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3rd Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship - Rules

1 Overview

(1) The Ibero American Go Federation organizes the 3rd Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship (PGLATC) with the support of Pandanet.

(2) Invited teams:

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

(3) The PGLATC is a round robin tournament played in a 12 teams league.
(4) Top two teams (6 players total) at the end of the league get to play a final round at the 3rd Latin American Go Congress in Brazil on 2019 with transfer expenses sponsored by Pandanet.
(5) The winner gets the title “3rd Pandanet Go Latin American Team Champion”
(6) The yearly season starts in january and ends in august following this 11 round schedule (all days are sunday):

1st Round January 20th
2nd Round February 3rd
3rd Round February 24th
4th Round March 17th
5th Round April 7th
6th Round April 28th
7th Round May 19th
8th Round June 9th
9th Round June 30th
10th Round July 21st
11th Round August 11th

Final Round ≈ October 2019

2 Organization

(1) Participating teams shall be countries affiliated to the Ibero American Go Federation (except Spain and Portugal) or be invited countries. Players must be affiliated to their respective national associations.
(2) National teams: Must be built at the beginning of the season and should be presented by each team captain to the league manager no later than
January 13th. All players for this season shall do their own registration here.
(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 publishing the results of the tournament and other information on the webpage.
(6) Appeals commission- Formed by 3 distinguished members proposed by national Associations belonging to the Iberoamerican Go Federation. Decisions made by the league coordinator may be appealed upon the commission by team captains. Its decision will be final.

3 Teams

(1) Teams are national teams. Their name is the name of the country or region 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).
(3) Team captains shall be confirmed by National Go Associations no later than December 16th.
(4) All players must be citizens of the country they represent.
(5) National players must be registered and presented to the league manager by each team captain at the beginning of the season no later than January 13th.
(6) Team’s captains shall present their players list ordered by strength and this order will be followed during the pairing of each match. This order doesn’t necessarily needs to be according to Pandanet ranks. Teams who don’t follow this rule at least one time will not be eligible to play the final round.
(7) Each round is played on 3 boards.
(8) Teams that in at least two rounds have one player missing won’t be eligible to play the final round.
(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.
(10) Team captains will be able to change only one player of the team throughout the season by previously informing the league coordinator.

4 Playing on the internet

(1) All games are to be played on the Pandanet 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) Players shall login and play with their registered account. Games not played with the registered accounts will be declared lost by forfeit.
(5) There will be a 15 minutes tolerance for the players to arrive, if not they will lose by forfeit.
(6) In case a substitute has to step in, the players order will be modified to follow point 3.6
(7) 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 settle the dispute.
(8) League manager decisions regarding disputes may be challenged by team captains upon the appeals commission.
(9) If a player gets disconnected for more than 5 minutes or gets disconnected 3 times, he/she will lose the game by forfeit. The winning player shall report this situation immediately to its team captain so he reports it to the league manager.
(10) Registered players agree on the fair play rule which implies not using any kind of resource as softwares or books while playing. Any player not following this rule will be suspended during 2 seasons of this and any other internet championship organized by the Ibero American Go Federation. Besides all his games on the current season will be lost by forfeit.

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 days earlier, informing the league manager at least 8 days before the planned date. If the change of schedule request comes later than 8 days before the official schedule, it won’t proceed.
(3) At least 8 days before the match, team captains shall present the final 3 players plus a substitute to the league manager for the pairings to be published on the webpage.
(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) It is possible to play a match with at least 2 players but it shall incur in a penalty following point 7.4
(3) Within the 24 hours after the match, the team captain of the winning team has to report the result via email to the league manager with copy to the webmaster, including names of both teams’ players and kifus in .sgf format. Games which kifus are not submitted will not be counted for the result.

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 is 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 minus one board point will be given to teams that play a round with less than 3 players.

8 Structure

(1) Team Captains

Venezuela: Alvaro Tirado (
Argentina: Agostina Romero (
Colombia: Francisco Castelblanco (
México: Abraham Florencia (
Chile: Hernan Bustos (
Perú: Carlos Galvez (
Ecuador: Diego Albuja (
Brasil: Gabriel Makio (
Guatemala: Mario Gómez (
Costa Rica: Mario Aguero (
Uruguay: Alfonso Artigue (
Dominicana: Arístides Ledesma (

(2) League manager

Emil García, Mexico,

(3) Webmaster

Leon Ríos, Peru,

(4) Appeals commission

  • Sebastián Montiel, Chile,
  • José Romero, Guatemala,
  • Felipe Herman, Brazil,
9 Detailed schedule

Round 1

Costa Rica vs Chile
Argentina vs Mexico
Brasil vs Uruguay
Peru vs Dominicana
Colombia vs Ecuador
Venezuela vs Guatemala

Round 2

Dominicana vs Venezuela
Argentina vs Peru
Mexico vs Costa Rica
Chile vs Ecuador
Uruguay vs Colombia
Guatemala vs Brasil

Round 3

Brasil vs Dominicana
Peru vs Costa Rica
Colombia vs Chile
Uruguay vs Guatemala
Ecuador vs Mexico
Venezuela vs Argentina

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

Round 5

Venezuela vs Ecuador
Brasil vs Costa Rica
Peru vs Chile
Uruguay vs Argentina
Guatemala vs Dominicana
Colombia vs Mexico

Round 6

Mexico vs Peru
Dominicana vs Colombia
Chile vs Venezuela
Ecuador vs Brasil
Argentina vs Guatemala
Costa Rica vs Uruguay

Round 7

Brasil vs Chile
Dominicana vs Argentina
Guatemala vs Costa Rica
Venezuela vs Mexico
Uruguay vs Ecuador
Peru vs Colombia

Round 8

Costa Rica vs Dominicana
Colombia vs Argentina
Mexico vs Brasil
Peru vs Venezuela
Ecuador vs Guatemala
Chile vs Uruguay

Round 9

Venezuela vs Colombia
Guatemala vs Chile
Uruguay vs Mexico
Argentina vs Costa Rica
Dominicana vs Ecuador
Brasil vs Peru

Round 10

Mexico vs Guatemala
Colombia vs Costa Rica
Venezuela vs Brasil
Chile vs Dominicana
Peru vs Uruguay
Ecuador vs Argentina

Round 11

Uruguay vs Venezuela
Dominicana vs Mexico
Guatemala vs Peru
Argentina vs Chile
Brasil vs Colombia
Costa Rica vs Ecuador

Final Round

League A
# Team G BP W-L P
1 Venezuela 0 0 0-0 0
Peru 0 0 0-0 0
Colombia 0 0 0-0 0
Argentina 0 0 0-0 0
Brazil 0 0 0-0 0
Mexico 0 0 0-0 0
Chile 0 0 0-0 0
League B
# Team G BP W-L P
1 Cuba 0 0 0-0 0
Panama 0 0 0-0 0
Ecuador 0 0 0-0 0
Guatemala 0 0 0-0 0
Dominican 0 0 0-0 0
Costa Rica 0 0 0-0 0
Uruguay 0 0 0-0 0