3rd Not The London Open

Date(s) - 25/07/2020 - 26/07/2020
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

London Go Centre

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This is a five round tournament rated EGF Class A

Lectures and games reviews were to be given by Stephanie Yin, 1p, President of the New York Institute of Go, however, she has been forced to withdraw because her flight to London has been cancelled as a result of the Corona virus. She promises us we will see her on another occasion.

You will pay the entry fee appropriate to the date you pre-register (if this link doesn’t work see “registration”, below).

Prizes include
Top group 1st prize £60
Below the bar 1st prize £40
Four wins or more
Best double digit player kyu player £20

Formal entry and payment begins at 11.30am on Saturday 25th July.  If you pre-register now then on attending you will pay the fee associated with the date you applied (fee schedule below).


You can find out how to get to the tournament here.

There is no accommodation on site however we do have a list of hotels and other accommodation many of which are within a 15 minute walk.



Saturday 25 10:00 venue open for informal play
11:30 Formal registration starts
12:30 Round 1
15:30 Round 2
18:00 Round 3  
Sunday 26 10:30 Round 4
13:30 Round 5
17:00 Closing Ceremony




For those playing in the Main Tournament there is no separate entry fee for side events.  Otherwise there is a fee of £5 per person.


Full Student Junior (under 18)
Pre-registration on or before 10th July £20 £15 £10
Pre-registration after 10th July
£30 £20 £15
Surcharge £10 if you are not a member of your national Go Association. This non-member surcharge is waived if this is your first Go tournament within Europe.


Formal registration and payment takes place when the tournament starts. However if you pre-register you will pay the entry fee appropriate to the date you applied.

If the link doesn’t work, please just send an email to londongocentre@gmail.com titled “NTLO 2020” with your grade, club and country (together with your EGD PIN if you have one).


You can see the list of pre-registered players here. If you cannot see your name or would prefer us not to publish it please contact us and ask for the entry list to be updated.

If you’re uncertain whether your entry has been accepted, just check our list of Pre-registered players.

If you do not wish your name and grade to appear in the online list of players you must indicate this when you register.

If subsequently you wish your name to be removed from the online list then email us.


Your initial McMahon score (MMS) determines who you will play in the first round. Your MMS will be set from your GoR as published on the date of the tournament. If you do not have a GoR you might be required to provide other evidence of your strength.  If you do not think your GoR is accurate (for example, you are a quickly improving kyu player who hasn’t played in any recent tournaments) please email us with your preferred strength.


Not The London Open is conducted according to British Go Association Rules and playing in the tournament implies acceptance of these rules.

Komi 7½ points
Handicap (if required) McMahon difference – 1
Digital Timing (default) 70 minutes +10 seconds/move (Fischer Time)
Analogue Timing (only if needed) 90 minutes main time (either player 19 kyu or stronger), 60 minutes otherwise, then 20 moves in 5 minutes (Canadian Overtime). Players are required to be familiar with the Canadian Overtime Procedure (pdf).


Prizes will be awarded as follows:

1st place 2nd place 3rd place
Top group
£60 £30 £15
Below the Bar £40 £20 £10
Best double digit kyu £20 £10 £5

Tournament Certificates will be awarded to anyone with four wins or more.


We have no intention to misuse your data. The only way we use your data is for Go related purposes. Please read our Data Usage and Protection Policy.  It is a condition of entry that we can publish the details of the results.