Events Calendar


August 2019

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 18th - Monday 26th August. JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET. This is a modern Jewish Community Centre - please note food and knives etc may not be brought on site. 23rd edition. No events Saturday 24th. Competition for medals; prize money in Go (and other) events. More Info

MSO Open

Monday 26th August. 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Entry fee £15. Prizes: £200 for 1st, £100 for 2nd, and £50 for 3rd. 16 entries so far. B Enter

Youth Training Residential

Tuesday 27th - Friday 30th August. Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings. Note extra day for 2019. Entry now closed. Flyer Register


Cornwall (Falmouth)

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September. The Falmouth Hotel, Castle Beach, Falmouth TR11 4NZ. Saturday: 4 or 5 round rapid handicap tournament (20 minutes sudden death). Sunday: 3 round Cornish Open McMahon tournament. Main time limit 65 minutes; overtime 20 stones in 5 minutes. Teaching Event Saturday morning, 10:00 to 12:30. Contact John Culmer johnculmer at A More Info Entry Form

T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament

Saturday 7th September. 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 C More Info/Entry

International Teams Autumn Match

Sunday 8th September. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. For teams of three players from London and nearby clubs. 3 rounds. 45 minutes with sudden death. The match will run between 10:15 and 16:30 and will hopefully have two divisions (kyu teams will play handicap). Contact londongocentre at C More Info/Entry


Saturday 14th September. Belfast Boat Club, Lockview Road, Stranmillis, Belfast BT9 5FH. 4-round Handicap Swiss Tournament. 30 mins+byoyomi. Registration by 9:15. Prizegiving 16:30. Contact James Hutchinson james8hut at C More Info


Saturday 21st September. 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 B

Confucius Cup (Dublin)

Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th September. Confucius Institute, University College Dublin. 5-round McMahon Tournament (EGF Grand Prix Level-C). Contact president at A More Info


Saturday 28th September. Swindon Conservative Club, 20 Bath Road, Swindon, SN1 4BA 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit + accelerated overtime. Registration by 10:15. Prize giving 18:00. Preferably by email to Christian Scarff xianscarff @, but phone entries will also be accepted on 07739 079552. A


Sunday 29th September. Greenhill Library, 160 Hemper Lane, Sheffield S8 7FE. 3-round McMahon tournament. 40 minutes per round plus 10 seconds per move Fischer time. Registration by 10:00; prize giving about 18:00. Several lower-graded players are expected. Contact David Wildgoose dbwildgoose at B More&Info/Entry



Saturday 12th October. Venue: Cheadle Hulme School, just south of Manchester. 3-round McMahon tournament. More details nearer the time. In the meantime, feel free to contact Chris Kirkham or Helen Harvey.

Cambridge Junior's 25th Anniversary

Sunday 13th October. Storey's Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 1AA. Format: National Small Board/UK Go Challenge Finals. Open to all in double elimination on 13x13 for national title (handicap games after elimination). All juniors can instead play in the Challenge for age-band titles for boys and for girls, also on 13x13. Arrive by 10:00, prize giving 17:00. paulsmith361 at or ukgoc at More on UK Go Challenge


Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th October. Special 50th Wessex Tournament, celebrating the memory of T Mark Hall. Previous winners and participants are encourage to attend. Bristol Village Hotel, Bullfinch Close, Patchway, South Gloucestershire BS34 6FG (for satnav use BS34 6QB). Format: Saturday Lightning tournament, other events, evening meal Sunday: 50th Wessex; 4-round McMahon tournament. Lunch included. Further details to follow. Contact wessex50th at
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Three Peaks

Saturday 2nd November - Sunday 3rd November. The Wheatsheaf, 22 High Street, Ingleton, LA6 3AD. 5-round McMahon tournament. Time limits 50 minutes with increasing overtime (20/5, 30/5, 40/5, etc). Registration by 10:45 Saturday. Prize giving 15:15 Sunday. Contact Adrian Abrahams. B

Guy Fawkes Weekend

Saturday 2nd November - Sunday 3rd November. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Six-round tournament. Contact londongocentre at More Info

Doki Doki Festival, Manchester

Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th November. Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL (as in 2018). BGA members are manning 4 stalls all day - or rather both days, as the festival this year is doubled, with the Japanese Embassy involved. Free demos of Go will be given to many members of the public. Festival site. If you could spare time to join the BGA team - on one day or both - please contact Martin Harvey, harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com



British Youth Go Championship

Edinburgh Christmas

London Open

Saturday 28th–Tuesday 31st December. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 7 round McMahon. Time limit 90 minutes with 20/5 overtime. Also Lightning, Pair Go and Rengo tournaments. Teaching by Catalin Taranu. Note entry is limited to 100. A More Info/Pre-register Poster Contact londongocentre at


January 2020


Sunday 12th January (provisional).

February 2020

March 2020


Trigantius Novices

European Youth

Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th March. Near Zagreb, Croatia

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 B SC More Info

April 2020

British Go Congress

May 2020

Not the London Open

Nottingham Kyu Training Day and Tournament


Scottish Open

Bar-Low Tournament

June 2020

British Pair Go Championships

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 More about PairGo


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 B

28th Welsh Open

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 2020


T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament

Saturday 5th September 2020 (provisional). London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA.

European Women's Championship

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

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