Events Calendar




Sunday 23rd September. Greenhill Library, 1 Hemper Lane, Sheffield, S8 7FE. 3-round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes per round plus increasing overtime. Registration by 10:00; prize giving about 18:00. Several lower graded players are expected to enter. Contact David Wildgoose dbwildgoose at B Flyer


Saturday 29th September. Swindon Conservative Club, 20 Bath Road, Swindon, SN1 4BA 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit + overtime. Registration by 10:15. Prize giving 18:00. Preferably by email to Christian Scarff xianscarff @, but phone entries will also be accepted on 07739 079552. A More Info


Saturday 29th September. Belfast Boat Club, Lockview Road, Stranmillis, Belfast BT9 5FH. 4-round Handicap Swiss Tournament. 30 mins+byoyomi. Registration by 9:15. Prizegiving 16:30. Contact James Hutchinson james8hut at C More Info

T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament

Saturday 29th September. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 18:00. 5 round McMahon tournament. 40 minutes with sudden death. Contact admin at C More Info/Entry

International Teams Autumn Match

Sunday 30th September. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. For teams of three players from London and nearby clubs. 3 rounds. 45 minutes with sudden death. The match will run between 10:15 and 17:15 and will hopefully have two divisions (kyu teams will play handicap). Contact admin at C More Info


British Championship Match

Saturday 13th October. Game 2 in 2018's Title Match between Sam Aitken and Andrew Simons. Live online relay in the British Room on KGS . BC More Info


Sunday 21st October. Venue: Cheadle Hulme School, just south of Manchester. 3-round McMahon tournament. 50-minutes with accelerated overtime. Registration by 10:45. Prize giving 17:15. Please enter online, using the 'Entry form' button below. Organiser is Chris Kirkham, cckirkham AT btinternet DOT com B More info. Entry form Entry list


Sunday 28th October. St. Mark's Community Centre, St. Mark's Road, Bath BA2 4PA. 3-round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes per round plus overtime. Registration by 10:00 GMT; prize giving about 18:00. Cups and cash prizes. Contact via web page. B More Info/Entries Flyer


Three Peaks

Saturday 3rd November - Sunday 4th 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 B

Doki Doki Festival, Manchester

Saturday 10th November. Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL. BGA members are manning a stall all day. Free demos of Go will be given to many members of the public. Festival site Contact Martin Harvey, jm DOT harvey AT ntlworld DOT com


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.

Edinburgh Christmas

Saturday 15th December. Edinburgh. 4-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 45 minutes with 30/5 and 'accelerated' overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prizegiving 18:00. Contact edinburghgoclub at B SC More Info

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

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. B

March 2019

Irish Go Congress


Saturday 9th March (provisional). Cambridge.

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

Saturday 16th 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.

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

May 2019

Candidates' Tournament

Challengers' League

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


Nottingham Kyu

Scottish Open

27th Welsh Open

Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd June 2019. 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 2019.

Mind Sports Olympiad

Youth Training Residential


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