2019 Calgary Junior Go Rating Tournament

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Director: Yun Sun
Location: Brentwood Sportsplex, 1520 Northmount Drive NW Calgary
Registration Closes: Saturday, November 23, 2019



2019 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 classes and tournaments.

In December 2019, Calgary Junior Go Club will be hosting the first rating tournament for juniors in Calgary. 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: Sunday, December 01, 2019 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm) 


2.      Location:  Brentwood Sportsplex, 1520 Northmount Drive NW Calgary, AB T2L 0G6, Canada 


3.      Registration


Cash or e-transfer Only, The payments need to be prepaid before Saturday, November 23, 2019.  E-transfer to CalgaryJuniorGo@gmail.com



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 $10 fee to the CGA (they should still pay the fee for the event of course). 

Promotion Level


25k – 6k



5.      Exam Tournament Schedule



10:00 am - 10:30 am


10:30 am - 11:30 pm

Round 1

11:30 pm - 12:30 pm

Round 2

12:30 pm - 1: 00 pm

Lunch Time

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Round 3

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Round 4

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Round 5

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Statistical Results &Rewards Ceremony


6.      Tournament Rule

· 5 rounds - Swiss MacMahon Method

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

· Each Game will approximately take 30 to 45 minutes. If an individual game takes too long, a countdown clock 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 computerWhen 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.

·       in entry rank of 25k-21k,  If they don’t previously have a CGA certificate, they can get 25K certificate instead of “None” with 1 win.

·        in entry rank of 20k-16k,  If they don’t previously have a CGA certificate, they can get 20K certificate instead of “None” with 1 win.

·        in entry rank of 15k-11k,  If they don’t previously have a CGA certificate, they can get 15K certificate instead of “None” with 1 win.

·        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 participant should not quit the exam in the middle of the day. All players need to complete five rounds of matches. If the player has to leave from a genuine emergency during the tournament, the player will get a certificate with enough number of wins. 

·        Players should not talk during the match or do any activities that will disturb the opponent.

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



9.      Contact

Name: Yun Sun                                                                                           

Phone #: 403-919-8166

Email: CalgaryJuniorGo@gmail.com

21 Players Registered

Registered Players

Name Rank Certificate City Date Registered
Zihan(Helen) Jiang 1d 23k Calgary Oct 22, 2019
Angela Huang 10k 20k Calgary Oct 16, 2019
Xinghao Yin 12k 4k Calgary Oct 13, 2019
Youmi Liu 19k 19k Calgary Oct 10, 2019
YOUREN XU 20k 13k Calgary Oct 16, 2019
Yi He Sun 20k 8k Calgary Oct 09, 2019
Minghao Liu 23k 10k Calgary Oct 09, 2019
Zhengyang Yang 25k 23k Calgary Oct 09, 2019
Zi xuan Hong 25k 23k Calgary Oct 10, 2019
Raymond Ruizhou Li 25k 20k Calgary Oct 10, 2019
Zhengyao Wang 25k 19k Calgary Oct 11, 2019
Yiming Chen 25k 20k Calgary Oct 14, 2019
William Ren 25k 19k Calgary Oct 16, 2019
Elaine Sun 25k 23k Calgary Oct 21, 2019
Derek Zhen 25k 20k Calgary Oct 22, 2019
Alicia Li 25k 25k Calgary Oct 24, 2019
Dorothy Wang 25k 25k Calgary Oct 24, 2019
Tony Yuan 25k 15k Calgary Nov 18, 2019
Curtis Yida Song 25k 21k Calgary Oct 27, 2019
Xiang Ye 25k 20k Calgary Nov 01, 2019
Jiaxing An 25k 23k Calgary Nov 07, 2019

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