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.

Format

The format will be 3 rounds McMahon with 60 minutes and 20/5 overtime. BGA rules will apply with 7.5 komi on even games. There is however much less time pressure than in some 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

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

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

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

Lunch

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.

Dinner

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

Entries

Please submit your entries by email giving your name, club and current rank.