As usual, this is the day that the clocks go back
The tournament has now taken place. Thanks to everyone who came and helped make it a success. Results are on the BGA site. This page is left as a placeholder until we're ready to accept entries for the next Wessex which, as always, 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. 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.
Additionally, we have a voucher entitling the holder to a 25 Euro discount on accommodation and meals at the 2013 European Go Congress (Olsztyn, Poland 27th July – 11th August). If you are interested, please register while at the Wessex and the voucher will be awarded to the person with most wins. Details of the EGC are here.
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 biscuits 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 to six or seven cars but residential parking does not apply on Sunday so there should be space in nearby streets. Carlton 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.