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The 2nd SportAccord World Mind Games Online Tournament

* Main Tournament: [1st round] 15 October ~ [Final round] 26 October, 2012.


* Main Tournament : 3rd round – Final rounds
  [ The tournament table. ]

Winner : shangshang ( China )
goraku1 ( Japan ) – shangshang ( China )

   Followings are the starting time for the 3rd – final rounds.
   Please be noted that the starting time is different depending on which group you and your opponent in.

    Asia and Oceania vs. North and South America
    PM 8:00 ( Local time of North and South America player )

    North and South America vs. Europe and Africa
    PM 8:00 ( Local time of Europe and Africa player )

    Europe and Africa- vs. Asia and Oceania
    PM 8:00 ( Local time of Asia and Oceania player )

* Main Tournament : 1st-2nd round – The tournament table
  [ SAWMG-EU. ]  [ SAWMG-AM. ]  [ SAWMG-Asia. ]


  Main Tournament details.
  Pairings for the third round of the Main Tournament.


* Preliminary Round Results
  [ SAWMG-EU. ] [ SAWMG-AM. ] [ SAWMG-Asia. ]


Tournament Outline

The winner of the main tournament will receive an invitation to the 2nd SportAccord World Mind Games (a round-trip ticket to Beijing , accommodation, a commemorative medal and a certificate), There are also generous prizes for sectional winners, as well iPAD’s as lottry prizes for anyone who finish the preliminary round!

Schedule

  • Registration period: 14 August – 12 September, 2012.
  • Preliminary Round: 16 September – 10 October, 2012.
  • Main Tournament: 16 October – 26 October, 2012.
         1st round: October 16 8pm (JST), 15 8pm (CET), 15 7pm (PST)
         2nd round: October 18 8pm (JST), 17 8pm (CET), 17 7pm (PST)
         3rd round: October 19 – 20
         4th round: October 21 – 22
         Semifinal: October 23 – 24
         Final: October 25 – 26

      * JST=Japan Standard Time (GMT+9)
        CET=Central European Time (GMT+2)
        PST=Pacific Standard Time (GTM-7)
      * The times after 3rd round are decided by the time zone of both players.

Requirements for participation

  • Participant must be a national or resident of an IGF member country or region.
  • Participant must be an amateur player.
  • All games are to be played on Pandanet.
  • Participant must be able to communicate by email.

Playing Schedule and Rules

[ Preliminary Round ]

  • Tournament period: September 16 – October 10, 2012
  • Grouping of players: Participants must register before September 12th 2012, into one of three groups (depending on where the participant resides): Europe and Africa, Asia and Oceania, North and South America.
  • During the tournament period, players play freely in his/her regional group during the tournament period. The games should be played in the “SAWMG-EU”, “SAWMG-AM”, or “SAWMG-Asia” rooms.
  • Players need to play at least 10 games in the preliminary round.
  • Qualification: 32 highest ranked players from the Asia and Oceania Group, 16 highest ranked players each from the Europe and Africa and the North and South America groups advance into the main tournament. (Ranking is done within each group only). The ranking is determined by points in descending order:
  1. Points = W / N + W * 0.02
    (W = number of wins, N = number of games played.
    Example: you win 3 out of 6 games, you get 3/6 + 3*0.02 = 0.56.
    Example: you win 4 out of 8 games, you get 4/8 + 3*0.02 = 0.58.
  2. With tied points, player with higher number of wins is ranked higher.
  3. With tied points and wins, player with higher SOP (sum of opponents’ points) is ranked higher.
  4. With tied points, wins, and SOP, the players are ranked equal.
  • All games are played even, with 6.5 point komi. Colors are determined by the system. Time allowance is 10 minutes basic time, with overtime of 25 moves in 15 minutes.
  • Special note for 2012: all players who finish ten games or more will be entered for a drawing for a grand prize, regardless of how or if they play in the main tournament.

Preliminary Round Results.[ SAWMG-EU ] [ SAWMG-AM ] [ SAWMG-Asia ]
Preliminary Round details.

[ Main Tournament ]

  • 64 players who have passed the preliminary round play a tournament. Single eliminations are played until a champion is determined.
  • Tournament period: October 16 – October 26, 2012
         1st round: October 16 8pm (JST), 15 8pm (CET), 15 7pm (PST) [64 players→ 32 players]
         2nd round: October 18 8pm (JST), 17 8pm (CET), 17 7pm (PST) [32 players→ 16 players]
         3rd round: October 19 – 20 [16 players → 8 players]
         4th round: October 21 – 22 [8 players → 4 players]
         Semifinal: October 23 – 24 [4 players → 2 players]
         Final: October 25 – 26 [2 players → winner and runner-up]
         *1st and 2nd are regional rounds. 3rd-6th rounds are rounds with mixed regions.

      * JST=Japan Standard Time (GMT+9)
        CET=Central European Time (GMT+2)
        PST=Pacific Standard Time (GTM-7)
      * The times after 3rd round are decided by the time zone of both players.

  • All games are played even, with 6.5 point komi. Colors are determined by the system. Time allowance is 10 minutes basic time, with overtime of 25 moves in 15 minutes.

The playing combination of the main tournament will be updated on the website. You can also check your opponent on the “Net Social Plaza”.
Basically, the games must be played at the designated time and date. If you can’t play at the designated time and date, please contact your opponent in advance on the “Net Social Plaza” and decide when you will play.

The designated time for the 1st and 2nd round is already set up.
As for the 3rd to 6th rounds, we will set up the time taking into account your time zone. Please press the [Settings] button on the “Net Social Plaza” and select your time zone.

The tournament table.[ SAWMG-EU ] [ SAWMG-AM ] [ SAWMG-Asia ]
Final Round details.

Notes

  • Please play in the official Pandanet tournament room.
  • Please play by yourself. Taking advice from a third person, or playing by a third person, is against the rules.
  • You must play your games at your home. The organiser may check the origin of your Internet connection.
  • If the organiser discovers that you have violated the rules, you may be disqualified, even if the game result has been confirmed. There could also be long-term suspensions by the International Go Federation and/or SportAccord for international play.
  • All games must be exclusive be played on the Pandanet Server.
  • Please use Pandanet’s client, GoPanda or Panda-Tetsuki.
  • There is a possibility that a second server may join the tournament. In which case, the format for determining the overall winner may change.

Participation Fee

Free of charge

Prizes

  1. The winner of the main tournament will receive an invitation to the 2nd SportAccord World Mind Games (a round-trip ticket to Beijing , accommodation, a commemorative medal and a certificate)
    Winner: shangshang
  2. The highest finisher in each regional group will receive a digital camera. ( three digital cameras in total)
    Winners: baduk1, fernando, goraku1
    After the main tournament finished, all rankings of 64 players will be decided. In the regional group of the main tournament winner, the second finisher will receive a digital camera.
  3. One lottery winner from each regional group will receive an iPad. (three iPads in total)
    Winners: Gagovedo, perreo, tomomasa
    *The three winners will be randomly drawn from all players who finished more than 10 games at the preliminary round.
  4. We will give two samsung computer tablets and two Swatch watches to four players who played ten games or more at the preliminary round by lottery.
    Winners of Samsung computer tablets: germgo, HappyLook
    Winners of Swatch watches: pouicpouic, kakimon

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