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Tournament schedule update

Tournament schedule update Dear Go Players

Here is the current New Zealand tournament schedule and an update regarding our rating system.

Tournament schedule

The Go fest at Opito bay has been and gone alas. I certainly enjoyed the matches, walking on the beach at midnight, the phosphorescence in the water, swimming, canoeing in the surf, a few beers and the good company. I'll be there next year if I can.

"New Zealand vs Australia" match with the Melbourne Go community. 
- On hold for now.

Online pair Go. 
- We are still hoping to organise an event similar to the one Alan Guerin ran last year.

Auckland Go club / Auckland Korean Baduk club tournament.
- Yet to be organised.

World Amateur Go Championships
- Ken Xie will be our representative this year. The tournament is in Japan, starting in June

NZ Open. Wellington will be hosting the tournament this year. Probably in July.

Otago Open. July 6/7. 

New Zealand Open. 
- August 31 and September 1. Details to be announced soon.

Wellington Open. Changed. Swapped dates with Auckland. 
- Late September or early October.

Auckland Open. Changed. Swapped dates with Wellington. 
- This will now be in November. Same format as last year with 7 rounds. 

Palisander qualification tournament. Probably early November

‚ÄčOthers that may happen...Chch vs Otago university challenge

Christchurch open 

Australasian online tournament
- In progress

Korean Prime Minister's cup

Rating system

The ranking system previously announced is now running, we will enter results from all New Zealand tournaments into the system and use other results available to us (such as from the NZGS and the Australasian online tournament) as appropriate. Club game results can also be entered - talk to your club organizer about this.  The ranks will be available on our website when we have enough information to make them reliable.

For details of the system see: 

If you have questions or suggestions please let us know. We want the system to work well for everyone. Email:

That's all for now
Colin Grierson