11th Cheshire Go Tournament

Saturday 9th February 2008

Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN

The Cheshire Go Tournament is being held again this year at Frodsham Community Centre alongside the Chess Tournament.

The format of the Go event is designed to cater for both strong and weaker players, part of a BGA strategy to provide events suitable for lower graded players. Recent Cheshire Go Tournaments were in the same format.


The top eight graded/rated players may play in a three-round Swiss-style group to determine the Cheshire Open Go Champion. Other players will play in a five-round rapid play handicapped Swiss-style group to determine the Cheshire Rapid Go Handicap Champion. There will also be a continuous 10x10 tournament. It is also possible to enter the Chess Tournament to play on Friday night and on Sunday.

Time Limits

Top group 60 minutes, with overtime of 40 in 5 minutes.
Handicap group 30 minutes, with overtime of 40 in 5 minutes.


Books from the BGA book seller to the value of:

Top group:
1st 12
2nd 8
1st 12
Others with 4 wins 10 (youth and beginner prizes at organiser's discretion)
Most wins 8
Best percentage (subject to minimum) 8

No player can win more than one prize!

Entry Fees

Children under 163
Beginners (25kyu and below)3

If you are not a BGA member and an adult stronger than 25kyu add 2.

There is no late entry fee but entrants after 7th February should bring Go set and/or clock in case of shortage.


Coffee, tea and light snacks will be available for purchase.


Frodsham station is on the line between Manchester and North Wales, half way between Warrington and Chester (13 minutes). Turn right at the bottom of the station approach, turn right again and bear east along the High Street for 500m and turn right into Fluin Lane.

Frodsham can be reached via the M56. Leave at Junction 12, following signs to the A56 and continue on into Frodsham. Fluin Lane is the B5152 and runs south from the A56, immediately after a footbridge over the road. Currently there are signs to the Community Centre, which is on the right. There is a large free car park.


A list of nearby accommodation is available on request.


Registration09:30 to 10:30
Lunch13:00 to 14:00
Prize giving18:30

To Enter

Send your name, grade, club and contact telephone number/email by 7th February to:

Tony Atkins,
37 Courts Road,
Reading RG6 7DJ
Tel: 0788-0795473
Email: ajaxgo @ yahoo.co.uk

Please make cheques payable to British Go Association or pay cash/cheque on the day.

Emergency Number

on the day: 0788-0795473 (Go) or bga mobile or 0772-1014017 (Chess)

Last updated Mon Mar 31 2008. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.