The UK Go Challenge is open to all schools and junior Go clubs in the United Kingdom.
Players must be under 18 on 31st August 2012.
Tournaments should normally take place during the Summer term of 2013
and be completed in time for entry forms for the national finals to be received by the
UK Go Challenge organisers by end June 2013.
A tournament shall consist of five rounds played on 13x13 boards. It is recommended that
the tournament should be played in five weekly sessions, allowing at least half an hour for each game.
The use of chess clocks is optional. If they are used, the time limit should be not
less than 12 minutes per player. In any case, games must be completed - adjudication
of incomplete games is not possible.
Scoring in tournaments is
|3 points for a win|
|2 points for a draw|
|1 point for a loss|
|0 points for absence.|
If there is an odd number of players in the tournament, a bye (scoring 3 points)
is given to the player with no opponent. A player should not have more than one bye
in the tournament. If a bye has to be given, it should be given to the lowest scoring
player in the tournament who has not previously received a bye.
Pairings are to be done on a simplified SWISS SYSTEM. Before the first round,
players are roughly listed in order of strength and (in a 20 player tournament) the No.1 player plays No.11,
No.2 plays No.12, and so on. (In a smaller tournament,
say of 10 players, No.1 would play No.6, No. 2 would play No.7 and so on.)
In the second and subsequent rounds, players should be matched according to
these principles, in order of priority:
Nobody should normally play the same opponent more than once during the tournament.
Players on equal scores should play each other as far as possible.
As far as possible, colours should be alternated, i.e., if a player has white one round,
he/she should have black the next. (Note White receives 6 extra points (komi))
However, pairing players on equal scores takes precedence over alternating colours.
Disputes during the event are to be settled by the teacher/parent in charge,
but any queries can be referred to the UK Go Challenge Organiser.
In all cases the decisions of the UK Go Challenge Organiser are final, and the right
to refuse entry to the competition without explanation is reserved.
The prizes, won as the score is reached or passed, are
One Gold star is awarded for each game won.
The top scorer in the school/club will win the Top Prize/Trophy.
In the case of a tie, there will need to be a play-off to decide who wins it.
This year any young Go player will qualify for the national finals, whether thy have
taken part in a heat or not, and won lots of games or not. We want as many youngsters
as possible to meet other young people who like to play Go and experience the excitement
of the national finals. |
Young players who are fairly new to the game and did play in a heat compete for the title of Best Challenger.|
The entry fee for the finals will be £7.50 if you have played in a heat, £10.00 otherwise.
|How To Enter|
The entry fee for the tournament for one school or club is £25, which provides
enough prizes for up to 20 players. If you wish to enrol further players this can be
done at a cost of £10 per additional 10 players. A school or club entering the
tournament will receive a full set of rules and instructions along with their pack of prizes.
To enter the UK Go Challenge, send your school or club name, the name of your main
contact person, postal address, phone number and e-mail address, together with the entry fee, to
Tony Atkins (British Go Association), 37 Courts Road, Earley, Reading, RG6 7DJ
Here is a printable entry form. Please make cheques payable to "British Go Association".
There is no closing date for entries but we have to receive your entry in time to get the tournament pack back to you.
Packs will normally be despatched by return mail.
If local circumstances mean that you need to deviate from the standard format and rules, then please check with the
UK Go Challenge Organiser that such changes are acceptable, and ensure that competitors are aware of the change.
Any queries about entering, or about the rules, can be directed to the UK Go Challenge Organiser.|
0118-9268143 info @ ukgochallenge.com