Non-Current Tournaments: All Title Holders

Tournamentsort icon Description Past Winners and Results
Anglo-Japanese Matches

Held in London between Nippon Club (Japanese) and Central London Go Club (Anglo).
Prior to the Trophy starting in 1988 most matches were won by the Japanese.

  • Autumn 1997 - Autumn 2000 Anglo
  • Spring 1997 Japanese
  • Winter 1996 Japanese
  • Summer 1996 Anglo
  • 1994-5 Anglo
  • 1993 Japanese
  • 1988-92 Anglo
Asahi Shimbun

A six-round tournament held in London to celebrate the coming of the Meijin title match to London in September 1989, sponsored by Asahi Shimbun newspaper.

Bank of China (London)

A one off event sponsored by the Bank of China and played at their London offices.

  • 1996 Zhang, Shutai

3 round McMahon tournament. Run first 1983 and restarted by a different organiser in the 1990s. Held in 2002 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee and restarted in 2013.

Black Bull

Handicap tournament held in Worcestershire and sponsored by Black Bull Perry. Was replaced by the West Surrey Handicap.

  • 1986 Alistair Thompson
  • 1985 Tony Atkins
  • 1984 Terry Barker
  • 1983 Richard Granville
  • 1982 Matthew Macfadyen

Tournament held in or near Bournemouth.

  • 2000 Alan Thornton
  • 1998 Alan Thornton
  • 1997 Alistair Wall
  • 1992 Francis Roads
  • 1991 Francis Roads
  • 1990 Alex Rix
  • 1987 Mark Cumper

3 round McMahon tournament run by Bracknell Go Club, but then held in Wokingham and no longer in Bracknell itself.

Until 1994 the tournament was held in the main Bracknell premises of ICL. In 1995 and 1996 the event was held at Bracknell Rugby Club and in 1997 and 1998 at the Brownlow Memorial Hall in Warfield near Bracknell. From 1999 it settled down at the Woosehill Community Centre in the neighbouring town of Wokingham.

The Clive Hendrie Memorial Trophy was instigated in 2010 in memory of Clive Hendrie, long time organiser of the tournament.

The event was held last in 2018.

British Student

British Go Association Online Student Championship

Students are defined as

  • Under-18 or
  • Under-26 and studying full-time or part-time at a UK approved educational establishment

Note: this is different to the BGA membership concessionary rate definition

Cambridge Junior

An event to celebrate 25 years of the Cambridge Junior Chess and Go club is planned for 13 October 2019. Format is 13x13 and suitable for all juniors and also adult beginners and experts.

See British Small Board/UK Go Challenge Finals.

  • 2009 Owen Walker
Cambridge MSO Dans'

An event for Dan players held as part of the Cambridge Mind Sports Olympiad.


The first event planned for 9 November 2014 was cancelled due to problems with the venue.

Cheshire Handicap

The Handicap section played until 2014 over 5 (or 6) rounds alongside the Cheshire Open.

  • 2014 Brian Timmins
  • 2013 David Horan
  • 2012 Kath Timmins
  • 2011 Matt Marsh
  • 2010 Justin Neeves
  • 2009 Stephen Bailey - awarded on results at the British Go Congress
  • 2008 Huw Talliss
  • 2007 Robin Hobbes
  • 2006 Mark Sullivan
  • 2005 Jonathan Tims
  • 2004 Edward Blockley
  • 2003 Robin Hobbes
  • 2002 Edward Blockley
  • 2001 Richard Moulds

Tournament held in Devon, later moved to Cornwall

See Cornwall

East Midlands

Until 2012 was held at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

It replaced the Leicester Tournament.

Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 18:15.


Ceased 2008

Epsom Downs (Wedding)

Held during the reception of Paul and Yvonne Margett's wedding.

  • 1996 Alistair Wall

Held in Cupar.

Ceased in 2010

Fuseki Follow-On

In this tournament, a professional game had been chosen which had a close result and was adjudged close after the fuseki. Each player played this same game four times, twice as black and twice as white.

Ipswich (East Anglia)

Also called the East Anglian Tournament.

  • 1987 Matthew Macfadyen
  • 1986 T.Mark Hall
  • 1985 Piers Shepperson
  • 1980 Francis Roads
  • 1978 Brian Casteldine
Irish Handicap

Ceased in 2003

  • 2003 Roger Daniel
  • 2002 Cian Synnott
  • 2001 Yoshiyuki Uemura
  • 2000 Des Cann
  • 1999 Ruud Stoelman
  • 1998 Scott Hopkins
  • 1997 Noel Mitchell
  • 1995 Tony Goddard
  • 1994 Mark Ivey
  • 1993 David Wickham
  • 1992 John Gibson