PANDANET CUP - The 12th Internet World Amateur Go Tournament
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Main Championship : Main tournament
Ranked Block 8d-1d: Main tournament
Ranked Block 1k-4k: Main tournament
Ranked Block 5k-10k: Main tournament
Ranked Block 11k-17k: Main tournament

     General information
  There are two groups: one is the Main Championship which is open to players of any rank and the other group is for ranked players (PANDANET will decide in which group you will participate, depending on the number of players).
In each group the participants will play a preliminary round. In the Main Championship the top-16 will qualify for the finals. In the ranked groups the top-8 go to the final stages.

Organizer : The Internet World Amateur Go Championship Committee
Supported by : The Ministry for Cultural Affairs
Special Co-operation : The Japan Pair Go Association
Planning & Organization : PANDANET Inc.
     Playing rules
Time allowance : The time allowance is 10 minutes per side, with an overtime of 25 moves every 15 minutes.
Playing conditions : All games on even, Black gives a 6½ point komi.
Color : The computer will decide during the draw who will play black and white.
     Preliminary round
  The participants may play freely amongst each other but are required to play at least six games during the designated period. In case you play more than ten games, the last ten games are subject for deciding the ranking (see example below).
Note that games starting during the event period are valid, but any game starting before or after the event period will not be counted as a valid game.

[ Example of 12 games ]
 invalidvalid(7 wins-3 losses)
Games No.123456789101112
∗10 games from No.3 through No.12 are counted as 7 wins-3 losses

Also note that you may play only once against the same player. If you play more that once against the same player, the first game is subject to your results and all other games are invalid.
The final ranking will be decided in accordance with the following rules:
Points are given according to the following formula and the player with highest points will be the winner:

Points=W⁄N+Wx0.15, (W=number of wins, N=number of games)
(W = number of wins, N = number of games)
W ⁄ N6th

If two or more players are tied with the same number of points, the tie shall be broken as follows (in the sequence below):

1. The sum of the opponents points. If the tie remains, then:
2. Rating Point. If the tie remains, then:
3. They are declared as co-winners. However, if this produces more than 16 qualifiers for the final, the play-off will be held between the co-winners (In case of more than two players, the organizer will inform the players concerned of play-off rules).

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     Main tournament
  The 16 players who win their way through the preliminary main championship will compete in the finals of the main championship. The 8 players who win their way through the preliminary ranked championship will compete in the finals of the ranked championship.
The drawing of the finals will be decided by the tournament office.
The days the games will be played is negotiated by the players themselves but must be within the specified period.

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20th of July through 21st of August
  Preliminary rounds

25th of August through 11th of September

1st round 1st round : 20th of September through 26th of September
2nd round Semi-final : 27th of September through 3rd of October
Semi-final Final : 4th of October through 10th of October
Final : 11th of October through 17th of October
     Qualifications for Participation
  Participation is open only to amateurs.
  Games must be played on IGS-PANDANET.
  Players must be able to communicate by E-mail.

  Participants in the ranked groups must have played 20 or more rated games by August 21 (IGS local time) and had their rank confirmed.
(In case '?' is added to the rank indication, it means the player is not yet certified by us.)

  Participants in the main championship are not required to have their ranks verified.
  Players in the BC (beginners class) rank are not allowed to participate.
     Notices and manners
  When you play a tournament game, please do it in the official tournament room.
  Play the game by yourself. Any advice or replacement by other people is not allowed.
  In principle please play at your home.
Since we may check the origin of access, please inform us beforehand when you play at a venue such as a Go club or Go society where lots of Go players gather.

  We don't want your ranking is intentionally lowered by deliberately losing games.
  When you start a game please exchange a greeting to start and do the same when you finish.
When you have been abused or treated impolitely, please let us know.

  In case you end up in a position which leaves no hope to win we hope you will resign instead of dragging on the game.
  On the other hand, when your opponent seems to keep on playing while being in a lost position please continue the game without pressing him/her to give up.
But please let us know in case you cannot finish a game due to your opponent who keeps on playing useless moves.

  You may be disqualified in case we find out you violated the guidelines for manners and/or violated rules (even after the game result is confirmed)
     Participation fee
  Free of charge.
  Main Championship

First prize : 100.000 Yen
Second prize : 30.000 Yen
3rd - 16th place : Gifts
  Ranked Championship

1st - 8th place : Gifts

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