We are trying a few new things in this tournament to make it more interesting and enjoyable. Come and try it out..
Playing Go is good - so let’s play more.
We are increasing the number of rounds from 5 to 7 and reducing the time limits from 1hr:15 each per game to approximately 50 minutes each so that everything fits.
Having more rounds will let you have more games (good) and the extra games should all be against players of a similar skill level as you (also good).
We will use ‘Fisher’ time control instead of our usual method.
Fisher time control gives you an initial time allocation and adds a little more time for every move you make.
We will start with 10 minutes and give another 20 seconds for each move. An average game is about 250 moves long - 125 moves each, which amounts to 2500 seconds or 42 minutes, plus the starting 10.
We are using Fisher time control because it is more forgiving when you run short of time (you can play a few fast moves and get some time back) and it stops people from taking a lot longer than the expected time, which can happen with our traditional time controls.
There’s a good restaurant next door. Let’s use it. After the AGM on Sunday we will go to there for a Yum Cha lunch.
This will cost an additional $25, and you can opt out if you want - but we really hope you will join us.
Because the organisers will be going to the lunch the playing area will be closed for that time.
Lunch on Saturday will be BYO - but we will have tea, coffee, fruit and biscuits through the day and for morning and afternoon tea.
We hope these changes will make for an enjoyable tournament for everyone.
The tournament will have 7 rounds. Four on Saturday and three on Sunday.
Entry cost is $20 if you pre register, $25 otherwise, plus $25 for lunch on Sunday.
Please pre-register - (The registration form is at the end of this document)
New Zealand rules will be used.
Fisher Time control will be used with 10 minutes initial time and 20 seconds added after each move.
Bring your own lunch on Saturday. Lunch will be at the Enjoy Inn restaurant next door on Sunday, or you can provide your own lunch.
If you are providing your own lunch be aware that you will not be able to stay in the playing venue. Because the organisers will not be there to supervise we have to have everyone leave for that period.
Tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit will be provided both days.
The Auckland Go club AGM will be held on Sunday after the first round of play.
If you would like to discuss anything then, please let us know now, so that we can publish it before the AGM allowing people to think about it in advance.