For Players

Junior players have a range of events just for them, although those with some experience are welcome to enter tournaments with adults. This is a great time to be involved with Go when more and more schools are getting involved with the game, and Go has recently been recognised internationally as a sport by the international sports federation called SportAccord.

Please remember too that we are always interested in knowing what is going on in your Go club. If there is any help that you need, please let us know.

  • Especially for new schools and beginners, even if you have only just learned the rules, there is the UK Go Challenge It is a national competition in for which any school is encouraged to run a heat. has been running for 20 years, and over 1,000 children have taken part.
  • All juniors who have competed in tournaments around the country score points through the year towards our Youth Grand Prix. There is an annual prize fund of £100!
  • The British Youth Go Championship is the annual tournament where national youth titles are decided. There are awards in several age categories.
  • Our Youth Representatives can help schools with Go clubs or who want to start a club.
  • There are lots of ways to improve your Go, including our Certificate Scheme where you can solve puzzles in three levels on different themes.
  • Juniors who are serious about improving their Go can take part in various youth training events such as the summer holiday youth camp and can of course use all the facilities open to adult players.
  • You can join our Youth Go e-mail list.
  • See the latest grades for junior players, and find out about kyu grading certificates.


Last updated Mon Oct 09 2017. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.