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Durham Go Tournament 2013

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Tournament Details

DateSaturday June 15th - Sunday June 16th
VenueElvet Riverside rooms 145, 146 and 147
Format6 Round McMahon; Class B
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.
Time Limits40 minutes main time. Increasing overtime of 20 stones in 5 minutes, then 30 in 5, 40 in 5, etc.
Registration10:30am-11:00am, Saturday 15th June
Prize GivingFinished by 17:00pm on Sunday 16th June
Side events Lightning, 13x13
Entry Fee£20 for non-concessions
 (£18 if a BGA member)
£12 for concessions
 (£10 if a BGA member)
£7 if it's your first tournament
(Prices are halved for one day entry - let us know by email if you are only able to attend one day)
ContactAndrew Ambrose-Thurman (go.club@dur.ac.uk)

Entry Form

If you would like to make multiple entries, ask questions or have an otherwise complicated entry, please send an email to go.club@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 (Under-18; in full-time education, or unwaged.)
(Note that you can change this on registration!)


Saturday 15th:

Registration: 10.30am - 11.00am
Round 1: 11.00am - 1.00pm
Lunch: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Round 2: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Round 3: 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Dinner: 7pm onwards

Sunday 16th:

Round 4: 9.30am - 11.30am
Round 5: 11.45am - 1.45pm
Lunch: 1.45pm - 2.15pm
Round 6: 2.15pm - 4.15pm
Prizegiving: 4.30pm - 5.00pm
Dinner / drinks: 5pm onwards


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.
There is a train leaving Kings Cross at 07:30 which will get you to Durham in time for the tournament.
Having arrived at the station, you may wish to use either the Cathedral Bus or to , 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.
Elvet Riverside does not have parking accommodation directly available; the nearest parking is probably the Prince Bishops Centre multi-storey.
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 Cathedral Bus stops reasonably close to Elvet Riverside.


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 Saturday evening we will going to a local restaurant for a meal, followed by the pub.

On Sunday, after prizegiving, we'll be going to the Bridge - a pub near the station - for an early dinner and drinks while people wait for their trains.

Other Useful Information

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

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