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 are submitted to the European Go Database as described in our Data Protection Policy. The information sent to the database consists only of your name, club, strength and the results of the individual games.




British Go Congress

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd October. Novotel Hotel, 2 Great Central Square, Leicester LE1 4JS. Lightning Tournament Friday evening, British Open (6 rounds) Sat/Sun. The two highest -placed British* players will be invited to play off for the British Championship. Contact congress at
Details Entry Form List of registered players
*Holders of a UK passport, or who have been resident in the UK for 5 years with no absence exceeding 6 months.

Friendly Go Tournament Club

Saturday 9th October (changed from 2nd). 13:00 on OGS in Group 8463. Join using the OGS tournament system. To claim special BGA member's prize contact group admin "F Nietzsche" in OGS with reference from BGJ 196.

Youth Squad Selection Tournament

Sunday 10th October. 14:30 on OGS.

European Youth Tournament

Friday 15th October - Sunday 17th October Online 6-round McMahon, in three divisions (Under 12/Under16/Under 20). Time limits 1 hour + 3x30 seconds byoyomi. Registration by 1 October. More Details


Sunday 31st October St Marks Community Centre, Bath BA2 4PA. 3-round McMahon. Fischer time, 40 minutes basic plus 10 seconds a move. Registration 9:15-10:00. Prize giving around 18:00. B Entry Form Entries to date


T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament

Saturday 6th November. London Go Centre, Dalling Road, Hammersmith, W6 0JD. Registration by 11:00. Prize giving 18:30. 5 round McMahon tournament. 40 minutes with sudden death. Evening venue opening party. Contact londongocentre at C More Info

Bar-Low Tournament

Sunday 7th November. London Go Centre, Dalling Road, Hammersmith, W6 0JD. 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 londongocentre at C More Info

Youth Against Adults Match

Sunday 7th November. 14:30 on OGS.

British Youth Championships

Saturday 20th November Leicester County Bridge Club, 67 St Oswald Road, Leicester LE3 6RJ. 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. Contact bygc at C

Coventry Go Tournament (provisional)

Saturday 27th November Warwick University


London Open

Tuesday 28th–Friday 31st December. London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD. 7 round McMahon. Time limit 50 minutes with 20s/move Fischer time. Also Lightning, Pair Go and Rengo tournaments. Teaching by Mateusz Surma 2p. A More Info/Pre-register Contact londongocentre at








28th Welsh Open

Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th June 2022.


European Go Congress

23rd July - 7th August Vatra Dornei, Romania More Info


Doki Doki Festival, Manchester

Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th August 2022. Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL (as in 2019). BGA members are as ever manning 4 stalls both days. Free demos of Go will be given to many members of the public. In 2019, of the 4,000 attendees, we demo-ed to 200, or 5%. 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

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