This year's 2019 State Championship is brought to you by the MGA and Western Mass. Go Club (WMGC), with the generous cooperation of Springfield College.
What: 4-round tournament. There will be two divisions:
* Championship Division
An open division with the top 16 AGA rated players (any residency) who will be competing for monetary prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. First place is guaranteed to be at least $300. The top placing MA resident will be awarded the title of MA state champion.
* Handicap Division
Anyone can play in the Handicap Division. Prizes for players with 4-0 and 3-1 records.
When: Saturday, November 16, 2019. Sign in 9AM - 9:45AM. Tournament start at 10AM. Expected end at ~6:30PM.
Where: Cheney Hall, Springfield College, Springfield, MA. Free parking in Parking Lot 4, across the street. There is a cafeteria in the building, with lunch for $10. https://goo.gl/maps/o99Y1R6ad8P714Cs5
How: Guarantee your spot by pre-registering with your name, AGA ID, and AGA rank via e-mail to [masked] (wmgc.tournament at gmail dot com). On-site registration permitted as space permits - maximum of 60 players. A current AGA membership is required to play and get the pre-pregistration discount. Tournament entry is $20 cash collected on day of tournament when you sign in. Pre-register by Wednesday, November 13, and save $10 on your registration fee.
• AGA rules and Tournament Director's word is Law
• Time Settings: 30 minute main time with 5 byo-yomi periods of 30 sec each
• Please post questions here or better yet, on the MGA slack which you can get an invite to here: http://massgo.org/communication/
• Tournament fees are used to cover cost of setup and prizes with any remainder being donated to the MGA and WMGC. All organizers are volunteers, so please be extra nice to us!