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North Carolina State Championship Go Tournament
and 21st Annual Memorial Go Tournament

Saturday, September 17, 2022,
at shelter #2, Reedy Creek, Umstead State Park, northwest Raleigh, North Carolina.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for this event. To participate you must register before 6:00 PM Friday, September 16th. After successfully completing this online form you should receive an email message confirming your registration, so please enter your email address correctly. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 30 minutes, please email Bob to confirm your registration. Check in begins Saturday morning at 8:30 AM. The first round of the tournament will begin at 9:00 AM. There will be 4 games and players must play all 4 games to be eligible for prizes.

The location of this event is shelter #2, at the Reedy Creek entrance to the park. To get to the Reedy Creek entrance coming from Durham, take I-40 to exit 287 (Cary/Harrison Ave) and turn left onto N. Harrison Ave, crossing the I-40 overpass. The Reedy Creek entrance is less than 1/4 mile. To get to the Reedy Creek entrance coming from Raleigh, take I-40 to exit 287 (Cary/Harrison Ave) and turn right onto N. Harrison Ave. The Reedy Creek entrance is less than 1/8 mile. After you enter the parking area, continue straight into the area to the far right corner (see image at left). The shelter is located about 20 yards south of the parking lot. We will have signs posted to help you locate the site. The location is on the Cary side of Umstead Park and is accessible via I-40 to Harrison Avenue. Do not use the Umstead entrance on US Hwy 70. There is no connection to the Reedy Creek entrance from US Hwy 70.

Jeff Kuang will be the Tournament Director. Time settings will be 45 minutes main time, with 5 byo-yomi periods of 30 seconds each. This is an AGA rated tournament.

Current AGA members enter at their actual AGA ratings, unless cleared by the Tournament Director to self-promote. Unrated entrants will be assigned a temporary rating after review by a strong player. Unrated players will be paired at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director.

Handicaps will be determined by the pairing software, but should generally follow the formula used in the self-paired tournament at the US Go Congress based on difference of rating, e.g. 7.5 points komi for ratings difference of 0.6 or less, 0.5 points komi for difference of 0.6 to 1.5, 2 stones handicap for difference of 1.6 to 2.5, 3 stones for difference of 2.6 to 3.5, etc. The open section will be different, with most games played without handicap. Ties will be resolved by SOS scores.

Entry costs are $30 for adults and $15 for youths 21 years old and younger. Please renew your AGA membership online before the tournament. You must be a current AGA member to participate. AGA membership or renewal forms will be available at the tournament but all fees must be paid before you can play. Please see the AGA website for information on AGA membership prices and their online form for new registrations or renewals. There will be generous cash prizes in all sections.

Since this is an open-air tournament, COVID risks are reduced. However, we will provide masks and hand sanitizer and encourage players to use them. All participants older than 12 years old must be vaccinated to participate in this event.

Please complete the registration form and either pay online or pay cash at 8:30 AM on September 17th.