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.

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T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament

Saturday 9th December. London Go Centre, Dalling Road, Hammersmith, W6 0JD. Registration 09:45 to 10:15. Prize giving 17:30. 5 round MacMahon (Note - previous description as a Swiss event was inaccurate) tournament with handicaps. 30 minutes with no overtime. Contact londongocentre at C More Info

London Open

Thursday 28th–Sunday 31st December. London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD. 7 round McMahon. Time limit 50 minutes with 20s/move Fischer time. Also Lightning, Pair Go and Rengo. Also hosting the European Grand Prix final, a knock-out competition between 16 top European players. Contact londongocentre at A More Info/Pre-register



London Youth

Saturday 27th January. London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD.



Saturday 3rd February. Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW.
3-round McMahon tournament. Fisher time 40 minutes + 10 seconds. AGA rules.
Registration closes at 10:30 and prize giving expected by 18:30. For more information see the links below or contact Marco Praderio at PraderioM at Gmail dot com or Florian Pein at f dot pein at lancaster dot ac dot uk.
Entry Form Entries list Full Info

Mind Sports Olympiad Grand Prix

Saturday 17th February. Online on PlayStrategy 19x19 "MSO premier" event. More Info


Saturday 24th February. Contact Gilles Englebert
Details to follow shortly


Cheshire (Frodsham)

Saturday 2nd March. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round McMahon for all players. Fischer Time 30 mins with 10 secs per move. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. Contact Pat Ridley cheshire at B More InfoEntry Form Entries list

Cambridge Trigantius

Saturday 16th March. St Philip's Church Centre, 185 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3AN. 3 round McMahon, Fischer Time, 45 minutes basic + 15 seconds per move bonus. Registration 09:15 to 09:45, first round 10:00, prize giving 18:45. A

European Youth Go Championship

Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd March. Hamburg


British Go Congress

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th April (provisional).
This may be held in Birmingham, exact location to be confirmed later. Hopefully it will be in the University, but room bookings are not open yet for that date. if not we will look for a hotel near the centre.


Candidates' Tournament

Saturday 4th - Monday 6th May Leicester County Bridge Club, St. Oswalds Road, Leicester, LE 3 6RJ. This will follow the format and rules laid down for the British Championship Championship Rules. Please note especially the qualification and eligibility rules. Here is the list of those players who have qualified for the 2024 Candidates Qualifiers. Full details will follow shortly A

Not the London Open



Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd June Elvet Hill House, Durham (beside the Oriental Museum) 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 refreshments. Small board and lightning side events. Contact Andrew Ambrose-Thurman tournament AT durhamgo DOT club B More details Entry Form

Pair Go

Saturday 8th June. Leicester County Bridge Club, St. Oswalds Road, Leicester, LE 3 6RJ. 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 Pat Ridley More about PairGo

30th Welsh Open

Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th June. Dragon Theatre, Jubilee Road, Barmouth, LL42 1EF 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. Contact Helen and Martin Harvey harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com B


European Go Congress, Toulouse, France

Friday 26th July - Saturday 10th August. More Info


Youth Camp

Wednesday 14th - Saturday 17th August .

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 18th - Monday 26th August (provisional).






British Small Board / UK Go Challenge Finals

Sunday 20th October (provisional). Cambridge.


Sunday 27th October


Three Peaks

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd November.

British Youth Go Championship

Northern Go Tournament

Sunday 17th November. Cheadle Hulme School, just south of Manchester, SK8 6EG. 3-round McMahon tournament. Uses Fischer timing, with 30 minutes' main time plus 10 seconds added per move played. Registration from 9:45 to 10:00. Prizegiving approximately 17:45. Contact Chris Kirkham cckirkham AT btinternet DOT com B


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