Date(s) - 28/12/2021 - 31/12/2021
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
London Go Centre
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Please note our new (and permanent) home (thanks to the legacy of T Mark Hall).
This is a seven round tournament rated EGF Class A together with lightning and pair go tournaments.
The David Ward Cup in memory of the long term organiser of this tournament, will be awarded to the best placed British player, together with a £50 prize. (The cup and endowment has been generously donated by Helen Ward, his widow).
|•||Top group 1st prize||£250|
|•||Below the bar 1st prize||£100|
|•||(new) Best single digit player kyu player||£40|
|•||Best double digit player kyu player||£30|
|•||Lightning 1st prize prize||£60|
|•||Pair Go 1st team prize||£60|
Formal entry begins at midday on 28th December. However you can pre-register now (see below). You will pay the entry fee appropriate to the date you pre-registered.
There is no requirement to pay before 28th December. However in order to guarantee your place please read “pre-registration” carefully.
After the formal tournament ends we are planning either an informal 9×9 or Rengo with token prizes.
There will be NYE celebrations (including an optional buffet meal) and we will see in the new year. To reserve a place for the buffet in advance please ask.
You can find out how to get to the tournament here.
There is no accommodation on site however we do have a list of hotels and other accommodation many of which are within a 15 minute walk.
|Tuesday 28||12:00 – 14:00||Registration|
|Wednesday 29||10:00||Round 3|
|Thursday 30||10:00||Round 5|
|Friday 31||10:00||Round 7|
|18:00||New Year’s Eve Meal|
|till late||Games and drinks|
If you are registered for the main tournament then there is no separate entry fee either for the Lightning Tournament or for the Pair Go Tournament. These are included in the main entry fee as are lectures or any other side event.
|Full||Student||Junior (under 18)|
|Early Bird (applications before 1 November)||£35||£25||£15|
|Late (applications after 14th December)||£55||£45||£35|
||If you are not registered for the congress then for each side event (lightning or pair go) there is a fee of £10 per player (£5 for junior). For lectures you are requested to make a donation to LGC.|
|Surcharge||£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 takes place when the tournament starts unless you have paid in advance. There is no obligation to pay in advance but please read “pre-registration” below.
You can pre-register now to join the registration queue. You will pay the entry fee associated with your date of pre-registration whenever you pay.
If the link doesn’t work or if you prefer, please just send an email to: email@example.com titled “LOGC 2021 ” with your grade, club and country (together with your EGD PIN if you have one).
To guarantee your place you must pay in advance as detailed here and in your acknowledgement email. If you cannot attend then if we can re-use your place you will get a full refund as soon as your place is taken.
REGISTERED AND PRE-REGISTERED PLAYERS
The list of registered and pre-registered players is here. The entry list is in two sections:
- registered players
- pre-registered players
Registered players have paid in advance and are guaranteed a place.
Pre-registered players are in a queue by date of pre-registration.
As soon as you choose to pay you are moved to the registered players list. Once the number of registered players reaches the tournament limit the pre-registered players list becomes a waiting list.
If you cannot see your name or would prefer us not to publish it please contact us and ask for the entry list to be updated.
The London Open Go Congress is conducted according to adapted EGF rules and participation in the tournament implies knowledge and acceptance of these rules. A reference copy will be available during the tournament.
|Handicap (if required)||McMahon difference – 1|
|Digital Timing (default)||50 minutes + 20 seconds/move (Fischer Time)|
|Analogue Timing (only if needed)||90 minutes main time (either player 19 kyu or stronger), 60 minutes otherwise, then 20 moves in 5 minutes (Canadian Overtime).|
INITIAL McMAHON SCORE
Your initial McMahon score (MMS) determines who you will play in the first round. Your 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. 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.
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
|1st place||2nd place||3rd place|
|Below the Bar||£100||£50||£20|
|Best single digit kyu||£40||£20||£10|
|Best double digit kyu||£30||£15||£5|
Tournament Certificates will be awarded to anyone with five wins or more.
Lightning Tournament: 1st £60, 2nd £30
Pair Go: 1st team £60, 2nd team £30
We have no intention to misuse your data. The only way we use your data is for Go related purposes. Please read our Data Usage and Protection Policy. It is a condition of entry that we can publish the details of the results.