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Future Computer Go Tournaments on KGS

I plan to hold these tournaments monthly, on a Sunday as near as I can easily manage to the start of each month.

I try to publish a detailed schedule in advance; but this must depend on my other engagements, and on external events such as other computer Go tournaments (which are not always announced months in advance). I, as organiser, ought to be present for all these events, and the actual programmers don't. So the schedule below is liable to change.

Chinese rules (as interpreted by KGS: see positional superko) are used for these tournaments; except that, for 9×9 tournaments only, komi is 7 instead of 7½.

Time limits (except in the slow tournaments) have a fast Canadian overtime of 25 moves in 60 seconds, to let players deal with an opponent who continues making meaningless moves after the game is over. The slow tournaments use Canadian overtime of 10 moves in one minute.

MonthdayBoard
size
Time controlTime zoneWinner
2016
JanuarySunday 10th 19×19 29m eachEA Eu Won by Zen19S
FebruarySunday 21st 9×9 4m each Eu Am Won by Zen19X
MarchSunday 27th–30th19×19 235m each (slow)Won by Zen19X
AprilSunday 10th 13×13 19m each EA Eu Won by Zen19X
MaySunday 8th 19×19 14m eachEu AmWon by Zen19X
JuneSunday 19th 9×9 9m each EA EuWon by Zen19X
JulySunday 10th 19×19 29m eachEu AmWon by Zen19X
AugustSunday 7th 13×13 9m eachEA Eu Won by Zen19X
SeptemberSunday 4th–7th19×19 235m each (slow)Won by AyaMC
OctoberSunday 9th 9×9 4m each Eu Am Won by AyaMC
NovemberSunday 13th 19×19 14m eachEA EuWon by AyaMC
DecemberSunday 4th 13×13 19m eachEu AmRegistration open: Formal and Open divisions

Explanation of "Time Zone"

Where the time zone is shown as "Eu Am", the first round will start at 16:00 UTC (=GMT), and the tournament will last eight hours or less.
Where the time zone is shown as "EA Eu", the first round will start at 08:00 UTC (=GMT), and the tournament will last eight hours or less.
Where the time zone is shown as "(slow)", the first round will start at 22:00 UTC (=GMT), and the tournament will last five days or less.