Welwyn Garden City Go Tournament 2018

The eighth Welwyn Garden City Tournament will be held on Saturday 19th May 2018, at the Bridge Room Gosling Sports Park, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6XE by kind permission of the Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club.

Parking - please note!

Since last year the management of the sporks park have brought in charges for parking but members and visitors to the Bridge Club have a concession. Please park in the care park, don't pay anything and give your name and car registration number to the desk staff, saying that you are a visitor to the Bridge Centre.

Format

The format will now revert to 3 rounds McMahon with 60 minutes and 20/5 overtime. There is however much less time pressure than in previous years.

The projected timetable will be as follows:

9:00 to 9:45 Registration
10:00 to 12:00 Round 1
12:00 to 13:30 Lunch
13:30 to 15:30 Round 2
16:00 to 18:00 Round 3
19:00 Prizegiving

Fees

The basic entry fee will be £14 or £11 for concessions. There is an early bird discount of £3 if booked on or before 1st April 2018. There is a £3 supplement for players not members of the BGA.

There is a late entry fee of £5 if booked less than a week before.

Prizes

Prizes will be given to the overall winner and to all players scoring 2½ or more out of 3. At the discretion of the organisers some additional prizes may be given to other players who have won 2 games or who have otherwise distinguished themselves, depending on numbers.

Drinks

Ttea and coffee and biscuits will be available from the Bridge Club facilities without charge. Unfortunately the bar is no longer open as it was in prevoius years but there is no limitation or restriction on food or drink which may be brought in.

Lunch

There will be no buffet lunch, however there there is an excellent cafe in the adjoining building and various local shops.

Dinner

All entrants are invited to join us for dinner after the tournament at a venue to be chosen, probably a local inexpensive Chinese/Malaysian.

Entry form

To enter, please use the BGA entry form here. You can also view the current entries (of people who haven't asked not to be listed) here.