2023 Spring Halifax Go School Rating Tournament

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Director: Zheng Qi
Location: Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS
Registration Closes: Saturday, March 25, 2023


2023 Spring Halifax Go School Rating Tournament


Halifax Go School is committed to youth Go education, aiming to promote Go in Nova Scotia, increase the popularity of Go, and train young Go lovers. This rating tournament will be in accordance with the Canadian Go Association rule.     


Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023

Location: Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS





Ø  The deadline for registration and payment is March 23, 2023.


Ø  Fees: $35/player, E-transfer: [email protected]


                                    Please indicate the player's full name


Ø  Cancellation 24 hours in advance will receive a refund of the registration fee.



Certificates: All the certificates are issued by CGA (Canadian Go Association). If grading is successful, additional fees will be charged for certificate processing.


Promotion Level


25k – 6k


5k – 1k


1d – 4d





Tournament Schedule:




12:45 pm - 1:00 pm


1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Round 1

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Round 2

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Round 3

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Round 4

5:00 pm - 5:50 pm

Round 5

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Statistical Results & Rewards Ceremony



Tournament Rules:


Ø  5 rounds - MacMahon Method;

Ø  AGA Rule, 19x19 board, Komi 7.5, 13*13 board 5.5;

Ø  25 minutes main time, byo-yomi of 10 minutes for 25 stones.

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

Ø  1D or above players will be collecting winning points in order to upgrade their level (the points will be calculated by CGA system)

Ø  If you are unsure about your child’s rank, please ask your current Go teacher. If you already have Go Rank Certificate, please register based on that.

Ø  21K – 1K division will use 19x19 board to play.

Ø  25K beginner level will use 13x13 board, win at least 1 games out of 5 will get a certificate of 25K.

Ø  If there are not enough players, the Tournament Organizer will arrange the pairing manually and post it during the matches.

Ø  If there are not enough players in the same group, and the participants level 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/




Ø  The participant should not quit the tournament in the middle of the day. All players need to complete five rounds of matches. If the player gets sick or encounters emergency situations during the tournament and has to leave, the player will not be raised to their proposed level even with enough wins. 



Name: Zheng Qi

Phone#: 1-902 549 0986

Email: [email protected]


23 Players Registered

Registered Players

Name Rank Certificate City Date Registered
YiYang Li 3k 4k Halifax Mar 04, 2023
BINGSHENG PENG 7k 6k Halifax Mar 04, 2023
Leyang Liu 10k 6k Fredericton Mar 19, 2023
Siyuan Wei 11k 6k Halifax Mar 07, 2023
Bingshu Zhao 12k 5k Antigonish Mar 12, 2023
Tianqi Jia 12k 7k Halifax Mar 21, 2023
Amy Qi 18k 14k Halifax Mar 06, 2023
Youjia He 19k 10k Stratford Mar 13, 2023
Zhihao Dong 20k 10k Halifax Mar 21, 2023
Samuel Yan 20k 15k Charlottetown Mar 23, 2023
Reena Jiameng Zhang 20k 10k Stratford Mar 19, 2023
William Zhen 21k 2k Halifax Mar 20, 2023
Tianyun Zhou 22k 17k Halifax Mar 15, 2023
Hanson Yuan 23k 10k Charlottetown Mar 20, 2023
Kaishan Zhu 23k 8k Halifax Mar 05, 2023
Conan Yang 23k 11k Halifax Mar 04, 2023
Leon Xun Hu 23k 10k Bedford Mar 04, 2023
Ruihan Song 24k 13k Halifax Mar 15, 2023
James Pang 25k 15k Stratford Mar 18, 2023
Sunny Peng 25k Halifax Mar 04, 2023
Qingpu Li 25k 20k Halifax Mar 14, 2023
Zixi Kang 25k 19k Halifax Mar 25, 2023
Eddy Gao Nan 25k 23k Halifax Mar 25, 2023

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