Rules

Tournament rules – overview

Division 1

This is the premier division for players 5 dan and above.  All matches will be even games with 6.5 komi for white, the draw and player colours are determined by the draw.  Players will have 1 hour each plus 3 times 40 seconds byo yomi.

Division 2

This division is for players between 1 dan and 4 dan. All matches will be even games with 6.5 komi, the draw and players colours are determined by the draw. Players will have 1 hour each plus 3 time 40 seconds byo yomi.

Division 3

This division is for kyu players. All matches will be handicap games with 0.5 komi to white. Players will have 1 hour each plus 3 x 40 seconds byo yomi.

Disputes

Any questions of disputes will be resolved by the Tournament Referee – his decision is final.