November 29, 2017

The Third We-Go Children’s Rating Competition

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The  Third We-Go Children’s Rating Competition

        Since its establishment in 2016, We-Go Club has gathered a large number of Go enthusiasts of all ages. Together we are on a mission to create a professional Go environment for beginners and to popularize Go across the world! In January 2019, We-Go Education will be hosting The Third Children’s Rating Competition for Children in Waterloo. We will set up qualifying competitions for the children category, where winners will be allowed to qualify for the major event competition. We welcome you all to journey with us on our mission to popularize Go throughout the World!

  1. Date: Saturday, January 27, 2019 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)


  1. Location: We-Go Education Center (100 Lodge Street, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2V6)


  1. Registration


  • Cash or Cheque Only, The payments can be paid at door or E-transfer to
  • $30/player (Before Jan 15,2019),
  • $35/player (After Jan 15,2019),

         Registration is needed. Please Register on We-Go Site:…ting-competition/

  1. Certificates: All the certificates are issued by CGA (Canadian Go Association). If grading is successful, an additional fee of $10 will be charged for certificate processing.

          Lunch Fee: $10/each (Spicy/Non-Spicy)

  1. Exam Tournament Schedule
Time Schedule
9:00am-10am Registration
10:00 am – 10:30am Opening Ceremony
10:30 am – 11:30 pm Round 1
11:30 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch Time
12:30 pm – 1: 00 pm Round 2
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Round 3
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Round 4
3:00pm – 4:00pm Round 5
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Statistical Results &Rewards Ceremony
  1. Tournament Rule:
  • 5 rounds – Swiss MacMahon Method
  • AGA Rule, 19×19 board, Komi 7.5; 13×13 board, Komi 3.5.
  • Each Game will approximately take 30 to 45 minutes. If an individual game takes too long, a countdown clock will be setup for the game.
  1. Ranking Groups:
Groupings: 25K-21K 20K-16K 15K-11K 10K-2K 1K-4D



win at least 3 games out of 5


win at least 3 games out of 5


win at least 3 games out of 5

3 wins to upgrade 1k,

4 wins to upgrade 2k,

5 wins to upgrade 3k


win at least 4 games to upgrade 1 dan

Certificates: 20K 15K 10K 9k to 2k 1D or 5D
  • 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.
  • 25K – 4D division will use 19×19 board to play.
  • 25K and above players will use 13×13 board, win at least 2 games out of 5 will get a certificate of 25 K.
  • If there are not enough players, the Tournament/ Exam Organizer will arrange the pairing manually and post it during the matches.
  • 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. (note: read the chart horizontally, 0 means play even game, negative number means to give the amount of handicaps, positive means to get the amount of handicaps)

  1. Basic Tournament Rules

    The participant needs to pay the exam fee in full before the exam starts.
    2. The participant should not quit the exam in the middle of the day. All players need to complete five rounds of matches. If the player gets sick or encounter emergency situations during the tournament and have to leave, the player will not be raised to their proposed level even with enough number of wins.
    3. Players should not talk during the match or do any activities that will disturb the opponent
    4. Players should not comment on other’s games during the match.
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