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Future Computer Go Tournaments on KGS

I plan to hold these tournaments six times a year, on a Sunday as near as convenient 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, need 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
2017
JanuarySunday 15th 19×19 29m eachEA EuWon by Zen19X
MarchSunday 5th–8th19×19235m each(slow)Won by Zen19X
MaySunday 7th19×1914m eachEu AmWon by AyaMC
JulySunday 9th19×1929m eachEA EuWon by Zen19X
SeptemberSunday 3rd–6th19×19235m each (slow)Won by Zen19X
NovemberSunday 5th19×1914m eachEu 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.