2024 Spring Halifax Go School Rating Tournament

Sunday, March 03, 2024

Director: Zheng Qi, Serena Sun, Dandi Li
Location: Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS
Registration Closes: Thursday, February 29, 2024


2024 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 3, 2024

Location: Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS





Ø  The deadline for registration and payment is February 29, 2024.


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, Dandi Li

Phone#: 1-902 549 0986

Email: [email protected]


15 Players Registered

Registered Players

Name Rank Certificate City Date Registered
YiYang Li 3k 1k Halifax Jan 23, 2024
Christian DeWolf 3k Halifax Feb 04, 2024
BINGSHENG PENG 7k 5k Halifax Feb 15, 2024
Leyang Liu 10k 6k Fredericton Feb 19, 2024
Siyuan Wei 11k 5k Halifax Feb 20, 2024
Enoch Liu 15k Bedford Feb 11, 2024
Amy Qi 18k 10k Halifax Jan 23, 2024
Zachary Tan 20k Charlottetown Feb 15, 2024
Angela Shao 21k 19k Halifax Feb 20, 2024
Yutian Wang 21k 15k Charlottetown Feb 20, 2024
Kaishan Zhu 23k 7k Halifax Feb 14, 2024
Conan Yang 23k 11k Halifax Jan 27, 2024
Sunny Peng 24k 13k Halifax Feb 15, 2024
Aimee Li 25k 25k Halifax Jan 27, 2024
Charlotte Ruoshan Liu 25k 23k Halifax Jan 23, 2024

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