Events Calendar



British Championship Match

Sunday 18th November. Game 3 in 2018's Title Match between Sam Aitken and Andrew Simons. Live online relay from 10:30 in the British Room on KGS and live commentary by Andrew Kay. BC More Info


Saturday 24th November. B2.04/05, Science Concourse, 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


British Youth Go Championship

Saturday 1st December. King Edward VI Aston School, Frederick Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6DJ Youth titles at U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 will be contested, in addition to the titles of overall British Youth Champion, Open Youth Champion and British Schools Team Champions. Modified McMahon system will be used. Beginners and those new to the game will be made particularly welcome. Registration by 09:45. Prize-giving by 17:00. Contact bygc at Entry Form

Edinburgh Christmas

Saturday 15th December. Edinburgh. St Columba's by the Castle Episcopal Church Hall, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW. 4-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 45 minutes with 30/5 and 'accelerated' overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prizegiving 17:50. Contact edinburghgoclub at B SC More Info/Register

London Open

Friday 28th–Monday 31st December. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 7 round McMahon. Time limit 90 minutes with 20/5 overtime. Also Lightning, Pair Go and Rengo tournaments. A More Info/Entry Contact admin @


January 2019


Saturday 19th January. Hitachi Europe Head Office at Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8YA. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 'accelerated' 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 Flyer

February 2019


Saturday 2nd February. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round McMahon for all players. Time limits 60 mins with 'accelerated' overtime. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Tony Atkins 0118-9268143 cheshire at B More Info

March 2019

Cambridge Junior Chess and Go Club's 25th Year Special

Saturday 2nd March (provisional). Cambridge (more details here, once exact premises are known). One aim is to make this very welcoming to all, including youngsters and weaker players. Hence expect a minibus from Cheadle Hulme School. Adult players of course also welcome! Contact: Paul Smith.


Saturday 9th March. Cambridge University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. 3 Round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes, with 'accelerated' overtime. Registration by 10:40. Prize-giving 19:00.
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Irish Go Congress

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 23rd 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. Contact John Collins jmc at A More Info

April 2019

British Go Congress

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th April. Venue: MacDonald Hotel, Manchester. Address: London Road, Manchester M1 2PG. Short walk from Piccadilly Station. Hotel tel. 0344 879 9088. Google map. More info. will appear here soon.

May 2019

Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 4th - Monday 6th May. 6-round tournament. British championship rules. Closed event, i.e. by qualification only; you can check online if you may qualify. A BC SC

Bar-Low Tournament

Sunday 5th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. 25 minutes with 20 in 5 overtime. Registration 10:00 - 11:00. Prizes at 18:30. Contact admin at C

LGC Self-Paired Tournament

Monday 6th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Self-paired tournament.

Challengers' League

Saturday 25th - Tuesday 28th May. A BC

Not the London Open

Saturday 25th - Monday 27th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 6 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes with accelerated overtime. Also side events. Contact admin at A

June 2019

British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 8th June. Red Lion, 88 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5EU Tournament for teams of one male and one female; play alternately; 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 16:30. Contact Francis Roads, 61 Malmesbury Road, London E18 2NL 0208 505 4381 francis.roads at More about PairGo


Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th 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 at B

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Scottish Open

27th Welsh Open

Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd June. 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. There'll be an Entry button here, nearer the month. In the meantime, contact Helen and Martin Harvey jm.harvey at B

July 2019

UK Go Challenge Finals

August 2019

Leo Phillips Isle Of Man Go Festival

Sunday 11th - Friday 16th August. St Catherines Church Hall, Church Road, Port Erin, Isle of Man IM9 6AE. The 14th Go Festival run in memory of Leo Phillips, has two main events with generous time limits, and a number of side events, all taking place over a period of 6 days. One day is free for island walk-about followed by a popular quiz in the evening. It is a very family friendly Go festival, and full details are available in the link below. You will find an entry form in the IOM web pages as well as a list of currently entered players. Finally, it is most important that you arrange your accommodation as soon as possible as the IOM gets very busy with the Motorcycle Grand Prix taking place soon after the tournament.
Contact Francis Roads, francis dot roads at gmail dot com
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Mind Sports Olympiad

Youth Training Residential








Provisional date: Sunday 27th October. Special 50th Wessex Tournament, with possible extra events on the Saturday. Venue: For one year only, probably a hotel in Bristol. Format: 3-round McMahon tournament. Contact TBD.


Three Peaks

Saturday 2nd November - Sunday 3rd 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 Adrian Abrahams. B

London Open

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