Dear Go Players, the Auckland Go club invites you to our 2020 Open tournament on Saturday and Sunday October the 3rd & 4th
October has crept up behind the Covid virus and is almost on us, and with October comes the Auckland Go tournament - It was to be the NZ Open tournament, with the Auckland tournament in November, but because of the Covid 19 disruption we have swapped them so more people can come to the Open - hopefully!
If all goes well - Covid 19 wise - groups of 20 or more will be allowed and we should be good to go. You have to be in to win, so we are planning for good news and our tournament is on!
If things don't go well we will replan and organise an online tournament - because the New Zealand Open is scheduled for November 21 and 22 we cannot move it later.
The format of the tournament is similar to last year… with just a few changes.
Celebrate the easing of Covid 19 restrictions, have fun and win some WAGC points* at our tournament!
Saturday (both divisions)
09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 11:10 Round 1
11:10 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 13:00 Round 2
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch - Bring your own or buy from the nearby shops
14:00 - 15:40 Round 3
15:40 - 15:50 Break
15:50 - 17:30 Round 4
18:00 - 19:00 (Approx) Dinner
20:00 - 22:00 (Approx) Team game
Sunday (both divisions)
Divisions 1 & 2
09:30 - 11:10 Round 5
11:10 - 12:00 AGM
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch - Bring your own or buy from the nearby shops
13:00 - 14:40 Round 6
14:40 - 14:50 Break
14:50 - 16:30 Round 7
16:30 - 17:00 Break (Except for the organisers)
Every year we are invited to send representatives to international Go tournaments including the World Amateur Go Championship, the Korean Prime Minister’s Cup, and the World Pair Go tournament. These tournaments are big, very well run, provide free food, accommodation, local transport and frequently include sightseeing. Some even subsidise the airfare to the country where the tournament is held. They are great! Really fun to go to.
To decide who gets to go, we keep a ‘WAGC points table’ (you can see it on the NZGS website go.org.nz) When a tournament invitation is received, the person at the top of the table is invited first. If they decline then the next person is invited and so on. The points system is designed so that there is a clear and fair way to choose representatives and so a large number of people get to go to the tournaments, not the same people many times.
WAGC points are won at our tournaments
The points ‘decay’ - every year ¼ of the points held are removed
Points are removed from the people who go to the tournaments
WAGC points can be won by any NZ Go society member who has permanent residence in New Zealand. (However most international tournaments require representatives to be citizens of the country they are representing)
Please tell us a bit about yourself…
Your playing strength:
Your contact details:
Are you a NZ citizen?
If you are not a NZ citizen, does your visa allow you to stay in New Zealand permanently?
Do you want to be part of the New Zealand Go Society?
Do you want to receive email from the New Zealand Go Society about coming events and other things relevant to the New Zealand Go community?
Please add any comments or suggestions you have regarding this tournament and Go activity in New Zealand.