2022 Spring Calgary Junior Go Rating Tournament

Friday, February 04, 2022 - Friday, March 04, 2022

Director: Yun Sun
Location: Online
Registration Closes: Thursday, February 03, 2022

2022 Spring Calgary Junior Go Rating Tournament


The Calgary Junior Go Club & Calgary Go School  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 offline classes and tournaments.

The 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: February 4th-March 4th, 2022; Every Friday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


2.      Location: Online 


3.      Registration

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





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



February 4th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Round 1

February 11st, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Round 2

February 18th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Round 3

February 25th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Round 4

March 4th, 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 level.

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]

8 Players Registered

Registered Players

Name Rank Certificate City Date Registered
Eason Zhan 2d Richmond Jan 27, 2022
Jiaqi Lin 3k 10k Toronto Feb 01, 2022
Eric Kuksin 9k 8k Calgary Dec 29, 2021
Emma Yin 18k 18k Regina Jan 15, 2022
Siyi Li 20k 9k Regina Jan 15, 2022
Ryan Zi Xuan Guan 25k 15k Calgary Jan 12, 2022
Dale Cheng 25k 15k Calgary Jan 11, 2022
Rex Tianzheng Wang 25k 14k Calgary Jan 12, 2022

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