Events Calendar



London Kyu Players' Teaching Day

Saturday 28th November. West London Go Club, c/o Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Teaching in the morning and 3-round rapid play (40 mins sd) kyu players' tournament if the afternoon. Contact David Cantrell david at C more info



Saturday 5th December. University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL. 3 round McMahon tournament. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 19:00. Contact Philip Leung Chun.Leung at A Entry Form

Edinburgh Christmas

Saturday 19th December. St Columba's by the Castle Episcopal Church Hall, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW (new venue). 4-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 45 minutes with 30/5 overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prizegiving 18:00. Contact Donald MacLeod donald.macleod284 at B SC

London Open

Monday 28th–Thursday 31st December. International Student House (ISH), 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN. McMahon tournament with 7 rounds. Time limit 90 minutes with 20/5 overtime. Also Lightning, Pair Go and Rengo tournaments. A More Info Register




Saturday 23rd January 2016. Hitachi Europe Head Office at Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8YA. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with increasing overtime (10/5, 20/5 etc). Flexible komi with players bidding to play black. Buffet lunch available. Registration by 9:45. Prize giving by 19:00. Contact Iain Atwell 01628 676792 wintergarden at A BK

Belfast Handicap

Saturday 30th January 2016. Belfast Boat Club, Lockview Road, Stranmillis, Belfast BT9 5FH. 4-round Swiss Handicap Tournament. Registration by 09:15. Prizegiving 16:30. Contact James Hutchinson james8hut at C More Info



Saturday 6th February 2016. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round McMahon for all players. Time limits 60 mins with increasing overtime. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact cheshire at B


Irish Go Congress

Friday 4th March to Sunday 6th March 2016. 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 Tournament

Saturday 5th March–Sunday 6th March 2016. 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


Saturday 12th March 2016. 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


British Go Congress

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd April 2016. 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. B SC

International Teams Spring Match

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 23rd April 2016. Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club room, Gosling Stadium, Welwyn Garden City AL8  6XE. Registration by 09:30. Prize giving 18:30. 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


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

Challengers' League

Scottish Open


British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 4th June 2016. 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 2016. 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 2016. 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 2016 (provisional).






International Teams Autumn Match



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