23rd International Istanbul Go Tournament

Welcome to the official page of the 23rd Istanbul International Go Tournament. The tournament will be held on the 21st thru 22nd of September.

This page will be updated regularly until the end of the tournament. Please consider following us through our social media accounts and rss for the latest. Updated on 2024-07-22, 9 new registrants, poster uploaded.

Preregistration will be open until the 15th of September. Thank you for your interest and registering early to help the organization team.

Tournament Sponsors and Supporters

We are currently actively looking for sponsors, please contact us if you would like to sponsor the 23rd edition of the Istanbul Go Tournament.

The 23rd edition of the Istanbul Go Tournament is brought to you by the kind sponsorship of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Spor Istanbul for the venue, and organizational support of the Turkish Go Association.

İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi Logosu ve Spor İstanbul Logosu

Venue

İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi Fatih Spor Kompleksi will be the venue for this year’s edition of the Istanbul Go Open with the kind support and sponsorship of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Spor Istanbul.

For details about the venue: https://spor.istanbul/en/fatih-spor-kompleksi/

Address

Fatih Spor Kompleksi,

Karagümrük Mahallesi Kaleboyu Caddesi 111/A

Fatih/İstanbul

How to get there

Find and use the M1 metro line to Topkapi Ulubatlı Station. After disembarking and getting out of the station look for the sign with the Spor Istanbul logo (our sporsor) on it and follow the road for another 200m. The entrance will be on your right with a big blue gate that has the name Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi Fatih Spor Kompleksi written on it.

Map

https://goo.gl/maps/JSK4g4ZqNyUWbhA29

Tournament Rules

Main Tournament Rules

  • Tournament Coordinator: Istanbul Go Players’ Association
  • Appeals Board: To be determined on the day of the tournament.
  • Head Referee: To be announced shortly…
  • Referees: To be announced shortly…
  • Pairing Operator: Barkın Çelebican
  • Tournament system: McMahon
  • Game rules: Japanese rule set, no handicap
  • Time: 60 min. + 3 x 30 seconds Byoyomi
  • Komi: 6.5

As an EGF Tournament the 22nd Istanbul International Go Tournament is bound by the following rules and regulations:

  1. EGF General Tournament Rules
  2. EGF Tournament System Rules

Under 16 Tournament Rules

  • Tournament Coordinator: Istanbul Go Players’ Association
  • Appeals Board: To be determined on the day of the tournament.
  • Head Referee: To be announced shortly…
  • Referees: To be announced shortly…
  • Pairing Operator: Barkın Çelebican
  • Tournament system: Swiss
  • Game rules: Japanese rule set, no handicap
  • Time: 30 minutes sudden death
  • Komi: 6.5

The U16 side tournament will be uploaded to the EGD as a C class tournament, hence it is bound by the same rules and regulations as the main tournament. Tournament is open to players born after the 21st of September 2008.

Tournament Schedule

Since the preparations are still under due process, please be informed that the below schedule is provisional and may be subject to change. (All listed times are Turkish local times: UTC+3)

September 21st (Saturday)
08:30 – 09:00 : Registration
09:45 – 10:00 : Opening Ceremony and Pairing
10:00 – 12:30 : Round 1
12:30 – 13:30 : Lunch Break
13:30 – 16:00 : Round 2
16:00 – 16:15 : Break
16:15 – 18:45 : Round 3

September 22nd (Sunday)

Under 16 rapid tournament
08:30 – 09:00 : Registration
09:00 – 09:10 : Opening Ceremony and Pairing
09:15 – 10:15 : Round 1
10:20 – 11:20 : Round 2
11:25 – 12:25 : Round 3
12:30 Award Ceremony

Main Tournament continuation
13:00 – 15:30 : Round 4
15:30 – 15:45 : Break
15:45 – 18:15 : Round 5
18:30 – 18:45 : Award Ceremony and Finale

Prizes and Awards

Main Awards

Kindly sponsored by Spor İstanbul and the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality, the first 3 players will receive the following:

  1. First Place — to be announced…
  2. Second Place — to be announced…
  3. Third Place — to be announced…
  4. Fourth Place — to be announced…
  5. Fifth Place — to be announced…
  6. Fighting Spirit Special award — to be announced…

Secondary Awards

As a McMahon tournament The Istanbul Go Open also prepares many surprises and small prizes for well performing participants that have participated in all rounds and with a win record over 70%. We are currently working on sponsoring performance awards…

Registration and participation

Preregistration deadline is the 15th of September. We would like to remind our participants that preparations are made based on the list of preregistered players. In the unlikely event of demand surpassing projections, preregistering players will have precedence over latecomers. The risks and liabilities arising from not registering prior to the preregistration deadline rest solely on the players.

Attention: Since it will not be possible to organize the tournament correctly and a timely manner, the participants not present at the tournament venue on the first day of the tournament without prior notice, will be dropped from the tournament. We kindly request registrants who will be absent to notify the organizing committee until 21:00 (UTC+3) on Friday, 20 September.

Registration Fee

Late registrantsTo be announced
Non-member preregistrantsTo be announced
Preregistered membersTo be announced
Preregistered U18To be announced
First tournament (No EGF record)To be announced

Pre-Registration

Preregistration deadline is on the 15th of September. Registration will been closed as of midnight local time. Thank you for your interest.

For ease and speed of communication and possible last minute changes a whatsapp group will be formed, we kindly urge you to participate in the group. The 23rd Istanbul Go Open whatsapp group will be deleted 1 week after the tournament ends.

Our venue sponsor has mandated that we refer and urge our participants to register on their site via https://online.spor.istanbul we will be collecting Turkish Citizen ID Numbers or Passport Numbers in order to coordinate our list of participants. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


    If you have never attended a European Tournament and don’t have an ID yet please leave blank. If you have an EGDPIN and know it please add it here for organizational convenience. If you don’t know your ID please check here https://europeangodatabase.eu/EGD/Find_Player.php .


    For Turkish Citizens it is your Turkish Citizen ID Number. For foreigners please provide your passport number. This is used to coordinate participant lists with our venue sponsor Spor İstanbul.


    Confirmation that your registration form was received will be sent to this address.


    For ease and speed of communication and last minute changes a whatsapp group will be formed, we kindly urge you to participate in the group. The group will be deleted 1 week after the tournament ends.

    Due to the venue’s rules of use required by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, all players are required to create a membership through https://online.spor.istanbul at no cost.

    The Turkish Go Association has a yearly licensing fee for national non-member go players please choose the option that applies to you:

    Please note that sometimes the server may lag processing your data. Please be sure to get a confirmation that your form was submitted successfully. In case it you get an error message please review and resubmit your form.

    List of Registrants

    #Ad / NameSoyad / SurnameSeviye / RankGoRŞehir / CityÜlke Kodu / Country CodeKatılım / Participating inEGDPIN
    1ClaudeBrisson3k1672MarseilleFR1, 2, 3, 4, 513513291
    2Elena OtiliaTarita Cimpeanu10k1083BucharestRO1, 2, 3, 4, 517662513
    3DoğaçKöse3d2272IstanbulTR1, 2, 3, 4, 514825052
    4Özgürİşçimen1k1981İstanbulTR1, 2, 3, 4, 519650136
    5Erkanİşçimen10k1132İstanbulTR1, 2, 3, 4, 519737278
    6UğurArikan3d2311İstanbulTR1, 2, 3, 4, 517374423
    7ÇağatayTavşanoğlu1k1896AnkaraTR1, 2, 3, 4, 513650659
    8FatihKalayoğlu1k1893IstanbulTR1, 2, 3, 4, 516501947
    9SerhatTürktan16k527EskişehirTR1, 2, 3, 4, 520413052
    10SepkenKaptanoğlu17k208EskişehirTR1, 2, 3, 4, 520450056
    11KursatElitok1d2076DenizliTR1, 2, 3, 4, 518598701
    12Orhan CanAcar3k1686İstanbulTR1, 2, 3, 4, 515649810

    Tournament Results

    Will be announced here after the tournament.

    Main Tournament Wall List

    Will be announced here after the tournament.

    U16 Fast Tournament Wall List

    Will be announced here after the tournament.

    Links to the European Go Database entries of the tournaments will be made available here after they are published.