1st Guy Fawkes Tournament

Date(s) - 02/11/2019
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

London Go Centre

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This is a one day 4 round  EGF Class C tournament with cash prizes for 1st place, 2nd place, highest placed below the bar, highest placed player 10kyu or weaker at registration and four wins.


Formal entry begins on the morning of 2nd November. Please pre-register to help us plan (fee schedule below).


The London Go Centre is opposite Goldhawk Road tube, along a passage just to the right of Sainsbury’s.

Although there is no on site accommodation there is plenty near by and compensations include many more local amenities, 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

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.

Travel by car is not recommended as on-street parking is expensive.


Saturday 2 Nov 09:00-09:45 Registration
10:00 Round 1
11:45 Round 2
14:00 Round 3
15:45 Round 4
17:30 Prize Giving


Full F/T Student Junior (under 12 on day)
£10 £5 free
Surcharge £5 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 takes place when the tournament starts. There is no need to pay your entry fee before then.


Please pre-register now to help us plan.

If the link doesn’t work or if you prefer, please just send an email to: londongocentre@gmail.com titled “Guy Fawkes 2019” with your grade, club and country (together with your EGD PIN if you have one).


The list of pre-registered players is 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.


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

Komi 7½ points
Handicap (if required) McMahon difference – 1
Digital Timing (default) 45 minutes sudden death
Analogue Timing (only if needed) 45 minutes sudden death


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.


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

Check our list of hotels and accommodation sites


Prizes will be awarded as follows:

1st place 2nd place
Main £20 £10
Below the Bar £10
10 kyu or weaker on registration £10

All those with four wins will receive a cash prize of £5 and all prize winners will receive certificates .


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 results.