Forest City Cup- London’s First Go Tournament!

It’s amazing how some things progress in life. A year ago I was just a single player dreaming of there being a Go club here in London. Now, I’m not only the organizer of a successful Go Club, I’m also working with the Chinese Canadian National Council’s London Chapter, and our local Chinese Newspaper to help put on a full tournament!

Come check it out!

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When: Saturday, November 19th, 2011.

Where: Chinese Canadian National Council London, Ontario. Located at 1701 Trafalgar Street, London, Ontario N5W 1X2.

Cost: $8 per person. Pizza lunch can be made available upon registration.

Registration: Please register before hand, as seating is limited to 40 participants. Please see the Event Brite page http://forestcitycup.eventbrite.com/ to pre-register online, or email the Forest City Go Club to register.

Transportation: The LTC bus system will be able to take anyone to and from the location. The one bus route, which goes to the tournament, ends at 6PM on Saturday, so please make sure to have other means to depart from the tournament. This bus in question is the Trafalgar route.

Schedule:

8:30-9AM            Setup

9:30-10:30AM    Round 1

11-12PM              Round 2

12-1PM               Lunch

1:30-2:30PM       Round 3

3-4PM                   Round 4

4:30-5PM             Award Ceremony

Rules:

CGA rules, minus the scoring system.

-The scoring system (Japanese or Chinese) will be determined by the players. If each player wants to use a different system, a flip of a coin will be used to decide.

-Komi is 6.5 points.

-Handicap: handicap -1 stone, no handicap for the Dan division.

Time per games: 25 Minutes Main Time, and 25 stones/5 minutes Canadian.

Prizes: Cash prizes and certificates will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each division.