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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Joint British/Irish Go Congress

Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April. Maldron Hotel Belfast City , 20 Brunswick St, Belfast BT2 7GE. A five round MacMahon for the British Open Championship, and the British Lightning Championship on the Friday Evening.
Full information on this, our annual weekend congress for 2023 can be found at More Info.

Early entries are essential. The entry form is Entry Form. A All questions to


1st UCL Go Tournament

Saturday 15th April Chadwick Building, Chadwick 07-08 (enter from the Front Lodge), Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT. Campus Map A three round MacMahon followed by drinks/dinner in the Pub. Registration is at 9:15-9:45. Prize giving at 17:50.
B Entry form Entries list Full Information
For any queries please contact

Britsh Go Assocation AGM

Thursday 20th April 20:00 on Zoom.

British Schools Team Championship

Sunday 23rd April. For teams of 3 from same school or youth club, on OGS, from 14:00. 3 rounds (extra final may be needed). Team entries (including reserves) to ynews@

Rip-Off Tournament, Dublin

Saturday 29th April. The Teacher’s Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 3 round McMahon tournament. 45 minutes with 5x30s byoyomi. Registration 11:00. Prizes about 19:30. Contact dublin at B More Info/Entry

British Championship - Candidates Tournament

Saturday 29th April - Monday 1st May. The Open University Cricket Pavilion, Milton Keynes Location

This will follow the format and rules laid down for the British Championship Championship Rules. Please note especially the qualification and eligibility rules.

An entry form will be made available here soon. In the meantime here is the list of those players who have qualified for the 2023 Candidates Qualifiers. This list does not reflect the eligibility of the players in question.


Sheffield University

Saturday 6th May.

Chorleywood ** Postponed **

Not the London Open

Saturday 27th May - Monday 29th May. London Go Centre, Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD. 6 round McMahon tournament. Also side events and analysis by Hwang In-Seong, 8p. Registration by 13:30 Saturday. Prize-giving 17:30 Monday. Lightning 18:00 Sunday. More Info A


Cheltenham (Probable)

Saturday 3rd June.

More info soon

British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 10th June. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 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

Galway (provisional)


Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th 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

29th Welsh Open

Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th 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
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Saturday 1st July. 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 Info

European Go Congress, Leipzig, Germany

Saturday 22nd July - Saturday 5th August. More Info


Youth Go Camp

Wednesday 9th - Saturday 12th August. Caythorpe, Lincolnshire. More Info

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 20th - Monday 28th August. JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET. This is a modern Jewish Community Centre - please note food and knives etc may not be brought on site. No events Saturday 26th. Competition for medals. Details of Go events to be decided. More Info



Saturday 9th September. Contact edinburghgoclub at



Sheffield (Greenhill Library)

Sunday 1st October. Greenhill Library, 160 Hemper Lane, Sheffield S8 7FE. Several lower-graded players are expected. Contact David Wildgoose dbwildgoose at



Bar Low Tournament

Saturday 4th November. London Go Centre, Dalling Road, Hammersmith, W6 0JD. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only (rating LE 1950). 25 minutes with 20 in 5 overtime. Lecture at 18:00. Registration 09:00 to 09:30. Prizes at 19:00. Contact londongocentre at C More Info

T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament

Sunday 5th November. London Go Centre, Dalling Road, Hammersmith, W6 0JD. Registration 09:45 to 10:15. Prize giving 17:30. 5 round Swiss tournament with handicaps. 30 minutes with no overtime. Contact londongocentre at C More Info

Three Peaks

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th November. The Wheatsheaf, 22 High ST, Ingleton.

Registration from 09:00, Round 1 at 10:00. C

3 rounds Saturday, 2 rounds Sunday. Time limits - Fischer time, 40 minutes basic, 10 seconds a move

Entry Fee £15 BGA Members, £10 students, £20 non-members.First Prize £50, Runner-up £25. Trophies for first three places.

British Youth Go Championship

Saturday 11th November (provisional).

Northern Go Tournament

Sunday 19th 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. B


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






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