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June 2010 Official Wellington 9 by 9 Go Tournament
This go tournament was held on Thursday 17 June, at regular Wellington Go Club venue.
 The Report
After many many postponements (the original tournament was going to be held in May) we finally managed to have a free day to hold it. Despite notice given on this website, we had a low turn-up. Only 6 people, Barry Phease, Corrin Lakeland, Tristan Phease, Allan Johnson, Yucong Phease and the tournament organiser, Edwin Phease showed up.
The rules we used were a first for any NZ-held tournament, but they worked out quite well. Due to two of the players, Allan and Tristan, being about the same strength and about 2 (9*9) stones weaker than everyone else, we divided the players into A players and B players and when an A player was playing a B player, there was to be 0 komi and 2 stones handicap given to the B player.
Unfortunately, we had a lack of sufficient 9*9 boards, so for the first 2 rounds we had to use the same board twice. Only 1 person got a bye during the tournament, Edwin. As you can see below, Barry and Corrin had the only draw. Barry, Tristan and Edwin got past round 4 and then, surprisingly, Barry defaulted, leaving Tristan and Edwin to battle it out in an anticlimactic grand final. Edwin won.
 Games in the Tournament
|Round No.||Handicap||Black Player||White Player||Black's Score||White's Score|
|Allan is eliminated|
|3||Edwin has a bye|
|Corrin is eliminated|
|Yucong is eliminated|
|Barry defaults the competition|
|Placing||Overall||A section||B section|
See June 2010 Official Wellington 9 by 9 Go Tournament Pictures for all pictures.
 Rules used
- Each round, all go players will play each other. If there is one person left over, he/she will be given a bye.
- No person will get a bye twice.
- All games will be on a 9*9 board, with NZ rules. White and black decided by nigiri.
- There will be A players and B players, decided before the start of the tournament. When an A player is playing a B player, there will be 0 komi and 2 stones handicap given to the B player.
- No two players shall play more than once, unless absolutely necessary.
- Once a player has lost 2 games, he/she will be eliminated from the tournament.
- The winner shall be the only player not eliminated from the tournament.
These rules are the ones used in KGS 9 by 9 tournaments, of which two of the participants, Edwin and Corrin, also entered.