Archive: Past Go Events in the UK 2021

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2021

January

Hitachi-Maidenhead or Maidenhead-High Wycombe ** Cancelled **

February

Online Youth

Sunday 7th February. Come to the British Go Association Youth group on OGS between 13:30 and 14:00 to enter. If you are a junior and not a member of the group yet let us know your id so we can invite you in. 13x13 handicap tournament lasting all afternoon. Time limits: Fischer time 5 minutes plus 10 seconds per move. Prior entries to bygc at britgo.org

BGA Online Congress

Saturday 20th February - Sunday 7th March. To be played on OGS (RenGo on KGS). 6 round McMahon tournament (entry closed: rounds 20th, 21st, 21st, 27th, 27th, 28th) C Small board event (entry closed: 26th Feb and 5th Mar evenings), RenGo (6th), Youth (7th), plus online teaching and game analysis. Full details and registration. More Info / Entry Form

March

BGA Online Congress RenGo

Saturday 6th March. For teams of two. Part of BGA Online Congress (see above). Entry now closed.

BGA Online Congress Youth

Sunday 7th March. 19x19 rapid play games. Part of BGA Online Congress (see above). Entry now closed. More Info / Entry Form

April

Youth Monthly - Rapid Play Handicap

Sunday 11th April 14:00. OGS. Contact paulsmith361 at gmail.com

British Go Congress ** Delayed until Autumn **

May

Youth Monthly - McMahon

Sunday 2nd May 10:00. On OGS (BGA Youth Group). 3-round McMahon tournament at 10:00, 13:30, 16:00. 30 minutes plus 10 seconds Fischer Time. Contact ajaxgo at yahoo.co.uk D

Bar-Low ** Delayed until Autumn **

Sunday 2nd May. London Go Centre. 5-round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. 25 minutes with 20 in 5 minutes overtime. Registration 09:00 - 09:45. Prizes at 18:00. Contact londongocentre at gmail.com C

Not the London Open ** Postponed to Summer **

June

British Pair Go **Cancelled**

Youth Monthly - Rapid Play

Sunday 6th June 14:30-17:30. OGS. 3-round rapid-play McMahon. Contact paulsmith361 at gmail.com

Cheltenham **Cancelled**

Saturday 12th June 2021. Was to have been part of Cheltenham Science Festival.

Durham Online

Saturday 19th -20th June. To be played on OGS. 6-round McMahon tournament. Play in as many or as few rounds as you'd like. Free entry. Evening Zoom party. D Contact tournament@durhamgo.club More Details/Entry

28th Welsh Open *** postponed to 25th+26th June 2022 ***

July

UK Go Challenge Finals (Online)

Sunday 4th July (entries closed). Online on OGS. First round 14:00, end about 17:30. Finals for UK school and junior Go clubs and all other UK juniors. Free entry. Games played on 13x13 boards. Titles in age groups for boys and for girls. Contact Tony Atkins 01189268143 ukgoc at britgo.org More on UK Go Challenge Finals Entry Player Instructions

Youth Training Residential

Monday 16th - Thursday 19th August (bookings closed). Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings. Flyer More Info

August

Mind Sports Olympiad

Weekends and most evenings from 13th August to 5th September. Online events in 2021. 25th edition. Competition for medals. Free entry. More Info

Youth Training Residential

Monday 16th - Thursday 19th August (bookings closed). Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings. Flyer More Info

Mind Sports Olympiad: Go 19x19

Sunday 22nd August (afternoon and evening from 15:30). Online on OGS in group Mind Sports Olympiad. 4-round McMahon. 30 mins + 10 secs Fischer time (max accrued 30 mins). Play-off if tie for first on 4 wins. Enter Playing Info

Mind Sports Olympiad: Go 9x9

Wednesday 25th August (evening from 19:30). Online on OGS in group Mind Sports Olympiad. 5-round Swiss. 9x9 games. 15 mins. Play-off if tie for first on 5 wins. Enter Playing Info

Mind Sports Olympiad: Go 13x13

Friday 27th August (evening from 19:30). Online on OGS in group Mind Sports Olympiad. 5-round Swiss. 13x13 games. 20 mins. Play-off if tie for first on 5 wins. Enter Playing Info

September

European Women's Go Championship

Saturday 4th - Monday 6th September 2021. More Details here. All entrants must be female and hold a passport issued by a country which is a member of the EGF (this is essentially all countries in Europe, including Turkey, Russia and Kazakhstan, and Israel). This event will now be held on-line.

October

British Go Congress

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd October. Novotel Hotel, 2 Great Central Square, Leicester LE1 4JS. Lightning Tournament Friday evening, British Open (6 rounds) Sat/Sun. The two highest -placed British* players will be invited to play off for the British Championship. Contact congress at britgo.org
Details Entry Form List of registered players
*Holders of a UK passport, or who have been resident in the UK for 5 years with no absence exceeding 6 months.
Emergency on-the-day telephone number: 07798 825299.

Friendly Go Tournament Club

Saturday 9th October (changed from 2nd). 13:00 on OGS in Group 8463. Join using the OGS tournament system. To claim special BGA member's prize contact group admin "F Nietzsche" in OGS with reference from BGJ 196.

Youth Squad Selection Tournament

Sunday 10th October. 3-round McMahon tournament with time limits of 10 minutes base time + 10 seconds per move Fischer time. 14:30 on OGS (registration by 14:15), end by 18:00. Contact paul361smith AT gmail.com

European Youth Go Championship

Friday 15th October - Sunday 17th October Online 6-round McMahon, in three divisions (Under 12/Under16/Under 20). Time limits 1 hour + 3x30 seconds byoyomi. Registration by 1 October. More Details

October Rip-Off Tournament

Saturday 30th October The Teacher’s Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 3 round McMahon tournament. 40 minutes with 3x30s byoyomi. Registration 10:30 - 11:00. Prizes about 18:30. Contact dublin at irish-go.org B More Info

Wessex

Sunday 31st October St Marks Community Centre, Bath BA2 4PA. 3-round McMahon. Fischer time, 40 minutes basic plus 10 seconds a move. Registration 9:15-10:00. Prize giving around 18:00. B More Info Entry Form Entries to date

November

T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament

Saturday 6th November. London Go Centre, Dalling Road, Hammersmith, W6 0JD. Registration 10:00 to 10:45. Prize giving 18:30. 5 round McMahon tournament. 40 minutes with sudden death. Evening venue opening party. Contact londongocentre at gmail.com C More Info

Bar-Low Tournament

Sunday 7th November. London Go Centre, Dalling Road, Hammersmith, W6 0JD. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. 25 minutes with 20 in 5 overtime. Registration 10:00 to 10:45. Prizes at 18:50. Contact londongocentre at gmail.com C More Info

Youth Against Adults Match

Postponed to 2022. On OGS.

British Youth Championships

Saturday 20th November Leicester County Bridge Club, 67 St Oswald Road, Leicester LE3 6RJ. Registration 09:15 to 09:45. Prize giving 17:00. Youth titles at U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 will be contested, on 19x19 boards, in addition to the titles of overall British Youth Champion and British Schools Team Champions. Modified McMahon system will be used. Beginners and those new to the game will be made particularly welcome, and can select to play most of their games on 13x13 boards. Non-British residents also welcome, but some may not be eligible for titles. Contact bygc at britgo.org Entry Form C

Ulster Open Tournament

Saturday 20th November Lisburn chess rooms, 60-62 Longstone Street, Lisburn. BT28 1TR 3 round McMahon tournament. 40 or 45 minutes with 3x30s byoyomi. Registration 10:00 - 10:30. Prizes about 18:30. Contact james8hut A-T hotmail D-O-T com B More Info

Coventry Go Tournament

Saturday 27th November Warwick University
Registration 9:00 - 9:45. 3 round McMahon, time limits Fischer time, 30 minutes basic plus 10 seconds a move. Entry fees - BGA Members £5, Non-members £8, Youth/Student £4.50, First Tournament £3, pay with cash on the day.
Location is room B2.01-2.05, 2nd floor of the Chemistry building on University Road. MAP OF LOCATION There should be a sign or a helpful club member there to guide people in.
Tea/Coffee and biscuits provided. Other campus food facilities may be limited or non-existent depending on their available staff so consider bringing lunch.
Contact e-mail is su363 at warwicksu dot com
B Entry Form Entries List

British Championship Title Match

Saturday 27th November, 10:30 At a private address in Cambridge, Daniel Hu and Bruno Poltronieri will play off for the 2021 British Championship. The match will be broadcast on KGS (look for the game in the British Room) along with a live audio commentary on KGS by Andrew Simons 4d (look for the game by Uberdude).

December

Match London vs. Isle-de-France

Sunday 5th December at 16:00 on OGS 7-a-side match. Live stream on Twitch in English by Lucas Neirynck 6d.

London Open

Tuesday 28th–Friday 31st December. London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD. 7 round McMahon. Time limit 50 minutes with 20s/move Fischer time. First prize £250. Also Lightning, Pair Go, Rengo and continuous 13x13 tournaments. Teaching by Mateusz Surma 2p. A
More Info/Pre-register
Contact londongocentre at gmail.com

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