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Rules for the Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship

1 Overview

(1) Players and officials from Latin American countries organize the 2nd Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship (PGLATC) with the support of Pandanet and the approval of the Ibero American Go Federation.

(2) National teams participating:

1 Argentina
2 Brasil
3 Chile
4 Colombia
5 Costa Rica
6 Ecuador
7 Guatemala
8 Mexico
9 Peru
10 Venezuela

(3) The PGLATC is a round robin tournament played in a 10 teams league.
(4) Top two teams (6 players total) at the end of the league get to play a final round on Lima, Perú at the 2nd Latin American Go Congress on october 2018 with transfer expenses covered by Pandanet.
The winner gets the title “2nd Pandanet Go Latin American Team Champion”
(5)The yearly season starts in january and ends in july following this 9 round schedule (all days are sunday):

January 28
February 18
March 11
April 8
April 29
May 20
June 10
July 1
July 22

Final Round ≈ October 2018

2 Organization

(1) Participating teams shall be countries affiliated to the Ibero American Go Federation (except Spain and Portugal) and players affiliated to their respective national associations.
(2)National teams: Must be built at the beginning of a season and should be presented by each team captain to the league manager no later than January 21st.
New players for this season shall do their own registration on the registration menu.
(3)Team Captain: Represents the team at all the instances of the tournament.
(4) League Manager: In charge of gathering the results reported by the team captains and deliver them to the Webmaster for publishing. Also responsible for resolving any dispute that arises during the league and for monitoring scheduled games.
(5) Webmaster- In charge of presenting the results of the tournament and other information on the webpage.

3 Teams

(1) Teams are national teams. Their name is the name of the country they represent.
(2) A team consists of at least 5 players and maximum 8 players plus a team captain (which can be a player also). Team members can’t change throughout the league.
(3) Team captains shall be confirmed by National Go Associations no later than January 14th.
(4) All players must be citizens of the country they represent.
(5) National players must be presented to the league manager by each team captain at the beginning of the season no later than January 21th.
(6) Team’s players lists shall be ordered by rank and this order will be followed during the pairing of each match.
(7) Each round 3 players plus a substitute player are to be chosen from the team to play the match.
(8) Each team captain shall inform the league manager at least 8 days before the match, the final 3 players for it to be published on the webpage.
(9) All team members shall play at least one game over the season. Teams that don’t follow this rule won’t be eligible to play the final round.

4 Playing on the internet

(1) All games are to be played on the Panadanet IGS Server in the LatinAmTeamChamps room.
(2) All games are to be played with 45 minutes main time plus 5 times 30 seconds byo-yomi for both players. Nigiri in all games. 6.5 komi for white. The room already has this time setting as default.
(3) Games played on another room or with incorrect time settings shall not be taken into account and both players will be declared losers.
(4) There will be a 15 minutes tolerance for the players to arrive, if not they will lose by forfeit.
(5)In case a substitute has to step in, the players order will be modified so to follow point 3.6
(5) If any difference during a game arises the team captains shall be the first to agree a solution, if this is impossible the league manager shall be the one to resolve.
(6) If a player gets disconnected for more than 5 minutes or gets disconnected 3 times, he/she will loose the game by forfeit. The winning player shall report this situation immediately to its team captain so he reports it to the league manager.

5 Arranging the match

(1) Team matches shall take place at 19:00 hrs UTC -6
(2) If one out of the 3 boards can’t meet at the planned date, they are allowed to play the match at most 7 day earlier, informing the league manager at least 8 days before the planned date.
(3) At least 8 days before the match, team captains must inform the league manager of the final 3 players so the Webmaster can publish it.
(4) At least 2 out of 3 games of a team match shall take place at the scheduled time.

6 Playing the match

(1) The match starts with contact of the team captains confirming the names of the players. Captains have the right to change one player for the substitute if it’s needed following point 3.6
(2) The match is played on 3 boards.
(3) It is possible to play a match with at least 2 players but it shall incur in a penalty.
(4) Within the 24 hours after the match, the team leader of the winning team has to report the result to the league manager. Including names of both teams player’s and kifus in .sgf format.

7 Scoring

(1) The team that wins 2 boards gets one match point (MP) while the loser gets zero. If neither team shows up no MP si given.
(2) Each team gets for a won game a board point (BP) and zero BP for losing the game.
(3) The following scores shall order the league table: MP, BP, BPs at board 1 and so on.
(4) Penalty of one BP lose will be given when one of the 3 players of a team is absent from the match.

8 Structure

Team Captains

Venezuela Alvaro Tirado
Argentina Santiago Laplagne
Colombia Felipe Moreno
México Vladimiro González
Chile Ignacio Iglesis
Perú David Meza
Ecuador Oswaldo Moreano
Brasil Gabriel Makio
Guatemala José Romero
Costa Rica Mario Aguero

Webmaster Leon Ríos Peru

League manager Emil García Mexico

9 Detailed schedule

Round 1
Brasil vs Chile, Mexico vs Venezuela, Argentina vs Ecuador, Costa Rica vs Peru, Guatemala, vs Colombia

Round 2
Mexico vs Costa Rica, Colombia vs Argentina, Peru vs Brasil, Venezuela vs Guatemala, Chile vs Ecuador

Round 3
Brasil vs Mexico, Ecuador vs Peru, Costa Rica vs Guatemala, Argentina vs Chile, Colombia vs Venezuela

Round 4
Venezuela vs Argentina, Colombia vs Costa Rica, Guatemala vs Brasil, Mexico vs Ecuador, Peru vs Chile

Round 5
Ecuador vs Guatemala, Argentina vs Peru, Brasil vs Colombia, Chile vs Mexico, Costa Rica vs Venezuela

Round 6
Guatemala vs Chile, Colombia vs Ecuador, Venezuela vs Brasil, Costa Rica vs Argentina, Mexico vs Peru

Round 7
Chile vs Colombia, Peru vs Guatemala, Brasil vs Costa Rica, Argentina vs Mexico, Ecuador vs Venezuela

Round 8
Costa Rica vs Ecuador, Guatemala vs Mexico, Venezuela vs Chile, Brasil vs Argentina, Colombia vs Peru

Round 9
Argentina vs Guatemala, Mexico vs Colombia, Ecuador vs Brasil, Chile vs Costa Rica, Peru vs Venezuela

# Team G BP W-L P
1 Brazil 7 18 6-1 6
2 Colombia 7 17 5-2 5
3 Mexico 7 14 5-2 5
4 Argentina 7 14 5-2 5
5 Venezuela 7 12 4-3 4
6 Costa Rica 7 10 4-3 4
7 Chile 7 11 3-4 3
8 Uruguay 7 9 3-4 3
9 Ecuador 7 7 3-4 3
10 Peru 7 8 2-5 2
11 Guatemala 7 6 2-5 2
12 Dominican 7 0 0-7 0