2020 Summer Calgary Junior Go Rating Tournament

Monday, August 03, 2020 - Monday, August 31, 2020

Director: Yun Sun
Location: KGS Server
Registration Closes: Sunday, August 02, 2020

2020 Summer Calgary Junior Go Rating Tournament


The Calgary Junior Go Club is dedicated to the promotion of junior Go in Calgary area. The club is open to every junior Go player from Kyu to Dan. Our goal is to help kids to improve their Go skills. We use a system of group online or offline classes and tournaments.

In December 2019, Calgary Junior Go Club hosted the first rating tournament for juniors in Calgary, and it was greatly successful.

In summer 2020, the second rating tournament will be hosting online at KGS Server.

This rating tournament is for kids under age 18. We will set up a qualifying rating tournament according to the rating system of Canadian Go Association.


1.      Date: August 3rd-31st, 2020; Every Monday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


2.      Location: KGS Server 


3.      Registration


E-transfer Only, The payments need to be prepaid before Monday, August 3rd, 2020.  E-transfer to [email protected]



4.      Certificates

All the certificates are issued by CGA (Canadian Go Association). If grading is successful, an additional fee will be charged for certificate processing. If the children don't earn a certificate they don't need to pay the fee to the CGA (they should still pay the fee for the tournament). 

Promotion Level


25k – 6k


5k – 1k


1d – 4d



5.      Exam Tournament Schedule



August 3rd, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Round 1

August 10th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Round 2

August 17th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Round 3

August 24th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Round 4

August 31st, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Round 5


6.      Tournament Rule

· 5 rounds - McMahon Method

· AGA Rule, 19x19 board, Komi 7.5; If play with handicap, komi 0.5.

· Each Game will approximately take 30 to 45 minutes. a countdown clock of KGS will be setup for the game.

· Rating tournament system: http://info.go-canada.org/youth-rating-tournament/


7.      Single Tournament

A single tournament will be created for all players. Every participant in the tournament will be assigned a "McMahon score" by the computer. When the computer pairs players it tries to

·        Ensure the players have not played before

·        Ensure players with "as close a score as possible" are paired.



Promotion table: http://info.go-canada.org/promotion-tables/

·        If you are unsure about your child’s rank, please contact Calgary Junior Go Club. If you already have CGA Go Rank Certificate, please register based on that.

·        If the handicap of pair is not on the handicap table of CGA, the Tournament/ Exam Organizer will arrange the pairing manually and post it during the matches.

·        If the participants level differs from each other greatly; a handicap will be decided by the Canadian Go Association and the organizer for the match to be effective. The following chart shows the handicaps will apply for each level.

Handicap Table: http://info.go-canada.org/handicap-tables/


8.      Basic Tournament Rules 

·        The participant needs to pay the exam fee in full before the exam starts.

·        The absent participant will be recorded as lost at the absent round. 

·        The Player should not get AI or someone’s help in the tournament. If  organizer finds the player has any cheating behavior, the round will be recorded as lost.

·        Players should not comment on other games during the match. 



9.      Contact

Name: Yun Sun                                                                                           

Phone #: 403-919-8166

Email: [email protected]

10 Players Registered

Registered Players

Name Rank Certificate City Date Registered
Yang Wang 2d Saskatoon Jul 05, 2020
Jiahao Liu 8k 6k Regina Jul 23, 2020
Richard Feng 20k 9k Calgary Jul 14, 2020
Minghao Liu 23k 10k Calgary Jul 12, 2020
Tony Yuan 25k 13k Calgary Jul 07, 2020
Max Zhao 25k 10k Calgary Jul 08, 2020
DeAnne Zhu 25k 18k Calgary Jul 08, 2020
Felix Kaining Zhang 25k 23k Calgary Jul 08, 2020
Leon Chen 25k 10k Calgary Jul 10, 2020
Eric Suen 25k 15k Calgary Jul 27, 2020

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