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NSW State Championships

June 16, 2019


Tournament Director & Referee

David Mitchell is the Tournament Director; the Tournament Referee is An Younggil 8P

Entry fee $30 – a discount rate of $20 for students and pensioners.  Includes lunch.

Time limits

  • Clocks are started at the direction of the Tournament Director.
  • If a player fails to start the game within 10 minutes of the start of the round that player loses the game by default.

Moves and counting

  • The Japanese counting method applies to all games.
  • A move consists of passing, resigning or placing a stone on the board and removing any prisoners.
  • Once played a move may not be taken back – if a player attempts to take a move back they automatically lose.
  • A player must press the clock with the same hand as the one placing the stone on the board.
  • Where a player is in byo yomi and a move captures a large group (more than 5 stones) the clock will be stopped when the stone is placed.

Open Division

  • The open division has 5 rounds of even games (3 dan and above).
  • All matches will be even games with 6.5 komi for white.
  • Your table number opponent & player colours are set by the draw.
  • Each player has 20 minutes normal time plus 3 x 30 seconds byo-yomi.

Handicap Division

  • The handicap division has 5 rounds (3 dan and below)
  • Your table number opponent, handicap & player colours are set by the draw.

Note: 3 dan players may choose the division they want.

  • Each player has 20 minutes normal time plus 3 x 30 seconds byo-yomi.


8:00am Registration

9:15am                 Registration closes

9:30am                 Round 1

11:00am               Round 2

12:30pm               Lunch

1:00pm                 Round 3

2:30pm                 Round 4

4:00pm                 Round 5

5:45pm Prize giving and close


In the event of a dispute the Tournament Referee & Tournament Director will collect information from all parties in the dispute before making a decision.

Consistent breaking of tournament rules may result in a warning from the Tournament Referee. A player is automatically disqualified on a second warning.

Note: The decisions of the Tournament Director and Tournament referee are made in accordance with the IGF Code of Ethics


June 16, 2019
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David Mitchell
An Younggil


Hanho Newspaper
570 Blaxland Road
Eastwood, NSW 2122 Australia
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