As usual, this is the day that the clocks go back
Note: Important information about travel is at the end of the end of the page - the Bristol/Bath marathon and road layout changes in Widcombe.
Thanks to everyone who came and helped to make the last tournament a success. Results will be posted on the British Go Association web site.
This page is left as a placeholder until we are ready to accept entries for the next Wessex. As always, this will be on the Sunday that British Summer Time ends. Please come back for details in September or watch for our announcement through the BGA.
This is a three-round, even-game McMahon competition played to AGA rules. There will be 60 minutes each on the clock. Overtime will be 30 stones in the first five minutes and 60 stones in each subsequent five minute period. Komi is 7.5 points, or 0.5 points in handicap games. The Wessex is a Class B tournament for official rating purposes.
Prizes will be awarded to the players with the highest number of wins. The overall winner will also hold the Wessex Trophy for one year.
Registration 9.15 – 10.00 First round 10.15 Prizegiving Around 18.00
We will accept entries on the day without surcharge but it really helps to have an idea of numbers. Use the form below if you can, or enter by email or post. These options are described in the PDF you can download here. It also has a map and directions useful on the day even if you enter online.
The entry fee includes all-day tea, coffee and snacks but not lunch. Pubs and food outlets are nearby, or bring your own.
The tournament will once again be held at:
To reach Bath from the M4, leave at Exit 18 and follow the signs. Parking at the hall is limited but residential parking restrictions do not apply on Sunday so there should be space in nearby streets. Calton Gardens, just above the hall, is probably the best bet. There is a handy footpath starting at the end of the line of houses (easy to see in satellite view zoomed in).
Bath train and bus stations are just a few minutes walk from the hall. We don't know the times of public transport so please check your journey in advance.
The blue pin on the map below shows the tournament location. As noted above, the downloadable PDF has directions and a map.
The map in the immediate vicinity of the hall shows recent road layout changes in Widcombe. The direction of one-way traffic through the shops in Claverton Street has reversed. If approaching along the dual carriageway from the west, turn right and right again before you get to the shops (near Halfpenny Bridge) instead of trying to go past the back of the shops and coming back through them. That isn't possible any more.
The Bristol to Bath Marathon takes place on the same day. The tournament venue is well away from the route but anyone travelling from the west should allow for diversions. Closures on the west of town start at 9 - 9.30am. Aim to be parked in Bath before 9.30am if you can and use Junction 18 rather than cutting across from the M32. Roads will re-open long before the tournament ends.
Residential parking restrictions do not apply on Sundays so Calton Gardens and Alexandra Road should be OK if there is no room in St Mark's road. However if you're desperate, we have the key to the gate to the side of the hall and could accommodate a few cars there. Ask an organiser if in need.