Announcing the 2020 e-Go Congress on August 1-9! (Registration ends on July 29, 9 PM EDT)

You’d have to ask the TDs, but I think the pairings will always find you opponents of similar rank :smiley:

Zoom will be required for Relay Go events (there’ll be a large Zoom call in which everything will be managed) and Hangouts. You don’t necessarily need an external webcam, but you probably want to ensure at least a working microphone to make the discussions effective.

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How can I contact these nice people? I found some emails on the site, but everyone is probably up to their eyelashes with stuff a week before the event. Can I ask in the OGS group chat?

Yes, please feel free to ask questions in the OGS group chat!

Contact information for TDs can be found here: https://www.gocongress.org/2020/contacts

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@Gia Hi I’ll be an assistant TD for the Open tournament. We pair people in the Open based on McMahon pairing, as people always do at US Go Congress.

Initially, people with the same rating will be given a same McMahon score. So say you’re a 10k, in the first round you’ll be paired with people within the same band/McMahon score (MMS, say, =10). After the first round, if you lose, nothing happen to your score but if you win, you get 1 point. Then for second round, you’ll be paired off with people with the same score. And so on. So McMahon is more sensitive to performance, not necessarily rating.

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Thanks for the information!

Latest update: Registration for 2020 e-Go Congress closing tomorrow 7/29

Today is the final day of open registration! If you have already registered, please complete the check-in form by July 31, 8 PM EDT. You can find more details in the post above :smiley:

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Where can I find information about how the komi is decided for the 9x9-tournament? Here it says that komi is variable depending on rank difference, and it would be nice to know in advance exactly what this means :slightly_smiling_face:

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I couldn’t find it in the OGS handbook, but this info should be made available to you before tournament. Notice, this is specific to 9x9 since no handicap is used.

In general, you can find tournament info in the OGS handbook.

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Thank you, CatMiai.

@Atorrante Hah! I wish my name really was Miai

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Well, for me your are Cat Miai :upside_down_face:

Cat, I think that might be the 13x13 komi. Here is the komi table used for the 9x9 tournament.

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Handicap play with self-declared ranks is gonna be weird.

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Yes, converting from EGF rank to AGA seemed tricky, and in the end I just sort of winged it. Hopefully most people will guess their rank somewhat closely and the games won’t be too one-sided.

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Nice, 3 points per rank did seem a bit much for 9x9.

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Thank you! I looked into the 9x9 Documentation by Eric W. Must have been deprecated.

Right, ranks (especially from different countries) can be difficult to pinpoint. There are also AGA members who may have declared a different rank for understandable reasons (for example, they’ve improved in recent times despite the lack of in-person tournaments). Hopefully no one sandbags or heliumbags too hard :stuck_out_tongue:

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Reminder: Check-in closes in 4.5 hours - please make sure that you complete the check-in form (sent by email), which will be the only way to enter the pairing :smiley:

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Sidenote: For future events, I would like to suggest some sort of auto-time conversion in the schedule here https://www.gocongress.org/2020, like this 2020-08-01T07:00:00Z. I see “today, 10:00 AM”, but everyone sees their corresponding date and time.

I know time converters exist, but not everyone knows, and it would really remove an obstacle for attendees outside the US.
Also, in case changes happen regarding times, we can’t spot it as easily, since we keep in mind the converted time.

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Good suggestion - unfortunately we haven’t quite figured out a way to quote localized times on OGS (apart from the forums), so maybe in the future…

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