Events Calendar

The BGA is keen to promote Go and so publicises tournaments and other relevant events, in order to raise awareness of them. Such publicising does not imply oversight by the BGA except where expressly stated. The only inference to be drawn is that the BGA Council is confident that, for a rated tournament, the games are refereed to a standard that renders the outcome suitable for inclusion in the EGF database (or similar). The wider organisational issues remain the responsibility of the tournament organiser.

Data Protection Please note that the results of all tournaments displayed on this website are submitted to the European Go Database as described in our Data Protection Policy. The information displayed and sent to the database consists only of your name, club, grade and the results of the individual games.



Cheshire (Frodsham)

Saturday 2nd March. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round McMahon for all players. Fischer Time 30 mins with 10 secs per move. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Pat Ridley cheshire at
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Saturday 9th March Warwick University, Coventry, Faculty of Arts building, room 3.33, 3.32
3-round McMahon tournament. Fischer time 45 minutes + 10 seconds. Registration from 9:00 - 10:00, tournament end expected to be around 17:00.
Entry fee £5, plus £5 if not a BGA member. Cash on the day (there is an ATM very close).
For more information contact Yao Xiheng on yaoxiheng at
NOTE: entries limited to 30 people.
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Mind Sports Olympiad Grand Prix 9x9

Sunday 10th March. Online on PlayStrategy. Afternoon (from 14:00).
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Cambridge Trigantius

Saturday 16th March. St Philip's Church Centre, 185 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3AN. 3 round McMahon, Fischer Time, 45 minutes basic + 15 seconds per move bonus. Registration 09:30 to 10:00, first round 10:15, prize giving 19:00. If you wish, you can pay your Entry fee by card. If needed, there is an ATM outside the Co-op next to the church.
NOTE: As in previous years, there will be a self pairing side event for children in the front cafe area of St Philip's. For more information contact Paul Smith (paul361smith at gmail dot com). If you plan to participate, please leave a comment in the entry form as you enter the main tournament.
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European Youth Go Championship

Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd March. Hamburg
Here is more information


British Go Congress

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th April.
The Holiday Inn, Kenilworth, Warwick CV8 1ED.

British Lightning Championship on the Friday evening. British Open Championship Sat/Sun. The Open will be a 6 round McMahon event.
I am pleased to say the contract with the hotel has now been finalised.
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Rip-Off Tournament, Dublin

Saturday 13th April. The Teacher’s Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 3 round McMahon tournament. 45 minutes with 5x30s byoyomi. Registration 11:00-11:30. Prizes about 19:00. Contact dublin at
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Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 4th - Monday 6th May
Leicester County Bridge Club, St. Oswalds Road, Leicester, LE 3 6RJ. This will follow the format and rules laid down for the British Championship Championship Rules. Please note especially the qualification and eligibility rules.

Here is the list of those players who have qualified for the 2024 Candidates Qualifiers. This list does not reflect the eligibility of the players in question. If you believe you have qualified but are not on this list please contact tournaments-chair at

Fuller information, including details of the significant cash prizes available (due to private sponsorship) can be found in the information document.

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Not the London Open

Saturday 25th - Monday 27th May
London Go Centre, 21 Dalling Rd, W6 0JD
6 round MacMahon with the professional in residence being Stanislaw Frejlak. Full Info/Entry Details A
Side events of Lightning Go and lectures will be available.



Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd June Elvet Hill House, Durham (beside the Oriental Museum) 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 refreshments. Small board and lightning side events. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman tournament AT durhamgo DOT club
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Pair Go

Saturday 8th June. Leicester County Bridge Club, St. Oswalds Road, Leicester, LE 3 6RJ. Tournament for teams of one male and one female; play alternately; no conferring. British championship and handicap sections. Registration by 11:00. Prize-giving by 17:15. Contact Pat Ridley
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Sunday 23rd June Tonbridge School, Kent. Contact John Shafer.

30th Welsh Open

Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th June. Dragon Theatre, Jubilee Road, Barmouth, LL42 1EF 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. Contact Helen and Martin Harvey harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com
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European Go Congress, Toulouse, France

Friday 26th July - Saturday 10th August.
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Youth Camp

Wednesday 14th - Saturday 17th August .

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. No events Saturday 26th. Competition for medals. Details of Go events TBA. More Info


Nottingham (to be confirmed)

Saturday 7th September.


Saturday 14th September. St Columba's by the Castle Episcopal Church Hall, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW. 3-round McMahon Tournament. Fischer time 40 mins + 10 sec. Cost: £15 for BGA / £20 Non-BGA Members. Concession: £5 saving. Registration from 9:30 to 09:45. Prizegiving approximately 17:30. More Info B Contact edinburghgoclub at



Sheffield (Greenhill Library)

Sunday 13th October. Greenhill Library, 160 Hemper Lane, Sheffield S8 7FE. 3-round McMahon tournament. Contact David Wildgoose dbwildgoose at B

British Small Board / UK Go Challenge Finals

Sunday 20th October. Storey's Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 1AA. Format: 13x13 tournament open to all. Stronger players compete for the British Small Board title by double elimination. All juniors will be competing for age-band titles for boys and for girls in the 2024 UK Go Challenge Finals.


Sunday 27th October


Three Peaks

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd November.

British Youth Go Championship

Saturday 9th November. Leicester County Bridge Club, 67 St. Oswald Road, Leicester LE3 6RJ

Northern Go Tournament

Sunday 17th November. Cheadle Hulme School, just south of Manchester, SK8 6EG. 3-round McMahon tournament. Uses Fischer timing, with 30 minutes' main time plus 10 seconds added per move played. Contact Chris Kirkham cckirkham AT btinternet DOT com


London Open

Saturday 28th–Tuesday 31st December (provisional). London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD.





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