2021 New Zealand Digital Tournament

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The NZGS invites you to play in the 2021 New Zealand Digital Tournament

To get the 2021 'Down under' go year underway the New Zealand Go Society is running our first digital tournament. We are unashamedly copying much from the Australian Digital tournament as it is worthy of emulation. Let's play and get some games before the in person tournaments start.

 

The tournament is open to players from New Zealand, Australia and South Pacific nations. For New Zealand players the tournament results will count towards your NZGS points and National ranking as with other regional tournaments. Australian players will likewise receive ranking and international representation points.

 

The tournament is on the Internet in six rounds, one per week. Results are due by midnight Sunday by email. The draw for the next round (opponent, colour, handicap) will be sent out by midday Monday. Contact your opponent, sort out a time, play the game online, email the result and the game record to the tournament director. The tournament is a Swiss draw in two divisions, open (2k to 7d) and handicap (2d to 20k, up to nine stones), using New Zealand (similar to Chinese) rules and Fisher time control of 30 minutes starting time and 20 seconds added per move (about 1 to 1 1/4 hours each)

 

Entries close on Friday 14 May 2021.

Round 1 drawn Monday 17 May.

Round 2 drawn Monday 24 May.

Round 3 drawn Monday 31 May.

Round 4 drawn Monday 7 June.

Round 5 drawn Monday 14 June.

Round 6 drawn Monday 21 June.

Results announced Monday 28 June.

 

To enter, please email the tournament director (Colin Grierson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) with your rank, home club and country, and your username on the Online Go

 Server (and your names on the KGS Go Server, and PandaNet IGS if you have those also).

 

Entry fee is NZ$10, you can either:

- do a direct bank transfer to the NZGS account 03-0149-0095693-000

- use Paypal, you can send your entry fee to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please, add a note with your name and the purpose of the payment.

 

Open Division (2k to 7d)

Open division first prize is $100 and the title of New Zealand Digital Champion, second and third prizes are $50.

- Open division games have komi of 7 points to white and no handicap stones.

- Game settings: Fisher timing with 30 minutes main time plus 20 seconds per move, Chinese (area) scoring and counting, colour is specified in the draw. No nigiri.

- Set your game to public and save a copy of the SGF for us.

- We may introduce a McMahon bar between the top players and the rest of the division for the first couple of rounds, to avoid highly mismatched games. The sections of each division will be reunited from the third round onwards.

Handicap Division (20k to 2d)

Handicap division first prize is $50, second and third prizes are $20.

- Handicap division games will have a number of stones listed and generally no komi.

- Even games in the handicap division, have komi of 7 points to white and no handicap stones.

- Stones, if any, will be given at one stone per one difference in rank, up to nine stones.

- Game settings: Fisher timing with 30 minutes main time plus 20 seconds per move, Chinese (area) scoring and counting, colour is specified in the draw. No nigiri.

- Set your game to public and save a copy of the SGF for us.

- We may introduce a McMahon bar between the top players and the rest of the division for the first couple of rounds, to avoid highly mismatched games. The sections of each division will be reunited from third round onwards.

Conduct

All competitors must behave reasonably: don't cheat, don't  troll, play nice. Violations attract a warning, then disqualification. We don't have an official code of conduct, you can look at the Queensland Go Society Code of Conduct https://queensland.go.org.au/code-of-conduct-faq/ if you want specifics. Games may be reviewed by the tournament referee, Kevin Liu 7dan. If there is suspected cheating the tournament director has the right to make whatever decision they feel appropriate. 

 

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