Past Go Events in the UK 2000-2002

2000

October

Sunday 19th: National Small Board Championship

played on 13×13 boards. Organised by the Cambridge Junior Chess and Go Club.

Sunday 29th: Wessex

Bk B at Marlborough Town Hall. 4 round McMahon. 50 Minutes + 30 then 60/5 overtime.

November

Saturday-Sunday 11th-12th: Three Peaks

B 5 round McMahon. 60 minutes time limit plus 20 stones in 5 minutes overtime. 6 komi.

Sunday 26th: Swindon

Bk B at the Dunbar Club.

December

Saturday 2nd: West Surrey Teach-in

Sunday 3rd: West Surrey Handicap

Bk B

Sunday 10th: Anglo-Japanese Winter Match

at the CLGC, London. By invitation only.

Friday 29th - Monday January 1st: London Open

Bk A At The Highbury Round House, 71 Ronalds Road, London. This is the UK's contribution to the Toyota Go Tour. 7 round McMahon. 90 minutes time limit with 20 move in 5 minutes overtime. 6½ points komi.

2001

January

Saturday 20th January: Furze Platt

Bk B at Hitachi Europe HQ at Whitebrook Park, Maidenhead. Three round McMahon style tournament. 1 hour time limits plus 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Bid for komi. Sponsored by Hitachi Europe Ltd.

Sunday 21st January: The British Youth Go Championships

Bk at Fitzharrys School, Abingdon.

February

Saturday 10th: Cheshire

Bk at the Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motors Works Restaurant, Pyms Lane, Crewe, Cheshire. This event is taking place along-side the Crewe Chess Congress. Many thanks to them, and to Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motors, for providing the venue.

Saturday 17th: Oxford

B Bk at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. 3 round McMahon style tournament, 50 minutes time limit with 30 stones in 5 minutes overtime.

March

Sunday 4th: Trigantius

Bk B in the University Centre, Cambridge. 3 round McMahon style tournament. 1 hour time limits with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6 points komi. There will be a free parallel beginners' tournament in the afternoon.

Candidates' Tournament

Saturday-Sunday 17th-18th March. The Daiwa Foundation, Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace off Regents Park, London. A 4 round Swiss Tournament with 90 minutes plus 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime to select 5 people to play in the Challengers' League. This event is for qualifiers only, but spectators are welcome. BC A

April

Irish Open

Saturday-Sunday 31st March-1st April. Teacher's Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin. A 5 round McMahon style tournament. 60 minute time limits with 15 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 5½ komi. A

Coventry

Sunday 8th April. The Midland Sports Centre, Tile Hill, Coventry. A 3 round McMahon style tournament. 55 minutes with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. B

The British Go Congress

Friday-Sunday 22nd-24th April. Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Cardiff.

Comprises:
British Lightning Go Championship on Friday evening. Bk
British Open Saturday and Sunday. Bk A

May

Barlow

Sunday 6th May. At the University Centre, Cambridge. Kyu players only. 5 round McMahon. 35 minutes time limit. No overtime. This is part of a Mind Sports Weekend that is taking place in Cambridge over the bank holiday.

The Challenger's League

Friday-Monday 4th-7th May The Walthamstow Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Road, London. An 8 player all play all tourment. 105 minutes time limit plus 15 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 5½ komi. Qualifiers only. The winner plays a best-of-five title match against reigning champion, Matthew Macfadyen, to dicide British Championship. BC A

Challenger's Teaching Day

Monday 7th May The Walthamstow Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Road, London. Seong-June Kim, 6 dan, will be discussing some of the games from the Challenger's League.

Bracknell

Saturday 12th May Woosehill Community Centre, Wokingham. 3 round McMahon. 1 hour time limit plus 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6 komi. B

Pair Go

Sunday 3rd June. Foxcombe Lodge Hotel, Boars Hill, Oxford (as last year). A tournament for teams of one male and one female, each person to play in turn, conferring not allowed. 3 rounds, 45 minutes sudden death. Prizes for three wins, best-dressed pair, novices and youth pairs.

Leicester

Saturday 9th June. The Church of all the Martyrs, off Narborough Road, Leicester. A 3 round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 stones in 5 minutes overtime. B

Nippon Club Monthly Open

Sunday 10th June. The Nippon Club, London.

Anglo-Japanese Summer Match

Sunday 17th June. Daiwa Foundation, London. By invitation.

Welsh Open

Saturday-Sunday 23rd-24th June. Barmouth Youth Centre. 5 round McMahon tournament. 50 minute time limit. 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. A

July

Scottish Open

Saturday-Sunday 7th-8th July. Pollock Hall of Residence, Edinburgh. 5 round McMahon, 60 minutes plus overtime. There will also be a lightning tournament. A Bk

The European Go Congress

Saturday 21st July - Saturday 4th August. The Teachers' Club, Parnell Square, Dublin. A Bk

August

The 5th Mind Sports Olympiad

Saturday 18th - Monday 27th August. Bk

September

Northern

Saturday-Sunday 1st-2nd September. Allen Hall, Wimslow Road, Manchester. 6 round McMahon. 1 hour time limits with overtime of 30 stones in 5 minutes. B Bk

International Autumn Match

Saturday 8th September. Gunnersbury Park. Three rounds, 30 min and overtime. Team captains are invited to email the organiser.

Milton Keynes

Sunday 16th September. The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes. 3 round McMahon. Time limits 1 hour with overtime of 30 moves in 5 minutes. 6 points komi. B Bk

Penzance

Saturday-Sunday 29th-30th September. The Yacht Inn, The Promenade, Penzance. Saturday: rapid-play handicap tournament from about 1:30pm. 20 minutes sudden death, and as many rounds as possible. Sunday: 3 round McMahon with 1 hour time limit plus 25 stones in 5 minutes overtime. B

October

Wanstead

Saturday 6th October. Wanstead House, 21 The Green, Wanstead, London. 4 round McMahon. 40 minutes time limit, with overtime of 30 stones in 3 minutes. 6 points komi. B

National Small Board Championship

Sunday 14th October. Milton Community Centre, Milton, near Cambridge. Played on 13×13 boards. 9 rounds (at least). 15 minutes sudden death. Even games to decide the ultimate champion, handicap games for those knocked out.

Visit by Professional Go Players

Friday-Monday 19th-29th October. Two Japanese professional players from the Nihon Ki-in are going to be visiting the UK. They will be touring around various go clubs to teach. If you are interested in meeting them then contact the respective club secretary. This is part of Japan 2001 Sunday 20th October, Informally, at the CLGC,
Sunday 21st October, London Nippon Club,
Monday 22nd October, Cambridge,
Tuesday 23rd October, Bristol,
Thursday 25th October, Oxford,
Saturday 27th October, CLGC,

Wessex

Sunday 28th October. Marlborough Town Hall. 4 round McMahon. 50 minutes time limit plus 30, then 60 stones in 5 minutes overtime. B Bk

November

Three Peaks

Saturday-Sunday 10th-11th November. The Marton Arms, Thornton in Lonsdale, Nr.Ingleton, North Yorkshire. 5 round McMahon. B Bk

Swindon

There is no Swindon Tournament this year.

December

Saturday 1st December. Burpham Village Hall, Guildford. This will be given by several dan players, and will be suitable for any level of player from total beginner to 1 kyu. All welcome. Bk

West Surrey Handicap

Sunday 2nd December. Burpham Village Hall, Guildford. 4 round handicap Swiss tournament. Time limits, handicaps and komi vary with grade. See the entry form for information. Bk B

London Open

Friday-Monday 28th-31st December. International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PN. 8 round McMahon tournament. 90 minutes time limit with 20 stones in 5 minutes overtime. 6½ komi. Part of the Toyota European Go Tour. Bk A TT

2002

January

Kisei Title Match, Game 1

Thursday-Friday 10th-11th January. London. The first game in the final of one of the top Japanese tournaments (so you won't, of course, be able to compete!). Spectators will be welcome, and professionals, hopefully including Michael Redmond and Yuki Shigeno, will be giving commentaries on the game on Thursday and Friday evening. There will also be some sort of event hosted by the CLGC on Saturday 12th.

Kisei Youth

Sunday 13th January. Nippon Club, London. This youth tournament is one of the events associated with Game 1 of the Kisei Title Match.

Furze Platt

Saturday 19th January. Hitachi Headquarters, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit plus 30 stones in 5 minutes overtime. B Bk

February

Cheshire Open

Saturday 9th February. Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motors Works Restaurant, Pyms Lane, Crewe, Cheshire In parallel with the Crewe Chess Congress. The eight strongest players play a three-round Swiss to determine the Cheshire Open Champion. The remaining players take part in a five-round rapid-play handicapped tournament.

Oxford

Saturday 16th February. St Edmund Hall, Queen's Lane, Oxford. 3 round McMahon tournament. B

March

Trigantius

Sunday 3rd March. University Centre, Mill Lane, Cambridge. B Bk

The British Youth Go Championships

Sunday 10th March. Bloxham School, near Banbury, Oxfordshire. Contact the BGA youth coordinator

Irish Open

Friday 8th–Monday 11th March. Irish rapid play on Friday; Irish Open Saturday and Sunday; and Irish Handicap on Monday. A

British Go Congress

Friday 22nd–Sunday 24th March. Edinburgh. A Bk

April

Candidates’

Saturday 6th–Sunday 7th April. Oddfellows Hall, Leamington Spa. (The Candidates' is being held in combination with the Coventry tournament.) A 4 round Swiss tournament. 90 minutes time limit plus 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6½ komi. Qualifiers only. The top five finishers go on to the Challenger’s League. BC A

“Coventry”

Sunday 7th April. Oddfellows Hall, Leamington Spa. (The Coventry tournament is being held in combination with the Candidates’.) B

May

MSO Cambridge 2002

Saturday 4th–Monday 6th May. Parkside Community College, Cambridge. A gathering of mind-sports Events, including the Barlow, a Dans' Swiss and Challengers League. See below.

Barlow

Sunday 5th May. Part of MSO Cambridge 2002. 5 round McMahon. Kyu players only. C

Cambridge MSO Dans’ Tournament

Monday 6th May. Part of MSO Cambridge 2002. 5 round Swiss. Dan players, or those with a European Go Rating above 1800 only. C

Cambridge MSO Youth Tournament

Monday 6th May, morning. Part of MSO Cambridge 2002. C

The Challenger’s League

Friday 3rd–Monday 6th May. Part of MSO Cambridge 2002. The venue for Friday is the University Centre, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge. The venue for Saturday to Monday is the same as the MSO above. An 8 player all play all tournament. 105 minutes time limit plus 15 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6½ komi. Qualifiers only. The winner plays a best-of-five title match against the reigning champion to decide the British Championship. BC A

Bracknell

Sunday 12th May. The Woosehill Community Centre 3 round McMahon. 60 minutes plus 30/5 overtime. 6 points komi. B Bk

Pair Go

Sunday 19th May. Foxcombe Lodge Hotel, Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1 5DP. A tournament for teams of one male and one female, each person to play in turn, conferring not allowed. 3 Rounds, 45 minutes time limit, sudden death.

June

Jubilee

Saturday 1st June. Grand Hotel, Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2DA, in parallel with the National Chess League play-off weekend. 3 round McMahon tournament. 55 minute time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime.

Leicester

Saturday 15th June. Church of all the Martyrs, off Narborough Road, Leicester. 3 round McMahon. 60 minutes time limit with overtime of 30 stones in 5 minutes. B Bk

Welsh Open

Saturday 29th–Sunday 30th June. Barmouth Youth Centre. 5 round McMahon Tournament. 50 minutes time limits with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. A

July

Letchworth

Saturday 13th July. St Hughes Church Hall, Pixmore Way, Letchworth. 3 round McMahon tournament. 55 minutes time limit, with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime.

August

Epsom Go Tournament

Saturday 10th August. The Ebbisham Centre, 6 The Derby Square, Epsom, KT19 8AG. 3 round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes time limits with 30 stones in 5 minutes then 50 stones in 5 minutes overtime. 6 points komi. B Bk

Mind Sports’ Olympiad

Wednesday 14th–Sunday 18th August. All Go events on Thursday 15th. Loughborough University.
Olympiad Championship. All day. 3 Round McMahon. 60 minutes time limit.
Beginners’ teaching session. Morning.
Beginners’ Competition. Afternoon.

Isle of Man Go Week

Sunday 18th–Friday 23rd August. The Falcon’s Nest Hotel, Port Erin, Isle of Man. Comprising:
Main tournament, 5 round McMahon. 90 minutes lime limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. A Bk
Afternoon tournament, 3 round McMahon. 60 minutes time limit with 20 stones in 5 minutes overtime. BBk
and assorted other events and social activities.

September

Northern

Saturday 7th–Sunday 8th September. St Anselm Hall, Kent Road East, Victoria Park, Manchester. 6 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6 points komi. B

Penzance

Saturday 14th–Sunday 15th September. The Yacht Inn, The Promenade, Penzance. Saturday: rapid-play handicap tournament with lots of rounds. 20 minutes time limit with no overtime. Sunday: 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 25 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Bk B

Milton Keynes

Sunday 29th September. The Old Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Milton Keynes. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6 points komi. Bk B

Wanstead

Saturday 12th October. As well as the Wanstead tournament, Game 3 of the british championship title match will be taking place. B

Womens’ Training Weekend

Saturday 19th–Sunday 20th October. Oxford. The return of this popular event for female Go players of all ages and abilities. Go teaching by Guo Juan.

International Teams Autumn Match

Saturday 19th October The Crosse Keys pub, 9 Gracechurch Street, London EC3 V ODR. Go clubs within travelling distance of London will be invited to send teams.

Wessex

Sunday 27th October. Marlborough Town Hall. 4 Round McMahon style tournament. 50 minutes time limit, with 30 stones, then 60 stones in 5 minutes overtime. B Bk

November

Three Peaks

Saturday 9th–Sunday 10th November. The Marton Arms, Thornton in Lonsdale, near Ingleton, Yorkshire. 5 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 20 stones, then 30 stones in 5 minutes overtime. B

National Small Board Championship

Sunday 24th November. Whittlesford Memorial Hall, Mill Lane, Whittlesford, Cambridge, CB2 4NE. Played on 13×13 boards. Same format as last year. Even games for those still in contention for the title, handicap games for everyone else. 15 minutes time limit with no overtime. The aim is for 9 rounds.

December

Strong Players’ Training Day

Sunday 1st December. CMR 15, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA.

West Surrey Teach-in

Saturday 7th December. Lessons will be given to small groups by several dan players, and will be suitable for any level of player from total beginner to 1 kyu. All welcome. Bk

West Surrey Handicap

Sunday 8th December. 4 round handicap Swiss tournament. Time limits, handicaps and komi vary with grade. See the entry form for information. Bk B

Scottish Bar-Low

Saturday 14th December UCW Club, 15 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh. 4 Round McMahon Tournament for players no stronger than 1 dan. 50 minutes Time limit plus 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6 points komi. This will be the qualification event for the Scottish Championship (but non-Scots are very welcome). B

London Open

Saturday 28th–Tuesday 31st December. International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN. 8 round McMahon tournament. 90 minutes tim limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6½ komi. Bk A TT

Key to the symbols

BC One of the events that comprise the British Go Championship.

BOOKS The BGA book-seller will be in attendance.

BK A limited selection of items from the BGA book-seller will be available.

SHOP Go books/equipment will be available at the tournament from a source other than the BGA book-seller.

A B C Results from these tournaments will be sent to the European Rating List. The different categories are given slightly different weights in the ratings as explained here.

MOB Tournament will have the BGA mobile phone.





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