Boston Spring Open 2015

Massachusetts Go Association
Massachusetts Go Association
Public group

Microsoft NERD Center

1 Memorial Drive · Cambridge, MA

How to find us

The Microsoft NERD center (not the Microsoft Training Center) is a short 5 minute walk from the Kendall T station on the Red Line. We'll be on the 1st floor, and there will also be directions at the front desk.

Location image of event venue


The Boston Spring Open 2015 is the first in a series of quarterly tournaments. Unlike most Go tournaments in the US which use a handicap system, games in the upper divisions of the Boston Open will be even. We expect one or two divisions for dan level, one division for 1-5 kyu, and one handicap division for 6-15 kyu. Cash prizes will be awarded in all divisions, with a top prize of $150.


Pregistration required! There is a limit for this tournament of 50 players.

Preregistration closes on March 27 at 9am (24 hours before tournament start).

Please use Meetup to pay online: RSVP to this event and follow directions.

Fee: $20 (All proceeds will go towards prize money)

AGA Membership Required!

You must be a registered AGA member before the tournament begins!

If you need to become a member, there are three options:

1. Online regular membership ($30)
2. Online one-day membership ($10)
3. MGA promo new membership ($15) - mail-in form, requires a signature from me (Walther) or David Kahn. I'm happy to meet people at the Wed, Thurs, Sat meetups to sign. This option may take some time to process, so act now!

Location: Microsoft NERD Center, Cambridge, MA. It's a beautiful space overlooking the Charles River!

Building entry: all participants are required to sign a waiver and present government ID at the front desk. For minors, a guardian with ID is required to accompany them.

Parking: On-site indoor garage parking weekend rate is $10/day. Entrance at One memorial drive.


Check-in time: 8:15 am - 8:45am

Tournament start: 9am

Lunch will be a 1.5 hr break.


• All Games are AGA rated

• 4 rounds, Swiss McMahon pairing

• Time Settings: 30 minutes main time, 5 x 40s overtime

• All games will be even, except for the 6-15 kyu division, which will be handicapped according to rank.