Events Calendar




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 (teaching), evening meal (menu orders by 6th October please). T Mark Hall Foundation AGM Saturday evening. Sunday: 50th Wessex; 4-round McMahon tournament. Lunch included. Further details of side events 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 by Fischer Time (equivalent of an hour). Registration by 10:45 Saturday. Prize giving 15:15 Sunday. £10 for members, £12 for non members, £8 pounds concession (students and non-waged), free for first time entry to BGA competition. Contact Adrian Abrahams adrian7k at
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Guy Fawkes Tournament

Saturday 2nd November. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 4-round McMahon tournament. 45 mins sudden death. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 17:30. Contact londongocentre at C More Info

Varsity Match

Saturday 2nd November. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 1-round match between Oxford and Cambridge University teams at 17:00. More Info

International Teams Autumn Match

Sunday 3rd November. 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

British Championship Match

Saturday 9th November. Game 2 in 2019's Title Match between Andrew Kay and Andrew Simons at a private location. Live online relay from 10:30 and commentary by Matthew Macfadyen in a clone of the game in the British Room on KGS. BC 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


Saturday 16th November. B2.04/05, Science Concourse, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 mins with 20 in 5 overtime. Registration by 10:00. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact James Taylor j.taylor.26 at A Entry Form/More Info

British Youth Go Championship

Saturday 30th November. Brownsover Hall, Old Brownsover, Rugby CV21 1HU. Youth titles at U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 will be contested, on 19x19 boards, in addition to the titles of overall British Youth Champion and British Schools Team Champions. Modified McMahon system will be used. Beginners and those new to the game will be made particularly welcome, and can select to play most of their games on 13x13 boards. Non-British residents also welcome, but some may not be eligible for titles. Entry fee of £15 includes lunch and must also be paid by accompanying adults. Registration by 09:45. Prize-giving by 17:00. Contact bygc at Entry Form


Edinburgh Xmas

Saturday 14th December. St Columba's by the Castle Episcopal Church Hall, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW. 4-round McMahon tournament. Time Limit: 45 minutes Main Time, accelerating overtime, 30/40/50 stones in 5 minutes. Cost: £15 for BGA / £20 Non-BGA Members. Concession: £5 saving. Registration from 9:20 to 09:45. Prizegiving approximately 17:50. Please enter via the form. Contact edinburghgoclub at More Info Entry Form B

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).


Provisional: will happen if Hatachi's offices are still available as the venue.

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

August 2020

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 23rd - Monday 31st 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. 24th edition. No events Saturday 29th. Competition for medals; prize money in Go (and other) events. More Info

Youth Training Residential

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


T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament

Saturday 5th September 2020 (provisional). London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 5 round McMahon tournament. 40 minutes with sudden death. C

European Women's Championship

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






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