2nd SAWMG: Go Competition Rules

2012 2nd sawmg logoDate and Venue:
December 12th to 19th, 2012
Beijing International Convention Center, Room 203

Events:
Men’s individual, Women’s individual and Pair go

Competition System:
A total number of 28 players from China, Chinese Taipei, Europe, Japan, Korea, Latin America and North America will participate in the competition, with 16 male players and 12 female players.
- Men’s Individual: 16 players, including 3 players from each of the top 3 countries in the 2011 Beijing 1st SAWMG team event (China, Korea and Japan), 2 from the 4th place country or region (Chinese Taipei), 3 from Europe (Czech Republic, Hungary and Russia) , 1 from Latin America (Argentina) and 1 from North America (Canada).
- Women’s Individual: 12 players, including 2 players from each of the top 4 countries or regions in the 2011 Beijing 1st SportAccord World Mind Sports Games team event (China, Korea, Japan and Chinese Taipei). 3 from Europe (Britain, Hungary and Russia), 1 from North America (Canada).
- Pair Go: 8 pairs. 1 pair from each of the top 4 countries or regions in the 2011 Beijing 1st SportAccord World Mind Sports Games Pair Go event (China, Korea, Japan and Chinese Taipei). 3 pairs from Europe, 1 pair from North America (Canada).

Competition Rules
2002 Chinese Weiqi competition rules approved by Chinese Weiqi Association will be adopted in the Competition. If there is any ambiguity or inconsistency or among versions in different languages, the Chinese version shall prevail.
If a situation not covered in the rules occurs, the Technical Delegate has the right to take appropriate measures to deal with it. Appeals against referees’ decisions may be made through the International Go Federation.
- Men’s individual (16 players): A double knockout system will be applied with a total of 7 rounds. The time allowance is 60 minutes per player, followed by three renewable 30-seconds overtime periods. Players’ will be matched according to numbers determined by drawing during the Technical Meeting before the competition starts. Players from same the country or region may be matched against each other except in the 1st round.
- Women’s individual (12 players): A double knockout system will be applied with a total of 7 rounds. The time allowance is 60 minutes per player, followed by three renewable 30-seconds overtime periods The top 4 countries or regions in the 2011 Beijing 1st SportAccord World Mind Games Go competition team event will select 1 player each to get a bye in first round. Players’ will be matched according to numbers determined by drawing during the Technical Meeting held before the competition starts. Players from same the country or region may be matched against each other except for the 1st round.
- Pair Go (8 pairs): Pair Go will be conducted in 3 rounds by the knockout system. The time allowance is 60 minutes per pair, followed by three renewable 30-second overtime periods. Pairs will be matched according to numbers determined by drawing during the Technical Meeting held before the competition starts.

Prize and Awards

Total Prize $ 400,000
Men’s Individual Women’s Individual Pair Go
TOT. $ 238,000 TOT. $ 96,000 TOT. $ 66,000
Gold 100,000 40,000 24,000
Silver 40,000 20,000 16,000
Bronze 30,000 12,000 8,000
4th 16,000 8,000 6,000
5th  10,000 6,000 4,000
6th 6,000 2,000 4,000
7th 6,000 2,000 2,000
8th 6,000 2,000 2,000
9th~12th 4,000 1,000
13th~16th 2,000