Archive: past Go events in the UK 2007

2008 events 2006 events



Maidenhead–Furze Platt

Saturday 20th January. Hitachi Europe Head Office at Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8YA. 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 10:00. Contact Eddie Best. B BOOKS



Saturday 10th February. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. Three round open (top 8 players) and 5 round handicap. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Tony Atkins. B / C


Saturday 17th February. St. Edmund Hall, Queens Lane, Oxford, OX2 0BY 3-round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 09:45. Contact David Wilkinson. B

Youth Training

Saturday 24th February. Cambridge. Training for selected youth players (by invitation only). Contact Paul Smith.

Cambridge Trigantius

Sunday 25th February. 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. Registration by 10:45. Prize-giving by 18:45. Novices' (below 20 kyu) training 11:00-13:00 and tournament 14:00-16:00 Contact Alex Selby. B


BGA Student Tournament

Four weeks Saturday 3rd March - Friday 30th March. To be held online on KGS. 4 round McMahon tournament. One game per week. Open to UK university/college students.

Korean Pros Visit

Monday 5th March - Saturday 10th March. Visit of Lee Jung Woo (6p) and An Young Kil (5p).
Monday 5th March. New Malden, south-west London
Tuesday 6th March. Simultaneous games in Oxford.
Wednesday 7th March. Visit to St Albans.
Thursday 8th March. New Malden, south-west London
Friday 9th March. Visit to Nippon Club, London.

Irish Go Congress

Friday 9th–Sunday 11th March. Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland. Friday evening: Irish Rapid Play. Saturday and Sunday: Irish Open, 5 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 15 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Contact Olivier Deme. A BOOKS

British Youth Go Championships

Sunday 25th March. Loughborough Grammar School, LE11 2DU. 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 (can play on 13x13 boards). Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 17:00. Contact Tony Atkins .

British Go Congress

Friday 30th March to Sunday 1st April. The Diamond, Selwyn College, Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DQ. 6 round British Open Tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration Saturday 09:00-09:45. Round 4 Sunday 09:30. Prize giving 18:00. British Lightning on Friday evening from 19:00 (registration 18:15-18:45). BGA AGM on Saturday evening at 18:30. Entries/free accommodation contact William Brooks 01223-322998. Accommodation at Selwyn College only contact Phil Beck with subject BGC Accommodation 01223-367022. B BOOKS


Easter Sunday

Sunday 8th April. This affects the dates of events like the British Open.

Thames Valley Team Tournament

Monday 9th April. Bourne End Community Centre (near Maidenhead). Registration by 09:45.

International Teams Spring Match

Sunday 15th April Nippon Club, London. Contact Jonathan Turner

UK Go Challenge - East of England Geographic Go Gala

Saturday 28th April Milton School, Cambridge, CB4 6DL. Teaching and Puzzles in morning and small board tournament in afternoon for schools and children in East of England. Starts 10:30 until 4:30. Contact Paul Smith


Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 5th May - Monday 7th May. Selwyn College, Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DQ. For qualifiers only (all British players with rating above 1899 from a tournament in 2006). 6 round Swiss tournament. 90 minutes time limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration 09:15 - 10:00. Each day, rounds at 10:00 and 14:15. Lunch/Brunch available in Selwyn cafeteria 12:45-13:30 Saturday and Monday /11:30-12:30 Sunday. Entry fee depends on the number of entrants and will be decided on 2nd May. If the same numbers enter as last year then it will be less than £15. Contact the championships organiser by 2nd May. BC A

Bar-Low (Cambridge MSO)

Sunday 6th May. Netherhall Upper School and Sixth-Form College, Queen Ediths Way, Cambridge, CB1 8NN. A Go event for kyu players only will be held as part of the 5 round McMahon tournament. 35 minutes time limit with no overtime. Registration by 09:30. Finish 17:30. Contact J Medlock by 4th May. C

UK Go Challenge - Midlands Geographic Go Gala

Saturday 19th May King Edward VI School, Frederick Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6DJ. Mix of teaching, fun events and small board (13x13) tournament for schools and children in the Midlands. Starts 10:00 (registration from 09:30) until 16:00. Contact Mike Lynn (mikelynn at

Bracknell Tournament

Sunday 20th May. Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Close, Wokingham, RG41 3DA. 3 round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 30 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 10:00. Prizegiving 18:45. Contact Clive Hendrie B BOOKS

Scottish Open

Saturday 26th–Sunday 27th May. Small board rapid on evening of 25th May. Mason's Hall, 7 Artillery Lane, Dundee, DD1 1PE. 6 round McMahon. Accommodation was being reserved at nearby hotel. Contact Rich Philp A BOOKS


British Pair Go Championships

Sunday 3rd June. 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.


Saturday 9th–Sunday 10th June. St John's College, Durham, DH1 3RJ. Registration by 12:45 Saturday. Prize giving 18:00 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon with 45 minutes time limit and 40 stones in 5 minutes Canadian overtime. Contact Durham Go Club or Jenny Radcliffe 0778 9724501. B BOOKS

The Challengers’ League

Friday 15th to Monday 18th June. Winnersh, Berkshire. An 8 player all play all tournament. 105 minutes time limit plus 15 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Qualifiers only. The top two play a best-of-five title match to decide the British Championship. Contact the Championships Organiser. BC A

Welsh Open

Saturday 23rd–Sunday 24th June. Min-Y-Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, Registration by 12:30 Saturday. Prize-giving 15:30 Sunday. 5 round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes time limit with overtime of 20 stones in 5 minutes. Contact Tony Pitchford. B

Tameside Go Gala

Friday 29th June. Tameside, Manchester. Event for schools in the North-West. Contact Peter Wendes.


National Go Week

Sunday 1st - Saturday 7th July. Details

Scottish Go Picnic

Sunday 1st July. The Meadows, Edinburgh, or Harlequin Cafe, Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LP if wet. Beginning at 13:00. Please bring food and drink, and a Go set if you can. Contact Edwin Brady


Sunday 1st July - postponed to 12th August.

UK Go Challenge Finals

Sunday 1st July. From 11:00 to 16:00 Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catharines Road, Cambridge, CB4 3XJ. For schools that have entered the UK Go Challenge and children who could not play in a heat. .


Saturday 7th July. The Ebbisham Centre, 6–7 The Derby Square, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8AG. Three round McMahon; 60 mins per player (no overtime). Entry by 09:30; Registration by 09:45. Prize Giving 17:35. Contact Paul Margetts. B BOOKS

BGA KGS Sunjang Baduk Tournament

Sunday 1st - Sunday 15th July. On-line tournament using old Korean set-up stones.


Go Picnic

Sunday 12th August. 13 Stakes Road, Purbrook, Hampshire, PO7 5LU. Details

Mind Sports Olympiad

Friday 17th August - Monday 27th August. United Reformed Church, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 1BZ. Many different mind sports; details of Go events below. Juniors are under 19 at 17/08/07. Add £4 if paying by card. In addition there are beginners' teaching sessions at 10:00 on 23rd and 24th August. Entries to MSO. Information on Go events contact Tony Atkins

British Small Board Tournament (at MSO)

Saturday 18th August. Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. National championships for 13x13 boards. Double elimination then handicap games. Non-nationals can win open title. Entry fee: £16 (juniors £12).

MSO Open

Sunday 26th August. Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. 4-round McMahon. 40 mins + 30 in 5 overtime. Top 8 nationals qualify for the Korean Ambassador's Cup. Registration by 10:00. Finish 18:00. Entry fee: £16 (juniors £12). B

MSO Rapidplay

Monday 27th August. Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. 5-round Handicap. 25 mins + 60 in 5 overtime. Registration by 10:00. Finish 16:00. Entry fee: £16 (juniors £12). C

Korean Ambassador's Cup (at MSO)

Monday 27th August. Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. 3-round Swiss. 60 mins + 20 in 5 overtime. For 8 qualifiers from MSO Open only (no entry fee). To select UK player for Korea Prime Minister Cup International Baduk Championships. Start 10:00. Finish 18:00. A


Northern Tournament

Sunday 2nd September. Stockport Guild Hall, 169 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3UA. Large car park at rear, near to public transport links. 3-round McMahon. Registration 09:45 to 10:00. Chris Kirkham B BOOKS

Cornwall Tournaments

Saturday 8th September and Sunday 9th September. The Yacht Inn, The Promenade, Penzance, TR18 4AU, tel. 01736 362787. Handicap Tournament takes place on Saturday. Registration by 13:30. Open Tournament takes place Sunday. 3-round McMahon. Registration by 09:45. Buffet lunch. Prize giving 18:30. Contact John Culmer. B


Sunday 23rd September. Even Swindon Community Centre, Old School, Jennings Street, Swindon, SN2 2BG. 3-round McMahon Tournament. 60 minutes time limit + overtime. Registration by 10:15. Prize giving 18:15. Contact David King B BOOKS



Saturday 6th October. Age Concern Hall, Provost Wynd, Cupar, KY15 5HE. 4-round Handicap tournament with 45 minutes time limit, then 40 stones in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 18:00. Contact Edwin Brady . B BOOKS

Milton Keynes

Sunday 7th October. 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. Will be played by AGA Rules. Registration by 10:15. Prizing giving 19:00. Contact Tim Hunt B BOOKS


Saturday 13th October. Performing Arts Studio (Gym), Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Road, Belfast BT7 1NH. 4-round McMahon tournament. Registration by 10:45. Prize giving 16:30. Contact Ian Davis C

International Teams Autumn Match

Sunday 14th October. International Student House (ISH), 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1N 5HD. Contact Jonathan Turner

Wessex - Bristol

Sunday 28th October. JN Fear Institute, 30 High Street, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1DQ. 3-round McMahon tournament. 1 hour + overtime. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 18:00. Contact Bob Hitchens. B BOOKS


Three Peaks

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November. The Marton Arms, Thornton in Lonsdale, near Ingleton, Yorkshire LA6 3PB. 5-round McMahon tournament. Early entries welcome (£10 + concessions). Registration by 13:00 Saturday. Contact . B


Saturday 17th November. Wanstead House, 21 The Green, Wanstead, London E11 2NT. 4-round McMahon tournament. 50 minutes time limit without overtime. Registration by 09:30. Prize giving 18:00. Contact Gary Gibson B

East Midlands

Saturday 24th November. The National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS. 3-round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes time limit with 40 moves in 5 minutes overtime. Registration by 10:00. Entry fee includes entry to space centre exhibitions and free parking. Contact Peter Fisher B BOOKS


West Surrey Teach-in

Saturday 1st December. Burpham Village Hall, Burpham Lane, Guildford. Teaching Workshops for kyu players. Registration by 10:30. End 16:45. Contact Pauline Bailey.

West Surrey Handicap

Sunday 2nd December. Burpham Village Hall, Burpham Lane, Guildford. 4 round handicap tournament. Registration by 10:15. Prizegiving 19:00. Contact Pauline Bailey.

Scottish Barlow

Saturday 15th 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 09:45. Prizegiving 18:00. Contact Donald MacLeod, tel. 0141 8806169. BOOKS B

London Open

Friday 28th–Monday 31st December 2007. International Student House (ISH), 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5HD. 7-round McMahon tournament. 90 minutes time limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. A Pandanet Major in the Pandanet Go European Cup. Contact Geoff Kaniuk. BOOKS

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