2018 NZ Go Championship

2018 NZ Go Championship



First Kevin Liu, 5 wins

2nd= Tony Li, Su Cheng, Longyang Li, 4 wins

Fifth= Juhau Zhou, Jack Yao, 3.5 wins

7th= Graeme Parmenter, Cheng Bo, Colin Grierson, Hanping Li, Wan Xin Zhou



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Details and Registration Form


Date: 14th and 15th July 2018

Venue: 179 Avenue Road


Napier 4112

New Zealand


Entry Fee:

$25 for people earning an income and registered in advance.

$20 for people not earning an income and registered in advance.

$30 and $25 for people who do not register in advance.



There will be separate Dan and Kyu sections unless the number of entries is not sufficient, in which case there will be a single tournament using a McMahon draw to keep Dan and Kyu players separate for the first two rounds.


If there is a separate Kyu section there will be an even game tournament for Kyu players on Saturday and a handicap tournament for Kyu players on Sunday. The number of rounds and timetable will depend on the number of entries. There will be prizes for both Kyu tournaments.


The Dan, or combined, section will have a single tournament with 3 rounds on Saturday and 3 on Sunday.

  • A Swiss or McMahon draw will be used.
  • No two players will meet more than once.
  • Players on the same score will be matched in each round as far as this is possible.
  • Players from different cities will be matches where possible.


Playing conditions:

New Zealand rules will be used.

‘Fisher’ time control will be used. Each player will start with 20 minutes and will gain an additional 20 seconds after each move they make.

  • We are using Fisher time control because:
    • It is more forgiving when you run short of time (you can play a few fast moves and get some time back)
    • It does not have the abrupt change of conditions that happens now when you go into byo-yomi.
    • It stops people from taking longer than the time scheduled for a round, which can happen with our traditional time controls.
  • We have used Fisher time control in two Auckland tournaments, it worked well and people liked it.
  • Most games have about 250 moves, 125 each. So each player will have 20 minutes plus 125 x 20 seconds - 62 minutes in total.  



On Saturday please arrive before 8:45 so we have time to complete registration and make the draw.



09:15 - 11:30 Round 1

11:30 - 12:15 Lunch

12:15 - 14:30 Round 2

14:30 - 16:45 Round 3

17:00 - 18:00 New Zealand Go Society AGM

Dinner and party



08:30 - 10:45 Round 4

10:45 - 13:00 Round 5

13:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:45 Round 4

16:00 - 17:00 Prizegiving


A social party will be held on Saturday night.



People coming from outside of Napier are invited to stay with local players. Please let us know well in advance if you want to do this.



John Chen Ph 021 2941308 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you cannot get John

Colin Grierson Ph 022 1656413 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kevin Liu Ph 021 02448272 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please use the form below to register and send it by email to both John Chen and Colin Grierson.

I hope to meet (beat) you at the tournament, Sincerely John Chen



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(You need at least PR to qualify for accumulating points towards representing NZ)


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