Firm dates of all tournaments, including the ones big people go to as well as small people, are shown on the BGA Tournament Calendar.
Every month or two we are running a tournament on OGS in the British Go Association Youth group (group 4739). Contact us if you want to be invited in to the group. Look out for full details on the BGA Tournament Calendar!
OGS Youth Club
Once a month on a Sunday there is an OGS Youth Club - a friendly playing session from 16:00 to 18:00 on OGS in the British Go Association Youth group (group 4739) . Contact us if you want to be invited in to the group.
Every year we hold our national championship for under-18s, the British Youth Go Championships. It is normally at at a central location where young players can meet up easily, for instance the 2019 edition was held at Brownsover Hall, a hotel near Rugby, on Saturday 30th November. Last December the 2020 edition was held online. The 2021 event is planned for Leicester on Saturday 20th November. Entry Form
Our third Youth Summer Go Camp in 2019 was one day longer than the first two! With 2020 cancelled, it was next held at Caythorpe Court, an adventure centre in Lincolnshire, from Monday 16th - Thursday 19th August 2021 with 22 young participants. It will be back again in August 2022.
From time to time we invited to play international matches against players from another country. We pick appropriate players from our youth rating list to take part.
From June 2020 we played a match against Chinese children, which we won (just), and from November 2020 we were playing a match against Hong Kong children (lost on the last game). From March 2021 we have a League against a team from China and also had teams in the prototype European Youth Team League.
Members of our youth squad also play for our team in the European Youth Go Team Championship.
Every year the European Youth Go Championship is planned to be held in a different country. We last held it at Bognor Regis in 2014 and you can look at the Gallery. Some years we send a team. We went to Kiev, Ukraine, in March 2018 and to Stubicke Toplice, near Zagreb in Croatia, in March 2020, but we did not go to Moscow in 2019. 2021 was planned for March in Prague, Czechia, but this has now been cancelled, and will now take place in 2022.
UK Go Challenge
The UK Go Challenge was back again for 2021. Make sure your school or club runs a heat next year! The 2021 finals were held online in July. The last physical finals were held in 2019 as part of Cambridge Junior Chess and Go Club's 25th anniversary celebrations on Sunday 13th October at Storey's Field Centre in Cambridge, alongside the National Small Board Championship. You can read the report.