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2008 NZ Open
The 2008 NZ Open Go Championships
13 - 14 September 2008
Saturday 13 September Sunday 14 September 8:30 Registration 9:00 Round 1 9:00 Round 4 12:00 Lunch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Round 2 12:30 Round 5 15:15 Afternoon Tea 15:15 Afternoon Tea 15:30 Round 3 15:30 Round 6 18:30 End of play – 18:30 Presentation of Prizes Evening social function, to be advised.
Clocks will be started punctually at the commencement of each round.
Systems Advisory Services Ltd (SAS) 520 Great South Rd, Greenlane.
Parking and entrance are on Woodbine Street
[[Colin Grierson]], phone 532-9996, email: firstname.lastname@example.org<br /> [[Shiyong Du]], phone 263-7588, email: email@example.com<br /> [[Michael Taler]], phone 620-9872 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The AGM will be held Saturday 13th of September immediately the last players complete round 3
(probably around 18:00)
To be paid upon arrival at tournament venue.
Open division $25; Handicap division $20
NZ rules will be in use throughout the tournament.
Time limit: 1 hour 15 minutes per player plus 30 second byo-yomi.
Black's clock will be started at the time scheduled for the round.
The release rule will be strictly adhered to. That is, once the stone is placed and released it cannot be moved.
Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the open division and top places in the handicap division.
The Club will use all profits for prizes in an effort to encourage entries.
Top place-getters in the Open Division will be awarded WAGC points, subject to being fully paid up members of the NZGS and NZ permanent residents.
Winners advance their score by 1 point.
The initial starting rank will not change with game results. However, estimated ranks may be varied at the discretion of the tournament director.
Unranked players will be permitted to register in the handicap division only at the discretion of the director.
No player is to have more than 1 bye.
Whenever possible, players shall not be paired more than once and pairing of players from the same club will be avoided.
Those players who quit the tournament early will be recorded and could be restricted in future tournaments at the discretion of the tournament director.
The main social event will be after play on Saturday.
Details will be provided at the tournament, but please note there may be a small cost involved.
Please fill out the entry form and send it to: Colin Grierson, 82 Dalwhinnie Parade, Howick
Fees may be paid at registration.