Archive: Past Go Events in the UK 2022

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Youth Online

Sunday 20th February. 3-round McMahon on OGS (in BGA Youth group - 4739) from 14:00. Registration 13:30-14:00 - just turn up and enter!



Saturday 12th March. St Philip's Church, 185 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3AN. This tournament will be held provided Covid behaves as is now expected.
3 Round McMahon tournament. Fischer time with 45 min Basic time, 15 sec per move Bonus time. Registration by 10:00. Prize-giving 19:00. Please note: on the day we use a self-registration system aimed at speeding up the process. See More Info for details. Phil Beck pbeck173 at yahoo dot co dot uk A More Info Entry form Entries


Saturday 19th March. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round McMahon for all players. Fischer Time 40 mins with 10 secs per move. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Tony Pitchford cheshire at or 07870893153. B More Info


Rip-Off Tournament, Dublin

Saturday 2nd April The Teacher’s Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 3 round McMahon tournament. 45 minutes with 5x30s byoyomi. Registration 10:30 - 11:00. Prizes before 18:30. Contact dublin at B More Info

British Schools Team Championship

Sunday 3rd April. For teams of 3 on OGS from 10:00 D

British Congress

Friday April 8th - Sunday April 10th. Lancaster University. British Lightning 19:00 Friday. British Open 6-round McMahon: 10:00-19:00 Saturday, 09:30-18:15 Sunday. A More Info Entry form Entries

Ulster Open

Saturday 23rd April. Lisburn chess rooms, 60-62 Longstone Street, Lisburn. BT28 1TR 3 round McMahon tournament. 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

Not the London Open

Saturday 30th April - Monday 2nd May. London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD. 6 round McMahon tournament. Also side events and analysis by Stephanie Yin, 1P, from New York Institute of Go. Registration by 13:30 Saturday. Prize-giving 17:30 Monday. Lightning 18:00 Sunday. More Info A

Sheffield University

Saturday 14th May. Diamond Workroom 2, 32 Leavygreave Rd, Broomhall, Sheffield S3 7RD. 3 round McMahon tournament. Fischer time 40m +10s. Registration by 10:00-10:30. Prize-giving 18:15 - 18:45. Contact Daniel Guest
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MSO Grand Prix 9x9

Afternoon of Saturday 21st May. Played online. Swiss tournament. Registration open. More About MSO Grand Prix More Info

MSO Grand Prix 19x19

Afternoon and evening of Saturday 28th May. Played online. McMahon tournament. Registration open. More About MSO Grand Prix More Info


British Championship Candidates Tournament

Thursday 2nd - Saturday 4th June. Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB. Six round Swiss tournament, with seeding in the first round. Players who meet the eligibility and qualification rules are cordially invited to enter. The top two at the end of the tournament will take part later in the British Championship Title Match for 2022.

Eligibility and Qualification Rules are detailed with the exception that for 2022 only we have amended the qualification criteria to include any player who has finished an EGF rated tournament with a GoR of 1900 or more in the three year period 1st April 2019 to 9th May 2022 (this brings the British Open and the 'Not the London Open' into play for this year). GoRs calculated under either the old or new EGD rating algorithm are acceptable.

If you are on any of the following lists you will have made the qualification, but you may still have made it even if not shown here as we are using both EGD algorithms.
2020 list
2021 list
2022 list

Full tournament details, including how to enter can be found at Full Details

Kyu Players Training/Bar Low Tournament

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th June. London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD. Weekend now cancelled.

Bar Low Tournament

Sunday 5th June. ** Now deferred until Autumn ** London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. 25 minutes with 20 in 5 overtime. Registration 09:00 - 09:30. Prizes at 18:00. Contact londongocentre at C

Junior Rapid Play Online Handicap Tournament

Sunday 5th June. 14:00-18:00 on OGS.

Cheltenham **POSTPONED UNTIL 2023**


Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th June. Elvet Hill House, next to the Oriental Museum, Millhill Lane, Durham DH1 3TH Registration by 10:30 Saturday. Prize-giving by 17:30 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon, with side events. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman tournament at B More Info/Entry

British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 18th June. London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD. Tournament for teams of one male and one female; play alternately; no conferring. British championship and handicap sections. Registration by 11:00. Prize-giving by 17:15. Contact Francis Roads francis.roads at More Info/Entry More about PairGo

28th Welsh Open

Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th June. Min y Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW Sponsored by GoMagic, with additional prizes from AI Sensei. 6-round McMahon tournament. Entries welcomed for single days or both days. Players are welcome to miss any round(s), without detriment to prize-allocation. Free coffee, tea & biscuits. An early and a later sitting for the Saturday evening meal. Contact Helen and Martin Harvey harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com
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Japan Day, Liverpool

11:00-17:00 on Saturday 2nd July. Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TR. Japan Society North West are running a day of Japanese culture, with displays and performances. Free entry. BGA members are as ever manning a stall giving free demos of Go. If you could spare time to join the BGA team please contact Martin Harvey, harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com

European Go Congress

23rd July - 7th August 2022. Vatra Dornei, Romania More Info

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