Archive: Past Go events in the UK 2005
Saturday 22nd 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. Registration by 10:00am. Supported by Hitachi Europe Ltd. Contact Eddie Best. B BOOK
British Youth Championship
Sunday 23rd January. King Edwards VI Aston School, Frederick Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6DJ Youth titles at U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 will be contested, in addition to the titles of overall British Youth Champion and British Schools Team Champions. A mixture of even and hadicap games. Beginners welcome. Contact Mike Lynn.
Saturday 12th February. Ashdene Primary School, Thoresway Road, Wilmslow, SK9 6LJ The top 8 players play a 3-round Swiss tournament; 60 minutes time limit with 40 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Others play a 5-round hadicap tournament with 30 minutes time limit with 40 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 10:30. As the Crewe Chess Congress is cancelled it will be held elsewhere. Contact Tony Atkins. B / C BK
Saturday 19th February. St. Edmund Hall, Queens Lane, Oxford, OX2 0BY 3-round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6½ points komi. Registration by 09:45. Contact Matt Piatkus. SHOP B
London School of Economics
Saturday 26th February. LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE 4 Round tournament. 20 minutes time limits with 20 stones in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 10:30. Finishing by 18:30. Contact LSE Go Club.
Sunday 6th March. The University Centre, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RU. 3 round McMahon tournament. 1 hour time limits and 40 moves in 3 minutes overtime. Komi will be 6½ points. Registration by 10:30. Contact Alex Selby. B BK
Irish Go Congress
Friday 4th–Sunday 6th 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. 6½ komi. Contact >John Gibson. A BOOKS
Saturday 19th–Sunday 20th 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
Leamington — CANCELLED
Was: Sunday 20th March Cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.
Thames Valley Team Tournament
Monday 28th March. Lawn Community Centre, Windsor Road, Swindon, SN3 1LA. For teams of 3 based in tideless Thames Valley area. Registration by 10:30.
British Go Congress
Friday 8th–Sunday 10th April. Stamford Hall, Stoughton Drive South, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2ND. British Lightning Tournament Friday evening. British Open Championship Saturday and Sunday—A 6-round McMahon tournament; 1 hour time limits with overtime; and 6½ points komi. Annual General Meeting of the BGA Saturday evening. Contact Toby Manning. B BOOKS
International Teams Spring Match
Contact Mr Tanaka or Keith Rapley.
Saturday 23rd April. Hitachi Europe Ltd, Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8YA. Enter as individual, play once alone, twice in a pair. Held alongside the European Pair Go Championships. Contact Anna Griffiths. BK
European Pair Go Championships
Saturday 23rd–Sunday 24th April. Hitachi Europe Ltd, Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8YA. Hosted by the BGA. Contact Anna Griffiths.
The Challenger’s League
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 8th May. Netherhall Upper School and Sixth-Form College, Queen Ediths Way, Cambridge, CB1 8NN. Kyu players only. 5 round McMahon tournament with 35 minutes time limit, no overtime. Registration by 09:30. Part of the Cambridge Mind Sports Olympiad. Contact Mathieu Flinders. C
Sunday 22nd 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 BOOKS
Wednesday 1st–Thursday 30th June. The KGS Go server. Contact Ian Davis.
Saturday 11th–Sunday 12th June. Linklater Rooms, University of Aberdeen, Regent Walk, Aberdeen, AB24 3SW (Note: not in Edinburgh!). 5 round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 stones in 5 minutes overtime. Contact Nir Oren. B BOOKS
Saturday 18th–Sunday 19th June. Min-Y-Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW Registration by 13:00 Saturday. 5 round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes time limit with overtime of 20 stones in 5 minutes. 6 points komi. Contact Tony Pitchford. B BOOKS
Saturday 25th June. The Casa, 29 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ. Contact Liverpool Go Club.
UK Go Challenge National Finals
Sunday 3rd July. Loughborough . Contact Tony Atkins. more info
British Pair Go Championships
Sunday 10th July. 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. Contact Francis Roads.
BGA 50th Anniversary Picnic
Sunday 31st July. Green Park, London, meet at Ritz Corner. An informal celebratory gathering from 10:00. Bring your own food and Go equipment. If wet, but also from 1:00, in Great Court of British Museum. Until 4:00. Contact Peter Wendes.
Atom Bomb Game Exhibition
Friday 5th August to Monday 8th August. Imperial War Museum, London. Free exhibition on Atom Bomb Game and Go Workshops from 11:00 to 16:00 daily. Visits from Yuki Shigeno 2p and Hiroko Shinkai 5p. Contact Peter Wendes.
Saturday 13th August. The Ebbisham Centre, 6–7 The Derby Square, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8AG. Sponsored by Forbidden Technologies. Three round Mc Mahon; 60 mins per player (no overtime). Entry by 9:30; Registration by 9:45. Prize Giving 18:00 Also British Championship title match. Contact Paul Margetts. B BOOKS
BGA Summer Go Camp - CANCELLED
Saturday 13th August–Friday 19th August. Parish Hall, Fore Street, Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot, TQ13 8LL.
Mind Sports Olympiad - Northern and Rapid Play
Saturday 20th–Monday 29th August. Go events: 27th–28th and 29th August. Renold Building, Manchester Conference Centre, University of Manchester. The Northern Go Tournament takes place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August. Six rounds McMahon tournament; time limits 60 mins + 30/5 overtime. Registration by 9:30. The MSO Rapid Play is on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August; 30 minutes (no overtime). Registration by 9:30. Accommodation and entry packages available, from £48 per day.
Penzance (Handicap and Cornish Open)
Saturday 17th September and Sunday 18th September.
Yacht Inn, Penzance.
Contact John Culmer. Handicap Tournament takes place on Saturday 17th. Registration by 1:30. Open Tournament takes place Sunday 18th. Three rounds. Registration by 9:45. Prize giving 6:30. B
Sunday 25th 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 10:15. Prizing giving 7:00. There will also be a Beginners' Tournament in the afternoon, with informal teaching in the morning. Contact Andrew Grant. BOOKS B
Saturday 8th 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 10:15. Prize giving 7:30. Contact Bill Streeten. B BK
Saturday 15th October. Age Concern Hall, Provost Wynd, Cupar, KY15 5HE. 5 round McMahon tournament with 30 minutes timit limits, then 50 stones in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 10:15am. Prize giving 5:30pm. Contact Edwin Brady. C
Women's Training Weekend
Saturday 22nd October and Sunday 23rd October. Sally and Nick's house near Oxford: 37 North Hinksey Village, OX2 0NA. Training sessions with Yuki Shigeno, 2 dan professional. Contact Tamsin Jones.
London International Teams Autumn Match
Sunday 23rd October. International Student House (ISH), 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1N 5HD. Contact Jonathan Turner, Francis Roads or Kiyohiko Tanaka
Sunday 30th 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. Prize giving 7:30pm. Contact Bob Hitchens. B BOOKS
National Small Board Championship
Sunday 6th November Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catharines Road, Cambridge, >CB4 3XJ. 9 rounds. 15 minutes sudden death. Players compete for national title until eliminated and then play handicap games. Registration by 9:45. Prize giving 4:30. Contact Paul Smith.
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November. The Marton Arms, Thornton in Lonsdale, near Ingleton, Yorkshire LA6 3PB. 5 round McMahon tournament. Early entries welcome (£10 + concessions). Registration by 1:00 Saturday. Contact Bob Bagot. B
Sunday 20th November. Even Swindon Community Centre, Old School, Jennings Street, Swindon, SN2 2BG. 3 round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit. Registration by 10:15. Prize giving 6:15. Contact Christian Scarff. B BOOKS
UK Go Challenge - East of England Geographic Go Gala
Sunday 27th November Milton School, Cambridge, CB4 6DL. Teaching and Puzzles in morning and small board tournament in afternoon for schools in East of England. Starts 10:30 until 4:30. Contact Paul Smith.
West Surrey Teach-in
Saturday 3th December. Burpham Village Hall, Guildford. Teaching Workshops for kyu players. Registration by 10:30. End 4:45. Contact Pauline Bailey. BK
West Surrey Handicap
Sunday 4th December. Burpham Village Hall, Guildford. 4 round handicap tournament. Registration by 10:15. Prizegiving 7:30. Contact Pauline Bailey. BK
Saturday 10th December. Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL. 4 round McMahon tournament, kyu players and shodans only. 45 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Includes qualifying for Scottish Championship. Registration by 9:45. Prizegiving 6:00. Contact Donald MacLeod. B
Wednesday 28th December–Saturday 31st December. International Student House (ISH), 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1N 5HD. 8 round McMahon tournament. 90 minutes time limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. 6½ komi. Contact Geoff Kaniuk. BOOKS A TT