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2021 New Year VITENZ Go Tournament

2021 New Year VITENZ Go Tournament

 

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Dear Go Players, sorry about yesterday's email which I meant to send just to myself!  Here is the finished version :-)

 

The Auckland Go Club, in association with the New Image Group, invites you to the 2021 New Year VITENZ Go Tournament on the first two days of 2021. This tournament will be generously sponsored by the New Image Group - First prize will be $500! Second and third will receive $300 and $200 and there will be product prizes also. Lunches will be provided.

To register for the tournament please click here and fill in the form. 

The tournament will be held at the New Image Group offices, 19 Mahunga Drive Mangere Bridge. If we have sufficient entries we will have an open division and another division for weaker players otherwise there will be just one division.

As well at the prizes and the fun of playing, this tournament will be used to find a holder for the Go-Kichi trophy, which has recently been relinquished by Barry Phease. The Go Kichi trophy is a rather nice Goban, donated to the NZ Go society by Ray Tomes in 1988. It is to be held by one person who must accept at least 1 challenge every two months. Of course if the challenger wins, they get the Goban and become the new holder. The winner of this tournament will become the new Go Kichi holder and the challenges can begin again.  (The Go-Kichi rules are at the bottom of this document)

You get the Goban, not the stones. To get stones too you need to win the NZ open! 

 


 

Tournament details

Date: 
1st and 2nd January 2021

Venue: 
New Image Group offices, 19 Mahunga Drive, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, New Zealand

Entry Fee:
$20 for people earning an income and registered in advance.
$10 for people not earning an income and registered in advance.
$30 and $20 for people who do not register in advance.

Draw:
If there are sufficient entries there will be an Open division for strong players (2dan and up) and a second division for weaker players. Players with a one Dan rank can choose the division they wish to play 

If the number of entries is not sufficient, there will be a single tournament using a McMahon draw to keep stronger and weaker players separate for the first two rounds.

Both divisions will have 3 rounds on Saturday and 3 on Sunday. 

  • A Swiss draw if there are two divisions. A McMahon draw will be used if there is one division with strong and weak players..¬†
  • No two players will meet more than once.
  • Players on the same score will be matched in each round as far as this is possible.
  • Players from different cities will be matched where possible.

Playing conditions:
New Zealand rules will be used.

‚ÄėFisher‚Äô time control will be used. Each player will start with 20 minutes and will gain an additional 20 seconds after each move they make.

  • 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)¬†
    • It does not have the abrupt change of conditions that happens now when you go into byo-yomi.¬†
    • It stops people from taking longer than the time scheduled for a round, which can happen with our traditional time controls.
    • Most games have about 250 moves, 125 each. So each player will have 20 minutes plus 125 x 20 seconds - 62 minutes in total.¬†¬†

Questions and disagreements must be referred to the tournament organiser who will make a final ruling.

Determining the winner:
Players will be ranked by

  1. Number of wins. The person who wins the most games comes first
  2. Head to head results. If two people win the same number of games, the result of the game against each other determines the overall result
  3. S.O.S. (Sum of opponent’s scores)
  4. If players still cannot be separated, the result will be a draw. 

Timetable:

On Saturday please arrive before 9:00am so we have time to complete registration and make the draw.

Friday January 1st
09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 11:45 Round 1
11:45 - 12:30 Lunch (this will be provided) 
12:30 - 14:45 Round 2
14:45 - 17:00 Round 3

Saturday January 2nd
09:30 - 11:45 Round 4
11:45 - 12:30 Lunch (this will be provided) 
12:30 - 14:45 Round 5
14:45 - 17:00 Round 6
17:15 - 17:45 Prizegiving

Accomodation:
People coming from outside of Auckland are invited to stay with local players. Please let us know well in advance if you want to do this.

Contacts:

Gang Du Ph 021 08325184 Email dugangnz@gmail.com

Colin Grierson Ph 022 1656413 Email coling3a@gmail.com

 

Registration

To register for the tournament please click here and fill in the form. 

If you have difficulty with the form enter your details below and email them to Gang Du dugangnz@gmail.com

See you at the tournament!

 


 

2021 New Year VITENZ Go Tournament Entry Form (if you can't use the online form)

Please tell us a bit about yourself…

Your name:  _____________________________________________

Your playing strength: _______

Your contact details:

- email: __________________________________

- Phone numbers: ______________

 

Do you want to be part of the New Zealand Go Society? __
(There is currently no fee for this.) 

Do you want to receive email from the New Zealand Go Society about coming events and anything else relevant to the New Zealand Go community? __ 

Please add any comments or suggestions you have regarding this tournament and Go activity in New Zealand

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

 


 

Go Kichi Trophy challenge rules

  1. The Go Kichi trophy is a goban and will of course be used when challenges for it are played.

  2. All members of the NZ Go society living in New Zealand of dan rank, as recognised by the NZ Go Society, may challenge for the trophy.

  3. At the end of the annual NZ Go Congress, all eligible players who wish to challenge for the trophy will be placed in order, according to their NZ rating at that time, to make a challenge list.

  4. At any other time, players may request to be added to the bottom of the list, provided they are not already on the list or the current holder.

  5. So long as names remain on the list, the holder must accept a challenge from the player at the top of the list within two months of the previous challenge. After a challenge, the loser may immediately be added to the bottom of the list.

  6. The trophy will remain at all times in New Zealand. In the event of the holder going overseas for more than three months, or for any other reason an outstanding challenge is not accepted within three months, then the trophy will be surrendered. 

  7. In the event of surrender for any reason, the previous latest holder of the trophy who is prepared to defend it, will accept the next challenger from the list, with the winner becoming the new holder.

  8. The trophy holder will give a challenger a full month’s notice of at least two weekend dates to choose from, and the challenger must accept one within two weeks, or be passed over to the next challenger on the list.

  9. The challenger must travel to the defender’s home town for the challenge at the mutually agreed date. The defender will supply accommodation and meals, or arrange someone else to supply them. 

  10. Challengers will be decided by the first to win three games, with a jigo (draw) counting as a win for white. Time clocks will be used with 2 hours each and 60 seconds byo-yomi. The NZ rules of Go will apply to all games. Colours will be decided by nigiri for the first game, and then alternate. The conditions may be varied by mutual agreement, but not to less than two wins, and not less than 90 minutes each and 30 seconds byo-yomi.

  11. A book to be kept with the trophy will have the details of all challenges entered including game records if possible. Whenever the trophy changes hands, the number of matches won by the previous holder will be recorded, and the date and name of the new holder.

  12. When a previous holder loses the trophy, they will be allowed to challenge for it within six months (that is third on the challenge list even if there is an intervening congress).

  13. These conditions will only be altered by a motion supported by at least 75% of those voting at an AGM of the NZ Go Society. Any disputes will be resolved by arbitration of the committee of the NZ Go Society.

  14. All holders and challengers are asked to participate in good spirit, and to play as many challenges as possible, thereby making the name of the trophy appropriate.

  15. The trophy was donated by Ray Tomes upon his return from the 10th World Amateur Go Championships, and dedicated to the spirit of friendship shown by the Nihon Ki-in and Japan air Lines in fostering world Go.

 




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 on the first two days of 2021. This tournament will be generously sponsored by the New Image Group - First prize will be $500! Second and third will receive $300 and $200 and there will be product prizes also. Lunches will be provided.

To register for the tournament please click here and fill in the form. 

The tournament will be held at the New Image Group offices, 19 Mahunga Drive Mangere Bridge. If we have sufficient entries we will have an open division and another division for weaker players otherwise there will be just one division.

As well at the prizes and the fun of playing, this tournament will be used to find a holder for the Go-Kichi trophy, which has recently been relinquished by Barry Phease. The Go Kichi trophy is a rather nice Goban, donated to the NZ Go society by Ray Tomes in 1983. It is to be held by one person who must accept at least 1 challenge every two months. Of course if the challenger wins, they get the Goban and become the new holder. The winner of this tournament will become the new Go Kichi holder and the challenges can begin again.  (The Go-Kichi rules are at the bottom of this document)

You get the Goban, not the stones. To get stones too you need to win the NZ open! 

 


 

Tournament details

Date: 
1st and 2nd January 2021

Venue: 
New Image Group offices, 19 Mahunga Drive, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, New Zealand

Entry Fee:
$20 for people earning an income and registered in advance.
$10 for people not earning an income and registered in advance.
$30 and $20 for people who do not register in advance.

Draw:
If there are sufficient entries there will be an Open division for strong players (2dan and up) and a second division for weaker players. Players with a one Dan rank can choose the division they wish to play 

If the number of entries is not sufficient, there will be a single tournament using a McMahon draw to keep stronger and weaker players separate for the first two rounds.

Both divisions will have 3 rounds on Saturday and 3 on Sunday. 

  • A Swiss draw if there are two divisions. A McMahon draw will be used if there is one division with strong and weak players..¬†
  • No two players will meet more than once.
  • Players on the same score will be matched in each round as far as this is possible.
  • Players from different cities will be matched where possible.

Playing conditions:
New Zealand rules will be used.

‚ÄėFisher‚Äô time control will be used. Each player will start with 20 minutes and will gain an additional 20 seconds after each move they make.

  • 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)¬†
    • It does not have the abrupt change of conditions that happens now when you go into byo-yomi.¬†
    • It stops people from taking longer than the time scheduled for a round, which can happen with our traditional time controls.
    • Most games have about 250 moves, 125 each. So each player will have 20 minutes plus 125 x 20 seconds - 62 minutes in total.¬†¬†

Questions and disagreements must be referred to the tournament organiser who will make a final ruling.

Determining the winner:
Players will be ranked by

  1. Number of wins. The person who wins the most games comes first
  2. Head to head results. If two people win the same number of games, the result of the game against each other determines the overall result
  3. S.O.S. (Sum of opponent’s scores)
  4. If players still cannot be separated, the result will be a draw. 

Timetable:

On Saturday please arrive before 9:00am so we have time to complete registration and make the draw.

Saturday
09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 11:45 Round 1
11:45 - 12:30 Lunch (this will be provided) 
12:30 - 14:45 Round 2
14:45 - 17:00 Round 3

Sunday
09:30 - 11:45 Round 4
11:45 - 12:30 Lunch (this will be provided) 
12:30 - 14:45 Round 5
14:45 - 17:00 Round 6
17:15 - 17:45 Prizegiving

Accomodation:
People coming from outside of Auckland are invited to stay with local players. Please let us know well in advance if you want to do this.

Contacts:

Gang Du Ph 021 08325184 Email dugangnz@gmail.com

Colin Grierson Ph 022 1656413 Email coling3a@gmail.com

 

Registration

To register for the tournament please click here and fill in the form. 

If you have difficulty with the form enter your details below and email them to Gang Du dugangnz@gmail.com

See you at the tournament!

 


 

2021 New Year VITENZ Go Tournament Entry Form (if you can't use the online form)

Please tell us a bit about yourself…

Your name:  _____________________________________________

Your playing strength: _______

Your contact details:

- email: __________________________________

- Phone numbers: ______________

- Address: _______________________________________________________

Are you a NZ citizen? __
(We need to know this when inviting people to represent NZ in international tournaments)

If you are not a NZ citizen, do you have "Permanent Residence"? __
(You need at least PR to qualify for accumulating points towards representing NZ)

Do you want to be part of the New Zealand Go Society? __
(There is currently no fee for this.) 

Do you want to receive email from the New Zealand Go Society about coming events and anything else relevant to the New Zealand Go community? __ 

Please add any comments or suggestions you have regarding this tournament and Go activity in New Zealand

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

 


 

Go Kichi Trophy challenge rules

  1. The Go Kichi trophy is a goban and will of course be used when challenges for it are played.

  2. All members of the NZ Go society living in New Zealand of dan rank, as recognised by the NZ Go Society, may challenge for the trophy.

  3. At the end of the annual NZ Go Congress, all eligible players who wish to challenge for the trophy will be placed in order, according to their NZ rating at that time, to make a challenge list.

  4. At any other time, players may request to be added to the bottom of the list, provided they are not already on the list or the current holder.

  5. So long as names remain on the list, the holder must accept a challenge from the player at the top of the list within two months of the previous challenge. After a challenge, the loser may immediately be added to the bottom of the list.

  6. The trophy will remain at all times in New Zealand. In the event of the holder going overseas for more than three months, or for any other reason an outstanding challenge is not accepted within three months, then the trophy will be surrendered. 

  7. In the event of surrender for any reason, the previous latest holder of the trophy who is prepared to defend it, will accept the next challenger from the list, with the winner becoming the new holder.

  8. The trophy holder will give a challenger a full month’s notice of at least two weekend dates to choose from, and the challenger must accept one within two weeks, or be passed over to the next challenger on the list.

  9. The challenger must travel to the defender’s home town for the challenge at the mutually agreed date. The defender will supply accommodation and meals, or arrange someone else to supply them. 

  10. Challengers will be decided by the first to win three games, with a jigo (draw) counting as a win for white. Time clocks will be used with 2 hours each and 60 seconds byo-yomi. The NZ rules of Go will apply to all games. Colours will be decided by nigiri for the first game, and then alternate. The conditions may be varied by mutual agreement, but not to less than two wins, and not less than 90 minutes each and 30 seconds byo-yomi.

  11. A book to be kept with the trophy will have the details of all challenges entered including game records if possible. Whenever the trophy changes hands, the number of matches won by the previous holder will be recorded, and the date and name of the new holder.

  12. When a previous holder loses the trophy, they will be allowed to challenge for it within six months (that is third on the challenge list even if there is an intervening congress).

  13. These conditions will only be altered by a motion supported by at least 75% of those voting at an AGM of the NZ Go Society. Any disputes will be resolved by arbitration of the committee of the NZ Go Society.

  14. All holders and challengers are asked to participate in good spirit, and to play as many challenges as possible, thereby making the name of the trophy appropriate.

  15. The trophy was donated by Ray Tomes upon his return from the 10th World Amateur Go Championships, and dedicated to the spirit of friendship shown by the Nihon Ki-in and Japan air Lines in fostering world Go.

 




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