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Future Computer Go Tournaments on KGS

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

MonthdayBoard
size
Time controlTime zoneWinner
2014
JanuarySunday 12th 19×19 29m eachEA Eu Zen19S
FebruarySunday 2nd 9×9 9m each Eu Am CrazyStone
MarchSunday 2nd–19×19 235m each (slow)Zen19S
AprilSunday 6th 13×13 9m each EA Eu Zen19S
MaySunday 11th 19×19 14m eachEu Am Zen19S
JuneSunday 1st 9×9 4m each EA Eu Zen19S
JulySunday 6th 19×19 29m eachEu Am Zen19S
AugustSunday 3rd 13×13 19m eachEA Eu pachi
SeptemberSunday 14th–19×19 235m each (slow)Zen19S
OctoberSunday 12th 9×9 9m each Eu Am Fuego9
NovemberSunday 16th19×19 14m eachstart at 11:00 UTC.AyaMC
DecemberSunday 7th 13×13 9m each Eu Am

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.