Saturday 2nd July. King Edward VI Aston School, Frederick Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6DJ Arrive by 11:00, depart by 16:00. 13x13 tournament for all youngsters (under-18) whether qualified from UK Go Challenge heats or not. Those still learning to play are encouraged to take part as well as those with established grades. Titles in age groups for boys and for girls. Contact Tony Atkins 01189268143 info at ukgochallenge.com More on UK Go Challenge Entry Form
Saturday 20th August. Game 1 in this year's Title Match between Junnan Jiang and Charles Hibbert. To played at private address in Oxford. Live relay on KGS (with commentary by Matthew Macfadyen) provisionally from 10:30. BC More Info
Saturday 20th August. Japan Society North West are organising another Japan Day, from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, and the BGA will be demonstrating Go to many dozens of new players all day, on 2 stalls. If you're interested in helping us, you are most welcome, & please let Helen or Martin Harvey know, on jm.harvey at ntlworld dot com.
The event is a showcase for everything relating to Japanese culture, both traditional and modern. It is held once every two years, and alternates between Manchester and Liverpool. It is a free public event. The venue affords everybody lots of space.
There will be taiko drumming, Japanese folk songs and koto music-playing, martial arts demonstrations. Watch a demonstration of kimono dressing and try on a yukata! Also there are displays of bonsai trees, Japanese swords and armour. Venue: Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TR
Sunday 21st – Monday 29th 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. 20th edition. No events Saturday 27th. More Info
Sunday 28th August. 10:15 to 13:45. 4-round Swiss 9x9 games. 20mins. Entry fee £10. More Info
Sunday 28th August. 14:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss 13x13 games. 20 mins. Entry fee £10. More Info
Sunday 4th September. Cheadle Hulme School (CHS), Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6EG Free parking, 0.9 miles from Cheadle Hulme railway station. 3-round McMahon. 50-minutes with increasing overtime. Registration 09:45 to 10:00. Free tea & coffee all day. Self-pairing 13x13 side-event with prizes. Prize-giving 17:45. Contact Chris Kirkham 0161 903 9023 cckirkham at btinternet.com B
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th 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
Saturday 24th September (provisional).
Saturday 1st October. Old Library, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Morning from 10:00 - keynote speakers and pedagogues in Chess and Go. Afternoon until 17:00 - simulated lessons, playing sessions, demonstrations. Other mind sports to be confirmed. Registration from 09:30.
Sunday 9th October (provisional).
Sunday 30th 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. Contact David King davidking68 at yahoo.com B more info Flyer
Saturday 5th November - Sunday 6th 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. Prive giving 15:15 Sunday. Contact Bob Bagot robert.bagot at virgin.net B More Info
Saturday 12th November Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL. The event celebrates both traditional and modern Japanese culture. The festival will take place from 10:00am until 7:00pm, & in 2015 there were 2,800 festival-goers. Please see Doki Doki - The Manchester Japanese Festival for full details of this year's event, including photographs and videos of the 2015 festival. The BGA will have 4 stalls as last year, and be demonstrating Go to newcomers all day. Do feel free to join & help us. Contact Helen or Martin Harvey - jm.harvey at ntlworld.com
Wednesday 28th–Saturday 31st December.
Saturday 4th February 2017. 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 Tony Pitchford 07870893153 cheshire at kisekigo.com. B
Saturday 4th March 2017. Cambridge
Saturday 25th March 2017. Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club room, Gosling Stadium, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6XE.
Saturday 29th April - Monday 1st May 2017 (provisional).
Saturday 3rd June 2017. 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 gmail.com More about BPGC
Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th June 2017. Min-Y-Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW 6-round McMahon tournament. Main time limit 50 minutes; overtime 20 stones in 5 minutes, then 40 stones in each subsequent 5 minutes. Entries welcomed for single days or both days. Players are welcome to miss any round, without detriment to prize-allocation. Free coffee and tea will again be provided. The hotel manager has agreed to offer an early and a later sitting for the Saturday evening meal, which it is hoped will help in serving and paying. More details nearer the time. Registration Saturday morning. Prize-giving on Sunday by 18:00. Contact Helen and Martin Harvey jm.harvey at ntlworld.com. B