On Saturday evening we will be having a Go playing BBQ at a nearby house. All are welcome to come to this, whether or not you've entered the tournament - including partners/families/etc. (Go playing is not compulsory!)
There will be plenty of meat (and vegetarian options), plenty of drink, and plenty of opportunity for Go playing. Inside if wet.
The Go BBQ will be £5 per head (£2 for under 12s), and this includes unlimited food and soft drinks (last year everyone seemed stuffed when they left). There's a nearby supermarket where alcohol can be bought if wanted.
To help us to plan how much to buy, please let us know if you're planning to come to just the BBQ but not the tournament (enter above, and deselect 'Tournament'. It's probably fine to just turn up (or not), but it'll be handy to know rough numbers).
The BBQ will be at 36, Wakenshaw Road, DH1 1EW (in Gilesgate). It's about a 10-15 minute walk from the tournament venue.
- By Train
Durham is easily accessible by train, as it is on the East Coast Main
Line and has direct connections to several major cities. Travel time is
about 3 hours from London, 2 hours from Edinburgh, 3 hours 30 minutes from
Liverpool, 2 hours 30 minutes from Manchester,
4 hours 30 minutes from Bristol.
- Last train from London Kings Cross which will get you to Durham in time for the tournament: 07:30
- Last train from Edinburgh which will get you to Durham in time for the tournament: 09:00
- Having arrived at the station, you may wish to use either
Bus or to
which will take about 15-20 minutes.
- By Road
- Durham is generally approached from both North
and South via the A1M. Which junction you choose to leave the motorway
from will depend on which bit of Durham you are heading for and where
you are coming from.
- Palace Green is normally closed to parking,
and there is a congestion charge to pay if you drive onto Palace Green.
The nearest parking is the
Bishops Centre multi-storey.
- For most Go players, we
recommend that you park either at your accommodation and walk (Durham
is a beautiful city which you will appreciate far more on foot!), or use either
the Durham Park and Ride or
the Prince Bishops Centre
multi-storey. The Cathedral
Bus stops opposite the Palace Green rooms.
- You would have to leave London on the Saturday morning by 6.30am to get to Durham in time for the tournament.
- You would have to leave Edinburgh on the Saturday morning by 8am to get to Durham in time for the tournament.
Durham has several hotels and B&Bs; some useful places to look are listed below.
Since the tournament is held during term time, accommodation in Colleges
is likely to be limited. However, there may be some accommodation available,
see Durham Colleges for more
A limited amount of crash-space may be available with student Go
players for the deserving. Please contact us if you would like us to
try to find some for you.
Meals and Social Stuff
On Saturday evening we will be having a Go playing BBQ at a nearby house. (Not playing Go at the BBQ is also permitted).
On Sunday, after prizegiving, we'll be going to the Bridge - a pub near the station - for an early dinner and drinks while people wait for their trains.
Other Useful Information
Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided at the venue, on an honesty box system. If you would like to donate any cakes/biscuits/etc. then they would be gratefully received!
Next door to the venue is a cafe, and there are numerous other cafes and restaurants nearby.
Other places you might like to visit while in Durham include:
- On Palace Green itself:
- Slightly further away (but still within walking distance):
For more information about the club, please email the Exec.
For questions, comments and suggestions on this site, please email the current
maintainer, Andrew Ambrose-Thurman.