Trigantius Info

Trigantius 2020 Go Tournament

Saturday 7th March 2020.

Cambridge University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX

The tournament is open to all, and players entering for the first time are most welcome. It is a 3 round McMahon tournament run under BGA rules with a Fischer timing system of 61 minutes Basic time and 7 seconds per move Bonus time.

There are prizes for the overall winner and all players on three wins. There is a separate room for game analysis, and there might be stronger players available for teaching in between games.


  1. In order to speed up registration, a self-service system is being trialled. Please read the Registration section below.

  2. There is a maximum entry of 80. Any players entering after this number will be added to a first-come, first served waiting list. Best to enter as soon as possible!

Tournament schedule

10:00-10:40 Self-Service Registration
10:50 Round 1
13:20 Lunch
14:00 Round 2
16:30 Round 3
19:00 Prize-giving


Fischer Basic time 61 minutes
Fischer Bonus time 7 second per move.
Komi 7½ in even games.
Handicap McMahon score difference - 1 where needed.

Entry fee

Standard £12.00
Student £9.00 full-time
Concession £8.00 in receipt of state benefit
Junior £6.00 under 13
First-timer £5.00 first time for any over-the-board tournament
Novice £free first few games after learning the rules
Surcharge £5.00 if not a member of the BGA
£5.00 for late entries (received on or after Wednesday 4th March 2019)

Payment is made on the day.

How to enter

Please use the Entry Form to enter. If you are not able to do this, then please copy the following text into your emailer and edit the fields to provide your details:

Family Name: ............................. 
Given Name: .............................
Club: .................. Country UK
Grade: ......... Strength .......
Are you playing all rounds? Yes/No
Is this your first rated tournament? Yes/No
Is your entry public? Yes/No
Entry fee: Standard Student Concession Junior First-time


You can get your playing strength from the BGA rating list. By default your entry grade is taken as your rounded strength. Please let us know if there is a good reason for entering at a different grade. If you have not played for a while then please consult the European Go Database

Entry Fee
Please delete the fees that don't apply.

Part time
If you are not playing all rounds please let us know details of rounds played.

When done, please send your email to Geoff Kaniuk (geoff at kaniuk dot co dot uk). It helps if you use the subject 'Trigantius entry'.

Players already entered are found in the current entries list. If you need to make any changes to your entry, please email Geoff with any changes rather than entering again. Early entry is appreciated so that we know how many boards and clocks are to be supplied by the British Go association.

If you have any further questions please phone Geoff on 01223 710582.


A ticket will be printed for each player who has pre-registered. These will be laid out on a table near the entrance door of the venue.

When you arrive during the registration period, find your own ticket, check the details, sign it and then place it in the arrivals box on the table. If necessary you can correct details on the ticket. It is important that you register only your own ticket, as we need to know that the ticket holder is actually present. No money is collected at this stage.

When you have finished your game for round 1, please pay your fee at the payment desk. After that you can review your game, or get refreshments, or explore Cambridge!
If you are missing round 1, please take your ticket straight to the payment desk.

Players who have paid by the time the draw is started for the second round, will be in the draw for the remainder of the tournament, otherwise not.

Travel details

The venue is less than ½ mile west of the bus station. Walk to John Lewis in St Andrews Street and then follow Downing street to Mill Lane.

The venue is about 1¼ mile north-west of the Cambridge rail station. You may catch any one of several buses from the station going towards the city.

There is a very limited amount of parking at the venue, and nothing can be booked or guaranteed. If parking is available there will be an attendant from 10:00 who is authorised to open the barrier. The nearest car park is the Grand Arcade, but it is probably best to use Park & ride.

Refreshments & lunch

The University Social Club will be providing light refreshments (tea, coffee, snacks) during the tournament.

You can get a meal at USC from 12:30.

Google maps: Mill Lane Cambridge

The venue is very near to the University Centre which has a Dining hall and Cafe. The local pub is The Mill, situated just outside USC on the bank of the river Cam.

For any queries regarding the tournament, please contact Geoff <geoff at kaniuk dot co dot uk>
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