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2019 Australian Digital Tournament

2019 Australian Digital Tournament

Dear Go Players,

2019 Australian Digital Tournament an annual first-class tournament of the Australian Go Association and regional tournament of the New Zealand Go Society. If you are an Australian player, it improves your national rating, earns you international representative points, the whole ball of wax. If you are a New Zealand player, it is a fun chance to crush Australian players in a trans-Tasman tournament... and improves your national rating and international representative points. If you play in or from another South Pacific nation, we earnestly invite you to join in the fun.

The tournament is on the Internet in seven rounds, one per week. Results are due by midnight Sunday by email. The draw for the next round (opponent, colour, handicap) will be sent out by midday Monday. Contact your opponent, sort out a time, play the game online, email the result and the game record to the tournament director. The tournament is an Australian Swiss draw in two divisions, open (2k to 7d) and handicap (2d to 20k, up to nine stones), using Australian (Japanese) rules.

Entries close on Friday 12 April, 2019.
Round 1 drawn Monday 15 April.
Round 2 drawn Monday 22 April.
Round 3 drawn Monday 29 April.
Round 4 drawn Monday 6 May.
Round 5 drawn Monday 13 May.
Round 6 drawn Monday 20 May.
Round 7 drawn Monday 27 May.
Results announced Monday 3 June.

To enter, please email the tournament director (Horatio Davis of the Queensland Go Society, with your rank, home club and country, and your username on the Online Go Server (and your names on the KGS Go Server, and PandaNet IGS if you have those also). Entry fee is AU$10, please PayPal to or do a direct bank transfer to the QGS (BSB 014281, account 290 909 051).

Open division first prize is $100 and the title of Australian Digital Champion, second and third prizes are $50. Handicap division first prize is $50, second and third prizes are $20.

All competitors are bound by the QGS code of conduct, which boils down to: don't cheat, don't troll, play nice. Violations attract a warning, then disqualification.