Otago Open 2018


Otago Open 2018

Sunday July 22




A tournament for everyone with prizes to be won in three sections.




The Otago Open trophy Titanium disc with mounted bone and greenstone stones, competed for since 1988, WAGC* points and cash prize.


The Invincible trophy 1-9 kyu players. 1st Edition of ‘Invincible – The games of Shusaku’ by John Power, the finest book of go commentaries in English. The trophy is inscribed with the winner's name and they receive a copy as their prize.


The 10 kyu trophy 10 kyu-30 kyu. Winners name added to the classic Shalbury Games kauri board, which they get to keep for a year. The winner also receives a book prize.


*WAGC or World Amateur Go Championship points are available at the NZ Go Championship and regional go tournaments. Each year the player with the most points is invited to attend the World Amateur Go Championship (established 1979).




8 Michie St



Tournament conditions


3-4 round MacMahon (dependant on numbers)

Fischer Time. 15 minutes each + 15 seconds per move.


Entry Fee $30:00 adult, $20 student or under 16. Cash at registration or direct credit OU Go Club (38-9014-0558495-00). Use “OO” and your name as reference.


Register by Saturday 15 July and receive a $10 discount on entry.


Draws will be made based on the following rules:


1. No two players shall meet more than once

2. Players on the same score will be matched in the next round where possible

3. Players from different cities will be matched where possible

4. Players will play black and white an equal number of times where possible



Players’ McMahon starting score will be determined by the tournament director.


Sections: 1-7Dan; 1-9 Kyu+; 10-30kyu depending on the number of entries.


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) used to decide representatives at international tournaments.




Sunday 22 July


Registration 9:00am – 9:30am


Round 1 9:30am - 11:00am

Round 2 11:00am – 12:30pm

Lunch 12:30pm - 1.00pm

Round 3 1:00pm - 2.30pm

Round 4 2:30pm – 4:00pm


Prize presentation 4:00



Accommodation available, but let us know before you arrive!



Graeme Parmenter: 027 4988058; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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