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Trigantius 2018


Date: Saturday 10th March 2018.
Venue: Cambridge University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX

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.

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 between games.

There is a 13 x 13 Novices tournament for complete beginners run in parallel with the main tournament. This has an entry fee of £2, starts at 14:00 and aims for prize giving at 16:45. To enter, or for any further enquiries regarding the novices' tournament, please email Paul Smith (paul361smith at gmail dot com).

Tournament schedule

10:00-10:30 Registration
10:45 Round 1
13:15 Lunch
14:00 Round 2
16:45 Round 3
19:15 Prize-giving


Main time 60 minutes
Overtime The first period is 10 stones in 5 minutes. This increases by 10 stones per period thereafter.
Komi 7½ in even games.
Handicap Where needed it is McMahon score difference - 1.

Entry fee

Standard £12.00
Student £9.00 full-time
Concession £8.00 in receipt of state benefit
Junior £6.00 under 13
First-timer £5.00 first time for any over-the-board tournament
Novice free first few games after learning the rules
Surcharge £5.00 if not a member of the BGA
£5.00 for late entries (received on or after Wednesday 7th March 2018)
Payment is made on the day.

How to enter

Please use the Entry Form to enter. If you are not able to do this, then please use the trigantius-text-form copied into an email, and send to Geoff Kaniuk (geoff at kaniuk dot co dot uk). If you have any further questions please phone Geoff on 01223 710582.

Players already entered are found in the current entries list. If you need to make any changes to your entry, please email Geoff. Early entry is appreciated so that we know how many boards and clocks are to be supplied by the British Go association.

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.


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 used 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.