Events Calendar

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 BGA except where expressly stated. The only inference to be drawn is that 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.


NOTE Coronavirus
Over-the-board events are currently cancelled; here is the BGA's advice on playing Go during the disease outbreak (dated 28 June 2020). Check nearer the time for status of later events not yet cancelled. Monthly Online events are being planned.


Mind Sports Olympiad

Weekends and most evenings in August. Online events in 2020. 24th edition. Competition for medals; prize money in Go 19x19 (and some other events). Free entry. More Info

Mind Sports Olympiad: Go 13x13

Friday 14th August (evening from 19:30). Online on OGS in group Mind Sports Olympiad. 5-round Swiss. 13x13 games. 20 mins. Play-off if tie for first on 5 wins. Enter Event Info

Mind Sports Olympiad: Go 19x19

Sunday 23rd August (afternoon and evening from 13:30). Online on OGS in group Mind Sports Olympiad. 4-round McMahon. 30 mins + 10 secs Fischer time (max acrued 30 mins). Play-off if tie for first on 4 wins. First prize £50. D Enter

Youth Training Residential ** Cancelled **

Monday 24th - Thursday 27th August. Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings.

August 2020 Online Tournament

Saturday 29th August - Monday 31st May. Played on OGS. 3 round McMahon tournament for BGA members players only. Contact matt at D More Info


T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament

Saturday 5th September 2020. 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 londongocentre at C More Info/Entry

European Women's Championship ** Postponed to 2021 **

Saturday 5th - Monday 7th September 2020. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. A More Info

Online Youth

Sunday 6th September.


Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September.




UK Go Challenge Finals (Online)

Sunday 4th October.


Cheadle Hulme, near Manchester


Sunday 25th October. St. Mark's Community Centre, St. Mark's Road, Bath BA2 4PA. 3-round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes per round plus overtime. Registration by 10:00 GMT; prize giving about 18:00. More details later. Contact bristolgoclub at B

Three Peaks

Saturday 31st October - Sunday 1st November. The Wheatsheaf, 22 High Street, Ingleton, LA6 3AD. 5-round McMahon tournament. Time limits by Fischer Time (equivalent of an hour). £12 for members, £10 pounds concession (students and non-waged). Registration by 10:45 Saturday. Prize giving 15:15 Sunday. Contact Adrian Abrahams adrian7k at Emergency on the day phone number: 07429228608 B


Online Youth

Sunday 1st November.


British Youth Go Championship (Online)

Sunday 5th December.

Edinburgh Xmas

Saturday 12th December. St Columba's by the Castle Episcopal Church Hall, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW. 4-round McMahon tournament. Time Limit: 45 minutes Main Time, accelerating overtime, 30/40/50 stones in 5 minutes. Cost: £15 for BGA / £20 Non-BGA Members. Concession: £5 saving. Registration from 9:20 to 09:45. Prizegiving approximately 17:50. Contact edinburghgoclub at B

London Open

Monday 28th–Thursday 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 and teaching. A


Hitachi-Maidenhead or Maidenhead-High Wycombe




Irish Go Congress


British Go Congress



British Pair Go (provisional)

Saturday 5th June 2021.

Cheltenham (provisional)

Saturday 12th June 2021. Part of Cheltenham Science Festival.

28th Welsh Open

Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th June 2021. 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 B



Youth Training Residential

Monday 16th - Thursday 19th August (provisional). Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings.

Doki Doki Festival, Manchester

Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th November 2021 (provisional). Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL (as in 2019). BGA members are as ever manning 4 stalls both days. Free demos of Go will be given to many members of the public. In 2019, of the 4,000 attendees, we demo-ed 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

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