The 7th Ottawa Cup Go Championship – Online 2020

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Director: Yingzhi Chen
Location: OGS Go Platform
Registration Closes: Saturday, December 26, 2020

The 7th Ottawa Cup Go Championship – Online 2020


The Ottawa Cup Go Championship, organized by OACCUA, is held annually. This year the tournament will take place online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The tournament will be a one-day event on Sunday, December 27, 2020 on the OGS Go platform. The Cup is open to amateur Go players of all levels from all regions of Canada.


1. Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020


2. Location: OGS Go Platform. (


3. Cost:

·        Regular Registration: $10. (Regular registration ends on December 20th.)

·        Late registration: $15. (Late registration ends on December 26th at 10:00pm ET.)


4. Registration:

Step 1: Registration 
Login to the CGA website with your account (if you don’t have one, please create a new account), 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.

Step 2: Additional Information
Please fill in additional information at our website.

Step 3: Payment
. Please pay the registration fee with the methods below.

·        E-transfer the registration fee in CAD to: [email protected]

·        Wechat pay: add Wechat ID Yingzhi_Chen and send a money transfer in RMB (currency rate is 5.3 for all times)

·        Please contact: [email protected] if the above payment methods do not work for you.


1. Registration is completed only after you have paid the registration fee.

2. This tournament will fit for 48 players. The first 48 players that registered and paid the fee will be accepted for the tournament.

3. If you registered but for some reason are not able to attend the event, please notify us before December 26th.


5. Format

Games will be played on OGS ( OGS is a free online Go platform that is accessible to everyone. Please register your user ID before registration.

There will be 6 groups based on the levels of the players. Each group has 8 players. The grouping is based on the player level. Top group is composed the eight players of the highest level (e.g. 6D and up and the strongest 5Ds); and second group is formed by the next level of eight players (5D and some strong 4D players);  the third group will have eight 4D players; and the forth group contains some 4D players and some 3D players, and so on.

For the lowest level group handicap games may be arranged so that everyone will enjoy the event.


6. Prizes

These will be funded from the collected fees. The top group winner will hoist the Ottawa Cup and receive $200 cash prize. Also the name of the winner will be engraved into the Cup.

The top group runner-up will receive $100 cash prize, and the third place will have $50 cash prize.

The group winner of each of the other groups will receive a Reward Certificate and a cash prize of $30. The 2nd and 3rd position of each groups will receive a Reward Certificate.


7. Rules and Regulations

This is a one-day 3-game tournament.

We use the Swiss pairing rules. Tie breaking system is SOS and SOSOS.

AGA rules, 7.5 points komi.

Time setting: each player has 45 minutes of main time. Byo-yomi: 5 x 10 seconds.

All players are expected to avoid any assistance in their play.  AI obviously, but also books, help from friends/family.  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. 


8. Tournament Schedule

Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020

Round 1:  Start - 9:30am (ET)

Round 2:  Start - 1:00pm (ET)

Round 3:  Start – 4:00pm (ET)


Register this event now at:


13 Players Registered

Registered Players

Name Rank Certificate City Date Registered
Guanyu Song 6d Toronto Oct 17, 2020
Rémi Campagnie 6d Montréal Nov 13, 2020
HJ (Hejun) Cai 5d Scarborough Nov 03, 2020
Huaijin Hu 5d Barrie Nov 22, 2020
Henry Chen 4d Ottawa Oct 17, 2020
David Mu 3d Calgary Nov 04, 2020
Ron Mackenzie 2d Ottawa Nov 08, 2020
Kevin Li 1k Toronto Oct 18, 2020
Christopher Boucher 2k Kingston Dec 10, 2020
Jiawei Tang 2k 1d Kanata Nov 08, 2020
Matt Mennie 4k Ottawa Oct 17, 2020
Jessie Zhu 12k Richmond Dec 17, 2020
Robbie Cai 25k 15k Stratford Nov 12, 2020

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