3rd Not The London Open

Date(s) - 29/05/2021 - 31/05/2021
12:00 am

London Go Centre

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This is a seven round tournament rated EGF Class A together with lightning and pair go tournaments.

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 £100
Below the bar 1st prize £60
Five wins or more
Best double digit player kyu player £20
Lightning 1st prize prize £20
Pair Go 1st team prize £20

Formal entry and payment begins at 10am on Saturday 29th May. 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 some of which are 2 minutes away and many more are within a 20 minute journey time.


Saturday 29 10:00 lectures/reviews
11:30 Formal registration starts
12:30 Round 1
15:30 Round 2
18:00 tba
19:00 Lightning Go
Sunday 30 10:00 Round 3
13:30 Round 4
16:30 Round 5
19:00 Pair Go Tournament
Monday 31 09:30 Round 6
12:30 Round 7  
16:00 tba
16:30 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 9th May
£30 £20 £10
Pre-registration after 9th May £35 £25 £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 2021” 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
£100 £50 £30
Below the Bar £60 £30 £20
Best double digit kyu £20 £10 £5

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

Prizes for the Lightning Tournament: 1st £20, 2nd £10

Prizes for the Pair Go Tournament: 1st team £20, 2nd team £10


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.