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 displayed on this website and 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.



Sheffield (Greenhill Library)

Sunday 1st October. 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 by 18:30. Several lower-graded players are expected. Entry fee for adults & children £10. Contact David Wildgoose dbwildgoose at Entry form is here. Entry Form Entries to Date B

UK Go Challenge Finals (online)

Sunday 15th October. Online on OGS (BGA Youth group 4739). First round 14:00, end about 18:00. Finals for UK school and junior Go clubs and all other UK juniors. Free entry. Games played on 13x13 boards. Titles in age groups for boys and for girls. More on UK Go Challenge

UK University Tournament (online)

Monday 23rd October - Sunday 12th November. Online on OGS. This tournament is aimed to all those university students that have recently learned how to play Go. Entry is FREE. The tournament (non rated) will consist of six 13X13 games to be played online on OGS during the span of three weeks (dates to be scheduled with your opponent within time limit). Full information is available in the following spreadsheet Entry form is here. Entry Form Entries to Date


Sunday 29th October.
St Marks Community Centre, St Marks Rd, Bath BA2 4PA. A three round McMahon tournament. 30 minutes per round plus 10 seconds per move Fischer time. Prizes for the best performances.
Due to logistics numbers are limited to the first 50 entries. Entry Fees as on the entry form (cash on the day).
Tea, coffee, soft drinks and unhealthy buns will be available.
Registration 9:30 - 10:15
Round 1 10:30
Round 2 13:15
Round 3 15:15
Prizes 17:15
Hall must be tidied and cleared by 18:00

There will be a selection of Go related Books free to take away. (Hint - they are free for a reason ...)

Entry form is here. Entry Form Entries to Date B
Any questions contact colin_williams at


Bar Low Tournament

Saturday 4th November. London Go Centre, Dalling Road, Hammersmith, W6 0JD. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only (rating LE 1950). 25 minutes with 20 in 5 overtime. Lecture at 18:00. Registration 09:00 to 09:30. Prizes at 19:00. Contact londongocentre at C More Info

T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament

Sunday 5th November. London Go Centre, Dalling Road, Hammersmith, W6 0JD. Registration 09:45 to 10:15. Prize giving 17:30. 5 round Swiss tournament with handicaps. 30 minutes with no overtime. Contact londongocentre at C More Info

Three Peaks

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th November. The Wheatsheaf, 22 High Street, Ingleton. Registration from 09:00, Round 1 at 10:00. 3 rounds Saturday, 2 rounds Sunday. Time limits - Fischer time, 40 minutes basic, 10 seconds a move. Entry Fee £15 BGA Members, £10 students, £20 non-members. First Prize £50, Runner-up £25. Trophies for first three places. B Enter Entry List

British Youth Go Championship

Saturday 11th November. Leicester County Bridge Club, St. Oswalds Road, Leicester, LE 3 6RJ Registration 09:15 to 09:45. Prize giving 17:00. Youth titles at U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 will be contested, on 19x19 boards, in addition to the title of overall British Youth Champion. Modified McMahon system will be used, 5 or 6 rounds, time limit 20 minutes + 5 secs Fischer time. Beginners and those new to the game will be made particularly welcome, and can select to play most of their games on 13x13 boards. Non-British residents also welcome, but some may not be eligible for titles. Contact bygc at C

British Small Board

Saturday 18th November The Old library, Pembroke College, Cambridge. Registration 12:00-12:30, prize giving 17:30. Many rounds of 13x13 games. Note - limited spaces! Contact Paul Smith paul361smith at

Northern Go Tournament

Sunday 19th 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. Registration from 9:45 to 10:00. Prizegiving approximately 17:45. B More info.


London Open

Thursday 28th–Sunday 31st December. London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD. 7 round McMahon. Time limit 50 minutes with 20s/move Fischer time. Also Lightning, Pair Go and Rengo. Also hosting the European Grand Prix final, a knock-out competition between 16 top European players. Contact londongocentre at A More Info/Pre-register






Cambridge Trigantius

Saturday 16th March. St Philip's Church Centre, 185 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3AN. 3 round McMahon, Fischer Time, 45 minutes basic + 15 seconds per move bonus. Registration 09:15 to 09:45, first round 10:00, prize giving 18:45. A


British Go Congress

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th April (provisional).


Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 4th - Monday 6th May (provisional).

Not the London Open


Pair Go


30th Welsh Open

Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th 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, Toulouse, France

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


Youth Camp - 14th - 17th

Mind Sports Olympiad




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