2017 Wellington Open


Date, Venue and Entry Fee

Date: 25th and 26th of November 2017

Venue: Room CO350, Cotton Building (see map), Victoria University, Wellington

(Copying from the club page: ... Cotton Building, Kelburn, Wellington City. To get there from The Terrace and Salamanca Road, go up Kelburn Parade (the street with the university on both sides). At the roundabout, carry on straight ahead instead of following most traffic up the hill. Almost immediately turn left into the car park or just park at the side of the road. Come into the Cotton Building and walk up ... stairs.

Entry Fee: $20


Playing Conditions & Draws

1 hour each, 30 seconds byo-yomi. NZ rules apply (7 points komi)

5 round McMahon. Draws will be made based on the following rules
  1. No same two players shall meet more than once
  2. Players on the same score will be matched up in the next round where possible
  3. The draw will try to ensure that each player will get to play black 3 times or white 3 times
  4. Players from different cities will be matched up where possible

Each player’s McMahon starting score will be determined by the tournament organiser.

There are Dan and Kyu sections unless the number of entries is not sufficient. The Kyu section will have handicaps to ensure fair games.

Tie-breaking: A tournament winner shall be determined by SOS in the event of a tie.


Time Table

On the first day please turn up by 8:45 am and complete your registration.

Time Table
Saturday, 25th of November Sunday, 26th of November





9:00 - 11:30 Round 1 9:30 - 12:00 Round 4
11:30 - 12:20 Lunch 12:00 - 12:50 Lunch
12:20 - 2:50 Round 2 12:50 - 3:20 Round 5
2:50 - 5:20 Round 3 3:25- 3:40 Prize Giving

A social party will be held at Saturday night.



Please advise Teru Yanagihashi with one of the following methods to indicate your interest. This is important as we need to know the number in advance.

04-9721867 (home), 04-8902287 (work), 02102672608 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Basic accommodations can be arranged. Please contact us well in advance.

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