Events Calendar


Letchworth Garden City 1st Rapid Play

Saturday 8th November. Central Methodist Church Hall, Norton Way South, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3TR 6 rounds 30 minutes sudden death. Graded sections for prize purposes. Even games where possible, otherwise handicap as appropriate. Separate junior sections for youth squad members and novices. Contact Alison Bexfield 01462 684648 letchworthrapidplay at C Flyer More Info

Three Peaks

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th November. Commodore Inn, Main Street, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6DY Tel 015395 32381 5-round McMahon tournament. Time limits 50 minutes with increasing overtime (20/5, 30/5, 40/5, 40/5 etc). Accommodation available at the Inn. Registration by 10:45 Saturday. Prive giving 15:15 Sunday. Contact Bob Bagot 01539 532678 robert.bagot at B More Info

UCC Cork

Saturday 15th November–Sunday 16th November. Mardyke Pavillion, UCC, Cork, Ireland. 5-round Swiss Tournament (handicap minus one). Time limit 50 minutes with byoyomi. First prize 150 euro. Registration by 10:00 Saturday. Prize-giving by 16:30 Sunday. Contact go at B More Info


Saturday 29th November. Science Concourse, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL. 3 round McMahon tournament. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 19:00. Contact Bruno Poltronieri 07789558058 go at A Entry Form


South London

Saturday 6th December. Quaker Meeting House, 60 Park Lane, Croydon, CR0 1JE Teaching in the morning and 3-round rapid play (40 mins sd) kyu players' tournament if the afternoon. Registration 09:30 to 10:15. Contact David Cantrell david at C more info

Edinburgh Christmas

Saturday 13th December. Old St Paul’s Episcopal Church Hall, Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH. 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 0141 8806169. B SC

London Open

Sunday 28th–Wedneday 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


January 2015


Saturday 24th January. 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 Register Flyer



Saturday 7th February 2015. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round open (top 8 players) and 5-round handicap. Time limits 60 mins and 30 mins, with 40/5 overtime. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Tony Atkins 0118-9268143 cheshire at B / C More Info Register

Irish Go Congress

Friday 6th February to Sunday 8th February. Dublin, Ireland. Friday evening: Irish Rapid Play. Saturday and Sunday: 5 round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 15/5 overtime. Contact Rory Wales rorywales at A




Saturday 7th March 2015. Cambridge University Social Club Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. 3 Round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes, with variable increasing overtime. Registration by 10:00. Prize-giving by 20:00. Contact Geoff Kaniuk geoff at kaniuk dot co dot uk. A

British Go Congress

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th March 2015. Shrewsbury



Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 18th April 2015. Red Lion, 88 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5EU Registration by 09:30. Prize giving 18:30. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 20/5 overtime. Buffet lunch available. Contact John Collins jmc at A Register


Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 2nd May to Monday 4th May 2015. The Fulbourn Centre, 31 Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5BS. For qualifiers only (all British players who are members of the BGA with rating above 1899 from a tournament April 2014 - March 2015). You may be sent a letter/email of invitation. You can check online if you may qualify. 6 round Swiss tournament. 90 minutes time limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Contact Geoff Kaniuk geoff at kaniuk dot co dot uk More Info A BC SC


Sunday 3rd May 2015 (provisional). Cambridge


Scottish Open

Challengers' League


British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 6th June 2015. 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


Welsh Open

Saturday 20th June - Sunday 21st June 2015. Min-Y-Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW McMahon tournament. Time limits and overtime tba. Contact Martin Harvey jm.harvey at Rating class tba



Isle Of Man Go Festival

Sunday 23rd - Friday 28th August 2015. Cherry Orchard, Port Erin, Isle of Man IM9 6AN. 12th edition - many events planned - provisonally: Main Tournament mornings 23rd-25th/27th/28th, Afternoon Tournament 23rd-25th, Handicap Tournament afternoons 27th/28th, Die Hards or Day Trip 26th, Quiz, Rengo, Music, 13x13, closing dinner (evenings). Also teaching sessions, mostly aimed at novices and improving players. Contact Leo at A More Info Entry Form

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 23rd – Monday 31st August (provisional).








International Teams Autumn Match

East Midlands



Isle of Skye Tournament

Saturday 5th March–Sunday 6th March 2016 (provisional). 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

British Go Congress

Friday 8th - Sunday 10th April 2016 (provisional). Cambridge

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