|Date||Saturday June 19th - Sunday June 20th|
|Time zone||All times given are BST (GMT +1)|
|Venue||OGS (online due to the pandemic)|
|Format||6 Round McMahon; Class D|
|Rules||Default BGA Tournament rules apply except that handicaps, where relevant, will be at the McMahon difference and that komi will be 7. (If you don't know what this means, don't worry, you don't need to!)|
|Time Limits||45 minutes main time, then 30 stones in 5 minutes Canadian byo yomi|
|Registration||All entries for Round 1 by 9am, Saturday 19th June.|
New entries for later rounds must inform the Tournament Director at least one hour before the round.
|Results||Results should be announced shortly after 6pm, Sunday 20th June|
|Entry Fee||The tournament will be free to enter|
|Contact||Andrew Ambrose-Thurman (email@example.com)|
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To sign up, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, club, rank, and which rounds you are planning to attend.
Note that you can change your grade on registration, if it's no longer correct.
If you register but then can't make the tournament, please let us know - otherwise we will assume you are playing!
If you do not have an OGS account, please register with the site in advance of the tournament. If you have trouble with this, there will be a session on the Friday evening to help talk you through it.
If no one has signed up around your rank yet, please sign up yourself to encourage them!
4d+: For The Our Planet (For Our Planet), Qian Guozhi (qgz199776), Mani Sanford (Vegmandu), Jae (Onecolorman), (anonymous), Leo Kai Mei (renzheaz)
1-3d: Teddy McManus (JonMcManus), Lucman Bounoider (dartagaluc), Claire Chen (Clairrrrr), James Hutchinson (jameshut), Astor (冰劍血雨), Aleksei (Lexxgo), Dylan Carter (welshgoplayer)
1-5k: Alex Mitrani (alemitrani), Colin Williams (AgingGuru), Shashwat Chandra (shashwat), (anonymous), Edward BLOCKLEY (egb), Sofia Malatesta (🐬Sofiam🐬), David Cantrell (david.cantrell), Emmanuel Faubry (AjiTae), Alexandr Shtanko (S_Alexander), Sebastian Pountney (bugcat), James Payette (heckki), Martin Harvey (Mr Harvey), Mark Baoliang Zhang (cannotcount), (anonymous), xiaoguang lu (Xiaoguang ), John Ferguson (Gorangutan), Ai Guan (iguana), Ben Oris (BenOtl), Liujiang Tao (JtaoOMG), Peter (peterrc)
6-10k: Waelzer Karel (linuxfunman), Daniel Milne (danm0), (anonymous), Robin Nandi (robinnandi), Andrew Ambrose-Thurman (AndrewA-T), Ron Bell (silverhow), Pavel Maljugin (LeaSaco), Chris Muse (chrismuse1982), (anonymous), Leandro Soriano Marcolino (sorianom), Matthew Frye (Purble), Wu Zeyi (wuzey), Ivan Kirspu (Storf), Kamil Banul (Bjondro), John Shafer (johdousha), Gilles Englebert (gillesbertchen), Marco Praderio Bova (PraderioM), David Crabtree (patches), Thomas Lee (leemanyiuthomas), Vladislaw Ageew (vladislaw.ageew), (anonymous), Hoang Tien (janowen), Jan Novotny (JN_T21), (anonymous), Photon (Photon_101), Matteo Brachetta (badright), angus macindoe (angostura), (anonymous), rafael (rafael.56), Issa Daoud (IssaDa99), Ben Murphy (Feathergo ), John Hill (thehillybill), Sajjad Heydari (MCSH), Satit Porntepanon (email@example.com), (anonymous)
11-15k: Vetrenko Maria Alekseevna (Wendy.y), Franziska Kern (Sheri), Ken Bloxson (Kblox), (anonymous), Daffyd Robinson (Crocket), Giorgi Guliashvili (gguli), (anonymous), (anonymous), Taylor (Taybuddyz), Carter Wood (CheGuapara), Ilya (ilya12321), serhii (hryshchenko), (anonymous), Cory Summers (CorySummers23), Michael Hawrylycz (Broadmann)
16-20k: Hrvoje Gulin (dalmat), Paul Heeney (PaulH), Christina Schramm (Little_Owl), (anonymous), (anonymous)
21-25k: (anonymous), Gia Pietri (Gia)
Sadly - as the tournament isn't in person - our usual prizes (Goat Ornaments, local alcohols, chocolates, etc) won't be making an appearance this year.
There will be some small token prizes for tournament winners, however - details TBC.
All entries for Round 1 must be registered by 9am. You can play in as many rounds as you'd like, but you must inform the Tournament Director at least one hour before each round if you're going to either miss, or join for, a round.
|Help with setting up OGS:||7pm|
|Registration:||9.00 (at the latest)|
|Round 1:||10.00 - 12.00|
|Lunch:||12.00 - 13.00|
|Round 2:||13.00 - 15.00|
|Break:||15.00 - 16.00|
|Round 3:||16.00 - 18.00|
|Zoom party:||After the lecture|
|Round 4:||10.00 - 12.00|
|Lunch:||12.00 - 13.00|
|Round 5:||13.00 - 15.00|
|Break:||15.00 - 16.00|
|Round 6:||16.00 - 18.00|
|Results:||Results should be announced shortly after 6pm (TBC)|
The social side of Go tournaments is almost as important as the games! Our annual BBQ won't be possible, but we're planning several fun activities over the weekend in parallel with the tournament:
Throughout the weekend, keep in touch with other tournament entrants with our dedicated Discord server!
You'll need to register with Discord before you start.
Click here to connect to the Durham Go Tournament server.
If you'd rather not use the web interface, you can download the app (for Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, or iPhone) then use the same link as above to connect to the server.
The server has several groups of channels:
Please keep the conversation family friendly!
If you're using the voice channels (such as General Chat), you'll need a microphone and speakers. Discord has a setting for testing your microphone if you're not sure you're set up correctly.
Sadly we will not be able to run this lecture - we tried asking various museums from across the country, but unfortunately they're all too busy reopening now that Covid regulations are relaxing!
A lecture from Sandy Taylor (3d) on 'Mistakes that matter (and why most of them don't)' - Saturday 19th at 7pm on Discord
This will take place over Zoom, as a way for players to get together for a general chat - this year you'll have to supply your own BBQ, though!
It will be on the Saturday evening, after the 7pm lecture. All welcome.
If you haven't used OGS before, you will need to register in advance of the tournament - here are instructions for setting up an OGS account. There will be a session on the Friday night to help people if you have trouble with this - we'll be in the Voice channel on Discord from 7pm to try to help get you started.
For more information about the club, please email the Exec.
For questions, comments and suggestions on this site, please email the webmaster.