2023 Winter Halifax Go School Rating Tournament

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Director: Zheng Qi and Serena Sun
Location: Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS
Registration Closes: Friday, December 08, 2023

2023 Winter 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, December 10, 2023

Location: Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS





Ø  The deadline for registration and payment is December 8, 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:




12:30 am - 12:45 pm


12:45 pm - 1:35 pm

Round 1

1:45 pm - 2:35 pm

Round 2

2:45 pm - 3:35 pm

Round 3

3:45 pm - 4:35 pm

Round 4

4:45 pm - 5:35 pm

Round 5

5:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Statistical Results & Rewards Ceremony



Tournament Rules:


Ø  5 Rounds - MacMahon Method;

Ø  AGA Rule, 19x19 board, Komi 7.5;

Ø  25 minutes main time, byo-yomi of 5 minutes for 15 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  25K-24K division will use 13 x 13 board, 23K-1K division will use 19x19 board to play.

Ø  25K beginner level will 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.

Ø  Children’s Kyu level promotion tableshttps://canadiango.org/promotion-tables/

Ø  Handicap Table: https://canadiango.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. 

Ø  General consent to video and photographs taken at tournament or other event for use in social media, company reports, show programs, and or marketing materials.

Ø  Players under 12 years old require parental supervision.



Name: Serena Sun

Phone#: 1-902 549 0986

Email: [email protected]

25 Players Registered

Registered Players

Name Rank Certificate City Date Registered
YiYang Li 3k 1k Halifax Nov 12, 2023
BINGSHENG PENG 7k 5k Halifax Dec 01, 2023
Dante Jia 7k Halifax Nov 12, 2023
Siyuan Wei 11k 4k Halifax Nov 23, 2023
Bingshu Zhao 12k 5k Antigonish Nov 19, 2023
Jiansong Huang 18k 8k Halifax Dec 07, 2023
Amy Qi 18k 10k Halifax Nov 12, 2023
Zhihao Dong 20k 10k Halifax Dec 03, 2023
Samuel Yan 20k 15k Charlottetown Nov 28, 2023
Reena Jiameng Zhang 20k 10k Stratford Nov 14, 2023
William Zhen 21k 1k Halifax Nov 12, 2023
Angela Shao 21k 15k Halifax Nov 15, 2023
Hanson Yuan 23k 6k Charlottetown Nov 14, 2023
Kaishan Zhu 23k 7k Halifax Nov 14, 2023
Conan Yang 23k 11k Halifax Nov 12, 2023
Sunny Peng 24k 11k Halifax Dec 01, 2023
Sirui(Silas) Liu 24k 19k Bedford Nov 15, 2023
Ziyuan Liu 24k 15k Bedford Nov 23, 2023
Aimee Li 25k 20k Halifax Nov 12, 2023
Chenxi Liu 25k 13k Halifax Nov 15, 2023
Shu Ricky 25k Halifax Nov 12, 2023
Charlotte Ruoshan Liu 25k 21k Halifax Nov 17, 2023
Nikol Kot 25k 21k Halifax Dec 07, 2023
Matthew Rui Zhang 25k 19k Halifax Dec 08, 2023
Xi Zhang 25k 23k Halifax Dec 08, 2023

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