This is not an official KGS page.
My intention is 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
|Time control||Time zone||Winner|
|January||Sunday 11th||19×19||29m each||EA Eu||Won by Zen19S|
|February||Sunday 15th||9×9||9m each||Eu Am||Won by Zen19S|
|March||Sunday 1st–4th||19×19||235m each||(slow)||Won by Zen19S|
|April||Sunday 5th||13×13||9m each||EA Eu||Won by Zen19X|
|May||Sunday 3rd||19×19||14m each||Eu Am||Registration open|
|June||Sunday 14th||9×9||4m each||EA Eu|
|July||Sunday 12th||19×19||29m each||Eu Am||note changed date|
|August||Sunday 9th||13×13||19m each||EA Eu|
|September||Sunday 6th–10th||19×19||235m each||(slow)|
|October||Sunday 4th||9×9||9m each||Eu Am|
|November||Sunday 15th||19×19||14m each||EA Eu.|
|December||Sunday 6th||13×13||9m each||Eu Am|
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.