Events Calendar

The BGA is keen to promote Go and so publicises tournaments and other relevant events, in order to raise awareness of them. Such publicising does not imply oversight by the BGA except where expressly stated. The only inference to be drawn is that the BGA Council is confident that, for a rated tournament, the games are refereed to a standard that renders the outcome suitable for inclusion in the EGF database (or similar). The wider organisational issues remain the responsibility of the tournament organiser.

Data Protection Please note that the results of all Tournaments are submitted to the European Go Database as described in our Data Protection Policy. The information sent to the database consists only of your name, club, strength and the results of the individual games.




Youth Online

Sunday 20th February. 3-round McMahon on OGS from 14:00


Confucius Cup

** Postponed to September **.


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
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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



Sunday 2nd April.

British Schools Team Championship

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

British Congress

Friday April 8th - Sunday April 10th. Lancaster University.

Ulster Open

Saturday 23rd April. Lisburn.

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. More Info A




Saturday 11th June (provisional).


Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th June. Oriental Museum, Millhill Lane, Durham DH1 3TH Registration by 10:30 Saturday. Prize-giving by 17:30 Sunday. 6 Round McMahon. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman tournament at B

28th Welsh Open

Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th June. Min y Mor Hotel, The Promenade, Barmouth, LL42 1HW 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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European Go Congress

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


Doki Doki Festival, Manchester

Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th August 2022. Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL (as in 2019). BGA members are as ever manning 4 stalls both days. Free demos of Go will be given to many members of the public. In 2019, of the 4,000 attendees, we demoed to 200, or 5%. Festival site. If you could spare time to join the BGA team - on one day or both - please contact Martin Harvey, harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com

Mind Sports Olympiad


Confucius Cup

Friday 16th - Sunday 18th September. University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Rapid tournament on Friday night, Confucius Cup on Saturday and Sunday. 5-round McMahon tournament. Time controls 60 minutes + 5 x 30s byoyomi Top prize — €1000. Bonus Point Level C tournament for the EGF Grand Prix. A More Info



Sunday 30th October 2022.


Coventry Go Tournament (provisional)


London Open

Wednesday 28th–Saturday 31st December (provisional). London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD. 7 round McMahon. Time limit 50 minutes with 20s/move Fischer time. Also Lightning, Pair Go, Rengo and continuous 13x13 tournaments. A
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