Events Calendar



Edinburgh Xmas

Saturday 14th December. St Columba's by the Castle Episcopal Church Hall, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW. 4-round McMahon tournament. Time Limit: 45 minutes Main Time, accelerating overtime, 30/40/50 stones in 5 minutes. Cost: £15 for BGA / £20 Non-BGA Members. Concession: £5 saving. Registration from 9:20 to 09:45. Prizegiving approximately 17:50. Please enter via the form. Contact edinburghgoclub at More Info Entry Form B

London Open

Saturday 28th–Tuesday 31st December. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 7 round McMahon. Time limit 90 minutes with 20/5 overtime. Also Lightning, Pair Go and Rengo tournaments. Teaching by Catalin Taranu. Note entry is limited to 100 which has now been reached - entries will now go on a waiting list. A More Info/Pre-register Poster Contact londongocentre at


January 2020


Sunday 12th January. Harpenden Arms PH, 88 High St, Harpenden, AL5 2TR. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving by 19:00. 3-round Bar-Low-Style (max 1d) McMahon tournament. Time limit 40 minutes with 5 sec Fischer time. Contact tentries at B More Info/Entries


Saturday 18th January. Hitachi Europe Head Office at Whitebrook Park, Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8YA. 3-round McMahon tournament. Time limit TBA. Flexible komi with players bidding to play black. Buffet lunch available. Registration by 9:45. Prize giving by 19:00. Contact Iain Atwell 01628 676792 wintergarden at A

February 2020


Saturday 8th February. Oxford Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre, 10 Littlegate Street, Oxford OX1 1RL. 3-round McMahon Main Tournament, Fischer time (40m+10s), interleaved with side competitions. SHOP Contact: John Bamford john.bamford at
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Saturday 8th February. Oxford Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre, 10 Littlegate Street, Oxford OX1 1RL. 5-round Tournament in the afternoon, lectures in the morning. SHOP Contact: John Bamford john.bamford at
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Irish Go Congress

Friday 28th February to Sunday 1st March. Teacher's Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin, Ireland. Friday from 19:00 Irish Rapid Play (handicapped Swiss with decreasing time allowances). Saturday and Sunday: Irish Open (5 round McMahon tournament, 1 hour+byoyomi/overtime). Contact Matei Garcia matei.garcia at A More Info on Irish Go Congress

March 2020


Saturday 7th March. Cambridge University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. 3 Round McMahon tournament. Fischer time is used with 61 minutes Basic time and 7 seconds per move Bonus time. Registration by 10:40. Prize-giving 19:00. Please note that on the day there will be a self-registration system in use aimed at speeding up the process. See More Info for details.
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European Youth

Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th March. Near Zagreb, Croatia. The BGA has asked Helen and Martin Harvey to lead a team of UK youngsters - whether accompanied by a parent, or not - for this annual EYGC tournament, as for prior trips (Grenoble, Kiev & China). Players would be representing the UK. Please contact the Harveys asap at harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com, to ask questions, apply or register interest. Anybody under 20yo is welcome to go to the event, but we usually prefer unaccompanied youngsters to be aged 11 to 19. Unaccompanied youngsters would need to fly with the Harveys, who live near Manchester International Airport. Note that this period is probably in term time, and an extra flying day is needed before and after the 3-day event. A More Info

Isle of Skye

Saturday 14th March–Sunday 15th March. Tongadale Hotel, Wentworth Street, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EJ. 6 round McMahon. (Small board event Friday evening.) Contact John MacDonald 01478 611207 or Carel Goodheir 01478 611763 carelgoodheir at B SC More Info


Sunday 22nd March. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. 3-round McMahon. Fischer Time 40 mins with 10 secs per move. Registration by 10:30. Prize-giving by 18:30. B

April 2020

British Go Congress

Friday 17th April–Sunday 19th April. Eastwood Hall Hotel, Mansfield Rd, Eastwood, near Nottingham, NG16 3SS. Friday teaching/British Lightning. Saturday and Sunday British Open (6-round McMahon). Saturday evening BGA AGM. Accommodation is available on site, at £65 single £75 double for B&B. A

May 2020

Kyu Players Weekend

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Kyu training with strong players on Saturday (11:00-19:00), Bar-Low tournament on Sunday (see below). Contact londongocentre at More Info

Bar-Low Tournament

Sunday 3rd May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 5 round McMahon tournament for kyu players only. 30 minutes with no overtime. Registration 10:00 - 11:00. Prizes at 18:30. Contact londongocentre at C More Info

Nottingham Kyu Training Day and Tournament

Scottish Open

Not the London Open

Saturday 23rd - Monday 25th May. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. 6 round McMahon tournament. 70 minutes plus 10 seconds Fischer Time. Also side events, including Rapid, films, lectures and analysis by a pro. Contact londongocentre at A More Info/Entry

June 2020

British Pair Go Championships

Saturday 6th June. Red Lion, 88 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5EU Tournament for teams of one male and one female; play alternately; no conferring; Championship and Handicap sections. Registration by 10:15. Prize-giving 16:30. Contact Francis Roads, 61 Malmesbury Road, London E18 2NL 0208 505 4381 francis.roads at More about PairGo


Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th June. Elvet Hill House, Millhill Lane, Durham DH1 3TH (next to the Oriental Museum) 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 20th - Sunday 21st 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 B

July 2020

August 2020

Mind Sports Olympiad

Sunday 23rd - Monday 31st 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. 24th edition. No events Saturday 29th. Competition for medals; prize money in Go (and other) events. More Info

Youth Training Residential

Monday 24th - Thursday 27th August. Caythorpe Court, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER. Go teaching mornings, afternoons outdoor activities, Go tournament evenings. Flyer Register


T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament

Saturday 5th September 2020. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. Registration by 09:45. Prize giving 18:00. 5 round McMahon tournament. 40 minutes with sudden death. Contact londongocentre at C More Info/Entry

European Women's Championship

Saturday 5th - Monday 7th September 2020. London Go Centre, 54 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA. A More Info







Sunday 25th October (provisional). St. Mark's Community Centre, St. Mark's Road, Bath BA2 4PA. 3-round McMahon tournament. 60 minutes per round plus overtime. Registration by 10:00 GMT; prize giving about 18:00. More details later. Contact bristolgoclub at B

Three Peaks

Saturday 31st October - Sunday 1st November. The Wheatsheaf, 22 High Street, Ingleton, LA6 3AD. 5-round McMahon tournament. Time limits by Fischer Time (equivalent of an hour). £12 for members, £10 pounds concession (students and non-waged). Registration by 10:45 Saturday. Prize giving 15:15 Sunday. Contact Adrian Abrahams adrian7k at Emergency on the day phone number: 07429228608 B


Doki Doki Festival, Manchester

Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th November. 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 demo-ed 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

British Youth Go Championship



London Open

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