|The Triangle Go Group||Staying Connected for Over 50 Years|
Join us for a self paired ratings tournament and free book exchange at the 2 day New Year's Memorial event in Hillsborough, NC, January 25 and 26, 2020. Stop by anytime between 9 AM and 6 PM on either or both days to pick up free Go books, play a rated (or unrated) game or 5, celebrate Chinese New Year and remember Go players who have moved to a new level. Registration is optional, but a listing of registered players will be available on this site. My house can only accommodate up to 16 players at one time so registration is encouraged. If we reach more than 16 registrants for either day I'll contact each of them to determine a workable solution. We'll have over 4 boxes of new and old Go books available for distribution. Clocks, stones and boards will be provided and the usual AGA rules will be observed. We will offer drinks and light snacks and there are a number of lunch options nearby.
The location of the Tournament is Bob's house in Hillsborough. Directions will be emailed to everyone who completes registration. Please register at your earliest convenience and you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of your registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please email Bob to confirm your registration. Play begins Saturday and Sunday morning at 9:00 AM or whenever you show up, and may continue into the evening.
You may decide if your games will be rated or unrated prior to playing each game. You must be a current AGA member to have your games rated. Please be sure you have a membership or renew via the web at www.usgo.org before the tournament begins.
Current AGA members should enter at their actual AGA rating. Unrated entrants will be assigned a temporary rating after review by a strong player.
Handicaps will be determined by the mutual agreement of the players, 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.
There are no entry fees for this event.
You can see who is registered at this link.