Events Calendar


2018

February

Cheshire

Saturday 3rd 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 Pitchford 07870893153 cheshire at kisekigo.com. B More Info

London Go Centre Grand Opening

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 3 Round McMahon. Lectures and teaching by professional Catalin Taranu and other teachers. Contact admin at west.londongo.club A Flyer

Nottingham Kyu Training Day

Saturday 24th February. The Dice Cup, 68-70 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3GY Kyu-player Teaching from 10:00. Afternoon mini-tournament until 18:00. Contact Brent Cutts brent.cutts63 at gmail.com

March

South Manchester

Saturday 3rd March (Sorry the date clashes with other events, but the events are many miles apart.) Venue: Main School Building, Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 6EG. Registration by 09:45. Prizegiving 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 to enter. Please watch this space, for more details (re entry, pricing etc.). Contact Martin or Helen Harvey with any queries, on martin.harvey at britgo.org

Irish Go Congress

Friday 2nd March to Sunday 4th March. Dublin, Ireland. Friday from 19:00 Irish Rapid Play. Saturday and Sunday: Confucius Cup (Irish Open) 5 round McMahon tournament. First prize 1000 euro. Also parallel Chinese Chess Tournament. A More Info on Confucius Cup

Isle of Skye

Saturday 3rd March–Sunday 4th 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 gmail.com B SC More Info Enter

Trigantius

Saturday 10th March. Cambridge University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. 3 Round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes, with 'accelerated' overtime. Novices' Tournament at 14:00. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving 19:15. Contact Geoff Kaniuk geoff at kaniuk dot co dot uk. A More Info/Enter Entry List

April

British Go Congress

Friday 6th - Sunday 8th April . Future Inns Bristol, Cabot Circus, Bond St, Bristol, BS1 3EN. Friday afternoon teaching; evening British Lightning. Saturday and Sunday British Open (6-round McMahon). Saturday evening BGA AGM. A

May

Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 5th - Monday 7th May. 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. A BC SC

Bracknell

Sunday 13th May. Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Close, Wokingham, RG41 3DA. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 40th edition. Registration by 10:00. Prizegiving 18:45. Contact Ian Marsh 01344 422296 bracknell at kisekigo.com B More Info

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 19th May. 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 toad.me.uk A Register List of Entries

Scottish Open

Scottish Open Juniors

Challengers' League

Saturday 26th - Tuesday 29th May. A BC

Not the London Open

Saturday 26th - Monday 28th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 3 day McMahon. Teaching and side events. Contact admin at west.londongo.club A

June

British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 2nd 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 gmail.com More about PairGo

Durham

Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th 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 30th June - Sunday 1st July. 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 and tea. An early and a later sitting for the Saturday evening meal. Contact Helen and Martin Harvey jm.harvey at ntlworld.com. B

July

5th Annual World Collegiate Wei-Chi Championships

Wednesday 11th - Thursday 12th July. University Centre, Cambridge. World tournament for university students under 25. Organisation and support by Shanghai Ing Chang-Ki Wei-chi (Go) Foundation, assisted by BGA and Cambridge University Go Society. Free accommodation in Robinson College. Semi-final of the 14th Chang Qi Cup (pro event) alongside, Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th July, at DoubleTree Hotel, Cambridge. More details here

UK Go Challenge Finals

August

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 19th – Monday 27th 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. 22nd edition. No events Saturday 25th. Competition for medals; prize money in most events. More Info

MSO Open

Sunday 19th August (provisional). 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. B

MSO Small Board

Monday 20th August (provisional). 14:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss. 13x13 games. 20 mins.

MSO 9x9

Monday 20th August (provisional). 18:45 to 22:30. Swiss. 9x9 games.

Youth Training Residential

Wednesday 29th - Friday 31st August. Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings.

September

Penzance (Cornwall)

Sheffield

Swindon

October

Northern

Wessex

November

Three Peaks

British Youth Go Championship

December

London Open

Friday 28th–Monday 31st December (provisional).

January 2019

Maidenhead-Hitachi

Later

Leo Phillips Isle Of Man Go Festival

Sunday 11th - Friday 16th August 2019 (provisional).



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