Archive: Past Go Events in the UK 2017

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Saturday 21st January 2017. 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. Buffet lunch available. Registration by 9:45. Prize giving by 19:00. Contact Iain Atwell 01628 676792 wintergarden at A Flyer



Saturday 4th February 2017. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round McMahon for all players. Time limits 60 mins with increasing overtime. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Tony Pitchford 07870893153 cheshire at B More Info

British Championship Match 2016

Sunday 19th February London. Game 3 in 2016's Title Match between Junnan Jiang and Charles Hibbert starting at 11.00. Live relay in the British Room on KGS, with commentary from Matthew Macfadyen. BC More Info


Irish Go Congress

Friday 3rd March to Sunday 5th March. Dublin, Ireland. Friday from 19:00 Irish Rapid Play. Saturday and Sunday: Confucius Cup (Irish Open) 5 round McMahon tournament. Also parallel Chinese Chess Tournament. Contact Rory Wales rorywales at A More Info on Confucius Cup


Saturday 4th March. Cambridge University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. 3 Round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes, with variable increasing overtime. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving 19:15. Contact Geoff Kaniuk geoff at kaniuk dot co dot uk. A More Info Entry List

Trigantius Novices

Saturday 4th March. Cambridge University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. Small board novices' tournament, for both children and adults below 20k. Entry £2 - lots of prizes. Registration by 14:00. Prize giving 16:45 Contact Paul Smith 07503 898934 paul361smith at gmail dot com.

South Manchester

Sunday 19th March Main School Building, Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 6EG. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving at 18:00. Two tournaments: 3 rounds McMahon (time limit 50 minutes with increasing overtime) for 15k and above B and 6 rounds fast play (time limit 30 minutes sudden death) for 21k and below. Those 16k to 20k can choose which. Contact Martin or Helen Harvey More Info

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 25th March. Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club room, Gosling Stadium, Welwyn Garden City AL8  6XE. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving by 19:00. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 20/5 overtime. A buffet lunch will be available. Optional Tournament Dinner afterwards. Contact John Collins jmc at A More Info Register


British Go Congress

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th April. Centre for Mathematical Science, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WA. Friday afternoon teaching, evening British Lightning. Saturday and Sunday British Open (6-round McMahon). Saturday evening BGA AGM. Contact Jonathan Chin secretary at A More Info BK

Youth Training Day

Wednesday 12th April. Venue: King Edward VI Aston School in Birmingham. Teaching headed by Andrew Kay, 4d. Event kindly sponsored by DeepMind. 10am - 3:30pm. Attendees include 10 from Aston, 3+ cars from CHS, & several more. Free off-road parking. Contact: Andrew Russell.

International Teams Spring Match

Saturday 22nd April West London Go Club, c/o Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. For teams of three players from London and nearby clubs. The match will run between 10:00 and 18:00 and will hopefully have two divisions. More Info

Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 29th April - Monday 1st May. West London Go Club, c/o Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 6-round tournament. British championship rules. Closed event, i.e. by qualification only; you can check online if you may qualify. Playing sessions will run between 10:00 and 18:00. More Info A BC SC


Sunday 30th April. West London Go Club, c/o Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. Registration by 09:45. Prizes at 17:50. Contact Jonathan Green at More Info C



Saturday 6th May - Sunday 7th May. Galway Bridge Centre, St Mary's Road, Galway City, Ireland. 5 round McMahon (handicap less 1). Contact Philippe Renaut +353 (0)87 3454631 renaut.el at A More Details


Sunday 14th 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 B More Info

Irish Open Pair Go Championships

Sunday 14th May. Japanese Embassy, Nutley Building, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. Tournament for teams of one male and one female; play alternately; no conferring. 2 or 3 rounds. 12:00 to 18:00. Contact John Gibson +353 (0)87 2555420 ishidaogo at Flyer

Discover Japan Day

Saturday 20th May. Japan Society North West are organising a Discover Japan Day, from 11:00 to 16:00, and the BGA will be demonstrating Go to many families all day. If you're interested in helping us, you are most welcome, then please let Helen or Martin Harvey know, on jm.harvey at ntlworld dot com.

The event brochure says: "Can you write in Japanese, make origami animals from paper or would you like to try the chopstick challenge? Join us at the World Museum in Liverpool for a fun day of Japanese-related activities. This event celebrates the Japanese public holiday 'kodomo no hi' or Children's Day. Venue: World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN".

Scottish Open

Saturday 27th May - Sunday 28th May. Skyscanner, Quartermile One, 15 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9EN. 6 round McMahon. 60 minutes with increasing overtime. Registration Saturday by 10:30. Prize Giving at 18:15 Sunday. Contact Boris Mitrovic boris.mitrovic at More Details A SC

Challengers' League

Saturday 27th May - Tuesday 30th May. West London Go Club, c/o Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. For qualifiers from the Candidates' Tournament only. A BC


British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 3rd June. Red Lion, 88 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5EU Tournament for teams of one male and one female; play alternately; no conferring. The top 8 "British" pairs play for the title. Remaining pairs play in the handicap section. Registration by 10:15. Prize-giving by 16:30. Contact Francis Roads, 61 Malmesbury Road, London E18 2NL 0208 505 4381 francis.roads at Flyer More about PairGo

Central London Monthly 13x13 Tournament

Saturday 10th June. Inn of Court Pub, 18 Holborn, London EC1N 2LE Registration by 13:15. Prize-giving by 17:30. 4 Round McMahon on 13x13 boards; time limit 20 minutes per player. Cambridge Handicaps where appropriate. Contact Colin Lee 07789738854 colinlee at More Info


Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th June. Elvet Hill House, Millhill Lane, Durham DH1 3TH (next to Oriental Museum who will be giving free entry to entrants) Registration by 10:30 Saturday. Prize-giving by 17:00 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman at B More Info Register List of Entries

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