European Women’s Championship 2020

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Date(s) - 05/09/2020 - 07/09/2020
12:00 am

London Go Centre

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This is a six round EGF Class A tournament over three days: Saturday to Monday.

Free Tea and Cake on Friday

For those of you that arrive on Friday, at 3pm there will be an informal gathering in  Holland Park ( about a 20 minute walk from London Go Centre) at the  Holland Park Cafe where we will treat tournament entrants to a hot drink and piece of cake, followed by a visit to the nearby beautiful Kyoto Garden. Please register your interest so we can plan.

(You could do much worse than stay at the Safestay Hostel in the park for the duration)

The programme is in early days and we expect to enrich it is as we get closer to the date, watch this space)


Entry is free of charge  and is open to any European woman (In 2019 there were 36 entrants ranging from 5 dan to 30 kyu).

Registration is open now (if the link doesn’t work, please see below) and closes on Saturday 29th August 2020, one week before the start of the tournament.


The London Go Centre is located in Shepherds Bush (opposite GoldHawk Road tube).

Although there is no on site accommodation, there is plenty available and we have a list of Nearby Accommodation . Compensations include many more local amenities with, for example, bars and restaurants offering more types of cuisine than you can count.

The area is very well connected for transport to the rest of London to take in the sights.

Getting There

As well as Goldhawk Road tube (Circle and Hammersmith & City) nearby stations include Shepherd’s Bush (Central Line) and Shepherds Bush (Overground). Consequently the venue is easy to reach from all mainline termini and the Birmingham and Brighton train lines. Many buses pass nearby.

London travel information may be found here with any changes here.

Buses don’t accept cash and cash fares on the tube are expensive. Most contactless credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Amex) or debit cards can be used directly and offer you the cheapest fares for single journeys and in aggregation.

If you don’t have a contactless card we recommend getting a Visitor Oyster Card in advance.

Travel by car to the venue is not recommended as on-street parking is rare and expensive. However Park and Ride London might be able to help you plan a car journey to a convenient tube station.

From abroad

London is served by many airports and Eurostar.

Entering the UK is usually automatic for European Union nationals. For the rest of the world you can find the necessary information here.

If you need a visa you might find that a letter of sponsorship or explanation from us will help your application. To request such a letter please ask.



Saturday 5 10:00
12:00 Opening Ceremony
13:00 Round 1
16:00 Round 2
Sunday 6 10:00 Round 3
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Round 4
16:30 Round 5  
Monday 7 10:00 Round 6
14:00 Closing Ceremony




You may register now.

If the link doesn’t work, please just send an email to titled “EWC 2020” with your EGD PIN indicating if you will be aged under 18 on the date of the tournament


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 Registered Players.

If you do not wish your name 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) 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. Your initial MMS determines who you will play in the first round.


The European Women’s Championship is conducted according to EGF Rules, broadly as follows:

 Handicap (if required) McMahon difference – 1
Digital Timing 45 minutes +15 seconds/move (Fischer Time)

Placement criteria: MMS, SOS, SOSOS. Only players who play all rounds will be ranked.


There is no on-site accommodation however there are many nearby (15 minute walk or nearer) options.

Check our list of hotels and accommodation sites


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