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July Kyu McMahon KGS+ Tournament, American/European daytime (Winner: rayheart)

The July KGS Plus tournament is a McMahon tournament for kyu regular players, or an open tournament for all ratings. The time settings are 37 minutes plus 10 x 10s byo yomi, so the rounds are spaced 90 minutes apart. All games are even games. The tourney is played on two days, thress rounds per day. See you there!

The open divisions are open to all: whatever rank they have, and even if they are not registered to KGS Plus.

The kyu division is limited to KGS Plus members who are regular players on KGS: they must enter with their strongest account which must be 1k or weaker, they must have played fair games for at least 6 weeks, and they must have in their user information at least 30 rated games played before June 30th (for instance: having played the 30 games in the last week won't be accepted). If your KGS Plus account is not your strongest account, please register to the "open" division. Also people who have been previsouly disqualified from a KGS tourney are not allowed to enter a kyu division, they can still enter an open division. People who do not fullfill those conditions but register to the kyu division anyway may be disqualified anytime (before the tournament starts, during a game, during a round, or even once all the rounds are over). A disqualified player will have no prize and won't be allowed to enter upcoming tourneys.

The tournament director may cancel a division if there are not enough entrants. If so, he will sign up the entrants to one of the other divisions or to a round robin tournament.

IMPORTANT: you are allowed to attend only one division (out of the 4 ones) and are expected to use your strongest account on KGS.

Please respect your opponents.


Sponsored by KGS, Kiseido, AyGoSchool AyGoSchool and the Korean-style insei league Korean-style league.


McMahon (bars at 10k and 5k), Simultaneous Schedule.


  1. The winner of the American/European kyu division will get one free korean-style insei league place for a month (in September or October).
  2. The winner of the Asian/European kyu division and the winner of the American/European open division will get a teaching game with a teacher from the AyGoSchool. People who have previously won the AyGoSchool teaching game twice are not eligible for the teaching game.
  3. The winner of the Asian/European open division, the runner-up of the Asian/European kyu division and the runner-up of the American/European divisions will get a $18 gift certificate from Kiseido.
  4. All the above players will also get 1 month of free KGS Plus.
  5. Each round but the finale one, 1 week of free KGS Plus will be awarded at random.