Archive: Past Go events in the UK 2004
Saturday 17th January. Hitachi Europe Head Office at Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead. 3 round McMahon tournament. Time limit 60 minutes plus overtime of 30 stones In 5 minutes. Flexible komi with players bidding to play black. Supported by Hitachi Europe Ltd. Contact Eddie Best. B BOOK
British Youth Championship
Sunday 1st February. Aston School, Birmingham. Even and hadicap games. Prizes awarded in 6 age groups. Beginners welcome. Contact Mike Lynn.
Saturday 7th February. Bentley Motors Works Restaurant, Pyms Lane, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 3PL. Top 8 play a Swiss for the open title, others play a 5 round handicap tournament. Held during the Crewe Chess Congress. Contact Tony Atkins. B / C BK
Saturday 14th February. Wolfson Hall, St Edmunds College, Queens Lane, Oxford. 3 round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes time limit with 30 stones in 5 minutes overtime. 6 points komi. Contact Daisy Wan. B SHOP
Sunday 29th February. The University Centre, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RU. 3 Round McMahon touranment. 60 minutes time limit, with 50 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6½ points komi. Separate novices’ tournament in the afternoon. Contact Alex Selby. B SHOP
Irish Go Congress
Friday 5th–Sunday 7th March. Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland. Friday: Irish Rapid Play. Saturday and Sunday: Irish Open, 5 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 15 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 5½ komi. Contact John Gibson. A BOOK
Saturday 20th–Sunday 21st March The Oddfellows Hall, 6 Clarence Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV32 5LD. For qualifiers only. 4 round Swiss tournament. 90 minutes time limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6½ komi. Contact the championships organiser. BC A
Sunday 21st March The Oddfellows Hall, 6 Clarence Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV32 5LD. 4 round McMahon tournament. 30 minutes time limit with no overtime. Contact Mike Lynn. BK
British Go Congress
Friday 2nd–Sunday 4th April. The Holiday Inn, 500 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2HQ. British Lightning Tournament Friday evening. British Open Championship Saturday and Sunday. 6 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 25 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6½ komi. Annual General Meeting of the BGA Saturday evening. Contact Tim Hunt. B BOOK
Saturday 17th–Sunday 18th April. The Riverside Cafe, Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham. 6 round McMahon tournament. 45 minutes time limit with 30 stones in 5 minutes overtime. Contact Durham Go Club. B BOOK
International Teams Spring Match
Sunday 25th April. Nippon Club, 6 St. Albans Street, London, SW1Y 4SQ. Contact Mr Tanaka or Keith Rapley.
Sunday 2nd May. Parkside Community College, Cambridge, CB1 1EH. Kyu players only. 5 round McMahon tournament. 35 minutes time limit, with no overtime. Part of MSO Cambridge. Contact Nick Krempel. Qualification queries only to Charles Matthews. SHOP C
The Challenger’s League
Friday 30th April–Monday 3rd May. Saturday and Sunday at Parkside Community College, Cambridge, CB1 1EH as part of MSO Cambridge. Other venues nearby for Friday and Monday. An 8 player all play all tournament. 105 minutes time limit plus 15 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6½ komi. Qualifiers only. The winner plays a best-of-five title match against the reigning champion to decide the British Championship. Contact the Championships Organiser. BC A
Sunday 9th May. Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Close, Wokingham, RG41 3DA. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6 points Komi. Contact Clive Hendrie B BOOK
British Pair Go Championships
Sunday 23rd May. Foxcombe Lodge Hotel, Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1 5DP. A tournament for teams of one male and one female who play alternately with no conferring. The top 8 pairs play for the title. Remaining pairs play in the handicap section. Registration by 9:45am. Contact Francis Roads.
BGA KGS Tournament
Tuesday 1st June–Saturday 31st July. The KGS Go server. The BGA’s first ever online tournament. Contact Ian Davis.
GoGoD/BGA seminar: Thickness
Saturday 12th June. Meeting Room 1, Michael Young Building, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA. A teaching day aimed at stronger kyu players, but well-behaved dan players are welcome too. Starts at 10:00am. Contact T Mark Hall.
Saturday 19th June (note the change of date). Church Of The Martyrs, 19 Westcotes Drive (off Narborough Road), Leicester, LE3 0QT. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Contact Peter Fisher B BOOK
Saturday 26th–Sunday 27th June. Barmouth Youth Centre, King Edward's Street, Barmouth LL42 1AD. 5 round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes time limit plus 20 stones in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 1:15pm. Contact Tony Pitchford. B BOOK
Saturday 10th–Sunday 11th July. Pollock Halls of Residence, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY. 6 round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit with overtime. Registration by 10:45am. Contact Donald MacLeod. B BOOK
UK Go Challenge National Finals
Saturday 10th–Sunday 11th July. Manchester Conference Centre at UMIST. Open to qualifiers only. Contact Paul Smith.
Saturday 24th July. Friends Meeting House, 42 South View, Letchworth, SG6 3JJ. 3 round McMahon tournament. 55 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 10:00am (9:45am if entering on the day). Contact Alison Bexfield. B
Saturday 7th August. The Ebbisham Centre, 6–7 The Derby Square, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8AG. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with no overtime. Registration by 9:45am (9:30am if entering on the day). Contact Paul Margetts. B BK
Isle of Man
Sunday 15th–Thursday 19th August. The Cherry Orchard Hotel, Bridson Street, Port Erin, Isle of Man. Main tournament: 5 round McMahon, 1 round played each morning, 90 minutes plus 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Afternoon tournament: 3 round McMahon 1 game per day on the first 3 days, 60 minutes time limit plus 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Handicap tournament: 6 round McMahon, 3 games per afternoon on the last 2 days, 30 minutes sudden death. Evening Social events: Quiz, 13x13 tournament, Rengo tournament, Musical evening, Prize Giving Dinner. Contact Leo Philips.
Mind Sports Olympiad
Saturday 21st–Monday 30th August. Manchester Conference Centre, UMIST, Manchester. A variety of Go events, including the Northern Go Tournament and two game from the British Go Championship Title Match, take place over the bank holiday weekend Friday 27th–Monday 30th August. Contact Tim Hunt.
Sunday 19th September. The Old Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6½ points komi. Registration by 10:15am. Contact Andrew Grant. BOOK B
Women’s training weekend
Saturday 2nd–Sunday 3rd October. Sally Prime’s house, near Oxford. Go teaching by Guo Juan (TBC) in a friendly atmosphere, for the nominal fee of £12.00 per person. Contact Helen Harvey.
Saturday 9th October. Wanstead House, 21 The Green, Wanstead, London E11 2NT. 4 round McMahon tournament. 45 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6 points komi. Registration by 10:15am. Contact Bill Streeten. B BK
International Teams Autumn Match
Saturday 16th October. Contact Keith Rapley or Simon Bexfield.
2nd Fuseki Follow-on
Sunday 17th October. Burpham Village Hall, Burpham Lane, Guildford, GU4 7LX. Contact Steve Bailey.
Sunday 31st October. The Town Hall, High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1AA. 4 round McMahon tournament with 50 minutes time limits and 30, then 60 stones in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 9:45am. Contact wessex-go-2004. B BOOK
National Small Board Championship
Sunday 7 November Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catharines Road, Cambridge, CB4 3XJ. Contact Paul Smith.
Saturday 13th–Sunday 14th November. The Marton Arms, Thornton in Lonsdale, near Ingleton, Yorkshire. 5 round McMahon tournament. Registration by 13:00 Saturday. Contact Bob Bagot. B