2018 Australian Digital Tournament
This is an annual first-class tournament of the Australian Go Association and regional tournament of the
New Zealand Go Society, held on the Online Go Server.
Here are the rules and the dates for each round;
prizes and entry fees are listed on the registration page.
Round one of the tournament starts on Sunday 11 February. Enter the draw by Friday 9 February.
- Seven rounds of online go, starting on Sunday the 11th of February, one round per week.
- The draw for each round will be sent out by email on Saturday 10 February (for the first round), play starts Sunday 11 February.
- In the week after your draw is sent to you, you and the opponent you're drawn against play a game on the Online Go Server,
then email the game record (or game number, at least) to the tournament director by 10pm AEST Saturday.>
- Not sending me the results in time is an automatic fail.
- Players may agree to play on KGS, IGS, or Tygem instead, someone must email me the SGF game record.
- Work out the time and place of games by talking to your opponent. Each player's email address and OGS username will be published on the tournament web page so you can do this.
- Not playing because you didn't talk to your opponent is an automatic fail. Both of you forfeit.
- Australian standard tournament time controls: Byoyomi time, at least 60 minutes per player main time, plus 5x30 seconds byoyomi. It can be more (or unlimited!) by mutual agreement.
- Fischer time and other systems are worthy, but it's not what Australian tournaments use, so, no.
- Australian standard tournament scoring: wins are worth 1 point, ties and draws and byes are worth half a point, losses and forfeits (not showing up or breaking the rules) worth zero points.
- Winners are by how many points you scored, ties broken by Sum of Opponents' Scores, and then by Sum of Defeated Opponents' Scores, and then by which of you defeated the other in the round where you played.
- The draw is a Swiss with modified slide pairing.
- Japanese (territory) scoring and counting, situational superko, jigo are draws.
- Player strength (for handicaps and draw order) is measured as equivalent Australian rankings.
- If you're Australian, you're expected to be an Australian Go Association member, join up at the
AGA web page if your club hasn't already taken care of it for you.
- If you're New Zealand, you need to be a citizen or permanent resident to earn WAGC points.
- No, no computer aids, no stronger players or friends helping you, just you by yourself playing your opponent. The tournament umpire is an 8d professional and can tell.
- Round 1 drawn Friday 9 February, play Sunday 11 February to Saturday 17 February, email us game results by 10pm, 17 February.
- Round 2 drawn Saturday 17 February, play Sunday 18 February to Saturday 24 February, email us game results by 10pm, 24 February.
- Round 3 drawn Saturday 24 February, play Sunday 25 February to Saturday 3 March, email us game results by 10pm, 3 March.
- Round 4 drawn Saturday 3 March, play Sunday 4 March to Saturday 10 March, email us game results by 10pm, 10 March.
- Round 5 drawn Saturday 10 March, play Sunday 11 March to Saturday 17 March, email us game results by 10pm, 17 March.
- Round 6 drawn Saturday 17 March, play Sunday 18 March to Saturday 24 March, email us game results by 10pm, 24 March.
- Round 7 drawn Saturday 24 March, play Sunday 25 March to Saturday 31 March, email us game results by 10pm, 31 March.
- Results announced Sunday 1 April, by 6pm AEST.
To find who you should be playing, look at your division below. Find the row with your name on it. Under "Round 6" is your colour, then your opponent.
If it says 6.5 komi for you then you play white and get 6.5 points komi, your opponent plays black. This is for handicapping even games in the second division, and all games in the first division.
If it says your opponent is black and gets stones, they get that many handicap stones and you get 0.5 points komi.
If it says you are black and get stones, you get that many handicap stones and they get 0.5 points komi.
If it says they are black and you are white and 0.5 komi, you and they are exactly one stone apart in handicap - you take 0.5 points komi and they take first move.
Open Division - 2k to 7d
Second Division - Handicap, 20k To 2d
- First prize is $50 + free entry to the 2018 Australian National Championships (November, Queensland).
- Second and third prizes are $25.