Preliminary schedule below:
|Friday May 19||Saturday May 20||Sunday May 21|
|08:45-09:45 Registration||09:30 Round 4|
|10:00 Round 1||LUNCH|
|LUNCH||13:30 Round 5|
|14:00 Round 2||After round 5: Closing ceremony|
|ca 19-21: Blitz-SM||17:00 Round 3|
The Swedish championships is played as 5-round McMahon tournament. To play as 1-kyu or stronger you need an official grade in the European Go Database (europeangodatabase.eu/). If you do not have an official grade, you can register as 2 kyu or weaker.
The "top group" will be set depending on the participant list. Similarly, handicap will be used where needed for the weakest players to guarantee interesting games. Placement is first done done by MMS, then SOS, then one-on-one result. SOSOS, SODOS are not used. The Swedish Citizen with highest placement after the last round will be Swedish Championship. The Swedish Citizen under 18 years old with highest placement will be Junior Champion.
Japanese rules, i.e. usual territory scoring.
Fischer-time: 45 min main time + 15 s per move.
Komi: 6.5 to white.
Handicap: None in top group. Otherwise as needed.
Accomodation and refreshments
During the tournament we serve coffee and tea free or charge. A small selection of fruit, candy etc. will be sold at the venue. Lunch and dinner can be bought at one of the many restaurants at walking distance from the venue. A simple breakfast is sold at the venue by the go club for 25 SEK per day.
One can stay at the venue for 100 SEK per night, but limited to 8 persons. First come first serve. You can stay in the venue also friday-saturda. There are also many hostels/hotels nearby, see e.g. Google Maps.
Normal: 300 SEK
Student/retired/unemployed: 150 SEK
10 kyu or weaker: 150 SEK
Under 18 or playing your first tournament: free!
The Swedish Go Association gives a cup to the Swedish Champion. Vouchers to kyu-players with exceptional perfromance. Swedish VM-points given to the 10 highest placed Swedish citizens as 25-19-14-10-7-5-4-3-2-1. SM gives unusually high VM-points, and hence increase the chance to be selected as representative for e.g. WAGC.
Note: No prize money in this tournament, any surplus will go to the Gothenburg Go club.
Feel free to contact the Gothenburg go-club at email@example.com.