Ottawa Youth Go Tournament – Online 2020

On Sunday, November 22, 2020, Ottawa Go School and Ottawa Association of Chinese Canadian University Alumni (OACCUA) will jointly host the 2nd Ottawa Youth Go Tournament – Online 2020.

This is an annual event. This year the tournament will take place online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The tournament will be a one-day event on Sunday, November 22, 2020 on the OGS Go platform. It is open for any Go players under 18 years old in Canada. The players who have successfully completed the competition with good grading will receive an official Go Ranks Certificate issued by Canadian Go Association (CGA).

1. Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020, 9:30am – 5:00pm

2. Location:
Games will be played on OGS( OGS is a free, online platform that is accessible to everyone.

3. Cost:
Registration fee: CAD $15. (Registration ends on November 21)

4. Registration:
Please go to our Registration page to register.

5. Certificates:
All successful players can obtain an official Go Ranks Certificate.  All the certificates are issued by the Canadian Go Association (CGA). Note an additional fee of $10 will be charged for the CGA for certificate processing.

6. Tournament Schedule

9:30 am – 10:30 amRound 1
11:00 am – 12:00 pmRound 2
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch Break
1:00 pm – 2:00 pmRound 3
2:30 pm – 3:30 pmRound 4
4:00pm – 5:00pmRound 5

6. Rules:
This is a one-day 5-round tournament.
Swiss pairing rules. SOS tie breaking system.
AGA rules, 7.5 points komi.
Time setting: Each player has strict 30 minutes main time for the game, no byo-yomi.

7. Grouping:
The children’s rating competition is divided into 4 groups: Group A, B, C, D.

8. Grading methods:
1). Kyu level players: there would be 5 rounds in total. Any players win at least 2 games out of 5 will be successfully awarded with a Go Rank Certificate. 2 wins will be the rank that is self declared during registration. 3 wins to upgrade 1K, 4 wins to upgrade 2K, and 5 wins will upgrade 3K.

2). Dan level players: there would be 3 rounds in total. These game results will be reported to CGA to accumulate your CGA ranking points.

3). If there are not enough players in the same group, or if the levels of the players in the same group differs from each other greatly, a handicap will be decided by the game organizer following the Canadian Go Association rules.

4). Go levels: all the Ottawa Go School students please ask your teacher to determine the proper level. All other players please self-declare your Go level.

5). Note all players must finish all the 5 games in order to be qualified for Go rating and to get the certificate.