Events Calendar


2019

May 2019

Challengers' League

Saturday 25th - Tuesday 28th May. London Go Centre. A BC

Not the London Open

Saturday 25th - Monday 27th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 6 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes with accelerated overtime. Also side events, including Rapid, Pair Go, lectures and analysis by Antti Tormanen (1p). Contact admin at west.londongo.club A More Info/Entry

Scottish Open

Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th May. St Columbkille’s Church Hall, Greenhill Road, Rutherglen, Glasgow, G73 2SL. 6 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes with accelerated overtime. Also side events. Registration Saturday/Sunday by 09:45. Prize Giving 18:30 Sunday Contact Quinlan Morake 07701 350 380 quinlan at morake-development.com A SC More Info/Entry

June 2019

British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 8th June. Red Lion, 88 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5EU Tournament for teams of one male and one female; play alternately; no conferring. The top 8 "British" pairs play for the title. Remaining pairs play in the handicap section. Entry for BGA adult members is £10; youth members £5; non-BGA member surcharge £2; pay on the day; cash preferred. Registration by 10:15. Prize-giving by 16:30. Contact Francis Roads, 61 Malmesbury Road, London E18 2NL 0208 505 4381 francis.roads at gmail.com More about PairGo

Cheltenham Science Festival

Saturday 8th June. The Huddle, Cheltenham. Natasha Regan will be talking about Go at 15:00, followed by a showing of the film "Alpha Go". Admission free. BGA members will be manning a stall. Free demos of Go will be offered to members of the public. If you could spare time to join the BGA team please contact David Killen, bga AT killen DOT fastmail DOT fm

Durham

Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th June. Elvet Hill House, Millhill Lane, Durham DH1 3TH (next to the Oriental Museum) Registration by 10:30 Saturday. Prize-giving by 17:30 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman tournament at durhamgo.club B More Info/Entry

27th Welsh Open

Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd June. Min y Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW 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. An early and a later sitting for the Saturday evening meal. Contact Helen and Martin Harvey harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com
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July 2019

UK Go Challenge Finals

Postponed until early autumn.

August 2019

Leo Phillips Isle Of Man Go Festival

Sunday 11th - Friday 16th August. St Catherine's Church Hall, Church Road, Port Erin, Isle of Man IM9 6AE. The 14th Go Festival run in memory of Leo Phillips, has two main events with generous time limits, and a number of side events, all taking place over a period of 6 days. One day is free for island walk-about followed by a popular quiz in the evening. It is a very family friendly Go festival, and full details are available in the link below. You will find an entry form in the IOM web pages as well as a list of currently entered players. Finally, it is most important that you arrange your accommodation as soon as possible as the IOM gets very busy with the Motorcycle Grand Prix taking place soon after the tournament.
Contact Francis Roads, francis dot roads at gmail dot com
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Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 18th - Monday 26th 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. 23rd edition. No events Saturday 24th. Competition for medals; prize money in Go (and other) events. A 10% early bird discount will be applied to all entries prior to 30th June 2019. More Info

MSO 9x9

Friday 23rd August. 10:00. Swiss. 9x9 games. Entry fee £10. Prizes: £60 for 1st, £30 for 2nd, and £20 for 3rd. Enter

MSO Small Board

Friday 23rd August. 14:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss. 13x13 games. 20 mins. Entry fee £10. Prizes: £60 for 1st, £30 for 2nd, and £20 for 3rd. Enter

MSO Open

Monday 26th August. 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £15. Prizes: £200 for 1st, £100 for 2nd, and £50 for 3rd. B Enter

Youth Training Residential

Tuesday 27th - Friday 30th August. Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings. Note extra day for 2019. Flyer Register

September

T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament

Saturday 7th September. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 18:00. 5 round McMahon tournament. 40 minutes with sudden death. Contact admin at west.londongo.club C More Info/Entry

International Teams Autumn Match

Sunday 8th September. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. For teams of three players from London and nearby clubs. 3 rounds. 45 minutes with sudden death. The match will run between 10:15 and 16:30 and will hopefully have two divisions (kyu teams will play handicap). Contact admin at west.londongo.club C More Info/Entry

Cornwall

Belfast

Saturday 14th September. Belfast Boat Club, Lockview Road, Stranmillis, Belfast BT9 5FH. 4-round Handicap Swiss Tournament. 30 mins+byoyomi. Registration by 9:15. Prizegiving 16:30. Contact James Hutchinson james8hut at hotmail.com C More Info

Arundel

Saturday 21st September. Arundel Football Club, Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9PA. 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit sudden death. Registration by 10:50. Prize giving about 18:00. Contact Sue Paterson 01903 889825 suepat812 at btinternet.com B

Swindon

Saturday 28th September. Swindon Conservative Club, 20 Bath Road, Swindon, SN1 4BA 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit + accelerated overtime. Registration by 10:15. Prize giving 18:00. Preferably by email to Christian Scarff xianscarff @ hotmail.com, but phone entries will also be accepted on 07739 079552. A

Sheffield

Sunday 29th September. 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 gmail.com. B More&Info/Entry

October

Cambridge Junior's 25th Anniversary

Northern

Saturday 12th October. Venue: Cheadle Hulme School, just south of Manchester. 3-round McMahon tournament. More details nearer the time. In the meantime, feel free to contact Chris Kirkham or Helen Harvey.

Wessex

Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th October. Special 50th Wessex Tournament, celebrating the memory of T Mark Hall. Previous winners and participants are encourage to attend. Bristol Village Hotel, Bullfinch Close, Patchway, South Gloucestershire BS34 6FG (for satnav use BS34 6QB). Format: Saturday Lightning tournament, other events, evening meal Sunday: 50th Wessex; 4-round McMahon tournament. Lunch included. Further details to follow. Contact wessex50th at btinternet.com.

November

Three Peaks

Saturday 2nd November - Sunday 3rd November. The Wheatsheaf, 22 High Street, Ingleton, LA6 3AD. 5-round McMahon tournament. Time limits 50 minutes with increasing overtime (20/5, 30/5, 40/5, etc). Registration by 10:45 Saturday. Prize giving 15:15 Sunday. Contact Adrian Abrahams. B

Guy Fawkes Weekend

Saturday 2nd November - Sunday 3rd November. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Six-round tournament. Contact admin at west.londongo.club More Info

Doki Doki Festival, Manchester

Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th November. Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL (as in 2018). BGA members are manning 4 stalls all day - or rather both days, as the festival this year is doubled, with the Japanese Embassy involved. Free demos of Go will be given to many members of the public. 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

Coventry

December

British Youth Go Championship

Edinburgh Christmas

London Open

Saturday 28th–Tuesday 31st December. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 7 round McMahon. Time limit 90 minutes with 20/5 overtime. Also Lightning, Pair Go and Rengo tournaments. Note entry is limited. A Contact admin @ west.londongo.club

2020

January 2020

Harpenden

Sunday 12th January (provisional).

February 2020

March 2020

Trigantius

Trigantius Novices

European Youth

Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th March (provisional). Croatia

Skye

April 2020

British Go Congress

Later

Candidates' Tournament

Bar-Low Tournament

Nottingham Kyu Training Day and Tournament

Oxford



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