The Isle of Man International Go Festival has become a regular and popular fixture in the BGA and European Go Calendar. It is a event which combines competitive Go with many friendly tournaments and social activities in a relaxed environment.
The next festival will be from Sunday 18 August to Friday 23 August 2013. The festival will include three tournaments: the Main, Afternoon and Handicap tournaments. The Main, held every morning is a 5-game McMahon, with 90 minutes for each player with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime. The Sunday-Tuesday Afternoon tournament is a 5 round McMahon with 60 minutes each and 20 stones in 5 minutes overtime. The Handicap Tournament, played on Thursday and Friday afternoons, will use the legendary ‘Manx Handicap System’ and has 6 rounds, and sudden death time limits of 30 minutes each.
In addition there will be social and Go activities every evening. The tournament room will be available throughout the week for anyone to play Go in.
There is information about the Isle of Man, about the town of Port Erin, about previous congresses and some contact details for hotels in the area on the links at the top of the page. The entry form which can be printed off and sent to us is also available.
For further information about the congress send us an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.