2016 Irish Confucius Cup
|Go (Weiqi)||Chinese Chess (Xiangqi)|
|Go & Chinese Chess Congress
March 4th-6th 2016
The Irish Go Association in association with The UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland is pleased to present the 2016 Irish Confucius Cup. The Congress will take place again at The Gresham Hotel right in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, and will be comprised of three tournaments:
– The Rapid Go Tournament
– The Confucius Cup Go Tournament
– The Confucius Cup Chinese Chess Tournament
The Irish Go Association is very grateful for the sponsorship provided by:
The Confucius Cup Go & Chinese Chess Tournament Rules
The Go tournament will consist of 5 rounds, 3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. The Chinese Chess tournament will consist of 7 rounds, 4 on Saturday and 3 on Sunday. The Go tournament will be a class A tournament for EGF ratings purposes.
|Number Of Games||5||7|
|Rules||EGF with 6.5 komi||Asian Xiangqi (Chinese Chess)|
|Time Settings||60 minutes plus overtime of 5 periods of 30 seconds byo-yomi||Fischer Time 45 minutes basic plus 10 seconds increment per move|
Beijing Sporting Delegation
Like last year, there will be a special sporting delegation of professional Go and Chinese Chess players attending from Beijing. The professional players will be:
|Ms Yingqin You||–||Professional Chinese Chess Player, Grandmaster, and World Champion|
|Ms Shuang Yang||–||Professional 5 Dan Go Player|
The following cash amounts will be awarded to the top five finishers of the Go and Chinese Chess tournaments:
|Fri 4th March||19:00||5 Round Rapid, Sudden Death||7 Round Rapid, 5 min + 3 sec|
|Sat 5th March||09:00||Confucius Cup Tournament Registration|
|10:15||Go Round 1||Chinese Chess Round 1|
|12:30||Chinese Chess Round 2|
|14:00||Go Round 2|
|14:45||Chinese Chess Round 3|
|17:00||Go Round 3||Chinese Chess Round 4|
|18:00||Simultaneous Games Against Professionals|
|Sun 6th March||09:00||Chinese Chess Round 5|
|10:30||Go Round 4|
|11:20||Chinese Chess Round 6|
|13:30||Go Round 5||Chinese Chess Round 7|
|15:30||Professional Reviews of Top Go & Chinese Chess Boards|
The top Go board from each round will be broadcasted on the KGS server, look for user ‘IrishGo’ in the active games tab. A video stream will also be broadcasted on UStream.
The Rapid Go Tournament
The Rapid, to be held on the Friday evening, will follow a Handicap Swiss format with time allowances reducing each round.
Registration is now open for the Congress. For the Confucius Cup, the entry fee will be free for the Chinese Chess tournament and €25 for Go tournament. Students and the unemployed can avail of the concession rate of €10 for the Go tournament. Entry fee for the Friday night Rapid Go tournament will be €10.
To register, click on the Go and/or Chinese Chess registration form links in the table below and fill in your details.
|Registration Form||Registration Form|
|Registered Players||Registered Players|
|Last Year’s Results||Last Year’s Results|
Alternatively you can simply email the Tournament Director, Rory Wales, with your name, contact email address, entry rank, and club.
Watch this space for further details or email or call the Tournament Director, Rory Wales at +353.87.133.0317, to be added to the mailing list for updates.
Several accommodation options are listed on this Google Map. The Gresham Hotel itself of course offers accommodation and there are several other hotels and guesthouses nearby, for instance the Charles Stewart. One hostel we have had players use in the past is Dublin City Bunkhouse. A few players have also opted to rent an apartment with airbnb.com and staydublin.com.