Date(s) - 02/05/2020 - 03/05/2020
London Go Centre
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This is a two day event on the first weekend in May. The Bar Low is specifically for kyu players and the MacMahon bar is set no higher than 3 kyu (so far it has always been 5 kyu or lower)
- May 2: Training sessions with strong players
- May 3: 23rd Bar Low tournament – kyu players only EGF Class C.
On Saturday night we will provide a light buffet free of charge.
For the training section participants will be split into groups for a rotating series of lectures by strong players including:
- Zeyu Qiu 5D
- Tunyang Xie 5D
- Tim Hunt 2D
- Alexander Rix 2D
- Francis Roads 1D
Thanks to a sponsor who prefers to remain anonymous:
- the weekend is free of charge for anyone aged under 18
- there is a discount for full time students
- the Bar Low is free of charge if you attend the training day
Thanks to Guo Juan the first three places in the Bar Low will each receive a €50 voucher for her Internet Go School. Books will also be awarded as prizes.
Formal entry and payment begins one hour before the start of activities on each day.
If you pre-register indicating the days you will be attending you will pay the fee associated with the date you applied.(details and fee schedule below).
|12:45||lunch (not provided)|
|17:00||kibitzing||casual games and move discussion|
|19:00||light buffet (provided)|
|18:30|| prize giving
|Adult||Student||Junior (under 18)|
|Sat 2 May
|Sun 3 May
|Discount||Sunday (Bar Low) is free to enter if you attend the training day on Saturday|
|Surcharge||£5 (all ages) if you do not pre-register or do so after 18th April
£10 if you are not a member of your national Go Association. This non-member surcharge is waived if this is your first Go tournament within Europe.
Formal registration and payment takes place on the day for each of the events.
If you pre-register indicating the days you will be attending you will pay the fee associated with the date you applied.(fee schedule below).
If the link doesn’t work, please just send an email to email@example.com titled “2nd Kyu Players Weekend” with your grade, club and country (together with your EGD PIN if you have one) and the days you wish to attend.
If you’re uncertain whether your entry has been accepted, just check our list of Pre-registered Players.
If you do not wish your name and grade to appear in the online list of players you must indicate this when you register.
If subsequently you wish your name to be removed from the online list then email us.
Your initial McMahon score (MMS) will be set from your GoR as published on the date of the tournament. If you do not have a GoR you might be required to provide other evidence of your strength. Your initial MMS determines who you will play in the first round. If you do not think your GoR is accurate (for example, you are a quickly improving kyu player who hasn’t played in any recent tournaments) please email us with your preferred strength.
Tournaments at the London Go Centre are conducted according to British Go Association Rules, broadly as follows:
|Playing time||25 minutes|
|Canadian Overtime||20 moves in 5 minutes sudden death|
|Handicap||McMahon, difference – 1 (where required)|
Players are required to be familiar with the Canadian Overtime Procedure (pdf). The BGA is currently exploring Fischer time and we might adopt this on the day.
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