The Toronto Go Club has had a resurgence of membership in the last year, so we're celebrating by hosting our first tournament in years. We're donating $5 of every entrance fee to The 519, which graciously hosts our semi-weekly club meetings. If you want to help advertise, print out the poster.
Room 106, The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church Street, Toronto, Canada.
It's in the same building as our usual club meetings, but in a room big enough for 80. If you haven't been here before, there's a map on the location page.
Saturday, June 2, 2012, from 9:30am until 6:30pm.
In division A, 1st place will receive $50 plus a Club Set (value $150-200), and 2nd place will receive $50.
Players in the remaining divisions (and lower placed players in division A) will select from 45+ of prizes ranging in value between $10 and $40, including 34+ book prizes, thanks in large part to our sponsors.
$5 of every entrance fee is going towards a donation to the 519 community centre. All other proceeds are funding the prizes for this tournament.
Register at the tournament! If you pre-registered, you'll save $5.
4 rounds McMahon pairings. For the uninitiated, this just means you'll play four games, mostly with people around your own strength. The more you win, the tougher your opponents get.
There will be 5 divisions (A, B, C, D, E), so that players of all strengths have a chance to win. The division boundaries will be announced once registration is complete. So far, we have entrants between 25 kyu and 6 dan.
To be sure we can get all four rounds in, timing will be 30 minutes main time plus advancing Canadian byo-yomi (25 moves / 10 min., 35 moves / 10 min., 45 moves / 10 min., ...). This means that close games should last about 90 minutes.