Events Calendar




Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 5th - Monday 7th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 6-round tournament. British championship rules. Closed event, i.e. by qualification only; you can check online if you may qualify. Playing sessions will run between 10:00 and 18:00. A BC SC

Bar-Low Tournament

Sunday 6th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. 25 minutes with 20 in 5 overtime. Registration 10:00 - 11:00. Prizes at 18:30. Contact admin at C More Info/Entry


Sunday 13th May. Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Close, Wokingham, RG41 3DA. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 40th edition. Registration by 10:00. Prizegiving 18:45. Contact Ian Marsh 01344 422296 bracknell at B More Info

Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 19th May. Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club room, Gosling Stadium, Welwyn Garden City AL8  6XE. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving by 19:00. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with 20/5 overtime. Contact John Collins jmc at A Register List of Entries

Manchester Summer

Sunday 20th May. Bank of East Asia, 3-5 Charlotte Street, Manchester M1 4HB. 3-round McMahon tournament. tbc minutes time limit with tbc moves in 5 minutes overtime. Inaugural event. Free coffee, tea and biscuits. Cost: No more than £9 if BGA member. Concessions available. Registration 9:30 - 10:00. Prizegiving 4:30. Some young players expected, so near-beginners are most welcome! Entries needed by Thurs. 10th May, as places limited. Contact: Martin Harvey - jm DOT harvey AT ntlworld DOT com More details will appear here in a few hours. tbc

Challengers' League

Saturday 26th - Tuesday 29th May. A BC

Not the London Open

Saturday 26th - Monday 28th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 6 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes with accelerated overtime. Teaching (with Pavol Lisy 3p), side events and showing of movie "The Surrounding Game". Contact admin at A More Info


British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 2nd June. Red Lion, 88 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5EU Tournament for teams of one male and one female; play alternately; no conferring. The top 8 "British" pairs play for the title. Remaining pairs play in the handicap section. Registration by 10:15. Prize-giving by 16:30. Contact Francis Roads, 61 Malmesbury Road, London E18 2NL 0208 505 4381 francis.roads at More about PairGo


Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th June. Elvet Hill House, Millhill Lane, Durham DH1 3TH (next to Oriental Museum who will be giving free entry to entrants) Registration by 10:30 Saturday. Prize-giving by 17:00 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman at B More Info Register List of Entries

Scottish Open

Saturday 23rd June - Sunday 24th June. Hosted by Edinburgh Go Cub at Skyscanner, Quartermile One, 15 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9EN. 6 round McMahon. 60 minutes with accelerated overtime. Registration Saturday by 09:45, Sunday by 09:15. Prize Giving by 18:00 Sunday. Requests for accomodation welcome. Online booking to be arranged. Queries to edinburghgoclub at gmail dot com. More Details/Entry A SC

Welsh Open

Saturday 30th June - Sunday 1st July. 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 and tea. An early and a later sitting for the Saturday evening meal. Contact Helen and Martin Harvey jm.harvey at B More Details Enter Entry List


5th Annual World Collegiate Wei-Chi Championships

Wednesday 11th - Thursday 12th July. University Centre, Cambridge. World tournament for university students under 25. Organisation and support by Shanghai Ing Chang-Ki Wei-chi (Go) Foundation, assisted by BGA and Cambridge University Go Society. Free accommodation in Robinson College. Semi-final of the 14th Chang Qi Cup (pro event) alongside, Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th July, at DoubleTree Hotel, Cambridge. More details here

UK Go Challenge Finals

Saturday 14th July. University Centre, Cambridge. Finals for UK school and junior Go clubs and all other junior players. Games played on 13x13 boards. Teaching hopefully by some of the visiting AWCC strong players.


Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 19th – Monday 27th 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. 22nd edition. No events Saturday 25th. Competition for medals; prize money in most events. More Info

MSO Open

Sunday 19th August. 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. B

MSO Small Board

Monday 20th August. 14:15 to 18:00. 4-round Swiss. 13x13 games. 20 mins.

MSO 9x9

Monday 20th August. 18:45. Swiss. 9x9 games.

Youth Training Residential

Wednesday 29th - Friday 31st August. Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings. Flyer



Penzance (Cornwall)

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September. The Lugger Inn, The Promenade, Penzance, TR18 4DL 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







Three Peaks

British Youth Go Championship


London Open

Friday 28th–Monday 31st December (provisional).

January 2019


February 2019


Saturday 2nd February (provisional). Frodsham.

March 2019

Irish Go Congress

South Manchester



British Go Congress

Nottingham Kyu

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