Archive: Past Go Events in the UK 2020

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January

Harpenden

Sunday 12th January. Harpenden Arms PH, 88 High St, Harpenden, AL5 2TR. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving by 19:00. 3-round Bar-Low-Style (max 1d) McMahon tournament. Time limit 40 minutes with 5 sec Fischer time. Contact tentries at stalbans-go.org.uk B More Info/Entries

Hitachi-Maidenhead

Saturday 18th January. Hitachi Europe Head Office at Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8YA. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 55 minutes with 10 sec Fischer time. Flexible komi with players bidding to play black. Buffet lunch available. Registration by 9:45. Prize giving by 19:00. Contact Iain Attwell 01628 676792 wintergarden at talktalk.net A Flyer

February

Oxford

Saturday 8th February. Oxford Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre, 10 Littlegate Street, Oxford OX1 1RL. 3-round McMahon Main Tournament, Fischer time (40m+10s), interleaved with side competitions. SHOP Contact: John Bamford john.bamford at oriel.ox.ac.uk
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Oxford-Novices

Saturday 8th February. Oxford Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre, 10 Littlegate Street, Oxford OX1 1RL. 5-round Tournament in the afternoon, lectures in the morning. SHOP Contact: John Bamford john.bamford at oriel.ox.ac.uk
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Irish Go Congress

Friday 28th February to Sunday 1st March. Teacher's Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin, Ireland. Friday from 19:00 Irish Rapid Play (handicapped Swiss with decreasing time allowances). Saturday and Sunday: Irish Open (5 round McMahon tournament, 1 hour+byoyomi/overtime). Contact Matei Garcia matei.garcia at gmail.com A More Info on Irish Go Congress

March

Trigantius

Saturday 7th March. Cambridge University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. 3 Round McMahon tournament. Fischer time is used with 61 minutes Basic time and 7 seconds per move Bonus time. Registration by 10:40. Prize-giving 19:00. Please note that on the day there will be a self-registration system in use aimed at speeding up the process. See More Info for details.
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European Youth

Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th March. Near Zagreb, Croatia. The BGA has asked Helen and Martin Harvey to lead a team of UK youngsters - whether accompanied by a parent, or not - for this annual EYGC tournament, as for prior trips (Grenoble, Kiev & China). Players would be representing the UK. Please contact the Harveys asap at harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com, to ask questions, apply or register interest. Anybody under 20 (as at 1 Jan 2020) is welcome to go to the event, but we usually prefer unaccompanied youngsters to be aged over 11. Unaccompanied youngsters would need to fly with the Harveys, who are flying from Manchester International Airport via Heathrow. Note that this period is probably in term time, and an extra flying day is needed before and after the 3-day event. A More Info

Isle of Skye

Saturday 14th March–Sunday 15th March. Tongadale Hotel, Wentworth Street, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EJ. 6 round McMahon. (Small board event Friday evening.) Contact John MacDonald 01478 611207 or Carel Goodheir 01478 611763 carelgoodheir at gmail.com B More Info

Cheshire ** Cancelled **

Sunday 22nd March. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round McMahon. Fischer Time 40 mins with 10 secs per move. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Pat Ridley 01928 607966 cheshire at kisekigo.com. B More Info Adult entries were low and a large school party had to withdraw over current virus concerns.

April

British Go Congress ** Cancelled **

Friday 17th April–Sunday 19th April. Eastwood Hall Hotel, Mansfield Rd, Eastwood, near Nottingham, NG16 3SS. Friday teaching/British Lightning. Saturday and Sunday British Open (6-round McMahon). Saturday evening BGA AGM. Accommodation is available on site, at £65 single £75 double for B&B. A More Info Enter Entries

May

Kyu Players Weekend ** Cancelled **

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Kyu training with strong players on Saturday (11:00-19:00), Bar-Low tournament on Sunday (see below). Contact londongocentre at gmail.com More Info

Bar-Low Tournament ** Cancelled **

Sunday 3rd May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. 30 minutes with no overtime. Registration 10:00 - 11:00. Prizes at 18:30. Contact londongocentre at gmail.com C More Info

May 2020 Online Tournament

Friday 8th May - Sunday 10th May. Played on OGS. 3 round McMahon tournament for BGA members players only. Contact matt at crazedbytes.net D More Info

Candidates' Tournament ** Cancelled **

Friday 8th May - Sunday 10th May. Open University, Milton Keynes. 6 round Swiss tournament for qualified players only. A BC

Nottingham Tournament ** Cancelled **

Sunday 10th May. Wightman Hall, Stratford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BA. 3-round McMahon. 40 minutes plus 10 seconds Fischer time. Free tea, coffee, biscuits, cake. Registration by 10:30. Prizes by 18:30. Contact brent.cutts63 at gmail.com B More Info/Entry

Not the London Open ** Postponed to July **

Saturday 23rd - Monday 25th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 7 round McMahon tournament. 70 minutes plus 10 seconds Fischer Time. Also side events, including Lightning, Pairgo, lectures and analysis. Contact londongocentre at gmail.com A

June

British Pair Go Championships ** Cancelled **

Saturday 6th June. Red Lion, 88 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5EU Tournament for teams of one male and one female; play alternately; no conferring; Championship and Handicap sections. Registration by 10:15. Prize-giving 16:30. Contact Francis Roads, 61 Malmesbury Road, London E18 2NL 0208 505 4381 francis.roads at gmail.com More about PairGo

Durham ** Cancelled **

Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th June. Elvet Hill House, Millhill Lane, Durham DH1 3TH (next to the Oriental Museum) Registration by 10:30 Saturday. Prize-giving by 17:30 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman tournament at durhamgo.club B

Galway (Provisional)

Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th June.

28th Welsh Open ** Cancelled **

Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st June. Min y Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW 6-round McMahon tournament. Entries welcomed for single days or both days. Players are welcome to miss any round(s), without detriment to prize-allocation. Free coffee, tea & biscuits. An early and a later sitting for the Saturday evening meal. Contact Helen and Martin Harvey harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com B

July

BGA Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 7th July at 20:00 on Zoom. More Details (members only)

July 2020 Online Tournament

Saturday 25th July. Played on OGS. 3 round McMahon tournament for BGA members players only. Contact matt at crazedbytes.net D More Info

Not the London Open Tournament ** Cancelled **

Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th July. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 5 round McMahon tournament. 70 minutes plus 10 seconds Fischer Time. This will go ahead with suitable precautions and distancing, according to latest guidance, if between ten and maximum 20 players register and pay in advance. Contact londongocentre at gmail.com A More Info/Entry

August

Scottish Open ** Cancelled **

Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th August. Masonic Hall, 7 Artillery Lane, Dundee DD1 1PE. 6 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes Fischer time. Registration Saturday/Sunday 09:45. Prize Giving by 18:00 Sunday. Likely to be preceded by a Friday small board event (same venue). Contact Donald MacLeod donald.macleod at physics.org A

Mind Sports Olympiad

Weekends and most evenings in August. Online events in 2020. 24th edition. Competition for medals; prize money in Go 19x19 (and some other events). Free entry. More Info

Mind Sports Olympiad: Go 9x9

Wednesday 12th August (evening from 19:30). Online on OGS in group Mind Sports Olympiad. 5-round Swiss. 9x9 games. 15 mins. Play-off if tie for first on 5 wins. Enter Event Info

Mind Sports Olympiad: Go 13x13

Friday 14th August (evening from 19:30). Online on OGS in group Mind Sports Olympiad. 5-round Swiss. 13x13 games. 20 mins. Play-off if tie for first on 5 wins. Enter Event Info

Mind Sports Olympiad: Go 19x19

Sunday 23rd August (afternoon and evening from 15:30). Online on OGS in group Mind Sports Olympiad. 4-round McMahon. 30 mins + 10 secs Fischer time (max acrued 30 mins). Play-off if tie for first on 4 wins. First prize £50. Enter

Youth Training Residential ** Cancelled **

Monday 24th - Thursday 27th August. Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings.

August 2020 Online Tournament

Saturday 29th August - Monday 31st May. Played on OGS. 3 round McMahon tournament for BGA members players only. Contact matt at crazedbytes.net D More Info

September

T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament ** Postponed to November **

Saturday 5th September 2020. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 18:00. 5 round McMahon tournament. 40 minutes with sudden death. Contact londongocentre at gmail.com C More Info/Entry

European Women's Championship ** Postponed to 2021 **

Saturday 5th - Monday 7th September 2020. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. A More Info

Online Youth

Sunday 6th September.

Cornwall ** Cancelled **

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September.

Swindon ** Cancelled **

Sheffield ** Cancelled **

October

UK Go Challenge Finals (Online)

Sunday 4th October. Online on OGS. First round 14:00, end about 17:30. Finals for UK school and junior Go clubs and all other UK juniors. Free entry. Games played on 13x13 boards. Titles in age groups for boys and for girls. Contact Tony Atkins 01189268143 ukgoc at britgo.org More on UK Go Challenge Finals Entry Player Instructions

Northern ** Cancelled **

Cheadle Hulme, near Manchester

Wessex ** Cancelled **

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 10:00 GMT; prize giving about 18:00. Contact bristolgoclub at gmail.com. B

Three Peaks ** Cancelled **

Saturday 31st October - Sunday 1st November. The Wheatsheaf, 22 High Street, Ingleton, LA6 3AD. 5-round McMahon tournament. Time limits by Fischer Time (equivalent of an hour). £12 for members, £10 pounds concession (students and non-waged). Registration by 10:45 Saturday. Prize giving 15:15 Sunday. Contact Adrian Abrahams adrian7k at live.co.uk. Emergency on the day phone number: 07429228608 B

November

Online Youth

Sunday 1st November from 14:30. Lower players in own section. Match of top youth against adults (50 minutes each + overtime).

T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament ** Cancelled **

Saturday 7th November 2020. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 18:00. 5 round McMahon tournament. 40 minutes with sudden death. Contact londongocentre at gmail.com C

Bar-Low Tournament ** Cancelled **

Sunday 8th November 2020. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Contact londongocentre at gmail.com



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