The new season of the Online Study Group (formerly Shodan Challenge) is about to start! If you wish to improve your Go skills, or help others to improve theirs, please sign up via the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10VUfH9F0qfNKHyo2gOYYHKD6TzV7zre4zuIDSo3S1I0/viewform

The Online Study Group will start on 22nd April and run for about 12 weeks.





Last updated Wed Apr 16 2014. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

The European Go Federation is proud to announce the start of the certification of European professional Go players. This is in cooperation with CEGO, the EGF's main sponsor, and only possible thanks to their initiative and generosity.

For full details see http://www.eurogofed.org/proqualification/





Last updated Fri Apr 11 2014. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Tournament Name: 
London International Teams
Venue: 
Melton Mowbray
Tournament Date: 
5 April 2014

The Spring edition of the London International Teams moved from its usual Sunday to a Saturday to fit in with its new venue, the Melton Mowbray in Holborn.





Last updated Thu Jun 12 2014. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

Following on from the success of the European Youth Go Championship 2014 held in the UK, the British Go Association is forming a youth squad which is aiming to send a UK national team to the 2015 youth championships to be held in the Netherlands.

The Leader of the Youth Squad will be Alison Bexfield, 2 dan.





Last updated Fri Apr 11 2014. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Tournament Name: 
Pandanet Go European Team Championship
Venue: 
Pandanet
Tournament Date: 
1 April 2014

Depite being the UK's oldest ally, the BGA team fought and beat Portugal in the Pandanet C-League on 1st April. However it was not the expected four-nil victory, with one game being lost by half a point.

Switzerland and Spain are now tied with the UK on points, but 3 and 2 board points respectively ahead.





Last updated Wed May 28 2014. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Tournament Name: 
Birmingham
Venue: 
Newman House
Tournament Date: 
29 March 2014

18 people from 4d to 8k attended the 2014 Birmingham Tournament. Several players won two games, but only local player Andrew Kay won 3 games. He was the tournament winner beating Alex Kent in the last round.





Last updated Mon Mar 31 2014. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Nihon Ki-in and they will hold the Summer Go School from 26th August 2014!

Major New Features 2014: - You will play at Japan’s most popular amateur tournament called ‘Takara Shuzou Cup’ at which over 1000 people play!





Last updated Wed Mar 26 2014. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Tournament Name: 
Skye
Venue: 
Portree
Tournament Date: 
15 March 2014 - 16 March 2014

The third Skye tournament attracted thirty-six players, four more than the previous best. Four dan players, six kyu players and five late arrivals from Glasgow played in 9X9 leagues on the Friday evening; these were won by Matthew Macfadyen (6d Leamington), Nick Wedd (3k Oxford City) and Donald MacLeod (4k Glasgow) respectively.

Matthew Macfadyen also won the main tournament, with six wins.





Last updated Wed May 28 2014. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Tournament Name: 
Pandanet Go European Team Championship
Venue: 
Pandanet
Tournament Date: 
11 March 2014

Des Cann on the Top Board said "I formed a heavy group in the opening. However, I had to let it go and used some of the aji to build influence. I did well later and came back into the game, close going into the yose.

Then I formed another heavy little group of stones and dropped behind.





Last updated Sat Mar 15 2014. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Tournament Name: 
Cambridge Trigantius
Venue: 
Parkside Community College, Parkside, Cambridge
Tournament Date: 
9 March 2014

Jon Diamond (4d) won the Trigantius Tournament in Cambridge for the first time. He beat ex-Cambridge student Will Brooks (3d) in the last round, to end top of the list of 35 players.

Jonathan Richman (5k) and Simon Mader (6k) were the two local players who won all 3 games.





Last updated Thu Mar 13 2014. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
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