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1st Annual New England Open Go Tournament
The MIT Go Club and the MGA are pleased to present the 1st annual New England Open Go Tournament and Ing Qualifier!
Please join us Sunday, March 6, 2011 at the MIT campus for a day of intense competition! There’s something for everyone, from dan level players to complete beginners. Thanks to the generosity of the Shanghai Ing Foundation, the New England Open will offer substantial cash prizes for two open sections: 1d-4d and 5d+. Games played in the 5d+ open section of this tournament will also count towards qualification for the Ing Tournament at the U.S. Go Congress in 2011 (Final approval for qualifier status pending). Breakfast is also provided.
Date and time:
March 6, 2011. Registration from 9:00am-9:45am. Tournament starts promptly at 10:00am and may run as late as 6 or 7pm. (Latecomers participate at the discretion of the tournament director).
The Coffeehouse in the MIT Student Center (building W20)
There is no registration fee for MIT affiliates and club regulars. Still, we request that you preregister for the tournament. For everyone else, there is $15 on the day of the tournament. $10 if preregistered by Friday, March 4. Preregister by filling out the online form at with name, rank, and AGA number. As a reminder, a one-day AGA membership is $10.
5d+, even games only, AGA membership required, Ing qualifier. Prizes are $250/$100/$50 for 1st/2nd/3rd place. 1d-4d, even games only, AGA membership required. Prizes are $100/$50/$25 for 1st/2nd/3rd place. 15k-1k, handicap games, AGA membership required. Prizes are selected from three Go books. 30k-16k, handicap games, AGA membership not required. Prizes are selected from three Go books.
There will be four rounds. In case of an odd number of players, some may have to take a bye for a round. Main time is 45 minutes minutes with a fast overtime of 25 stones in 5 minutes (Canadian byo-yomi). All games will be played under the Ing ruleset
Please send questions or comments to tournament directors at mitgoclub-tournament-at-mit.edu
We hope to see you there!