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 are submitted to the European Go Database as described in our Data Protection Policy. The information sent to the database consists only of your name, club, strength and the results of the individual games.



MSO Grand Prix 19x19

Afternoon and evening of Saturday 28th May. Played online. McMahon tournament. Registration open. More About MSO Grand Prix More Info


British Championship Candidates Tournament

Thursday 2nd - Saturday 4th June. Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB. Six round Swiss tournament, with seeding in the first round. Players who meet the eligibility and qualification rules are cordially invited to enter. The top two at the end of the tournament will take part later in the British Championship Title Match for 2022.

Eligibility and Qualification Rules are detailed with the exception that for 2022 only we have amended the qualification criteria to include any player who has finished an EGF rated tournament with a GoR of 1900 or more in the three year period 1st April 2019 to 9th May 2022 (this brings the British Open and the 'Not the London Open' into play for this year). GoRs calculated under either the old or new EGD rating algorithm are acceptable.

If you are on any of the following lists you will have made the qualification, but you may still have made it even if not shown here as we are using both EGD algorithms.
2020 list
2021 list
2022 list

Full tournament details, including how to enter can be found at Full Details

Kyu Players Training/Bar Low Tournament

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th June. London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD. Training on the 4th now cancelled - just Bar Low on 5th.

Bar-Low Tournament

Sunday 5th June. ** Now deferred until Autumn ** London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. 25 minutes with 20 in 5 overtime. Registration 09:00 - 09:30. Prizes at 18:00. Contact londongocentre at C More Info/Entry

Junior Rapid Play Online Handicap Tournament

Sunday 5th June. 14:00-18:00 on OGS.

Cheltenham **POSTPONED UNTIL 2023**


Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th June. Elvet Hill House, next to the Oriental Museum, Millhill Lane, Durham DH1 3TH Registration by 10:30 Saturday. Prize-giving by 17:30 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon, with side events. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman tournament at B More Info/Entry

British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 18th June. London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD. Tournament for teams of one male and one female; play alternately; no conferring. British championship and handicap sections. Registration by 11:00. Prize-giving by 17:15. Contact Francis Roads francis.roads at More Info/Entry More about PairGo

28th Welsh Open

Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th June. Min y Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW 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. An early and a later sitting for the Saturday evening meal. Contact Helen and Martin Harvey harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com
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European Go Congress

23rd July - 7th August 2022. Vatra Dornei, Romania More Info


Youth Go Camp

Wednesday 10th - Saturday 13th August (revised dates). Caythorpe, Lincolnshire. More Info Entry Form

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 21st - Monday 29th 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 27th. Competition for medals. Details of Go events to be decided. More Info

Doki Doki Festival, Manchester

Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th August 2022. Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL (as in 2019). BGA members are as ever manning 4 stalls both days. Free demos of Go will be given to many members of the public. In 2019, of the 4,000 attendees, we demoed to 200, or 5%. Festival site. If you could spare time to join the BGA team - on one day or both - please contact Martin Harvey, harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com


Confucius Cup

Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th September (change of date). University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Rapid tournament on Friday night, Confucius Cup on Saturday and Sunday. 5-round McMahon tournament. Time controls 60 minutes + 5 x 30s byoyomi Top prize — €1000. Bonus Point Level C tournament for the EGF Grand Prix. A More Info



Sunday 9th October 2022. Greenhill Library, 160 Hemper Lane, Sheffield S8 7FE. 3-round McMahon tournament. 40 minutes per round plus 10 seconds per move Fischer time. Registration by 10:00; prize giving about 18:00. Several lower-graded players are expected. Contact David Wildgoose dbwildgoose at B


Sunday 30th October 2022.


Three Peaks

Saturday 5th November - Sunday 6th November. The Wheatsheaf, 22 High Street, Ingleton, LA6 3AD. 5-round McMahon tournament. Time limits by Fischer Time (equivalent of an hour). Registration by 10:30 Saturday. Prize giving 16:15 Sunday. £15 for members, £10 pounds concession (students and non-waged), free for first time entry to BGA competition. Contact Adrian Abrahams adrian7k at Emergency on the day phone number: 07429228608 B

Northern Go Tournament (provisional)

Coventry Go Tournament (provisional)


London Open

Wednesday 28th–Saturday 31st December (provisional). London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD. 7 round McMahon. Time limit 50 minutes with 20s/move Fischer time. Also Lightning, Pair Go, Rengo and continuous 13x13 tournaments. A
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