Billericay Go Club

The Billericay Go Club is affiliated to the British Go Association.

It is the nearest BGA club for players from Basildon, Brentwood, Chelmsford, and Southend.

Beginners are especially welcome.

Location Billericay (South Essex)
Day most Mondays in term time
Time 7.30pm to 11.00pm
Contact Guy Footring
Telephone 01277 623305
CostFree! We don't charge any fees.
Google Map for Billericay Go Club

Billericay Go Club Calendar

Billericay Go Club meets most Mondays during university term-time, except bank holidays.
Please check regularly for updates - particularly the dates the club isn't meeting.

Club Dates
2nd JanuaryNot meeting
9th JanuaryMeeting
16th JanuaryMeeting
23rd JanuaryMeeting
30th JanuaryMeeting
6th FebruaryMeeting
13th FebruaryMeeting
20th FebruaryMeeting
27th FebruaryMeeting
6th MarchMeeting
13th MarchMeeting
20th MarchMeeting
27th MarchMeeting
3rd AprilMeeting
10th AprilMeeting
17th AprilNot meeting
24th AprilMeeting
1st MayNot meeting
8th MayMeeting
15th MayMeeting
22nd MayMeeting
29th MayNot meeting
5th JuneMeeting
Billericay Go Club in the Press: Basildon Echo - November 13 2002 (Scanned) (Text only)
Radio 4 Programme on Go Why Go? (May 2010)
Forthcoming tournaments: See
The complete Matsuda Go letters A scan saved as pdf

Go is thought to be the world's oldest board game, originating in Northern China about 3000 years ago. It is still widely played in China, and is also popular in Japan and Korea. The Japanese tradition has been the most influential amongst Western go players.

Both short term tactics and long term strategy are involved in securing areas of the board by means of positioning stones on the instersections of a 19x19 grid. Further information about the game is available from the introductory and tutorial pages of the BGA site.

Despite its apparent simplicity, and it being one of the first games to be investigated by mathematicians and games theorists, until recently no go-playing computer program was able to defeat a 9 dan professional player on a full-size (19x19) board. In March 2016 AlphaGo beat 9-dan professional Lee Sedol, losing just one of the five games played. A grading system which involves handicap stones ensures that players of different strengths can play even games.

Members of the Billericay Club attend tournaments held throughout the UK and have taken an active role in the development of go in England.

A Few Go Links

British Go Association
UK Go suppliers
Go equipment
Internet database of Go games, Go problems, Fuseki, Joseki, etc.
Harry Fearnley's Go Page (more on almost everything about Go, including many more Go links)

Background from the British Go Association
Comments to
Revised 11 January 2017