Dear Go Players,
The Spring Tournament more than a monthly ratings tournament -- we will have prizes and an early start at 10:00 a.m. There will be cash prizes, plus go literature and equipment. The regular cash purse will be $200. There will be an additional $50 for the youth player with the best results. (In the case of ties, the youth prize will go to the youth player with the higher AGA rating.) The equipment prizes include a nice folding board (used), and a new set of yunzi stones in wooden bowls.
The sections will be established by the Tournament Director. We expect there will be an open section for high dan players (even games), and handicapped sections for dan players, single digit kyu players, and double digit kyu players. This is a good tournament for players who want to try their first rated games: we expect to have some players in the 15K to 20K range.
Entry fee: $10 general admission, $5 youth and voting members. Registration is from 10 -10:45 sharp. First round 11:00 a.m., 2nd Round 1:30 p.m., 3rd round 3:30 p.m. This is a great way to play some intense Go face to face.
This is an American Go Association rated tournament, and AGA membership is required; please make sure your membership is current. More info on membership at www.usgo.org If your first game runs long, you do not have much time for lunch. We recommend that you bring food to the Go Center, rather than planning on going out to get lunch.
Manager, Seattle Go Center
Nihon Ki-in Go Institute of the West
700 NE 45th Street
Seattle WA 98105
206 545-1424 (Go Center)
206 370-1069 (Cell Phone)
206 632-1122 (Office at Home)