Archive: past Go events in the UK 2012

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January

Maidenhead-Hitachi

Saturday 21st January. Hitachi Europe Head Office at Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8YA. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with increasing overtime (10/5, 20/5 etc). Flexible komi with players bidding to play black. Registration by 9:45. Prize giving by 19:00. Contact Iain Atwell 01628 676792 wintergarden at talktalk.net A Flyer

British Small Board 2011

Sunday 22nd January. 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 01223 563932

February 2012

London City

Saturday 4th February. Melton Mowbray pub in High Holborn, London EC1N 2LE. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes + overtime. Registration by 10:00. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact David Carter-Hitchin 0781 266 2536 dch888 at gmail dot com. A more info

Cheshire

Saturday 11th February. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round open (top 8 players) and 5-round handicap. Time limits 60 mins and 30 mins, with 40/5 overtime. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Tony Atkins 0782-6651796 cheshire at kisekigo.com. B / C more info Flyer

Oxford

Saturday 18th February. St. Edmund Hall, Queens Lane, Oxford, OX1 4AR 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 50 minutes with 30/5 overtime. Extra prizes, and gifts, for Under-9s, Under-12s, Under-15s, and Under-18s. Additional (faster) Novices Tournament, in parallel. Registration by 09:45. Contact Harry Fearnley 01865 248775 (Phone only if you cannot email, and not on the day) oxfordgotournament2012 at gmail.com B SHOP more info Flyer

March 2012

The Confucius Cup (replaces Irish Open)

2nd - 4th March. Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland. Friday evening: Irish Rapid Play. Saturday and Sunday: 5 round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 15/5 overtime. Level 1 European Cup tournament. Contact Rory Wales +353 87 1330317 rorywales at yahoo.com A More Info

Cambridge Trigantius and Novices'

Saturday 10th March. St. Columba's Church, Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EL. Open Tournament and separate novices' event. Registration by 10:15. Prize-giving by 18:40. Novices' Tournament 14:00 - 16:00 with teaching in the morning. Contact Alex Selby 07810 488300 trigant2012 at pobox.com or novices2012 at pobox.com A More Info

Isle of Skye Tournament

Saturday 17th March–Sunday 18th March. Tongadale Hotel, Wentworth Street, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EJ. 6 round McMahon. (Possibly a small board event Friday evening.) Contact John MacDonald 01478 611207 or Carel Goodheir 01478 612909 carelgoodheir at gmail.com B SC More Info

British Youth

Sunday 18th March. Bloxham School, Bloxham, Oxfordshire OX15  4PE. 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. Registration by 09:45. Prize-giving by 17:00. Tony Atkins 0118 9268143 bygc at britgo.org. Flyer

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 24th March. Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club room, Gosling Stadium, Welwyn Garden City AL8  6XE. Registration by 09:30. Prize giving 18:30. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 20/5 overtime. Buffet lunch available. A

Arundel

Saturday 31st March. Arundel Football Club, Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9PA. 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit sudden death. Registration by 10:50. Prize giving about 18:00. Contact Sue Paterson 01903 889825 suepat812 at btinternet.com B Flyer

April 2012

Thames Valley Team Tournament

Monday 9th April. Burpham Village Hall, Burpham Lane, Guildford, GU4 7LP. Registration by 10:15. Finish by 16:30. For club teams of 3, or come and maybe join a scratch team. Entry £5 per head. Prizes for best team and best individuals. Contact Steve Bailey sgbailey at iee.org 01483-553748.

International Teams Spring Match

Sunday 15th April. Nippon Club, Samuel House, 6 St Albans Street, London, SW1Y 4SQ (near Piccadilly Circus). Contact Omar Massoud os.massoud at googlemail.com

British Go Congress

Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd April. Durham. More info and registration

British Lightning

Friday 20th April. Durham School, Quarryheads Lane, Durham DH1 4SZ. Lightning Tournament, part of British Go Congress. Contact Andrew Thurman andrew at thurman.org.uk More info and registration

British Open

Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd April. Dunelm House (Student Union), New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. 6 round British Open Tournament (50 mins + overtime), part of British Go Congress. BGA AGM at 18:30 on Saturday evening. Contact Andrew Thurman andrew at thurman.org.uk B SC More info and registration

May 2012

Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 5th - Monday 7th May. Club Room, International Student House (ISH), 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN. For qualifiers only (all British players who are members of the BGA with rating above 1899 from a tournament April 2011 - March 2012). You will be sent a letter of invitation. You can check online if you qualify. 6 round Swiss tournament. 90 minutes time limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. BC A

Bar-Low

Sunday 6th May. Whewell's Court, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TQ. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. 35 minutes time limit with no overtime. Registration by 10:25. Prizes at 16:45. Contact Brook Roberts 07981 905024 br297 at cam.ac.uk C more info

Scottish Open

Saturday 19th May - Sunday 20th May. Mason's Hall, 7 Artillery Lane, Dundee, DD1 1PE. 5 round McMahon. 80 minutes without overtime. Small board rapid on evening of 18th May from 18:00. Registration Saturday by 10:30. Prize Giving at 16:30 Sunday. Contact Pete Clinch p.j.clinch at dundee.ac.uk 01382 665322 A more info SC

Bracknell

Sunday 20th 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 01344 422296 bracknell at kisekigo.com B Entry Form Flyer

Galway

Saturday 26th May - Sunday 27th May. Bridge Club, St Mary's Road, Galway City, Ireland. 5 round McMahon. 50 minutes with 20 second byoyomi. Registration by 10:50 Saturday. Prize-giving 17:00 Sunday. Contact Claas Roever claas.roever at nuigalway.ie or Rick Brennan +353-91-555878 B More Info

June 2012

Challengers' League

Friday 1st – Monday 4th June. Nippon Club, Samuel House, 6 St Albans Street, London, SW1Y 4SQ (near Piccadilly Circus). For qualifiers from the Candidates' Tournament only. BC A

British Pair Go Championships

Sunday 10th 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, 61 Malmesbury Road, London E18 2NL 020 85054381 francis.roads at gmail.com Flyer

Durham

Saturday 16th June. Kenworthy Hall at St. Mary's College, Elvet Hill Road, Durham DH1 3LR 3-round McMahon tournament. Evening meal. Social event (BBQ) on the Sunday. Registration by 11:00. Prize-giving by 18:00. Contact Andrew Thurman or go.club at durham.ac.uk B More Info

Welsh Open

Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th June. Min-Y-Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW Registration by 12:30 Saturday. Prize-giving 15:30 Sunday. 5-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 50 minutes with 20/5 overtime. Will feature workshops with Korean professionasl Sohyun Park 3p and Juyeon Ko 8p. Contact Tony Pitchford 01925 730583 tony at towbarsdirect.co.uk. More Info B

UK Go Challenge Finals

Sunday 24th June. Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catharine’s Road, Cambridge CB4 3XJ Arrive by 11:00, depart by 16:00. 13x13 tournament for all youngsters (under-18) whether qualified from UK Go Challenge heats or not. Those still learning to play are encouraged to take part as well as those with established grades. Titles in age groups for boys and for girls. Contact Tony Atkins 01189268143 info at ukgochallenge.com More on UK Go Challenge Finals Entry Form

Milton Keynes

Saturday 30th June. Sports Pavilion, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA. 3-round McMahon tournament. 65 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 10:00. Prizing giving 18:30. Contact Tim Hunt 07850119939 t.j.hunt at open.ac.uk A Flyer

August 2012

Mind Sports Olympiad

Saturday 18th – Sunday 26th August. University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY. 16th edition. More Info

MSO Small Board

Saturday 25th August. University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY. 14:15 to 18:00. 13x13 boards. Entry fee £10 (Juniors £9). Go introduction in the morning. More Info

MSO Open

Sunday 26th August. University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY. 10:00 to 18:15. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £15 (Juniors £13.50). B More Info

September 2012

Belfast

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September. 5-round McMahon Tournament. Registration by 10:30. Prizegiving 16:30 Sunday. Belfast Boat Club, Lockview Road, Stranmillis, Belfast BT9 5FH. Contact James Hutchinson james8hut at hotmail.com B More Info

British Championship Match

Saturday 8th September. Game 1 in this year's Title Match between Andrew Kay and Nick Krempel, location TBA, (with live relay on KGS from 10:00 featuring commentary by Alexandr Dinerchtein 3p). Contact Maria Tabor for more information. BC More Info

Northern Tournament

Sunday 9th 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 0161 9039023 chris at cs.man.ac.uk B Flyer

Cornwall Tournaments

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September. 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. Teaching Event Saturday morning, 10:00 to 12:30. Contact John Culmer 01326 573167 johnculmer at btinternet.com A More Info

British Championship Match

Saturday 22nd September. Game 2 in this year's Title Match between Andrew Kay and Nick Krempel, location TBA, (with live relay on KGS from 10:00). Contact Maria Tabor for more information. BC More Info

Swindon

Sunday 23rd 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. A More Info

Shropshire

Saturday 29th September. Hinstock Memorial Hall, Shropshire, TF9 2TE 3-round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes per round plus progressive overtime. Side competition of a set piece yose test. Registration by 10:20. Contact Roger Huyshe 01952 550361 roger.huyshe at btinternet.com B Flyer

British Championship Match

Sunday 30th September. Game 3 - now not needed.

October 2012

East Midlands

Sunday 14th October. 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 18:15. Contact Peter Fisher 0116 2871362 peter.fisher.149 at gmail.com B Flyer

International Teams Autumn Match

Sunday 21st October. Nippon Club, Samuel House, 6 St Albans Street, London, SW1Y 4SQ (near Piccadilly Circus).

Wessex

Sunday 28th 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 10:00 GMT; prize giving about 18:00. Contact David King davidking68 at yahoo.com B

November 2012

Three Peaks Tournament

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th 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 10:45 Saturday. Contact Bob Bagot 01539 532678 lesbag at tiscali.co.uk The tournament is at the Commodore Inn in Grange and they still have some rooms for B&B if any one is interested (start of October) B

Strong Players' Training Weekend

Friday 16th to Sunday 18th November. Barford, Warwickshire. With Guo Juan 5p. Limited places; players above 2100 rating get priority. Contact martha.mcgill at hotmail.co.uk

UCC Cork

Saturday 17th November–Sunday 18th November. Mardyke Pavilion, near UCC, Cork, Ireland. 5-round McMahon Tournament. Time limit 45 minutes with 25/5 overtime. Registration by 10:30 Saturday. Prize-giving by 16:30 Sunday. Contact goclub at umail.ucc.ie B

Coventry

Saturday 24th November. University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL. 3 round McMahon tournament. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 19:00. Contact Bruno Poltronieri go at uwcs.co.uk A More Info

December 2012

Edinburgh Christmas

Saturday 8th December. Old St Paul’s Episcopal Church Hall, Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH. 4-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 45 minutes with 30/5 overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prizegiving 18:00. Followed by teaching day on Sunday 9th December with Andrew Simons. Contact Donald MacLeod donald.macleod284 at virgin.net 0141 8806169. B SC

London Open

Friday 28th–Monday 31st December. International Student House (ISH), 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN. European Cup level 1 tournament. McMahon tournament with 7 rounds. Time limit 90 minutes with 20/5 overtime. Also Lightning, Pair Go and Rengo tournaments. A More Info Flyer Entry Form



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