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Durham Go Tournament 2009

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DateSaturday June 13th - Sunday June 14th
VenueCaedmon Hall, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham
Format6 Round McMahon;
Komi 7
Rules Default BGA Tournament rules apply except that handicaps, where relevant, will be at the McMahon difference and that komi will be 7. (If you don't know what this means, don't worry, you don't need to.) Mobile phones should be switched off during play, and a phone going off will be subject to penalty.
Time LimitsTo be determined precisely depending on the timetable; not to be less than an EGF Class B Tournament
RegistrationTimes slightly dependent on timetable; to be confirmed. Saturday 13th June
Prize GivingFinished by 17:00 on Sunday 15th June
Side events Lightning, 13x13
Entry FeeTo be confirmed.
ContactJenny Radcliffe/Sandy Taylor (goclub@bylands.dur.ac.uk)

Entry Form

If you would like to make multiple entries, ask questions or have an otherwise complicated entry (entry for one day only may be possible), please send an email to goclub@bylands.dur.ac.uk with the details below, otherwise, simply fill in the form and press "Enter".

Email Address
BGA Member? No Yes
Concession No Yes (Student, Under 18, Unemployed or Pensioner)
(Note that you can change this on registration!)


By Train
Durham is easily accessible by train, as it is on the East Coast Main Line and has direct connections to several major cities. Travel time is about 3 hours from London, 2 hours from Edinburgh, 3 hours 30 minutes from Liverpool, 2 hours 30 minutes from Manchester, 4 hours 30 minutes from Bristol.
Having arrived at the station, you may wish to use either the Cathedral Bus or to walk, which will take about 25 minutes and is described below.
By Road
Durham is generally approached from both North and South via the A1M. Which junction you choose to leave the motorway from will depend on which bit of Durham you are heading for and where you are coming from.
Hild-Bede does not have parking accommodation directly available; the nearest parking will be added to this website when we have worked out what it is.
For most Go players, we recommend that you park either at your accommodation and walk (Durham is a beautiful city which you will appreciate far more on foot!), or use either the Durham Park and Ride or the Prince Bishops Centre multi-storey. The tournament timetable will be such that you will easily be able to get back to the Park and Ride before it closes for the day.
On Foot
From the Insert Directions Here, Go Club!
From Other Locations Since I'm not sure who'll be coming from where ... mail the Go Club for more specific directions, if you need them!


Durham has several hotels and B&Bs; some useful places to look are listed below.

Since the tournament is held during term time, accommodation in Colleges is likely to be limited. However, there may be some accommodation available, see Durham Colleges for more information.

A limited amount of crash-space may be available with student Go players for the deserving. Please contact us if you would like us to try to find some for you.

Meals and Social Stuff

On Friday evening, Go players will be gathering in the Victoria Hotel on Hallgarth St (see the map on the meetings page of this site), certainly from 8:30pm and probably earlier. The Vic has three rooms; if you can't find us, ask at the bar, or just keep walking around the rooms until you find us.

On Saturday evening we will be descending en masse on a Chinese all-you-can-eat Buffet, before going back to the Vic again. There are many other eateries if you prefer and we can make recommendations at the time if you like.

There will probably be further ad hoc socialisation happening on Sunday evening for those who are not travelling home until Monday; quite what will depend on who!

Other Useful Information

Anyone who arrives on Friday evening is likely to find some Go players in the Victoria Hotel, on Hallgarth Street (map).

This year, the Durham tournament is happening on the same weekend as Durham Regatta.

Other places you might like to visit while in Durham include:

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