Spring 2011 Online Knock-out Handicap Go Tournament on KGS

Round 1 starts on 9 March 2011, at 9pm (GMT+2). Pairings will be announced shortly.

The purpose of the tournament is to increase the Go playing activity of Cypriot players. It is organised as follows:

* There are 16 places available for Cypriot Go players to compete (for 2011 this was opened up to The Cyprus Room friends, in order to fill all 16 spots).
* Each player must play with a nickname that has a solid rating, and at least 5 Rated games in the 2 months preceding the start date.
* Players need to register by sending email to nroussos@gmail.com by 7/3/2011.
* In case that registrations exceed 16, the organiser will select the top 16, based on KGS rating and win:loss ratio in the last 10 rated games played on KGS.
* The winner of each game proceeds to the next round.
* The tournament will be completed in 4 weeks (1 round per week).
* The organiser reserves the right to amend the rules and/or change the dates of the games, including the final, in an effort to refine/improve the tournament for all participants.
* Games will start at the same time, and will be played on Wednesdays, starting at 9pm Cyprus time.
* Handicaps will be according to KGS ratings, thus decided by the server automatically
* Each player must type "Cyprus knock-out tournament" before Move 1.
* Games played for the tournament are to be set as Free games
* Each player has 25 mins main time and 5 periods 20 seconds byo yomi.
* A player not logged on at the agreed start time on the date of the game, is automatically disqualified (i.e. loses the game), unless previously informed his/her opponent and the organizer.
* It's possible to arrange a game at a date before the official date/time, only in special circumstances and if the organiser has been informed by both players beforehand.