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.



Youth Go Camp

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

British Championship - Title Match

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August. Games 1 and 2 in the best of 3 title match will be at the London Go Centre, starting at 12:00 each day. The two contenders are Gaoge Wang and Bruno Poltronieri. Thanks to the efforts of the LGC the match will be streamed live on the London Go Centre YouTube Channel, and we are pleased to have a commentary by Matthew MacFadyen. The streaming will allow you to ask questions and discuss the match whilst it is in progress. We plan to publish full analyses of the games a little while after the event, both in the BGJ and on the BGA YouTube Channel.

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 shown below. 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 a stall on 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

MSO Small Board

Sunday 28th August. 18:45. 4-round Swiss. 13x13 games. 20 mins. Entry fee £10. Enter

MSO Open

Monday 29th August. 10:00 to 18:00. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £15. Prizes: £80 for 1st, £40 for 2nd, and £20 for 3rd. Prizes thanks to ASICS. B Enter



Saturday 10th September. St Columba's by the Castle Episcopal Church Hall, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW. 3-round McMahon Tournament. Fischer time 30 mins + 15 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 More Info Entry Form B

Youth Squad Selection Tournament

Sunday 18th September. 3-round McMahon tournament with time limits of 10 minutes base time + 10 seconds per move Fischer time. 14:30 on OGS (registration by 14:15), end by 18:00.

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


Saturday 24th September. Swindon Conservative Club, 20 Bath Road, Swindon, SN1 4BA 3-round McMahon Tournament. 45 minutes + 15 seconds Fischer time. Registration by 10:15. Prize giving 18:00. Preferably by email to Christian Scarff xianscarff @, but phone entries will also be accepted on 07739 079552. A



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

UK Go Challenge Finals/National Small Board


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

Sunday 20th November. Venue: Cheadle Hulme School, just south of Manchester, SK8 6EG. 3-round McMahon tournament. Uses Fischer timing, with 40 minutes' main time plus 10 seconds added per move played. Registration from 9:45 to 10:00. Prizegiving approximately 17:45. B

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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British Youth Go Championships

Saturday 21st January. Leicester County Bridge Club, St. Oswalds Road, Leicester, LE 3 6RJ



18th February (provisional).



18th March. Frodsham



Sheffield University

Saturday 6th May.


Cheltenham (Tentative)

Saturday 3rd June.


Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th June (provisional).

29th Welsh Open

Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th June. Barmouth



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