Divisions

There will be three divisions as follows:

Division 1

This is the premier division for players 5 dan and above.

All matches will be even games with 6.5 komi for white, the draw and player colours are determined by the draw.

Players will have 1 hour each plus 3 x 40 seconds byo yomi.

Prizes

1st – $2,000
2nd – $1,000
3rd – $650
4th – $400
5th – $300
6th – $200

Note – the highest placed Australian Go Association member in this divisions will be the 2017 AGA National Champion.

Division 2

This division is for players between 1 dan and 4 dan.

All matches will be even games with 6.5 komi, the draw and players colours are determined by the draw.

Players will have 1 hour each plus 3 x 40 seconds byo yomi.

Prizes

1st – $1,000
2nd – $750
3rd – $500
4th – $300
5th – $200
6th – $150

Division 3

This division is for kyu players.

All matches will be handicap game, players get half a point each for a drawn game.

Players will have 1 hour each plus 3 x 40 seconds byo yomi.

Prizes

1st – $750
2nd – $500
3rd – $400
4th – $250
5th – $200
6th – $100

Entry fees

Full fee: $ 200 (This covers all events, general presentations and other events. Private lessons with Professional are not included).

Early bird discount: $140  (if registered and paid by 15th September 2017)

Concession fee: $100 (for primary and high school students or people over 70 years of age)

Tournament referee

The Tournament Referee is An Younggil 8P – all issues related to the rules and disputes are decided by Mr An, his decision is final.