The US GO Ranking Competition – New York Division 

Sunday, Feb 23, 2020

Eligibility: The player must have a valid AGA rating or ranking certificate (from previous competition). If the player has neither, they may register as 24 kyu upon completion of the beginner course at NYIG.


Venue: New York Go Association (255-05 Northern Blvd, 2F, Little Neck, NY 11362)


Rules: 5 Rounds will be played under the time settings of 25 minutes of absolute time. This tournament uses AGA Rules, which includes 7.5 Komi for an even game and 0.5 Komi for a handicap game. ​For more information about Rule of Go, visit the AGA website on the rules of Go (

Schedule: 12:30-5:00pm (tentative)

Announcement: 12:30 PM

  Round 1: 12:45PM

Round 2: 1:45PM

Round 3: 2:45PM

Round 4: 3:45PM

Round 5: 4:45PM


No award ceremony is held for ranking competitions. Please contact the tournament director if you like to purchase a ranking certificate. More information about ranking certificates can be found on our website ( Matches will begin promptly. The player will forfeit the match if they arrive more than 15 minutes late.




Division A (Single-Digit Kyu):

Group A1: Ranks 1 kyu – ​4 kyu

Group A2: Ranks 5 kyu – 9 kyu


Division B (Double-Digit Kyu): 

Group B1: Ranks 10 kyu – 14 kyu

Group: B2 Ranks 15 kyu – 19 kyu

Group B3: Ranks 20 kyu – 24 kyu


The player advances to the next group or division as soon as enough games are won. Players in different divisions will not be paired together, while players in different groups but in the same division may be paired together. Example: A 20 kyu player enters the B3 Group and wins 1 game. The player is immediately promoted to 19 kyu and plays the remaining rounds in the B2 Group.

Promotion Requirements

Single-Digit Kyu Division:

1 win is promoted up 1 level.

3 accumulated wins is promoted up 2 levels.

5 accumulated wins is promoted up 3 levels.

Double-Digit Kyu Division:

1 win is promoted up 1 level.

2 wins is promoted up 2 levels.

3 wins is promoted up 3 levels.

4 wins or more is promoted up 4 levels.


Further wins are carried into the following tournament. (e.g. if a player wins 4 games in A2 Group, the 4th win will be added as a first win into the next tournament.) 


Promoting to 1-Dan Level

Upon achieving 1 kyu, all previous records are reset. A 1-kyu player must have 3 consecutive wins or 5 accumulated wins to be promoted to 1 dan.

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