Washington State Championship 2022
This December 3rd and 4th, Seattle Go Center is hosting the first Washington AGA State Championship. The tournament will be 5 rounds (3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday) and will have 3 brackets.
Top Bracket: Open (no handicap) bracket for top rated players to determine our State Champion.
Upper bracket: McMahon pairing (no or minimal handicap) bracket for Dan level and high level kyu (prizes in each band).
Lower bracket: Handicap bracket for lower Kyu level players.
First place prize is $500. The top scoring Washington State player from our top bracket will win the 2022 Washington State Championship trophy and their share of our prize pool of over $1000 (For a players to be qualified as a WA player, they will have to have been a legal residents of WA for the last 6 months and be US citizen or green card holder)
AGA membership is required. We ask you have it renewed ahead of time to make the process of registration as smooth as possible. Go to AGA membership join/update page to check your membership status, or join.
Early Registration: Please fill out the form below or email Programs@seattlego.org with your name and AGA number and a way to best contact you. Early registration will help us more smoothly set up the tournament and have a faster start.
You must have a current AGA membership. Please renew ahead of time to make registration easier for everyone. Go to AGA membership join/update page to check your membership status, or join.
Early Registration: Please fill out the form below or email Programs@seattlego.org with your name and AGA number and a way to contact you. Early registration will help us more smoothly set up the tournament and have a faster start.
Covid Policy: Because of the increased exposure risk that our game presents, and the expectation of a mild Winter surge, we will be requiring masks during our games to minimize risk. Please bring your own. We will provide hand sanitizer and masks as needed. We will not be checking vaccination status, but do encourage all to maximize their protection by getting updated.
Registration time: December 3rd, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Saturday First Round Starts: December 3rd, 10:30 AM
Sunday Fourth Round Starts: December 4th,10:30 AM
Entry Free: Open/Upper Section $25, Handicap Section $20, Youth Free (under 18). Spectators are free.
Game Time controls:
Open/Upper Bracket: 45 mins with 5 byo-yomi periods of 30 seconds.
Handicap Bracket: be 30 mins with 5 byo-yomi periods of 30 seconds.
Rules: AGA counting, Komi 7.5, with the passing stones
Tie-Breaker: SOS, SODOS, F2F
For more information please reach out to email@example.com or call at 701-610-6236