in 5 overtime. Lecture at 18:00. Registration 09:00 to 09:45. Prizes at 18:30. Contact londongocentre at C More Info

Three Peaks

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd November. 5-round McMahon. 40 mins + 10 seconds Fischer time. Entry fee is £10 for students, £15 for BGA members, £20 for non members and non students. Venue is the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 22 High Street, LA6 3AD, Ingleton. Prizes: first £50, second £25, third £10. All three will be awarded with a trophy. Additional prizes will be announced at a later date.
Saturday 2nd: Registration 9:00 - 10:00. 3 rounds starting at 10:15, 13:00 and 15:15.
Sunday 3rd: 2 rounds starting at 10:00 and 13:00. Prize giving at 16:00.
The Three Peaks tournament has always been a charity fundraising event. The raised money will be donated to the Rainbow Centre in Morecambe, a self funded charity social centre for the elderly.
Note: I am a trustee for this charity and its treasurer.
B Entry Form Entries to Date Refer to Adrain Abrahams on adrian7k at live dot co dot uk for any additional queries.

British Youth Go Championship

Saturday 9th November. Leicester County Bridge Club, 67 St. Oswald Road, Leicester LE3 6RJ.

Northern Go Tournament

Sunday 17th November. Cheadle Hulme School, just south of Manchester, SK8 6EG. 3-round McMahon tournament. Uses Fischer timing, with 30 minutes' main time plus 10 seconds added per move played. Contact Chris Kirkham cckirkham AT btinternet DOT com B


London Open

Saturday 28th–Tuesday 31st December (provisional). London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD.







British Go Congress


Not the London Open



Pair Go

Welsh Open

Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th June. Dragon Theatre, Jubilee Road, Barmouth, LL42 1EF. 6-round McMahon tournament. Entries welcomed for single days or both days. Players are welcome to miss any round(s), without detriment to prize-allocation. Free coffee, tea & biscuits. Contact Helen and Martin Harvey harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com B


European Go Congress, Warsaw, Poland

19th July - 3rd August. More Info

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