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Trigantius 2017


Date: Saturday 4th March 2017.
Venue: Cambridge University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX

Organiser: Geoff Kaniuk
Email: geoff at kaniuk dot co dot uk
Phone: 01223 710582

The tournament is open to all, and players entering for the first time will be most welcome. It is a 3 round McMahon tournament run under BGA rules.

The current list of entrants can be seen here. If you do not wish your name to appear on the list, please let Geoff know by email (by the address above).

Note (2017-02-27): The novices' section starts at 14:00, with nothing planned for the morning. Sorry for the short notice about this.

Tournament schedule

10:45Round 1
14:00Round 2
16:45Round 3

Time limits

Main time60 minutes
OvertimeThe first period is 10 stones in 5 minutes. Subsequent periods increase by 10 stones per period.

There are prizes for the overall winner and all players on three wins.

There is a separate room for game analysis, and there might be stronger players available for teaching in times between games.

Novices' tournament

There is a tournament for complete beginners run in parallel with the main tournament. The schedule is as follows.

14:00Novices' 13×13 tournament
16:45Prize giving

To enter, or for any further enquiries regarding the novices' tournament, please email Paul Smith (paul361smith at gmail dot com).

Entry fee

Concession£8.00in receipt of state benefit
Junior£6.00under 13
First-time entrant£5.00first time for any over-the-board tournament
Novicefreefirst few games after learning the rules
Surcharge£5.00if not a member of the BGA
£5.00for late entries (received on or after Wednesday 1st March)

How to enter

Send your name, club and grade to the organiser. Early entry is appreciated so that we know how many boards and clocks are to be supplied by the British Go association. Payment is made on the day.

Travel details


The venue is less than ½ mile west of the bus station. Walk to John Lewis in St Andrews Street and then Downing street to Mill Lane.


The venue is about 1¼ mile north-west of the Cambridge rail station. You may catch any one of several buses from the station going towards the city (see the map below).


The nearest car park is the Grand Arcade, but it is probably best to use Park & Ride.

Refreshments & lunch


The University Social Club will be providing light refreshments during the tournament.


The venue is very near to the University Centre (where Trigantius uset to be hosted some years back), and there is a good restaurant in the Centre. The local pub is The Mill, situated just outside the venue on the bank of the river Cam.