Harpenden (was Welwyn Garden City) Go Tournament 2019

Please note we had to move this from Welwyn Garden City as the building containing Bridge Centre will be closed from 1st March 2019

The eighth Welwyn Garden City Harpenden Tournament will be held on a Sunday 24th March 2019,at the Harpenden Arms Public House, 88 High St, Harpenden, AL5 2TR. This is a short distance from the train station. Street parking is free in Harpenden on Sundays.


The format will be 3 rounds McMahon This year we will be using Fischer time with an initial time of 65 minutes and with 5 seconds added after each move. BGA rules will apply with 7.5 komi on even games. For more information on Fischer time, please go here.

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 are £12 standard, £9 concessions. There is a £3 supplement for players not members of the BGA. A further £3 will be charged to players registering after 17th March. There will be a £3 discount for first-time tournament goers.


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.


Tea and coffee will be provided free of charge all day and other drinks may of course be purchased at the bar.


The venue has an excellent menu and there are numerous food outlets throughout the town. If you are bringing your own food or puchasing it in the town please consume it off the premises.


All entrants are invited to join us for dinner after the tournament at a venue in the town to be selected on the evening.


To enter for the tournament, please go here.

Contact details

If you have any queries about the tournament, please use this email link.