The 4th Bar-Low Tournament

CB2 (Cambridge Internet Bistro), Norfolk Street, Cambridge. Sunday, 7th May 2000.
The event will take place in half of the first floor area.

This event has already happened. This page has been left here merely for historical interest.

The Bar-Low Tournament is designed to appeal specially to kyu players - in fact dan players are strictly forbidden, because the MacMahon bar will be set no higher than 3 kyu. There will be five rounds under the McMahon system, with time limits of 35 minutes each, no overtime. Players may have lunch at the Bistro, if they wish. The playing area is not booked for that time, so if you are not eating, you will have to leave it.

The timing of the day will be as follows:

9:45 Registration
10:00 Round 1
11:20 Round 2
12:30 Lunch
2:30 Round 3
3:15 Round 4
5:10 Round 5
6:30 Finish

The basic entry fee is £6. There is a £3 discount for concessions (the unwaged, full-time students, under 18s, OAPs), a £2 surcharge for entries received after Thursday 4th May and a £1 surcharge for UK players who are not members of the BGA. You can enter by completing the form at the bottom of this page, or sending the information requested by the form to Matthew Woodcraft or Charles Matthews.

Organiser Matthew Woodcraft
179 Chesterton High Street
Additional Contact Charles Matthews
Tel: 01223 350096
Date Sunday 7th May 2000
Venue CB2 (Cambridge Internet Bistro)
Norfolk Street
Registration 9:45 to 10:00am

There will be a chance to play friendly games and have teaching in the morning, and up to 2 pm, in the basement function room. As part of this there will be a Novices' Competition: a separate competition for beginners, ungraded players, and those with grades up to 20 kyu. It will take place 11 am to 1 pm. There is an entry fee of £2 for this event, and prizes are awarded.

Organiser Paul Smith
Address 2 Townsend Close,
CB4 6DN.
Telephone 01223-563932

What is this MacMahon Bar?

The short answer is that if you don't know already then it probably doesn't affect you. You should just come along to the tournament and enjoy yourself. However for those who would like to know there is a page explaining how a typical go tournament works.

The entry form

I wish to take part in the Bar-Low Tournament
I wish to take part in the Novices' Competition
Go club

The basic entry fee is £6.
I am resident in the UK and not a member of the BGA. (Add £1 to the entry fee.)
My entry will be received after Thursday 4th May. (Add £2 to the entry fee.)
I am a Student, under 18, an OAP or unwaged. (Subtract £3 from the entry fee.)

These pages were last updated 29th November 2000. We would be delighted to receive your comments, so feel free to e-mail us.