Events Calendar



British Championship Match

Sunday 14th February. Game 3 in 2015's Title Match between Andrew Kay and Andrew Simons. Live relay on KGS from 10:00. BC More Info

Sunday Evening Lecture

Sunday 21st February. Lecturer and subject to be announced. Starts at 19:00, lasting 30 - 45 minutes in the British Room on KGS.


Irish Go Congress

Friday 4th March to Sunday 6th March. Gresham Hotel, 23 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland. Friday from 19:00 Irish Rapid Play. Saturday and Sunday: Confucius Cup (Irish Open) 5 round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 30 seconds byoyomi (5 times). First prize 1000 euro. Registration from 09:00 - 10:00 Saturday. Prize giving 16:30 Sunday. Also parallel Chinese Chess Tournament. Contact Rory Wales rorywales at A More Info

Isle of Skye

Saturday 5th March–Sunday 6th March. Tongadale Hotel, Wentworth Street, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EJ. 6 round McMahon. (Small board event Friday evening.) Contact John MacDonald 01478 611207 or Carel Goodheir 01478 611763 carelgoodheir at B SC More Info

Sunday Evening Lecture

Sunday 6th March. There will be no lecture on this day, as it coincides with both Dublin and the Isle of Skye.


Saturday 12th March. Cambridge University Social Club Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. 3 Round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes, with variable increasing overtime. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving 19:15. Contact Geoff Kaniuk geoff at kaniuk dot co dot uk. A BK More Info Entry List

Sunday Evening Lecture

Sunday 20th March. Tim Hunt will give some "Practical advice for playing better in the endgame". This will be a reprise of some of the ideas he gave at the teaching event in London in December. Starts at 19:00, lasting 30 - 45 minutes in the British Room on KGS.


British Go Congress

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd April. Holiday Inn Royal Victoria Sheffield, Victoria Station Road, Sheffield, S4 7YE. Friday evening 19:30 British Lightning. Saturday and Sunday British Open (6-round McMahon). Saturday evening BGA AGM. Contact info at A More Info Register

International Teams Spring Match

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 23rd April. Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club room, Gosling Stadium, Welwyn Garden City AL8  6XE. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving by 19:00. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 20/5 overtime. A buffet will be available (also there is a cafe available in an adjoining building and a local pub). Contact John Collins jmc at A More Info Register


Candidates' Tournament



Sunday 22nd May. Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Close, Wokingham, RG41 3DA. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 10:00. Prizegiving 18:45. Contact Ian Marsh 01344 422296 bracknell at B Entry Form Flyer

Challengers' League

Scottish Open

Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th May. Gilchrist Postgraduate Club, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ 6 round McMahon. 60 minutes with increasing overtime. As last year there will be around £250 worth of prizes thanks to sponsorship by the Confucius Institute (Glasgow Branch). Registration Saturday by 10:30. Prize Giving at 18:15 Sunday. Contact Donald Macleod donald.macleod at A SC More Info


British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 4th June. Red Lion, 88 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5EU A tournament for teams of one male and one female who play alternately with no conferring. The top 8 British pairs play for the title. Remaining pairs play in the handicap section. Registration by 10:15. Prize-giving by 18:00. Contact Francis Roads, 61 Malmesbury Road, London E18 2NL 020 85054381 francis.roads at


Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th June. Pemberton Rooms PG20 and PG21, Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham. Registration by 11:00 Saturday. Prize-giving by 17:00 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman at B

Welsh Open

Saturday 18th June - Sunday 19th June. Min-Y-Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW 6-round McMahon tournament. Timing & registration etc. will be confirmed in due course. Entries welcomed for single days or both days. Players are welcome to miss any round, without detriment to prize-allocation. Please contact Helen or Martin Harvey (by email to jm.harvey at if playing one day only, or if you have any queries.


Milton Keynes

UK Go Challenge Finals



Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 21st – Monday 29th 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. 20th edition. No events Saturday 27th. More Info

MSO 9x9

Sunday 28th August. 10:15 to 13:45. 4-round swiss 9x9 games. 20mins. Entry fee £10. More Info

MSO Small Board

Sunday 28th August. 14:15 to 18:00. 4-round swiss 13x13 games. 20 mins. Entry fee £10. More Info

MSO Open

Monday 29th August. 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £15. B More Info






International Teams Autumn Match



Three Peaks

British Youth



Edinburgh Christmas

London Open







Saturday 4th March 2017 (provisional). Cambridge

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 25th March 2017. Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club room, Gosling Stadium, Welwyn Garden City AL8  6XE.

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