Archive: Past Go Events in the UK 2023

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British Youth Go Championships

Saturday 21st January. 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 titles of overall British Youth Champion and British Schools Team Champions. 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 Entry Form C


British Small Board

Sunday 12th February The Old library, Pembroke College, Cambridge. Registration 12:00-12:30, prize giving 17:30. Many rounds of 13x13 games. More information can be found HERE Entries to the mail address in the information please until an entry form is created. Note - limited spaces - now full!


Saturday 18th February. Lancaster University Campus - Management School Registration 10:00-10:30. 3 round MacMahon. Time control of Fischer time, 40 minutes basic + 10 second per move. Prize giving by 18:00. Fees £15, -£5 for BGA members, -£5 for students. Youths pay £5. For information contact Marco Praderio on praderiom at
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MSO GP 19x19

Saturday 25th February (amended date). Afternoon and evening from 14:00. Online event on OGS. Get GP entry ticket then enter the event (both free). Get GP Entry Ticket Tournament Info/Sign-Up (Click on "Register")


Cambridge Trigantius

Saturday 11th 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 09:30 to 10:00, first round 10:15, prize giving 19:00. NOTE: Registration is now closed as we have reached full capacity. Players on the standby list will be contacted if someone drops out before the tournament. Unfortunately we will not be able to accept new entries on the day.
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MSO GP 9x9

Sunday 12th March (amended date). Afternoon from 14:00. Online 9X9 event on OGS. Get GP entry ticket then enter the event (both free). Get GP Entry Ticket Tournament Info/Sign-Up (Click on "Register")

Cheshire ** Postponed until 1st July **

Joint British/Irish Go Congress

Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April. Maldron Hotel Belfast City , 20 Brunswick St, Belfast BT2 7GE. A five round MacMahon for the British Open Championship, and the British Lightning Championship on the Friday Evening.
Full information on this, our annual weekend congress for 2023 can be found at More Info.

Early entries are essential. The entry form is Entry Form. A All questions to


1st UCL Go Tournament

Saturday 15th April Chadwick Building, Chadwick 07-08 (enter from the Front Lodge), Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT. Campus Map NOTE - Due to capacity limits entries are now closed. A three round MacMahon followed by drinks/dinner in the Pub. Registration is at 9:15-9:45. Prize giving at 17:50. For any queries please contact B Entries list Full Information

British Go Association AGM

Thursday 20th April 20:00 on Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting)

British Schools Team Championship

Sunday 23rd April. For teams of 3 from same school or youth club, on OGS (BGA Youth Group), registration by 14:00. 3 rounds (extra final may be needed). Team entries (including reserves) to ynews@

Rip-Off Tournament, Dublin

Saturday 29th April. The Teacher’s Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 3 round McMahon tournament. 45 minutes with 5x30s byoyomi. Registration 11:00. Prizes about 19:30. Contact dublin at B More Info/Entry

British Championship - Candidates Tournament

Saturday 29th April - Monday 1st May. The Open University Cricket Pavilion, Milton Keynes Location This will follow the format and rules laid down for the British Championship Championship Rules. Please note especially the qualification and eligibility rules. NOTE: Due to the size of the venue entries are limited to a maximum of 32, which will be on a first-come first-served basis. Here is the list of those players who have qualified for the 2023 Candidates Qualifiers. This list does not reflect the eligibility of the players in question. If you believe you have qualified but are not on this list please contact tournaments-chair at Fuller information, including details of the significant cash prizes available (due to private sponsorship) can be found under More Info. A More Info Entry Form Entries List


Sheffield University

Saturday 6th May. Uni Central, Students’ Union, University of Sheffield, S10 2TG. 3 round McMahon tournament. Fischer time 40m +10s. Registration 10:00-11:00. Prize-giving 18:15. Contact Daniel Guest B More Info Entry form Entries

Chorleywood ** Postponed **

Not the London Open

Saturday 27th May - Monday 29th May. London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD. 6 round McMahon tournament. Also side events and analysis by Hwang In-Seong, 8d. Registration by 13:30 Saturday. Prize-giving 17:30 Monday. Lightning 18:00 Sunday. A More Info



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)

** Postponed to Sunday 15th October.

European Go Congress, Leipzig, Germany

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


Youth Go Camp

Wednesday 9th - Saturday 12th August. Caythorpe, Lincolnshire. Bookings now closed. 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 below. More Info MSO Schedule

British Championship Title Match

Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August (if needed). London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD. Best of three match between Bruno Poltronieri and Ho Yeung Woo to determine British Go Champion for 2023.
Play will start at 12:00 each day. The London Go centre will stream the match on their YouTube channel. Matthew Macfadyen will provide a commentary on KGS.

MSO Small Board

Sunday 27th August. 18:45. 4-round Swiss. 13x13 games. 20 mins. Entry fee £10. Enter

MSO Open

Monday 28th August. 10:00 to 18:00. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £15. Enter 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


Postponed until 2024.

Last updated Sun Sep 10 2023.
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