Director: Ron Mackenzie
Registration Closes: Friday, October 22, 2021
Welcome to the Canadian Open 2021! We've decided that once again we will hold the tournament online this year, and I hope this means that many players from all over will be able to participate. The tournament will take place over two weekends; October 23-24 and 30-31st. We learned many lessons from the tournament last year and hope to assemble a smooth, competitive and fun experience for all our participants.
If you are unable to play in any of the rounds you will be able to request a bye. The deadline for requesting a bye will be communicated to players in advance. Byes may impact prize eligibility.
We are currently looking for professional players who would be interested in participating to provide game reviews and lectures. More to follow on this as we get closer to the tournament.
Games will be played on OGS. Please create an OGS account prior to registering for the tournament. Note that Pair Go will be played on KGS, more details to follow as we get closer to the tournament.
Prizes will be funded from tournament registration fees. Last year the open division awarded $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $150 for third, but please keep in mind that this will depend on how many players register for the event. Prizes for the other divisions will be determined as we get closer to the tournament.
The tournament will be divided into divisions, sorted by ranks and the number of players at each rank. The open division will be open to players who are 5D and above, and will compete for cash prizes. The other divisions will be announced closer to the event, as we know the ranks of the players who have registered.
Players may not use any form of outside assistance in the tournament. This includes AI, books, joseki dictionaries, game databases, other players, etc.
In the open division, as players are competing for cash prizes, players are required to have a video stream of their playing environment. This video stream will need to be captured by another device and must include the player and the screen on which they are playing. We will provide more detailed instructions on how to set up and configure a video feed as we get closer to the tournament date. If you have any concerns about how to set this up, please reach out to the tournament organizers for details.
In the other division, video streams are not required, but players are still expected to respect the tournament and their opponents and may not use any outside assistance. Game records will be available on OGS for review in case of any suspicious games.
If there are any questions about any the above, please reach out to the tournament director via email at [email protected] I wish everyone the best of luck in the event!
|Qiyou Wu||7d||Toronto||Sep 09, 2021|
|Guanyu Song||6d||Toronto||Sep 10, 2021|
|James Sun||6d||Surrey||Sep 12, 2021|
|Jianqiu Chen||5d||Montreal||Sep 09, 2021|
|Yuxin Fu||5d||Toronto||Sep 14, 2021|
|HJ (Hejun) Cai||5d||Scarborough||Sep 11, 2021|
|Minggao Liang||4d||Niagara-on-the-lake||Sep 10, 2021|
|Roy Tong||4d||Surrey||Sep 14, 2021|
|Yifei Sun||4d||Toronto||Sep 12, 2021|
|Bokang Cui||3d||Waterloo||Sep 12, 2021|
|Ziqi Lin||3d||Toronto||Sep 11, 2021|
|Jason Liu||1d||1k||Vancouver||Sep 09, 2021|
|Pei JIA||1k||Surrey||Sep 09, 2021|
|Renan Pablo Rodrigues da Cruz||2k||São paulo||Sep 12, 2021|
|Maxime Paiement||2k||Cowansville||Sep 11, 2021|
|Jiaqi Lin||3k||Toronto||Sep 13, 2021|
|Zacharie Dostaler||3k||Montreal||Sep 15, 2021|
|Jesse Bourret-Gheysen||4k||London||Sep 09, 2021|
|Leon Leyuan Xu||8k||Surrey||Sep 16, 2021|
|Jiankun (Jack) Huang||10k||Edmonton||Sep 09, 2021|
|Andy Boan Cui||10k||Waterloo||Sep 12, 2021|
|Lucas Xing||12k||Richmond||Sep 14, 2021|
|Ran Qi||15k||Oakville||Sep 10, 2021|
|Jinle Jiang||15k||8k||Charlottetown||Sep 09, 2021|