Auckland 2019 Open

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You are invited to join the 2019 Auckland Go Club Open tournament on November 23-24.


 Avoid the burning sun and summer crowds, instead spend the weekend enjoying Go with us!

Prizes for all divisions. We will have three divisions.

An Open division for strong players and people who want to play against strong players. Dan level players will be required to enter the Open Division, strong Kyu players can enter if they wish. The winner of this division will be Auckland Champion for 2019.

The second division is for medium to strong kyu players. As for the open division there will be seven rounds over two days.

The third division is for beginners and weak kyu players. This division will play seven rounds of 13x13 games on Sunday afternoon.


‘Fisher’ time control will be used.


There’s a good restaurant nearby. Let’s use it. After the AGM on Sunday we will go to there for a Yum Cha lunch.


This could be our biggest tournament ever, Join us and make history!

Tournament conditions

The tournament will have 7 rounds. The first and second divisions will have four on Saturday and three on Sunday. The third division will have 7 rounds on Sunday afternoon.


Entry to first and second divisions is $25 if you pre register, $30 otherwise.

Entry to division 3 is $10 if you pre register, $15 otherwise.

Lunch on Sunday costs $25 or $15 for children (15 and under)


New Zealand rules will be used.

The first and second divisions will use Fisher Time control with 20 minutes initial time and 15 seconds added after each move. Division 3 will have 20 minutes per game … clocks?


Bread, salads, meat and so on will be provided for lunch on Saturday.

Restaurant lunch on Sunday, or you can bring your own.

Tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit will be provided both days.


The Auckland Go club AGM will be held on Sunday after the first round of play.


Divisions 1 & 2
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
14:00  -  15:40 Round 3
15:40  -  15:50 Break
15:50  -  17:30 Round 4


Divisions 1 & 2 Division 3
09:30  -  11:10 Round 5  14:00 - 14:20 Round 1
11:10  -  12:00 AGM 14:20 - 14:40 Round 2
12:00  -  13:00 Lunch, yum char 14:40 - 15:00 Round 3
13:00  -  14:40 Round 6 15:00 - 15:20 Round 4
14:40  -  14:50 Break 15:20 - 15:40 Round 5
14:50  -  16:30 Round 7 15:40 - 16:00 Round 6
16:30  -  17:00 Break (Except for the organisers) 16:00 - 16:20 Round 7
17:00 Prizegiving    
17:30 Finish    



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Unit 3/44 Portage Rd, New Lynn




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