Dear Seattle Go Players,
The Portland group is planning ahead, and have announced this two day tournament in October. Mark your calendars!
PORTLAND GO TOURNAMENT
October 18-19, 2014
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
PLEASE SEE THE NEW POLICY ON CHILDREN AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS DOCUMENT.
Come play five rounds of AGA-rated Go! This is a handicap tournament, so you can expect some exciting, close games no matter your rank.
For strong players (6D+ AGA), all games will be even -- may the best player win!
Prizes will be awarded for:
Top three 6D+ (even games)
Top three 1D-5D (handicap)
Top three 9k-1k (handicap)
Top three 10k- (handicap)
Top youth player (22 and under)
Top female player
TO REGISTER: Register at www.goclubs.org. If you entered all of your personal information last year, it should still be there; you may wish to update your rank. Email me (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
REGISTRATION FEE: $15 if you've preregistered by SEPTEMBER 19, $25 otherwise, no registration fee for youth players (22 and under). ALL players must also either be AGA members (you can join at the tournament for $30, $10 for youths) or pay a one-tournament membership fee of $10.
All fees are paid by cash or check on the day of the tournament.
LOCATION: Albany 218 and 220 on the campus of Lewis & Clark College. This is the same location as last year. Maps:
SCHEDULE: All games give each side 60 minutes plus five 30-second overtime segments (byo-yomi).
Saturday, October 18
8:15 AM Registration
9:15 AM Round 1
1:00 PM Round 2
3:30 PM Round 3
Sunday, October 19
9:15 AM Round 4
1:00 PM Round 5
3:30 PM Award Ceremony
TRANSPORTATION: Parking on campus is free on the weekends. If you're coming from downtown Portland, you can take the Pioneer Express shuttle bus:
FOOD: There is a coffee shop (Maggie's) open on campus; Fields Dining Room is open for lunch and dinner. Info on these establishments can be found here:
Note that Maggie's doesn't open until noon on the weekend, so if you need an infusion of caffeine before your first round, bring something along.
CHILDREN: We definitely want to encourage children to play and enjoy the game. We also want adults to be able to concentrate without excessive distraction or disruption. We therefore must insist that all children under 9 be supervised by a non-playing adult.