22nd Bar Low Tournament

Date(s) - 05/05/2019
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

London Go Centre

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This is a five round Class C tournament for kyu graded players only. The MacMahon bar is set no higher than 3 kyu (so far it has always been 5 kyu or lower)

The tournament takes place on the second day of the 1st Kyu Players Weekend and details of how to enter may be found there.



Sunday 5 10:00 Formal registration starts
11:00 Round 1  
12:30 Round 2
14:15 Round 3
15:45 Round 4
17:15 Round 5
18:30 Prize Giving


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. 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.


The Bar Low is conducted according to British Go Association Rules, broadly as follows:

Playing time 25 minutes
Canadian Overtime 20 moves in 5 minutes, sudden death
Komi 7½ points
Handicap McMahon difference – 1 (where required)