Youth Squad Qualifier 2021

Tournament Info

Games will be played on OGS Log in with the handle (user id) that you registered with. Go to the British Go Association Youth group You should already be a member of the group.

This is not an "OGS Tournament" so ignore the Join a Tournament at the top.

Between 13:30 and 14:15 say "hello" in chat so that we know you are present.
Then stay around for the start at 14:30! It should end by 18:00. Let us know if you cannot play the next round if you have to stop.

There will be 3 rounds, the next starting as soon as the last round is over.
It is a McMahon tournament (bar at 2 or 3 kyu) with time limits of 10 minutes base time + 10 seconds per move Fischer time. Games are even unless a handicap is specified.

Pairings will appear on this page (see below). Look up their id with the table. The player taking Black should challenge their opponent on OGS. If you cannot do it ask your opponent to challenge instead!

Now, in the list of players on the right, find your opponent (if present the dot will be green) - or find them in chat - and click on them (you might need to look through several pages of players to find them).

Clicking on the player will give a pop-up box, from which you can select the ‘Challenge’ button.

In the pop-up box select:

Game Name - not needed - but you can enter say e.g. "Squad Game 1"
Private - leave unticked

Rules - AGA (default)
Game Speed - Live (default)
Time Control - Fischer
Main Time - 10 minutes
Time increment - 10 seconds
Max Time - 10 minutes

Ranked - leave unticked
Board Size - 19x19 (default)
Handicap - None (default) - unless handicap specified on the draw
Komi - Automatic
Your Color - Black
Disable Analysis - tick

When challenged if you have sound on you will hear a message. A notice with blue dot will appear in the top right corner of your screen (you may have to scroll up to see it). Click on this - check the conditions are correct and click the tick to accept. Challenges are also shown on the home page.

Please play fairly. There should be no use of external aids such as AI software, joseki dictionaries, another player or anything else of the like. We are trusting people to play fairly! The "pause game" function should not be used apart from exceptional circumstances, such as a disconnection by the opponent.

Please note it is Chinese-style area scoring, so no pass stones are given, but you should play all the dame before passing. Suicide is not allowed. Ko is repeated board position.

Their are three cases when "Undo" could be needed: 1. the server puts the stone one intersection away from where you intended, 2. an accidental click puts a stone in a ridiculous place away from the course of action, 3. you don't like your move. Requesting "Undo" is forbidden in 3. In 1. or 2., if accepted, you must play immediately on the correct intersection. A player does not have to accept an "Undo" request. Do not request "Undo" when the opponent is short of time (less than 5 minutes left).

At the end of the dame filling, both players pass, then check and accept the dead stones and get the result.

When your game is over tell us the winner in chat in case we are not watching your game!

Player Look Up

??? means three Chinese Characters!

Abdur Raafi Taj abdurRaafiTaj
Alain Cheung AlainOGS
Andrew Volovich andrew.volovich
April Chen April C
Audrey Turner LegoFriends
August Ziqi Cai AugustCai
Caleb Monk calebmonkey
Daniel Chun Yang chunyang121
Darius Rahmati MrEdoc
Emily Gan Emily G
Emily Yuhan Li UKEmily
Eric Jin Ericjj
George Han George Han
Gene Wong genegoboy
Isabella Qiu Isabella Qiu
Jacob Zhang jacobz1
Jin Cheng JinjinGo
Joe Monk (ghost) oldmonkey
Julia Volovich JuliaTatad
Karl Lam karllam
Lawrence Baker CoolestKoala
Lea Wong girlpower7
Liann Wong GoGoLady
Lucas Zhou Lucaszh
Luna Youyun Zhu LunaYY
Maxim Turner Legodragon
Odysseas Jones Roumeliotis Odysseas27
Oliver Bardsley Shaken not stirred
Rachel Zeng Rachel???
Ricky Zhou rzet
Ruby Zeng Ruby???
Ruiwen Gong Ruiwen
Scott Cobbold splaty
Sung Hee Lim goldenrobin
Taher Anjari TALFC
Theo Naumov mr spock
Yiliang Liu Ytastic
Youquan Zhu O-I
Zachary Yen ksbkb

Draw for round 3

Ignore board numbers - games even except where handicap shown.


1 _ Lea Wong (-2) _ Alain Cheung (-1)

2 _ George Han (-2) _ Scott Cobbold (-2)

3 _ Gene Wong (-2) _ Daniel Chun Yang (-2)

4 _ Jacob Zhang (-3) _ Sung Hee Lim (-3)

5 _ Ricky Zhou (-4) _ Karl Lam (-3)

6 _ Caleb Monk (-7) _ Zachary Yen (-5)

7 _ Jin Cheng (-8) _ Michael Cheung (-8)

8 _ Eric Jin (-8) _ Andrew Volovich (-8)

9 _ Emily Yuhan Li (-9) _ Emily Gan (-9)

10 _ Julia Volovich (-9) _ Oliver Bardsley (-9)

11 _ Youquan Zhu (-10) _ George Ren (-10)

12 _ Darius Rahmati (-11) _ Luna Youyun Zhu (-10)

13 _ August Cai (-12) _ Taher Anjari (-12)

14 _ Joe Monk (-14) _ April Chen (-14)

15 _ Yiliang Liu (-15) _ Ruby Zeng (-14)

16 _ Lawrence Baker (-16) _ Theo Naumov (-16)

17 _ Rachel Zeng (-17) _ Ruiwen Gong (-17)

18 _ Audrey Turner (-26) 7 stones _ Odysseas Jones Roumeliotis (-18)

19 _ Maxim Turner (-26) 6 stones _ Liann Wong (-19)

Last updated Sun Oct 10 2021. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.