Events Calendar


2017

September

Strong Players' Training Weekend

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September Letchworth. Entry limited, but there are still spaces available. Please enter to spwe@britgo.org as soon as possible. Cost £55 (£65 non-members if accepted) to include meals and coffee/tea. More Info

Sheffield

Sunday 24th September Greenhill Library, 1 Hemper Lane, Sheffield, S8 7FE. 3-round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes per round plus increasing overtime. Registration by 10:00; prize giving about 18;00. Contact David Wildgoose dbwildgoose at gmail.com. B Flyer

Swindon

Saturday 30th September Swindon Conservative Club, 20 Bath Road, Swindon, SN1 4BA 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit + overtime. Registration by 10:15. Prize giving 18:00. Preferably by email to Christian Scarff xianscarff @ hotmail.com, but phone entries will also be accepted on 07739 079552. A More Info

British Championship Match

Saturday 30th September. Game 2 in 2017's Title Match between Daniel Hu and Andrew Simons. Live online relay in the British Room on KGS - game starts 10:00. BC More Info

October

Northern

Saturday 14th October. Cheadle Hulme School (CHS), Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6EG Free off-road parking; 0.9 miles from Cheadle Hulme railway station. 3-round McMahon. 50-minutes with increasing overtime. Registration 09:45 to 10:00. Free tea & coffee. Self-pairing 13x13 side-event with prizes. Prize-giving 17:45. Contact Chris Kirkham 0161 903 9023 cckirkham at btinternet.com B More info.

Central London Monthly 13x13 Tournament

Saturday 14th October. Inn of Court Pub, 18 Holborn, London EC1N 2LE Registration by 13:15. Prize-giving by 17:30. 4 Round McMahon on 13x13 boards; time limit 20 minutes per player. Cambridge Handicaps where appropriate. Contact Colin Lee 07789738854 colinlee at live.co.uk

Wessex

Sunday 29th October. St. Mark's Community Centre, St. Mark's Road, Bath BA2 4PA. 3-round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes per round plus overtime. Registration by 10:00 GMT; prize giving about 18:00. Contact via web page. B More Info/Entries

November

Three Peaks

Saturday 4th November - Sunday 5th November. The Wheatsheaf, 22 High Street, Ingleton, LA6 3AD. 5-round McMahon tournament. Time limits 50 minutes with increasing overtime (20/5, 30/5, 40/5, etc). Registration by 10:45 Saturday. Prize giving 15:15 Sunday. Contact Bob Bagot robert.bagot at virgin.net B

Central London Monthly 13x13 Tournament

Saturday 11th November. Inn of Court Pub, 18 Holborn, London EC1N 2LE Registration by 13:15. Prize-giving by 17:30. 4 Round McMahon on 13x13 boards; time limit 20 minutes per player. Cambridge Handicaps where appropriate. Contact Colin Lee 07789738854 colinlee at live.co.uk

Manchester 'Doki Doki'

Saturday 11th November Venue: Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL

Doki Doki - The Manchester Japanese Festival - is an event celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture.

Standard, early bird, family and group tickets for the daytime event are available to buy online. Tickets for the festival will be available to buy online until Friday 10 November and will also be available to buy at the door on the day. To see what is happening at the 2017 festival, visit the events, guests, traders and artists sections of the DokiDoki website.

More importantly, as you may know, the Manchester Go Club (MGC) runs 4 stalls there every year, usually attracting many people keen to learn Go - or play it against us once again. We've succeeded in persuading several to become MGC members over the years. So, if you'd like to volunteer helping us this year, do let Helen or Martin Harvey know - jm DOT harvey AT ntlworld DOT com.

British Youth

Saturday 18th November (provisional) Aston (provisional).

Coventry

Cork Go Tournament

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26 November St. Fin Barre's Cathedral Hall, Dean Street, Cork, Ireland. Swiss Tournament (Handicapped) of 5 rounds; 50 minutes' main thinking time and 3x30 seconds' byoyomi. Entry fee 15 euro full; 10 euro student/unwaged. Registration by 10:00 Saturday. Prize-giving 16:00 Sunday. Contact Thomas Shanahan corkgotournament17 at gmail.com B Register

December

Edinburgh Christmas

Saturday 16th December. Skyscanner, Quartermile One, 15 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9EN. 4-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 45 minutes with 30/5 and increasing overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prizegiving 18:00. Cost: Standard £7, Concession £5, Non-BGA add £3. Contact edinburghgoclub at gmail.com B SC More Info/Register

Central London Monthly 13x13 Tournament

Saturday 9th December. Inn of Court Pub, 18 Holborn, London EC1N 2LE Registration by 13:15. Prize-giving by 17:30. 4 Round McMahon on 13x13 boards; time limit 20 minutes per player. Cambridge Handicaps where appropriate. Contact Colin Lee 07789738854 colinlee at live.co.uk

London Open

Sponsored by DeepMind.
Thursday 28th–Sunday 31st December.
International Student House (ISH), 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN. McMahon tournament with 7 rounds. Time limit 90 minutes with 20/5 overtime. Also Lightning, Pair Go and Rengo tournaments. A About London Opens More Info/Register

January 2018

Maidenhead-Hitachi

Saturday 20th January 2018. Hitachi Europe Head Office at Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8YA. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes with increasing overtime (10/5, 20/5 etc). Flexible komi with players bidding to play black. Buffet lunch available. Registration by 9:45. Prize giving by 19:00. Contact Iain Atwell 01628 676792 wintergarden at talktalk.net A

February 2018

Cheshire

Saturday 3rd February 2018. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round McMahon for all players. Time limits 60 mins with increasing overtime. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Tony Pitchford 07870893153 cheshire at kisekigo.com. B More Info

Milton Keynes

March 2018

Isle of Skye

Saturday 3rd March–Sunday 4th 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 gmail.com B SC

Trigantius

Saturday 10th March. Cambridge

April 2018

British Go Congress

May 2018

Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 5th - Monday 7th May. 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

Bracknell

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 kisekigo.com B

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 toad.me.uk A Register List of Entries

Scottish Open

Scottish Open Juniors

Challengers' League

A BC

June 2018

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 gmail.com More about PairGo

Durham

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 go.club at dur.ac.uk B

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 ntlworld.com. B

July 2018

UK Go Challenge Finals

August 2018

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 (provisional). 10:15 to 18:00. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. B

MSO Small Board

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

MSO 9x9

Monday 20th August (provisional). 18:45 to 22:30. Swiss. 9x9 games.

Later

Leo Phillips Isle Of Man Go Festival

Sunday 11th - Friday 16th August 2019 (provisional).



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