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2019 Otago Open

2019 Otago Open

Dear Go Players, the Otago Go Club announces the 2019 Otago Open. Here are the details.


Enjoy the mid-winter warmth of a log burner, good food and the company of other go players at the 2019 Otago Open Go Championship.

Four rounds of high quality go.  Your chance to win WAGC points”.
Prizes awarded to Champion and top kyu player and top beginner.
Demonstration of Leela/Lizzie as a game analysis tool.


Latest registration accepted Sunday 29 June

Tournament Conditions

3-4 round MacMahon.  Fischer Time. 15 minutes each + 15 seconds per move.
Sections: 1-7Dan; 1-9 Kyu+; 10-30kyu.
Tie-breaker:  Sum of Opponent’s Scores (SOS) will be used to determine winner in the event of a tie.
WAGC points:  Top 4 NZ citizens or permanent residents receive points (10,6,3,1)*


Timetable for Saturday 6 July

Registration 09:00am 09:30am
Round 1 09:30am  11:00am
Round 2 11:00am 12:30pm
Lunch 12:30pm 01:00pm
Round 3 01:00pm 02:30pm
Round 4 02:30pm 04:00pm
Prize Presentation 04:00pm


Free accommodation available.


Entry Fee $20, $10 student or under 16.  Direct credit OU Go Club (38-9014-0558495-00). Use “OO” and your name as reference.


Graeme Parmenter: 027 4988058;


*WAGC (World Amateur Go Championship) points are awarded only at NZ and regional champs.  Each year the player with the most accumulated points is invited to represent NZ at international tournaments.