Events Calendar


2017

March

Irish Go Congress

Friday 3rd March to Sunday 5th March. Dublin, Ireland. Friday from 19:00 Irish Rapid Play. Saturday and Sunday: Confucius Cup (Irish Open) 5 round McMahon tournament. Also parallel Chinese Chess Tournament. Contact Rory Wales rorywales at yahoo.com A More Info on Confucius Cup

Trigantius

Saturday 4th 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 More Info Entry List

Trigantius Novices

Saturday 4th March. Cambridge University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. Registration by 14:00. Prize giving 16:45 Contact Paul Smith 07503 898934 paul361smith at gmail dot com.

South Manchester

Sunday 19th March Main School Building, Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 6EG. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving at 18:00. Two tournaments: 3 rounds McMahon (time limit 50 minutes with increasing overtime) for 15k and above B and 6 rounds fast play (time limit 30 minutes sudden death) for 21k and below. Those 16k to 20k can choose which. Contact Martin or Helen Harvey More Info

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 25th March. 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 lunch will be available. Optional Tournament Dinner afterwards. Contact John Collins jmc at toad.me.uk A More Info Register

April

British Go Congress

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th April. Centre for Mathematical Science, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WA. Friday afternoon teaching, evening British Lightning. Saturday and Sunday British Open (6-round McMahon). Saturday evening BGA AGM. Contact Jonathan Chin A More Info

Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 29th April - Monday 1st May. West London Go Club, c/o Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 6-round tournament. British championship rules. Closed event, i.e. by qualification only; you can check online if you may qualify. Playing sessions will run between 10:00 and 18:00. More details here A BC SC

Bar-Low

Sunday 30th April. West London Go Club, c/o Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. More details here Contact Jonathan Green jonathan.green.dyonn at gmail.com C

May

Galway

Saturday 6th May - Sunday 7th May. Galway City, Ireland. 5 round Swiss. Contact Philippe Renaut philippe at lepetitpois.ie

Bracknell

Sunday 14th 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 kisekigo.com B

Scottish Open

Challengers' League

June

British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 3rd 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 gmail.com More about BPGC

Durham

Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th June. Elvet Hill House , Millhill Lane, Durham DH1 3TH (next to Oriental Museum who will be giving free entry to entrants) Registration by 10:30 Saturday. Prize-giving by 17:00 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman go.club at dur.ac.uk B

Welsh Open

Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th June. Min-Y-Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW 6-round McMahon tournament. Main time limit 50 minutes; overtime 20 stones in 5 minutes, then 40 stones in each subsequent 5 minutes. Entries welcomed for single days or both days. Players are welcome to miss any round, without detriment to prize-allocation. Free coffee and tea will again be provided. The hotel manager has agreed to offer an early and a later sitting for the Saturday evening meal, which it is hoped will help in serving and paying. Registration by 10:45 Saturday morning. Prize-giving on Sunday by 18:00. Contact Helen and Martin Harvey jm.harvey at ntlworld.com. B More Info

July

Milton Keynes

Isle Of Man Go Festival

Sunday 30th July - Friday 4th August. ** Note change of date as accommodation was hard to find in Port Erin on original dates ** Cherry Orchard, Port Erin, Isle of Man IM9 6AN. 13th edition; being run again in memory of Leo Phillips - many events planned: Main Tournament five mornings, Afternoon Tournament three days, Handicap Tournament afternoons two days, a Day Off, Lectures and Teaching, Quiz, Games Evening, Rengo, 13x13, Lightning, Buffet Dinner and Prizegiving, Sandcastle Competition and more. Book accommodation as soon as possible - see list of available options via the Congress Accommodation  page. Contact andreapaulsmith at gmail.com A More Info Entry Form

August

Arundel

Sunday 13th August. Arundel Football Club, Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9PA. 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit sudden death. Registration by 10:50. Prize giving about 18:00. Contact Sue Paterson 01903 889825 suepat812 at btinternet.com B

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 20th – Monday 28th 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. 21st edition. No events Saturday 26th. Competition for medals; prize money in most events.More Info

MSO Open

Sunday 20th August. 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. B

MSO 9x9

Monday 21st August. 14:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss 9x9 games. 20mins.

MSO Small Board

Monday 21st August. 18:45 to 22:30. 4-round Swiss 13x13 games. 20 mins.

September

Cornwall

Swindon

October

Northern

Sheffield

Wessex

November

Three Peaks

Saturday 4th November - Sunday 5th November. The Wheatsheaf, 22 High Street, Ingleton, LA6 3AD. 5-round McMahon tournament. Time limits 50 minutes with increasing overtime (20/5, 30/5, 40/5, etc). Registration by 10:45 Saturday. Prize giving 15:15 Sunday. Contact Bob Bagot robert.bagot at virgin.net B

Manchester 'Doki Doki'

Saturday 11th November Venue: Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL

Doki Doki - The Manchester Japanese Festival - is an event celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture.

Standard, early bird, family and group tickets for the daytime event are available to buy online. Tickets for the festival will be available to buy online until Friday 10 November and will also be available to buy at the door on the day. To see what is happening at the 2017 festival, visit the events, guests, traders and artists sections of the DokiDoki website.

More importantly, as you may know, the Manchester Go Club (MGC) runs 4 stalls there every year, usually attracting many people keen to learn Go - or play it against us once again. We've succeeded in persuading several to become MGC members over the years. So, if you'd like to volunteer helping us this year, do let Helen or Martin Harvey know - jm DOT harvey AT ntlworld DOT com.

British Youth

Coventry

December

Edinburgh Christmas

London Open

Thursday 28th–Sunday 31st December.

January 2018

Maidenhead-Hitachi

February 2018

Cheshire

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