Archive: past Go events in the UK 2009

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January 2009

Maidenhead–Furze Platt

Saturday 17th 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

UCC Cork

Saturday 17th January–Sunday 18th January. UCC, Cork, Ireland. Saturday and Sunday: Irish Open, 5 round McMahon tournament.

February 2009

Cheshire Teaching Day

Saturday 14th February. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. Teaching day for kyu players. Starts 10:30, ends 16:30.

Oxford

There is no Oxford Tournament in 2009.

Fife

Saturday 21st February. Age Concern Hall, Provost Wynd, Cupar, KY15 5HE. 4-round McMahon tournament with 40 minutes time limit, then 50 stones in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 10:00. Prize giving 17.40. Contact Colin Simpson. C BOOKS

March 2009

Cambridge Trigantius & Novices

Saturday 7th March. Frank Lee Centre, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0SN. 3 round McMahon tournament. 50 mins time limits and fast overtime. Registration 09:15 - 09:45. Prize-giving 17:00. Novices' (below 20 kyu) training 10:30 (beginners) 11:00-13:00 (all) and 13x13 tournament 14:00-16:00 B BOOKS

Irish Open

Friday 20th March–Sunday 22nd 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 Pandanet Super Tournament in the Pandanet Go European Cup. Contact Olivier Deme. A BOOKS

British Youth Championships

Sunday 22nd 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

April 2009

British Lightning

Friday 3rd April. Ye Olde Custom House, 65-67 Watergate Street, Chester, CH1 2LB. 5 round Lightning Tournament, part of British Go Congress. Registration 18:15-18:45. Entry fee includes buffet meal. Contact Patrick Ridley

British Open

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th April. Westminster Hotel, City Road, Chester, CH1 3AF. 6 round British Open Tournament, part of British Go Congress. 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. BGA AGM on Saturday evening at 18:30. B BOOKS

BGA Student Tournament

Monday 6th April - Sunday 3rd May 2009. To be held online on KGS. 4 round McMahon tournament. One game per week. Open to UK university/college students. Contact Edwin Brady. More Info

Easter Sunday

Sunday 12th April. This affects the dates of events like the British Open.

Thames Valley Team Tournament

Monday 13th April. Bourne End Community Centre (near Maidenhead), SL8 5SX. Registration by 09:45. Contact Xinyi Lu

Scottish Training Day

Saturday 18th April. Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL. Training Day. Contact Edwin Brady

International Teams Spring Match

Sunday 19th April. 10:00 to 18:00. Nippon Club, London. 3 or 4 rounds (45 or 30 mins) depending on number of teams. Entry fee includes lunch. Contact Jonathan Turner

Coventry

Sunday 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 BOOKS

May 2009

Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 2nd May - Monday 4th May. Diamond room, Selwyn College, Grange Road, Cambridge, . Note that the Diamond room is on the corner of Cranmer Road and Grange road. For qualifiers only (all British players who are members of the BGA with rating above 1899 from a tournament in 2008). You will be sent a letter of invitation. 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. 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

Barlow

Sunday 3rd May. Whewell's Court, Trinity College, Cambridge. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. 35 minutes time limit with no overtime. Part of MSO Cambridge. Registration by 09:30. Finish 17:30. Andrew Kay. C

Bracknell

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

Scottish Open

Saturday 30th May - Sunday 31st May. Small board rapid on evening of 29th May. Mason's Hall, 7 Artillery Lane, Dundee, DD1 1PE. 6 round McMahon. Contact Pete Clinch A BOOKS

June 2009

British Pair Go Championships

Sunday 7th 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 13th–Sunday 14th June. Caedmon Hall, College of St Bede and St Hilda, Durham, DH1 1SZ. 6 Round McMahon with 40 minutes time limit and Canadian overtime. Players may take a bye in round 1. Registration by 09:30 Saturday. Prize-giving 17:00 Sunday. Contact Durham Go Club or Jenny Radcliffe. B BOOKS

Study Day with Jeff Chang (9d KGS)

Saturday 13th June. Umney Lounge, Robinson College, Grange Road, Cambridge CB3 9AN. Study day from 10:00 to 18:00, with optional dinner after. Limited to 20 places. Contact Andrew Kay

Welsh Open

Saturday 20th–Sunday 21st 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 26th–Monday 29th 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. BC A

Central London Teach-in Weekend

Saturday 27th–Sunday 28th June. Nippon Club Salon, 2nd floor, Samuel House, 6 St Albans Street [off Jermyn Street], London SW1Y 4SQ. Teaching day for kyu players on Saturday (places limited) and handicap tournament on Sunday. Contact David Carter-Hitchin.

UK Go Challenge Finals

Saturday 27th June. 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. Special Challengers section for beginners and novices who did not play a heat. Contact Tony Atkins info at ukgochallenge.com. More Info

July 2009

Dans' Training Weekend

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th July. Cambridge. Training Days with Guo Juan. Limited to 12 strongest applicants by rating. Applicants should register interest by 15th May. Toby Manning

British Championship Match

Saturday 25th July. The first game in this year's Title Match series between Matthew Macfadyen and Hui Wang will be played with live commentary on KGS. More Info

August 2009

BGA KGS Tournament

Saturday 1st – Monday 31st August. British Room on KGS. Self-paired on-line tournament, 5 to 19 games, 30 mins + 35/5 overtime. Contact Sandy Taylor

Mind Sports Olympiad

Friday 21st – Monday 31st August. Royal Horticultural Halls, Victoria, London, SW1P 2QD. Various Go events listed below. Late entry on the day £5. Juniors: under 19 on 21st August.

MSO Rapidplay

Saturday 22nd 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). C

MSO National Small Board

Sunday 30th 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).

MSO Open

Monday 31st 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). B

September 2009

Northern Tournament

Sunday 6th 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 B BOOKS

British Championship Match

Saturday 12th September. Game two in this year's Title Match series between Matthew Macfadyen and Hui Wang will be played with live commentary on KGS. More Info

Cornwall Tournaments and Teaching

Saturday 12th September and Sunday 13th September. The Yacht Inn, The Promenade, Penzance, TR18 4AU, tel. 01736 362787. Handicap Tournament takes place on Saturday afternoon. Registration by 13:30. Open Tournament takes place Sunday. 3-round McMahon. Registration by 09:45. Buffet lunch. Prize giving 18:30. BGA Teaching Event Saturday morning, 10:00 to 12:30. Contact John Culmer B

Swindon Tournament

Sunday 20th 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

Special General Meeting

Sunday 20th September. 13:15 at Swindon Tournament. To consider the BGA accounts for 2008.

British Championship Match

Saturday 26th September. Game three in this year's Title Match series between Matthew Macfadyen and Hui Wang will be played with live commentary on KGS. More Info

Belfast Tournament

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September. 4- or 5-round McMahon Tournament. Belfast Boat Club, Lockview Road, Stranmillis, Belfast BT9 5FH. Contact Ian Davis B BOOKS

October 2009

Cambridge Junior Go Tournament

Saturday 3rd October. Upstairs at the Visitor Centre at Milton Country Park, CB24 6AZ. 11:00 to 15:00. All juniors welcome. Entry fee £4, or £2 for beginners. Stronger junior players will play 3 rounds on 19x19 with time limit 30 minutes. Less experienced juniors can play on 13x13 boards. Lunch is available at the cafe downstairs, or you can bring a packed lunch. Please note that it costs £2 to park in Milton Country Park. Contact Paul Smith.

Shrewsbury Tournament

Saturday 3rd 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

International Teams Autumn Match

Sunday 18th October. 10:00 to 17:00. Nippon Club, Samuel House, 6 St Albans Street, London, SW1Y 4SQ (near Piccadilly Circus). 3 or 4 rounds (45 or 30 mins) depending on number of teams. Entry fee includes lunch. Contact Jonathan Turner

Wessex Tournament

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 09:45 GMT; prize giving about 18:00. Contact David King B title="More info about the Wessex Go Tournament">more info

BGA League Tournament

Starts 28th October 2009. Online league for BGA teams. Registration now closed. More Info

Milton Keynes Tournament

Saturday 31st October. The Betty Boothroyd Library, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA. 3-round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Game four in this year's Title Match between Matthew Macfadyen and Hui Wang would have been played at the tournament if needed. Registration by 10:15. Prizing giving 19:00. Contact Bill Brakes B BOOKS

November 2009

Three Peaks Tournament

Saturday 7th November and Sunday 8th November. Commodore Inn, Main Street, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6DY Tel 015395 32381 5-round McMahon tournament. Early entries welcome (£10 + concessions). Registration by 12.45 Saturday. Contact Bob Bagot B BOOKS

Durham Teaching Day

Sunday 15th November. Post Graduate Common Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham, DH1 1SZ. BGA Teaching Day aimed at players in the range 1 kyu to 15 kyu, though both stronger and weaker players should benefit too. The structured teaching will incorporate reviewing participants' games, so bring something along for review! It runs from 10:00 to 16:00, and will cost £6 for concessions and BGA members, £8 for anyone else, including tea/coffee.

East Midlands

Saturday 21st 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

Special General Meeting

Saturday 21th November (provisional). At East Midlands Tournament. To consider the BGA accounts for 2008 (postponed from 20th September).

December 2009

West Surrey Teach-in

Saturday 5th December. 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. Registration by 10:30. End 16:45. Contact Pauline Bailey. BK

West Surrey Handicap

Sunday 6th December. Burpham Village Hall, Burpham Lane, Guildford, GU4 7LP. 4-round Handicap tournament. Registration by 10:15. Prizegiving 18:55. Contact Pauline Bailey BOOKS

Edinburgh Christmas Open

Saturday 12th December. Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL. 4-round McMahon tournament. Limit 40 players. 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. B BK

London Open

Monday 28th–Thursday 31st December. International Students House, Great Portland Street, London. McMahon tournament with 7 rounds, 90 minutes time limit, and 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. A Pandanet Major in the Pandanet Go European Cup. Sponsored by Winton Capital Management. Contact Geoff Kaniuk. BOOKS A



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