Latvian Go Federation

Latvian GO Championship 2014

Mar 24, 2014

Latvian Go Championship 2014 Latvian Go Championship 2014


1. Goals and objectives

1) Promoting the game of Go.

2) Determining and rewarding winners.

3) Adjusting players' EGF ranks.

2. Time and place

The tournament will be held on May 31, 2014 in the teahouse KAMA Jekaba 26/28.

3. Organizers

Tournament is organized by Latvian Go Federation. Tournament referee is Karina Stanislavska.

4. Regulations

1) The tournament corresponds to category A according to the EGF rating system (

2) The tournament is held in McMahon, with reduced handicap (McMahon coefficient minus one). Time control is 30 minutes of regular time plus 10 seconds per move (Fischer's control). Komi is 6.5 points. Handicap is determined by the program Opengotha. Rules are Japanese. Pairing is performed by the program Opengotha.

3) With the beginning of each round all game clocks are to be run at all those tables with at least one player present. If a player has spent all his regular time and then all the extra time, then the loss on time is fixed - even if that player is absent. If a player does not attend a round and as a result loses the game, the referee may apply a penalty, up to disqualification. A player may miss a round, but in this case he must warn the referee in advance - at least half an hour before the start of the round. For the missed game player suffers a technical loss. If within 10 minutes after the beginning of the round, none of two players have arrived to the game, the referee may fix technical losses for both of them, or apply penalties, reducing their regular times by 5-20 minutes.

5. Schedule

From 10:00 to 10:30 - Registration
From 10:30 to 10:45 - Opening ceremony, pairing
From 10:45 to 12:30 - 1st round
From 12:30 to 12:45 - short break
From 12:45 to 14:30 - 2nd round
From 14:30 to 15:15 - lunch break (see chapter 8, point 2)
From 15:15 to 17:00 - 3rd round
From 17:00 to 17:15 - short break
From 17:15 to 17:30 - Awards ceremony, closing event

6. Determining of winners and awards

1) Places are determined according to McMahon points, in the case of equal points - according to SOS, then to SOSOS.

2) Participants who took 1-3 places are awarded by diplomas.

3) Players that have missed at least one round, cannot pretend to a prize.

7. Adjusting EGF ranks

Results of games played in the tournament will be sent to EGF, and these results will be used to adjust players' ranks. Results of games where a player suffered a technical (?) loss, will not be sent to EGF.

8. Funding

1) All financial expenses for the organization of the tournament are covered by the organizers.

2) Players cover all their personal financial expenses themselves. Lunch can be ordered by informing organizers at registration

9. Applying for participation

For all participants prior registration is required. Application form with player's name, surname and level (as well as with the number /nick at EGF or KGS, if any) should be sent in electronic form to

10. Registration

Any Latvia resident can participate in the tournament and there is no registration fee.

11. Etiquette

Organizers pay special attention to the strict observance of the tournament rules and etiquette. In place of the event smoking and drinking alcohol are strictly prohibited, as well as staying under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants. Violators will be disqualified immediately.

12. Tournament Info

These rules, as well as other information about the tournament, including news and results are published on the website of Latvian Go Federation:

The present charter is an official invitation to the tournament.