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.




Saturday 3rd June. ** CANCELLED for 2023**

British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 10th June. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 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 Pat Ridley More Info/Entry More about PairGo

Galway (provisional)


Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th 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

29th Welsh Open

Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th 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 More Details Entry Form Entries list



Saturday 1st July. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round McMahon for all players. Fischer Time 30 mins with 10 secs per move. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Pat Ridley cheshire at B More Info

UK Go Challenge Finals (online)

Sunday 9th July. 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

European Go Congress, Leipzig, Germany

Saturday 22nd July - Saturday 5th August. More Info


Youth Go Camp

Wednesday 9th - Saturday 12th August. Caythorpe, Lincolnshire. More Info

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 20th - Monday 28th 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 to be decided. More Info

MSO Small Board

Sunday 27th August. 18:45. 4-round Swiss. 13x13 games. 20 mins.

MSO Open

Monday 28th August. 10:00 to 18:00. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. B



Saturday 9th 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. More Info Entry Form B Contact edinburghgoclub at

Doki Doki Festival, Manchester

Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th September 2023. Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL (as in 2022). 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


Confucius Cup

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th September. Confucius Institute, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Rapid tournament on Friday night, Confucius Cup (Open) 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. Light refreshments and buffet dinner (Saturday night) included. A More Info Entry Form


Sheffield (Greenhill Library)

Sunday 1st October. Greenhill Library, 160 Hemper Lane, Sheffield S8 7FE. Several lower-graded players are expected. Contact David Wildgoose dbwildgoose 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 ST, 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

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

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


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


British Go Congress - 5/6/7 April (provisional)


Candidates Tournament - 4/5/6 May (provisional)

Not the London Open


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