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.

BGA guidance regarding coronavirus

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.




Online Youth

Sunday 7th February. To be played on OGS. Registration 13:30-14:00. 13x13 handicap tournament.

Online Congress

Saturday 20th February - Sunday 7th March. To be played on OGS. 6 round McMahon tournament (rounds 20th, 21st, 21st, 27th, 27th, 28th). D Small board event (26th and 5th evenings), Rengo (6th), Youth (7th), plus online teaching and game analysis. More details and registration later.



British Go Congress ** Delayed until Autumn **



Saturday 2nd May. London Go Centre. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. 25 minutes with 20 in 5 minutes overtime. Registration 09:00 - 09:45. Prizes at 18:00. Contact londongocentre at C More Info

Not the London Open

Saturday 29th - Monday 31st May. London Go Centre. 7 round McMahon tournament. 70 minutes plus 10 seconds Fischer Time. Also side events, including Lightning, Pairgo, lectures and analysis. Contact londongocentre at A More Info/Entry


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


UK Go Challenge Finals (Online)

Sunday 4th July (provisonal). Online on OGS. First round 14:00, end about 17:30. Finals for UK school and junior Go clubs and all other UK juniors. Free entry. Games played on 13x13 boards. Titles in age groups for boys and for girls. Contact Tony Atkins 01189268143 ukgoc at More on UK Go Challenge


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.


European Ladies Go Tournament

Saturday 4th - Monday 6th September 2021. London MindSports Centre, 21-23 Dalling Road, London W6 0JD. More Details here. All entrants must be female and hold a European passport.



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


London Open


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