|time||9 minutes plus 10/30s|
The first round started at 08:05 UTC.
|1||Zen19X||W16R B18R W111R B114R W117R||W11R B17R W112R B116R W120R||B12R W19R B113R W118R||W1316 B1510 W11522 B11920||B14R W110R||20||184||184||Winner|
|2||AyaMC||B06R W08R B011R W014R B017R||W12R B110R W113R B118R||W13R B17R||W01T B1410 W1124 B1164 W12018||W15R B19R W115R B119R||14||190||84|
|3||matilda||B01R W07R B012R W016R B020R||B02R W010R B013R W018R||W04R B15R W111R B115R W119R||W164 B194||B13R W18R B114R W117R||10||218||52|
|4||Imrscl||W02R B09R W013R B018R||B03R W07R||B14R W05R B011R W015R B019R||B182 W1102 B1144 W11714||B11R W16R B112R W116R B120R||10||182||34|
|5||gnugo3pt8||B0316 W0510 B01522 W01920||B11T W0410 B0124 W0164 B02018||B064 W094||W082 B0102 W0144 B01714||B12R W17R B111R W113R B118R||6||210||14|
|6||kurtBot||W04R B010R||B05R W09R B015R W019R||W03R B08R W014R B017R||W01R B06R W012R B016R W020R||W02R B07R W011R B013R W018R||0||216||0|
Black won 31 games, White won 29 games, and there were 0 jigoes.
The existence of two divisions encouraged entries by weaker players. All of these had played in a KGS bot tournament before, though Fabian Linzberger's kurtBot played in only one, in 2010.However only two players registered for the Formal division. As this was not enough for a good tournament, as explained here, I merged the two divisions. To make the numbers even, I added gnugo3pt8.
In round 1, AyaMC repeatedly joined and left its game with gnugo3pt8, and only made two moves. It lost on time. Its creator Hiroshi Yamashita explained that the version he had been running, using GPUs and DCNN logic, had proved unstable. He replaced it by a simpler platform for subsequent rounds.
Players receive points for the 2016 Annual KGS Bot Championship as follows: