Events Calendar


2015

August

Belfast

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August. Belfast Boat Club, Lockview Road, Stranmillis, Belfast BT9 5FH. 5-round McMahon Tournament. Registration by 10:30. Prizegiving 16:30 Sunday. Contact James Hutchinson james8hut at hotmail.com B More Info

Arundel

Saturday 15th 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 Flyer

Isle Of Man Go Festival

Sunday 23rd - Friday 28th August. 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 celia at manx.net A More Info Entry Form

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 23rd – Monday 31st August. JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET. 19th edition. No events Saturday 29th. More Info

MSO 9x9

Sunday 30th August. 10:15 to 13:45. 4-round swiss 9x9 games. 20mins. Entry fee £10. More Info Register

MSO Small Board

Sunday 30th August. 14:15 to 18:00. 4-round swiss 13x13 games. 20 mins. Entry fee £10. More Info Register

MSO Open

Monday 31st August. 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £15. B More Info Register

September

Northern

Sunday 6th September. 4th Floor, Bank of East Asia, 3 - 5 Charlotte Street, Manchester M1 4HB. In city centre near to public transport links. 3-round McMahon. 50-minutes with increasing overtime. Registration 09:45 to 10:00. Prize giving 17:45. Sponsored by Bank of East Asia. Contact Chris Kirkham 0161 9039023 cckirkham at btinternet.com B

Cornwall

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. The Lugger, The Promenade, Penzance, TR18 4DL, tel. 01736 362371. Teaching Event Saturday morning, 10:00 to 12:30. Handicap Tournament takes place on Saturday afternoon. Registration by 13:30. Open Tournament takes place Sunday. 3-round McMahon. Main time limit 65 minutes; overtime 20 stones in 5 minutes. Registration by 09:45. Buffet lunch. Prize giving by 18:45. Contact John Culmer 01326 573167 johnculmer at btinternet.com A More Info

Strong Players' Training

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September. Oxford, courtesy of Nick and Sally Wedd. Teaching weekend with Guo Juan. The event will be limited to 16 players: selection will be made on the basis of your EGF rating, although there will be up to 2 "wild card" entries for those who are considered to be deserving but do not otherwise qualify. BGA members only. Price £35 (includes tea and coffee). Some accommodation is available at the venue. Members who represent the UK in the Pandanet European Teams will gain an extra 100 rating points credit. Application by August 26 to Toby Manning, email treasurer AT britgo.org.

October

International Teams Autumn Match

Sheffield

Sunday 11th October. 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. B Contact Bob Scantlebury robert hyphen scantlebury at lineone dot net.

Wessex

Sunday 25th 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. B Contact David King davidking68 at yahoo.com more info Flyer

November

DokiDoki Festival in Manchester

Saturday 7th November. The DokiDoki Festival is a bi-annual event, celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture. It attracted 2,700 people in 2013. Follow the link to find photographs and videos of that festival. The BGA will again run a stall giving free Go demos to all takers. Do pop by!

Three Peaks

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th 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 virgin.net B More Info

British Youth Go Championships

Sunday 22nd November (provisional).

South London

Saturday 28th November. Teaching in the morning and 3-round rapid play (40 mins sd) kyu players' tournament if the afternoon. Contact David Cantrell david at cantrell.org.uk C

December

Edinburgh Christmas

London Open

Monday 28th–Thursday 31st December. International Student House (ISH) (provisional), 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

2016

January

Maidenhead-Hitachi

February

Cheshire

Saturday 6th February 2016. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round McMahon for all players. Time limits 60 mins with increasing overtime. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact cheshire at kisekigo.com. B

March

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 gmail.com B SC

Trigantius

Saturday 12th March 2016. 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

April

British Go Congress

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd April 2016. Holiday Inn Royal Victoria Sheffield, Victoria Station Road, Sheffield, S4 7YE. Friday evening 19:30 British Lightning. Saturday and Sunday British Open (6-round McMahon). Saturday evening BGA AGM. B SC

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 23rd April 2016. Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club room, Gosling Stadium, Welwyn Garden City AL8  6XE. Registration by 09:30. Prize giving 18:30. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 20/5 overtime. A buffet will be available (also there is a cafe available in an adjoining building and a local pub). Contact John Collins jmc at toad.me.uk A

May

Candidates' Tournament

Bar-Low

Bracknell

Challengers' League

Scottish Open

June

British Pair Go Championships

Durham

Welsh Open

Saturday 18th June - Sunday 19th June 2016. Min-Y-Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW 6-round McMahon tournament. Timing & registration etc. will be confirmed in due course. Entries welcomed for single days or both days. Players are welcome to miss any round, without detriment to prize-allocation. Please contact Helen or Martin Harvey (by email to jm.harvey at ntlworld.com) if playing one day only, or if you have any queries.

July

Milton Keynes

UK Go Challenge Finals

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