2018 Australian Digital Tournament

...is an annual first-class tournament of the Australian Go Association and regional tournament of the New Zealand Go Society. If you are an Australian player, it affects your national rating, earns you international representative points, the whole ball of wax. If you are a New Zealand player, it is a fun chance to crush Australian players in a trans-Tasman tournament... and earns you international representative points. If you play in or from another South Pacific Nation, we earnestly invite you to join in the fun.

Round two of the tournament starts on Monday 19 February, due to technical difficulties with the draw software.

Play

The tournament is on the Internet in seven rounds, one per week. At midnight on Saturday, the draw for the next round and results from the last round will appear below. Find your opponent in the draw table, contact them with their listed email, agree on a time and a server, play the game online, email the result and the game record to the tournament director.

Open Division Draw

The open division is for players from 2k to 7d. There are no handicap stones.

Player Position Round
Given Family Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DanielLi 6d1 Win by forfeit as white, 6.5 points komi vs Kevin Oh (black, no stones) Black, no stones vs Ziyu Ge (white, 6.5 points komi)
JackGuo 6d1 Won as white, 6.5 points komi vs Ng Derek (black, no stones) Won as black, no stones vs Anthony Purcell (white, 6.5 points komi)
BillySun 5d1 Won as black, no stones vs Joshua Chong (white, 6.5 points komi) White, 6.5 points komi vs Bowen Ge (black, no stones)
KenXie 5d1 Won as black, no stones vs Yanis Newman-Pache (white, 6.5 points komi) White, 6.5 points komi vs Graeme Parmenter (black, no stones)
ChahineKoleejan 5d1 Won as black, no stones vs Fergus Roache (white, 6.5 points komi) Black, no stones vs Richard Yeh (white, 6.5 points komi)
DavidMitchell 5d1 Won as black, no stones vs Kelvin Duong (white, 6.5 points komi) Black, no stones vs Yidan Shang (white, 6.5 points komi)
ZiyuGe 5d1 Won as black, no stones vs Tony Oxenham (white, 6.5 points komi) White, 6.5 points komi vs Daniel Li (black, no stones)
AnthonyPurcell 4d1 Won as black, no stones vs Alan Guerin (white, 6.5 points komi) Lost as white, 6.5 points komi vs Jack Guo (black, no stones)
BowenGe 4d1 Won as white, 6.5 points komi vs Jim Shie (black, no stones) Black, no stones vs Billy Sun (white, 6.5 points komi)
GraemeParmenter 4d1 Won as white, 6.5 points komi vs Brenton Williams (black, no stones) Black, no stones vs Ken Xie (white, 6.5 points komi)
RichardYeh 4d1 Won as black, no stones vs William Rui (white, 6.5 points komi) White, 6.5 points komi vs Chahine Koleejan (black, no stones)
YidanShang 4d1 Won as black, no stones vs Jotham Chu (white, 6.5 points komi) White, 6.5 points komi vs David Mitchell (black, no stones)
KevinOh 3d24 Loss by forfeit as black, no stones vs Daniel Li (white, 6.5 points komi) White, 6.5 points komi vs Tony Oxenham (black, no stones)
NgDerek 3d13 Lost as black, no stones vs Jack Guo (white, 6.5 points komi) White, 6.5 points komi vs Alan Guerin (black, no stones)
JoshuaChong 3d13 Lost as white, 6.5 points komi vs Billy Sun (black, no stones) Black, no stones vs Jim Shie (white, 6.5 points komi)
YanisNewman-Pache 2d13 Lost as white, 6.5 points komi vs Ken Xie (black, no stones) Black, no stones vs Brenton Williams (white, 6.5 points komi)
FergusRoache 1d13 Lost as white, 6.5 points komi vs Chahine Koleejan (black, no stones) White, 6.5 points komi vs William Rui (black, no stones)
KelvinDuong 1d13 Lost as white, 6.5 points komi vs David Mitchell (black, no stones) White, 6.5 points komi vs Jotham Chu (black, no stones)
TonyOxenham 1d13 Lost as white, 6.5 points komi vs Ziyu Ge (black, no stones) Black, no stones vs Kevin Oh (white, 6.5 points komi)
AlanGuerin 1d13 Lost as white, 6.5 points komi vs Anthony Purcell (black, no stones) Black, no stones vs Ng Derek (white, 6.5 points komi)
JimShie 1d13 Lost as black, no stones vs Bowen Ge (white, 6.5 points komi) White, 6.5 points komi vs Joshua Chong (black, no stones)
BrentonWilliams 1k13 Lost as black, no stones vs Graeme Parmenter (white, 6.5 points komi) White, 6.5 points komi vs Yanis Newman-Pache (black, no stones)
WilliamRui 2k13 Lost as white, 6.5 points komi vs Richard Yeh (black, no stones) Black, no stones vs Fergus Roache (white, 6.5 points komi)
JothamChu 2k13 Lost as white, 6.5 points komi vs Yidan Shang (black, no stones) Black, no stones vs Kelvin Duong (white, 6.5 points komi)

Handicap Division

The handicap division is for players from 25k to 2d. Up to nine stones handicap.

Player Position Round
Given Family Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
YanisNewman-Pache 2d1 Won as white, 0.5 points komi vs Sam Murray (black, 9 stones) Won as white, 0.5 points komi vs Andrew Fischhof (black, 9 stones)
FergusRoache 1d13 Lost as white, 0.5 points komi vs Michael Hyde (black, 9 stones) White, 0.5 points komi vs Jotham Chu (black, 2 stones)
KelvinDuong 1d1 Win by forfeit as white, 0.5 points komi vs Qian Ye (black, 9 stones) Won as white, 0.5 points komi vs Michael Hyde (black, 9 stones)
JimShie 1d1 Won as white, 0.5 points komi vs Alfred Burgess (black, 9 stones) White, 0.5 points komi vs Barry Allison (black, 9 stones)
FeiPeng 1d1 Won as white, 0.5 points komi vs Allan Hunt (black, 9 stones) White, 0.5 points komi vs Paul McIver (black, 9 stones)
BrentonWilliams 1k13 Lost as white, 0.5 points komi vs Barry Allison (black, 8 stones) White, 0.5 points komi vs Emma Reynolds (black, 9 stones)
TonyXi 2k1 Won as white, 0.5 points komi vs Aayush Bhattacharya (black, 7 stones) White, 0.5 points komi vs Simon Burchill (black, 9 stones)
JothamChu 2k11 Jigo as white, 0.5 points komi vs Emma Reynolds (black, 8 stones) Black, 2 stones vs Fergus Roache (white, 0.5 points komi)
RodneyTopor 3k13 Lost as white, 0.5 points komi vs Paul McIver (black, 9 stones) White, 0.5 points komi vs Allan Hunt (black, 6 stones)
PeterSimpson 7k22 Loss by forfeit as white, 0.5 points komi vs Huazhen Liu (black, 5 stones) White, 0.5 points komi vs Alfred Burgess (black, 2 stones)
AndrewFischhof 8k1 Won as white, 0.5 points komi vs Rex Tion (black, 7 stones) Lost as black, 9 stones vs Yanis Newman-Pache (white, 0.5 points komi)
JackLiu 8k13 Lost as white, 0.5 points komi vs Simon Burchill (black, 9 stones) White, 0.5 points komi vs Aayush Bhattacharya (black, no stones)
SamMurray 8k13 Lost as black, 9 stones vs Yanis Newman-Pache (white, 0.5 points komi) White, 0.5 points komi vs Rex Tion (black, 7 stones)
MichaelHyde 9k1 Won as black, 9 stones vs Fergus Roache (white, 0.5 points komi) Lost as black, 9 stones vs Kelvin Duong (white, 0.5 points komi)
QianYe 9k22 Loss by forfeit as black, 9 stones vs Kelvin Duong (white, 0.5 points komi) White, 0.5 points komi vs Huazhen Liu (black, 3 stones)
AlfredBurgess 9k13 Lost as black, 9 stones vs Jim Shie (white, 0.5 points komi) Black, 2 stones vs Peter Simpson (white, 0.5 points komi)
AllanHunt 9k13 Lost as black, 9 stones vs Fei Peng (white, 0.5 points komi) Black, 6 stones vs Rodney Topor (white, 0.5 points komi)
BarryAllison 9k1 Won as black, 8 stones vs Brenton Williams (white, 0.5 points komi) Black, 9 stones vs Jim Shie (white, 0.5 points komi)
AayushBhattacharya 9k13 Lost as black, 7 stones vs Tony Xi (white, 0.5 points komi) Black, no stones vs Jack Liu (white, 0.5 points komi)
EmmaReynolds 10k11 Jigo as black, 8 stones vs Jotham Chu (white, 0.5 points komi) Black, 9 stones vs Brenton Williams (white, 0.5 points komi)
PaulMcIver 12k1 Won as black, 9 stones vs Rodney Topor (white, 0.5 points komi) Black, 9 stones vs Fei Peng (white, 0.5 points komi)
HuazhenLiu 12k22 Loss by forfeit as black, 5 stones vs Peter Simpson (white, 0.5 points komi) Black, 3 stones vs Qian Ye (white, 0.5 points komi)
RexTion 15k13 Lost as black, 7 stones vs Andrew Fischhof (white, 0.5 points komi) Black, 7 stones vs Sam Murray (white, 0.5 points komi)
SimonBurchill 18k1 Won as black, 9 stones vs Jack Liu (white, 0.5 points komi) Black, 9 stones vs Tony Xi (white, 0.5 points komi)

Competitors

As of this writing, there are twenty-four stronger players in the open division and twenty-four players in the handicap division, ranging from 6d to 15k. Six of you are in both. Below is listed who they are, how to contact them, what their accounts are on OGS and other servers. You are expected to contact them and sort out a time for your round yourself. If your information is not here, or is not right, please tell the tournament director via email immediately.

NameSurname Email OGS Account KGS Account IGS Account Country Rank Go club, if any
Joshua Chong fuwachong@gmail.com underwah Australia 3d Adelaide
Ng Derek pkpkpkpk35@gmail.com y48d88 Australia 3d Perth
Bowen Ge bowenge@outlook.com DoraKitty DoraKitty Australia 4d Sydney Go Club
Ziyu Ge 18ge@tgs.qld.edu.au coddyfish Australia 5d Brisbane Go Club
Alan Guerin alanguerin@fastmail.com castlehill castlehill New Zealand 1d Christchurch Go Club
Jack Guo jackjieguo@live.com.au jackjieguo Australia 6d Sydney Go Club
Chahine Koleejan chahineinjapan@gmail.com vflux Vortex New Zealand 5d Wellington
Daniel Li kwantaoli@gmail.com likam go4fun Australia 6d The University of Sydney Go Society
David Mitchell david@1wilshire2230.net.au Daviid Daviid Australia 5d Sydney Go Club
Kevin Oh kevinoh0418@gmail.com kevinoh Australia 3d Brisbane Go Club
Tony Oxenham tox@tpg.com.au LoLoGo  LoLoLo  Australia 1d None
Graeme Parmenter graemeparmenter7@gmail.com leffy gonzo gonzo New Zealand 4d Otago University Go Club
Anthony Purcell dr.anthony.purcell@gmail.com dr.anthony.purcell tonyp Australia 4d Canberra Go Club
William Rui JAQUELIN_RUI@HOTMAIL.COM williamrui  williamrui  Australia 2k Victorian Go Club
Yidan Shang fmesyd@yahoo.com.au Yidan Yidan Australia 4d None
Billy Sun billy@chinohouse.com.au BillySun Oliarry Australia 5d Victorian Go Club
Ken Xie 2984332125@qq.com shiqing9 shiqing9 New Zealand 5d Auckland
Richard Yeh lyeh6438@uni.sydney.edu.au RichardYeh Expected Australia 4d Sydney Go Club
Barry Allison barryallison68@gmail.com Mango Muncher Barry68 Australia 9k Brisbane
Aayush Bhattacharya astertheking5@gmail.com AayushButterchicken Australia 14k The University of Sydney Go Society
Simon Burchill v_quixotic@yahoo.com.au DashaTabasco DashaTab Dasha Australia 18k Brisbane
Alfred Burgess alfred.burgess95@gmail.com thebagleboy Australia 9k None
Andrew Fischhof tzorec1@bigpond.com tzorec slayne Australia 8k Sydney Go Club
Allan Hunt allanhunt24@gmail.com Allan53 Australia 9k Brisbane Go Club
Michael Hyde runifyouseeme@gmail.com BHydden  BHydden  BHydden  Australia 9k Ballarat Go Club
Huazhen Liu charles17.liu@hotmail.com Australia 12k Sydney Go Club
Jack Liu janie-zhang@hotmail.com Jack Liu Australia 8k Sydney Go Club
Paul McIver pmciveratron@gmail.com RPMc DMenace RunPMC Australia 12k University of Melbourne Go Club
Sam Murray samuelwilliammurray@gmail.com HoganHeroes New Zealand 8k Otago University Go Club
Fei Peng 383433503@qq.com FlandersPF Australia 1d University of Melbourne Go Club
Emma Reynolds emmahreynolds@gmail.com bored_goldfish New Zealand 10k Christchurch Go Club
Peter Simpson peter.v.simpson@gmail.com wailN wailN Australia 7k Perth
Rex Tion rex_tion@hotmail.com TRex222 Australia 15k Perth
Rodney Topor r_topor@yahoo.com RodneyT RodneyT RodneyT Australia 3k Brisbane Go Club
Tony Xi jackyxiwei@hotmail.com tonyxi Australia 2k Sydney Go Club
Qian Ye q1717045@gmail.com Australia 9k None
Jotham Chu cylg8-jjwcwq@yahoo.com.au jjwcwq Australia 2k None
Kelvin Duong kelvin.duong@hotmail.com kelvin.duong500 kzhd1234 Australia 1d Sydney Go Club
Yanis Newman-Pache yanisnp99@gmail.com bunyan wildbunyan Australia 2d Lismore
Fergus Roache fergusroachenz@gmail.com Weird Pawsok Multicone New Zealand 1d Wellington Go Club
Jim Shie kawaiitsukiko@gmail.com Kawaii Tsukiko Australia 1d The University of Sydney Go Society
Brenton Williams baw@internode.on.net SpaceInvader morumotto Australia 1k Adelaide

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the organisers?
The umpire (honorary Australian national coach, An Younggil 8p), director (Horatio Davis 1k, Brisbane), and volunteers (Matthew Crossman from Sydney; Anthony Purcell from Canberra).
What server do I play on?
The Online Go Server, or KGS Go Server, because the tournament organisers are familiar with them and it is easy to download the SGF game record and email it to us, and it is easy for us to check the result.
What game settings should we use?
Australian standard: Byoyomi time, at 60 minutes main time plus 3x30 seconds byoyomi, Japanese (territory) scoring and counting, situational superko, jigo are draws, komi is 6.5 points to white (even games) or 0.5 points to white if black has handicap stones. Colour is specified in the draw. No nigiri. Set your game to public and save a copy of the SGF for us.
What handicap?
Handicap division games will have a number of stones listed and komi to white (0.5 points). Open division games, and even games in the handicap division, have komi of 6.5 points to white and no handicap stones. Stones, if any, will be given at one stone per one difference in rank, up to nine stones. "White no komi" is a thing, meaning the white player is exactly one (adjusted) rank higher than the black player, so only the minimum 0.5 points komi to white.
How strong am I? Which rank do I use?
Player strength (for handicaps and draw order) is measured as equivalent Australian rankings. If in doubt, ask your club president, or at least give as an OGS or KGS or IGS rank. The tournament director's judgement is final as to what rank you play as.
How do they tell who won the tournament? What if two of us won the same number of games?
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.
What kind of tournament draw is it?
The draw is a progressive Swiss (each time you lose a round you get one more handicap stone next round) - players of adjacent score who have not played yet are paired together, as close as possible. This is the standard Australian practice. We will use slide pairing or equivalent for the first round, and will not randomise the draw for players of equal score until the fourth round.
Wait, progressive Swiss?
Ayup. Blame Neville Smythe, he wrote it into the AGATHA software we are using to run the tournament.
Can we play our round as a correspondence game instead?
Yes, if both of you agree. Play on OGS or DGS and use no time controls, other settings as above.
Can we play our round in person instead?
If you and your opponent can play on a real board this week, sure. We expect an email from each of you with the result, and somebody gives us a game record. If recording the game while you play it is too hard, play online on your phones while hanging out. Same face-to-face fun and coffee opportunities, less pain.
Can we play on other servers?
Yes, if both you and your opponent agree. IGS and Tygem, of course. Dragon Go Server if you can finish the correspondence game before Saturday evening. Any other server is alright provided there is a game record.
What if we cannot agree on a server?
Then your game will be on the Online Go Server.
What if we cannot agree on a time?
Not playing because you couldn't agree when to play is an automatic fail. Both of you forfeit.
My opponent isn't here! Now what?
Look, if your opponent doesn't show up, email me at the time you expect him and he didn't show, and wait for the full hour. Then they forfeit and you win the point.
Only one of us sent you the result. Oops?
We will remind you on Friday. We will remind you again Saturday evening. If you still haven't done the right thing and emailed us to tell us if you won, we will use our best judgement and award the point as we see fit.
When do we have to send you the results?
By 10pm on Saturday, Brisbane time. Not sending us the results in time is an automatic fail.
Do I have to send you the game record? You can take my word for it, right?
No. One of you emails us an SGF or other game record. The other one emails us also and says what the result is. If we don't get both, we don't believe you.
My game was interrupted! My internet broke/their internet broke/the server broke/my phone broke/the zombies broke the door down/the plague took me while we were playing!
That's not really a question. But the answer is: if your game is interrupted, try to play your match again later. You still must get it done within this week.
I have a dispute about my game?
Tell the tournament director, who will give you a ruling or have the tournament umpire do so. See below.
Cool, a celebrity guest umpire! How does the umpiring work?
He probably won't be online watching your game. Because you haven't told him when it was, and why would you? But you will supply us with a record of your game, or for KGS/OGS the game number so we can get the game record. Any suspect or disputed games will be shown to the umpire for analysis and adjudication, and we reserve the right to take whatever action we see fit based on what he tells us. He can also be asked to adjudicate correspondence games that have run out of time, if the tournament director can't.
You seem really hung up on these SGF game records. Why?
Good practice for one, the Sydney Go Club's professional in residence wants to review some of them for another, but most of all we just don't trust you. All the games, we won't be able to watch them, that's the whole point. So we expect both of you to report in after the game, and at least one of you (preferably both!) to send us the game record. OGS and KGS make it easy to download an SGF of a previous game from your game history. DO IT.
Can I have help?
No, no computer programs, no stronger players or friends helping you, just you by yourself playing your opponent. The tournament umpire is an eighth dan Korean professional and can tell. Material cases of cheating will be referred to your national go association for action.
What if I can't play a round?
If you are overseas or AFK or sick or have exams that week, you forfeit your round and your opponent gets a point. It's okay. There are six other rounds.
Can we use Fischer time or other time?
Fischer time and other systems are worthy, but it's not what Australian tournaments use, so, no.