the West Cornwall Go Club presents...

Penzance Go Tournament 2014

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September

The Queens Hotel, The Promenade, Penzance

The main tournament has an A rating.

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Saturday AM: A teaching event will take place on Saturday morning, from 10:00 to 12:30. This may include game analysis (so please bring your recorded games). Cost: 6 (con 2).

Learn Go Week begins on Saturday. If you are interested in finding out about go, this is an ideal opportunity to make contact with local players. You are welcome to sit in on the teaching event (free of charge) and someone will be on hand to explain the rules and answer questions throughout the weekend. You can also watch the tournament games as they are played.

Saturday PM: A rapid handicap tournament for the Dominic Taylor trophy.
Several rounds of 20min each, sudden death.
Entry 12 (concessionary rate 5).

Registration 1:15 ... 1:30
Round 1 1:45 ... 2:35
Round 2 2:45 ... etc

Those who wish, can carry on playing informally through the evening.

Sunday: A three round McMahon tournament for the 'Devon Go Stone' (on loan from the Devon Go Club)
65m each and 20 stones in 5min overtime.
Entry 22 (con 10) including lunch.

Registration 9:30 ... 9:45
Round 1 10:00 ... 12:30
Lunch 12:30 ... 1:15
Round 2 1:15 ... 3:45
Round 3 4:00 ... 6:30
Prizegiving 6:45 ... 7:00

Before and After: Let us know if you plan be in Cornwall and would like to play go before the tournament begins. If people are interested we will gladly arrange something for Friday evening or whenever. Our normal club night is Thursday.



There is a train leaving London Paddington on Saturday morning at 7:22 which arrives in Penzance at 13.20, which is a bit tight for the rapid tournament. Please let us know if you are coming on this train and we will delay the start for you. Trains leaving Penzance on Sunday evening arrive in Paddington rather late, though there are sleepers available.

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If you have a transport problem please let us know and we'll try to arrange a lift. Please let us know IF YOU ARE COMING BY CAR and can offer someone a lift.

Here is a map showing the location of the Queens Hotel, which fronts on the Promenade. Parking is available in the hotel carpark behind the building and along the Promenade.


A buffet lunch will be provided on Sunday and a supply of tea/coffee on both days. There is a varied menu available in the Queens Hotel in the evening and Penzance in general has plenty of eating places.


Please use the Online Entry Form

Or POST to: F.J.Culmer, Rose-in-Vale, Gweek, Helston, Cornwall. TR12 7AD. Please include:

* Fees:

Non BGA members add 1.50/day

The concessionary rate is for anyone who can't afford the full rate. Conversely, wealthy students or pensioners please pay the full rate. Both rates include lunch on Sunday and some tea or coffee on both days.

Late Entry:

Better late than never ... just do your best.
There will be no compulsory byes or late entry penalties.

John Culmer 01326 573167 email

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