Archive: past Go events in the UK 2010

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January 2010

Maidenhead–Furze Platt

Saturday 23rd January. Hitachi Europe Head Office at Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8YA. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes plus overtime. Flexible komi with players bidding to play black. Registration by 9:45. Prize giving by 19:00. Contact Eddie Best. A BOOKS

Wanstead Tournament

Saturday 30th January. Wanstead House, 21 The Green, Wanstead, London E11 2NT. 3-round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes time limit with 50 in 5 overtime. Registration by 9:45; prize giving 17:45. Contact Ken Kneller B

February 2010

London Teaching Day

Saturday 6th February. 10:00 to 17:00. Nippon Club. Contact David Carter-Hitchin

February 2010

Cheshire

Saturday 13th 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 07880795473 B / C BOOKS

Cambridge Trigantius and Novices'

Saturday 20th February. St. Columba's Church, Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EL. 3-round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 40 in 4 overtime. Registration by 10:45. Prize-giving by 18:30. Novices' Tournament 14:00 - 16:00 with teaching in the morning. Contact Alex Selby Paul Smith for Novices' B BK

Nottingham

Saturday 27th February. Portland Building, University Park, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD. Maps 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 40 in 5 overtime. Registration by 9:45; prize giving 18:00 Contact Laurence Ogden B BOOKS

March 2010

Irish Open

Friday 5th March–Sunday 7th 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 Eoghan Barry. A BOOKS

Isle of Skye Tournament

Saturday 13th March–Sunday 14th March. Tongadale Hotel, Wentworth Street, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EJ. 6 round McMahon; also Novices League (12:30 Saturday). Contact Carel Goodheir B

British Youth Championships

Sunday 14th March. Loughborough Grammar School, LE11 2DU. 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 Tony Atkins 0118 9268143 C

East Midlands Teaching Day

Sunday 21st March. 10:00 to 16:00. The Fieldhead Hotel. Markfield Lane, Markfield, Leicestershire, LE67 9PS. Teaching day mainly for 2 to 10 kyu players by Matthew Macfadyen and Toby Manning. £15 (including lunch), students £12; non-members £20. Contact Toby Manning 01530 245298

Fife

Saturday 27th March. Age Concern Hall, Provost Wynd, Cupar, KY15 5HE. 4-round McMahon tournament with 40 minutes time limit, then 30 stones in 5 overtime. Registration by 10:00. Prize giving 18:00. Contact Yohei Negi. B

Arundel Tournament

Sunday 28th March. Arundel Football Club, Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9PA. 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit sudden death. Registration by 10:15. Prize giving by 18:30. Contact Sue Paterson 01903 889825 B BOOKS

April 2010

Easter Sunday

Sunday 4th April. This affects the dates of events like the British Open.

Thames Valley Team Tournament

Monday 5th April. Bourne End Community Centre (near Maidenhead), SL8 5SX. Registration by 09:45. Finish by 16:00 For teams of 3 from the Thames Valley area, or come and maybe join a scratch team. Contact Xinyi Lu

British Go Congress

Friday 9th to Sunday 11th April. Edinburgh. Events as follows:

British Lightning

Friday 9th April. Canon's Gait, 232 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ. Lightning Tournament, part of British Go Congress. Registration 18:30-19:15. Contact Edwin Brady

British Open

Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th April. Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AJ. 6 round British Open Tournament, part of British Go Congress. 50 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration Saturday 09:15-09:45. Round 4 Sunday 09:30. Prize giving 17:45. BGA AGM on Saturday evening at 18:30. Contact Edwin Brady B BOOKS

Dans' Training Weekend

Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th April. Barford Village Hall, Church Street, Barford, Warwickshire CV35 8EN and 22 Keytes Lane, Barford, Warwickshire CV35 8EP . Training weekend with Guo Juan, 5p, 10:00 to 17:00. Social activities Friday and Saturday evenings. Contact Kirsty Healey

International Teams Spring Match

Sunday 25th April. Nippon Club, Samuel House, 6 St Albans Street, London, SW1Y 4SQ (near Piccadilly Circus). 10:00 to 18:00. 3 or 4 rounds (45 or 30 mins) depending on number of teams. Entry fee includes lunch. Contact Jonathan Turner

May 2010

Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 1st May - Monday 3rd May. Diamond Room, Selwyn College, Grange Road, Cambridge, . Note that the Diamond room is on the corner of Cranmer Road and Grange road. Matthew Macfadyen will be attending to provide game analysis! A table at the Bella Italia restaurant (CB3) has been booked on the Saturday night for an evening meal at 7pm. Let Geoff know that you want to join if you have not already done so. For qualifiers only (all British players who are members of the BGA with rating above 1899 from a tournament in 2009/early 2010). 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 will be £20. Contact the championships organiser to enter before midday on 29th April. BC A

Bar-Low

Sunday 2nd May. Whewell's Court, Trinity College, Cambridge CB2 1TQ (opposite main college entrance). 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 9th May. Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Close, Wokingham, RG41 3DA. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 10:00. Prizegiving 18:45. Contact Ian Marsh B BOOKS

Challengers' League

Friday 28th–Monday 31st May. 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. Registration at 10:00-10:30 on Friday 28. From round 2 on, games start at 14:30 and 10:00. Contact the championships organiser. BC A

Scottish Open

Saturday 29th May - Sunday 30th May. Small board rapid on evening of 28th May. Mason's Hall, 7 Artillery Lane, Dundee, DD1 1PE. 5 round McMahon. 80 minutes without overtime. Contact Pete Clinch A BOOKS

June 2010

British Pair Go Championships

Sunday 13th 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 19th–Sunday 20th June. Leech Hall, St John's College, Durham, DH1 3RJ. Registration by 11:30 Saturday. Prize-giving by 17:00 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon with 40 minutes time limit and Canadian overtime. Contact Durham Go Club B BOOKS

Welsh Open

Saturday 26th–Sunday 27th 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

July 2010

Milton Keynes

Sunday 4th July. Hub Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA. 3-round McMahon tournament. 65 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Note: No lunch provided Registration by 10:15. Prizing giving 18:30. Contact Tim Hunt A

UK GO Challenge Finals

Saturday 10th July. From 11:00 to 16:00 *NEW VENUE* St Mary's Priory RC Junior School, Hermitage Road, Harringay, London, N15 5RE 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 More Info

August 2010

Mind Sports Olympiad

Saturday 21st – Sunday 29th August. Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE. 14th edition - two Go events planned: Small Board afternoon of Friday 27th August, MSO Open Sunday 29th August. More Info

Isle Of Man Go Week

Sunday 22nd - Friday 27th August. Cherry Orchard, Port Erin, Isle of Man IM9 6AN. 10th edition - many events planned: Main Tournament mornings 22nd-24th/26th/27th, Afternoon Tournament 22nd-24th, Handicap Tournament afternoons 26th/27th, Die Hards or DayTrip 25th, Quiz, Rengo, Music, 13x13, closing dinner (evenings). Contact Leo Phillips A BK

MSO Small Board

Friday 27th August. Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE. 14:30 to 18:15. 13x13 boards. Entry fee £10 (Juniors £9). More Info

MSO Open

Sunday 29th August. Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE. 10:30 to 18:15. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £15 (Juniors £13.50). B More Info

September 2010

Northern Tournament

Sunday 5th 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. Prize giving 18:00. Contact Chris Kirkham B BOOKS

Cornwall Tournaments and Teaching

Saturday 11th September and Sunday 12th September 2010. The Queens Hotel, The Promenade, Penzance, TR18 4HG, tel. 01736 362371. 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 by 18:45. BGA Teaching Event Saturday morning, 10:00 to 12:30. Contact John Culmer A BOOKS

Swindon Tournament

Sunday 19th September. Even Swindon Community Centre, Old School, Jennings Street, Swindon, SN2 BG. 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. A BOOKS

British Championship Match

Sunday 19th September. Game 1 in this year's Title Match between Matthew Macfadyen and Vanessa Wong played at Concord School, Shrewsbury, (with live relay on KGS).

Belfast Tournament

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September. 5-round McMahon Tournament. Belfast Boat Club, Lockview Road, Stranmillis, Belfast BT9 5FH. Contact Ian Davis B

October 2010

Shrewsbury Tournament

Saturday 2nd October. The Gateway Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB. 3-round McMahon tournament. 65 minutes per round plus 'inflated' overtime: 20/5, then staying at 40/5. Registration by 10:25; prize giving by 19:00. All entries will be acknowledged with details of Shrewsbury's hotels and attractions. Contact Gerry Mills A BOOKS

British Championship Match

Sunday 10th October. Game 2 in this year's Title Match between Matthew Macfadyen and Vanessa Wong played in Barford, Warwickshire, (with live relay on KGS).

International Teams Autumn Match

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

British Championship Match

Sunday 24th October. Game 3 in this year's Title Match between Matthew Macfadyen and Vanessa Wong played at Concord School (with live relay on KGS). If required, Games 4 and 5 will be played early next year at locations to be announced.

Wessex Tournament

Sunday 31st 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 BOOKS

November 2010

Coventry Tournament

Saturday 6th November. Science Concourse, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL. 3 round McMahon tournament. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 19:00. Contact Wissen Lau A

Three Peaks Tournament

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November. Commodore Inn, Main Street, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6DY Tel 015395 32381 5-round McMahon tournament. Time limits 50 minutes with increasing overtime (20/5, 30/5, 40/5, 40/5 etc). Registration by 12.45 Saturday. Contact Bob Bagot B BOOKS

British Small Board

Sunday 21st November. Junior Parlour, Whewell's Court, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TQ. 8-round double elimination, then handicap, tournament. Time limit 15 minutes. Registration by 10:25. Prize giving 17:00. Contact Paul Smith

East Midlands

Saturday 27th November. The National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS. 3-round McMahon Tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 40/5 overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving by 18:15. Contact Peter Fisher B BOOKS

EGM

Saturday 27th November. The National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS. There will be an Extraordinary General Meeting of the BGA at 13:30. The agenda consists of one item: Consideration and approval of the 2009 Accounts. Copies of this will be made available at the meeting and in advance, following approval by Council, by contacting the BGA Secretary.

December 2010

Edinburgh Christmas Open POSTPONED until 5th February

Saturday 4th December. If you want to meet informally in Edinburgh on 4th December contact Martha McGill

West Surrey Handicap

Saturday 4th December. Burpham Village Hall, Burpham Lane, Guildford, GU4 7LP. 4-round Handicap tournament. Time limit 50 minutes adjusted for size of handicap. Registration by 10:15. Prizegiving 18:55. Contact Pauline Bailey.

UCC Cork

Saturday 4th December–Sunday 5th December. Western Gate Building, UCC, Cork, Ireland. 5-round McMahon Tournament. Time limit 50 minutes with 30 seconds byoyomi. B

London Open

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

Man-Machine Go Challenge

Tuesday 28th–Friday 31st December. This event is held in parallel with the London Open above at the same premises. It is a 7 game man-machine match between John Tromp and Darren Cook's computer.





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