Canada Open Online 2020

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - Sunday, November 01, 2020

Director: Jia Bao (Amy) Guo
Location: Online




Welcome to the Canadian Go Open 2020 Online tournament! This year, the nation-wide tournament will take place online due to the global pandemic. The tournament will take place over two weekends from October 24th to November 1st. Through this online offering, we would like to provide participants an opportunity to utilize their skills in a competitive environment. Also, we would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of players around Canada in this difficult and unusual situation. Players all across Canada and beyond would be able to engage in rigorous and fascinating games while at the comfort and safety of their homes. 




Note that you will be able to take a bye for any round you cannot attend (a deadline to request one before the round will be specified), although doing so may impact your prize eligibility.






The CGA web site has built-in registration capabilities that integrate with our pairing software.  So step (1) will be to log in the CGA site (every participant will need to have an account on the CGA site), and click on the “register” option on this event page.  This can be done right now, and you should immediately see your name listed below on the participants.  But unfortunately there is additional data we will need (OGS id, rank update (if you think your CGA rank isn’t correct and why), payment, international status) and the CGA web site isn’t prepared to collect this.  There will be an additional process to submit this information;  the process for this will be posted here when ready, please check back.


Note to International Players: 

If you fulfill both of these descriptions, you are an international participant and must indicate it in your registration. 



Korean professional Yoonyoung Kim 8P (currently resident in Montreal) will be providing professional activities.  Scope TBD; possibilities include game commentaries, simultaneous games, and lectures.






These will be funded from the collected fees.  They will include significant cash prizes in the open group (We are estimating 500$ as the champion’s prize, but the final amount depends on registration), trophies, medals, smaller cash prizes in all groups.  Collected entry funds also go to professional activities.


Rules and Regulations: 


All players are expected to avoid any assistance in their play.  AI obviously, but also books, help from friends/family.  Without the players in a controlled environment our ability to enforce this is imperfect, but we think living with this imperfection is better than not holding the event at all.  We expect to use cameras in the top group (technical details TBD).  Game records for all players will be available to the tournament director and subject to review as needed.

4 Players Registered

Registered Players

Name Rank Certificate City Date Registered
James Sedgwick 5d Toronto Sep 16, 2020
Ron Mackenzie 1d Ottawa Sep 20, 2020
Ron Mackenzie 1d Ottawa Sep 17, 2020
Andrew Landry 5k Drayton valley Sep 16, 2020
Al Robinson 8k Ottawa Sep 20, 2020

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