Harpenden Go Tournament 2020

The second Harpenden Go Tournement (replacing the tenth Welwyn Garden City Tournament) will be held on Sunday 12th January 2020,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 again 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 4th January. 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.