2021 Spring Calgary Junior Go Rating Tournament

Friday, January 29, 2021 - Friday, February 26, 2021

Director: Yun Sun
Location: KGS Go Server
Registration Closes: Thursday, January 28, 2021

2021 Spring Calgary Junior Go Rating Tournament


The Calgary Junior Go Club is dedicated to the promotion of junior Go in the Calgary area. The club is open to every junior Go player from Kyu to Dan. Our goal is to help kids to improve their Go skills. We use a system of group online or in-person classes and tournaments.

In spring 2021, the third junior rating tournament will be hosting online at KGS Server.

This rating tournament is for kids under age 18. We will set up a qualifying rating tournament according to the rating system of the Canadian Go Association.


1.      Date: January 29th-Febuary26th, 2021; Every Friday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


2.      Location: KGS Go Server 


3.      Registration

This rating tournament is opened to the students of the Calgary Junior Go Club.


E-transfer Only, The payments need to be prepaid before Friday, January 29th, 2021.  E-transfer to calgaryjuniorg[email protected]



4.      Certificates

All the certificates are issued by CGA (Canadian Go Association). If grading is successful, an additional fee will be charged for certificate processing. If the children don't win a certificate they don't need to pay the fee to the CGA (they should still pay the fee for the tournament). 

Promotion Level


25k – 6k


5k – 1k


1d – 4d



5.      Exam Tournament Schedule



January 29th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Round 1

February 5th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Round 2

February 12th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Round 3

February 19th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Round 4

February 26th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Round 5


6.      Tournament Rule

· 5 rounds - McMahon Method

· AGA Rule, 19x19 board, Komi 6.5; If play with handicap, komi 0.5.

· Each Game will approximately take 30 to 45 minutes. a countdown clock of KGS will be setup for the game.

· Rating tournament system: http://info.go-canada.org/youth-rating-tournament/


7.      Single Tournament

A single tournament will be created for all players. Every participant in the tournament will be assigned a "McMahon score" by the computer. When the computer pairs players it tries to

·        Ensure the players have not played before

·        Ensure players with "as close a score as possible" are paired.



Promotion table: http://info.go-canada.org/promotion-tables/

·        If you are unsure about your child’s rank, please contact Calgary Junior Go Club. If you already have CGA Go Rank Certificate, please register based on that.

·        If the handicap of pair is not on the handicap table of CGA, the Tournament/ Exam Organizer will arrange the pairing manually and post it during the matches.

·        If the participants' rank differs from each other greatly; a handicap will be decided by the Canadian Go Association and the organizer for the match to be effective. The following chart shows the handicaps will apply for each rank.

Handicap Table: http://info.go-canada.org/handicap-tables/


8.      Basic Tournament Rules 

·        The participant needs to pay the exam fee in full before the exam starts.

·        The absent participant will be recorded as lost at the absent round. 

·        The Player should not get AI or someone’s help in the tournament. If the organizer finds the player has any cheating behaviour, the round will be recorded as lost.

·        Players should not comment on other games during the match. 



9.      Contact

Name: Yun Sun                                                                                           

Phone #: 1-403-919-8166

Email: calgaryjuniorg[email protected]

7 Players Registered

Registered Players

Name Rank Certificate City Date Registered
Eric Kuksin 9k 8k Calgary Dec 13, 2020
Arianna Yunqi Huang 15k 20k Calgary Jan 10, 2021
Leo Zhao 20k 18k Calgary Jan 10, 2021
Minghao Liu 23k 9k Calgary Jan 27, 2021
Xuanye Huang 25k 10k Airdrie Jan 16, 2021
Lucas junxi Chen 25k 25k Calgary Jan 22, 2021
Eddie Huize Du 25k 16k Calgary Jan 28, 2021

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