Archive: past Go events in the UK 2008

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2008

January

Maidenhead–Furze Platt

Saturday 19th January. Hitachi Europe Head Office at Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8YA. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes plus overtime of 30 stones in 5 minutes. Flexible komi with players bidding to play black. Registration by 10:00. Contact Eddie Best. B BOOKS

February

Cheshire

Saturday 9th February. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round open (top 8 players) and 5-round handicap. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Tony Atkins. B / C BOOKS

Oxford

Saturday 16th February. 3-round McMahon tournament. St. Edmund Hall, Queens Lane, Oxford, OX1 4AR 3-round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 09:45. Contact Ryan Llothian B SHOP

Irish Rapid Play

Friday 29th February (see below).

March

Irish Go Congress

Friday 29th February–Sunday 2nd March. Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland. Friday evening: Irish Rapid Play. Saturday and Sunday: Irish Open, 5 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 15 moves in 5 minutes overtime. A Tournament in the Pandanet Go European Cup. Contact Olivier Deme. A BOOKS

Cambridge Trigantius & Novices

Saturday 8th March. 3-round McMahon tournament. The University Centre, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RU. 3 round McMahon tournament. 1 hour time limits and 40 moves in 3 minutes overtime. Registration by 10:45. Prize-giving by 18:45. Novices' (below 20 kyu) training 10:30-13:00 and tournament 14:00-16:00 Contact Alex Selby for Trigantius. Contact Graham Philips for Novices'. B BOOKS

British Youth Championship

Sunday 16th March. 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 and British Schools Team Champions. A mixture of even and handicap games. Beginners and those new to the game will be made particularly welcome. Contact Mike Lynn. C BK

Easter Sunday

Sunday 23rd March. This affects the dates of events like the British Open.

Thames Valley Team Tournament

Monday 24th March 2008. Burpham Village Hall, Guildford. Steve Bailey

April

British Go Congress

Friday 4th - Sunday 6th April 2008. Horntye Park Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1EX. 6 round British Open Tournament. 50 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration Saturday 09:00-10:00. Round 4 Sunday 09:15. Prize giving 17:00. British Lightning on Friday evening from 19:00 (registration 18:15-18:45). BGA AGM on Saturday evening at 18:30. B BOOKS

Galway Tournament

Saturday 5th April 2008. Bridge Club, Galway, Ireland. 3 round McMahon tournament. Claas Roever

BGA Student Tournament

Monday 7th April - Sunday 4th May 2008. To be held online on KGS. 4 round McMahon tournament. One game per week. Open to UK university/college students. Contact Edwin Brady.

International Teams Spring Match

Saturday 12th April Nippon Club, London. 3 or 4 rounds (40 or 30 mins) depending on number of teams. Contact Jonathan Turner

Coventry

Saturday 26th April. Library and Science Concourse, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL. 3 round McMahon tournament. 1 hour time limits and 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 10:00. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact David Buckley B

May

Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 3rd May - Monday 5th May 2008. Selwyn College, Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DQ. Directions. For qualifiers only (all British players with rating above 1899 from a tournament in 2007). 6 round Swiss tournament. 90 minutes time limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration 09:15 - 10:00. Each day, rounds at 10:00 and 14:15. Lunch/Brunch available in Selwyn cafeteria 12:45-13:30 Saturday and Monday /11:30-12:30 Sunday. Entry fee depends on the number of entrants (probably less than £15). Contact the championships organiser to enter before midday on 30th April. BC A

Bar-Low Tournament

Sunday 4th May 2008. Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. 35 minutes time limit with no overtime. Registration by 09:30. Finish 17:30. Contact Jonathan Medlock 5 Bourne Road, Cambridge, CB4 1UF 01223 395550. C

Bracknell

Sunday 18th May 2008. Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Close, Wokingham, RG41 3DA. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Also afternoon Novices' Tournament. Registration by 10:00. Prizegiving 18:45. Contact bracknell B BOOKS

Scottish Open

Saturday 24th May - Sunday 25th May 2008. Small board rapid on evening of 23rd May. Mason's Hall, 7 Artillery Lane, Dundee, DD1 1PE. 6 round McMahon. Contact Pete Clinch A BOOKS

June

British Pair Go Championships

Sunday 8th June. Foxcombe Lodge Hotel, Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1 5DP. A tournament for teams of one male and one female who play alternately with no conferring. The top 8 pairs play for the title. Remaining pairs play in the handicap section. Contact Francis Roads.

Durham

Saturday 14th–Sunday 15th June. St John's College, Durham, DH1 3RJ. 6 Round McMahon with 45 minutes time limit and 40 stones in 5 minutes Canadian overtime. Contact Durham Go Club or Jenny Radcliffe 07789 724501. B BOOKS

Welsh Open

Saturday 21st–Sunday 22nd June. Min-Y-Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW Registration by 12:30 Saturday. Prize-giving 15:30 Sunday. 5-round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes time limit with overtime of 20 stones in 5 minutes. Contact Tony Pitchford. B BOOKS

Challengers' League

Friday 27th–Monday 30th June. Nippon Club Salon, 2nd floor, Samuel House, 6 St Albans Street [off Jermyn Street], London SW1Y 4SQ. League for qualifiers from the Candidates' Tournament. The time limits are 105 minutes main time, 15 moves in 5 minutes Canadian overtime. Games start at 10:00 and 14:30 each day. For full details of the rules, see the 'BC' link below. The entry fee is £25 per player. Contact the championships organiser. Emergency contact during tournament: 07890 998884 BC A

July

UK Go Challenge Finals

Sunday 6th July. From 11:00 to 16:00 Milton Community Centre, Coles Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6BL For schools that have entered the UK Go Challenge and children who could not play in a heat.

Epsom

Saturday 19th July. The Ebbisham Centre, 6–7 The Derby Square, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8AG. Three round McMahon; 60 mins per player (no overtime). Entry by 09:30; Registration by 09:45. Prize Giving 17:35. Contact Yvonne Margetts B BOOKS

August

Mind Sports Olympiad

Saturday 16th – Monday 25th August 2008. Royal Horticultural Halls, Victoria, London, SW1P 2QD. Various Go events listed below.

MSO Rapidplay

Saturday 16th August. Royal Horticultural Halls, Victoria, London, SW1P 2QD. 09:30 to 17:45. 5-round Handicap. 25 mins + 60 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £16 (Juniors £12) after 5th August add £5. C

Isle of Man Go Week *** Note Changed Date/Location ***

Sunday 17th – Friday 22nd August 2008. Cherry Orchard Aparthotel, Bridson Street, Port Erin, Isle of Man. 5-round Open McMahon tournament. Other events: Afternoon, Rengo, Die Hard, Handicap, 13x13, Continuous Lightning Tournaments, plus Social events (Quiz, Steam Train Excursion, Music, Buffet and Prizegiving). Match v USA. Several accommodation options available. Supported by Isle of Man government. Contact Leo Phillips A/B BK

MSO National Small Board

Sunday 24th August. Royal Horticultural Halls, Victoria, London, SW1P 2QD. 14:00 to 17:45. 13x13 boards. Double elimination then handicap games for British Title. Entry fee £8 (Juniors £8) no late entry fee.

MSO Open

Monday 25th August. Royal Horticultural Halls, Victoria, London, SW1P 2QD. 09:30 to 17:45. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £16 (Juniors £12) no late entry fee. B

September

Northern Tournament

Sunday 7th September. Stockport Masonic Guildhall, 169 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3UA. Large car park at rear, near to public transport links. 3-round McMahon. Registration 09:45 to 10:00. Contact Chris Kirkham or register by phoning 0161 9039023 between 19:00 and 21:00 weekdays after 25th August or between 14:00 and 21:00 on 6th September. B BOOKS

Cornwall Tournaments

Saturday 13th September and Sunday 14th September. The Yacht Inn, The Promenade, Penzance, TR18 4AU, tel. 01736 362787. Handicap Tournament takes place on Saturday. Registration by 13:30. Open Tournament takes place Sunday. 3-round McMahon. Registration by 09:45. Buffet lunch. Prize giving 18:30. Contact John Culmer B

Swindon Tournament

Sunday 21st September. Even Swindon Community Centre, Old School, Jennings Street, Swindon, SN2 2BG. 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit + overtime. Registration by 10:15. Prize giving 18:15. Preferably by email or mail to Paul Barnard (for email see club page) 16 Braemar Close, Swindon, SN3 1HY, but phone entries will also be accepted on 01793 692408 evenings before 21:30. B BOOKS

Arundel Tournament

Sunday 28th September. Norfolk Arms Hotel, High Street, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9AB. 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit sudden death. Registration by 10:15. Prize giving by 18:30. Contact Sue Paterson B

October

Shrewsbury Tournament

Saturday 4th October. The Gateway Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB. 3-round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes per round plus overtime. Registration by 10:45; prize giving by 19:00. All entries will be acknowledged with details of Shrewsbury's hotels and attractions. Contact Gerry Mills B BOOKS

Milton Keynes Tournament

Sunday 12th October. The Old Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA. 3-round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Note: No lunch provided Registration by 10:15. Prizing giving 19:00. Contact Bill Brakes B BOOKS

International Teams Autumn Match

Sunday 19th October. Nippon Club, Samuel House, 6 St Albans Street, London, SW1Y 4SQ (near Piccadilly Circus). Registration 10:00-10:30; prize giving before 18:00. Contact Jonathan Turner

Wessex Tournament

Sunday 26th 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 9:45 GMT; prize giving about 18:00. Contact Paul Christie B

November

Wanstead Tournament

Saturday 8th November. Wanstead House, 21 The Green, Wanstead, London E11 2NT. 4-round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes time limit without overtime. Registration by 9:30; prize giving 18:00. Contact Ken Kneller B

Three Peaks Tournament ** Changed Location **

Saturday 8th November and Sunday 9th November. The Old Station Inn, Brackenber Lane, Giggleswick, Settle, Yorkshire BD24 0EA. Accommodation available at the inn: call on 01729-823623. Venue is next to Giggleswick Station and 1 mile from Settle on A65 Settle Bypass. 5-round McMahon tournament. Early entries welcome (£10 + concessions). Registration by 13:00 Saturday. On the day entries not accepted. Contact Bob Bagot B

East Midlands

Saturday 22nd November. The National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS. 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit with overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving by 18:15. Contact Peter Fisher B BOOKS

December

West Surrey Teach-in

Saturday 6th December 2008. Burpham Village Hall, Burpham Lane, Guildford, GU4 7LP. Small groups of high or low kyu players get personal training from Dan players. Come along and get stronger instantly! Then test yourself at the tournament the next day. Tuition fees have been reduced thanks to BingoLotto support. Registration by 10:30. End 16:45. Contact Pauline Bailey. BK

West Surrey Handicap

Sunday 7th December 2008. Burpham Village Hall, Burpham Lane, Guildford, GU4 7LP. 4-round Handicap tournament. Registration by 10:15. Prizegiving 18:55. Contact Pauline Bailey. BOOKS

Scottish Barlow

Saturday 13th December. Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL. 4-round McMahon tournament, kyu players and shodans only. 45 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Includes qualifying for Scottish Championship. Registration by 09:45. Prizegiving 18:00. Contact Donald MacLeod BOOKS B

London Open

Sunday 28th–Wednesday 31st December 2008. 7-round McMahon tournament. 90 minutes time limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. A Pandanet Major in the Pandanet Go European Cup. Contact Geoff Kaniuk. BOOKS A





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