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2022 Chicago Rapid Championship

Nov 12th, 2022 • 8:30am - 7:00pm

Evanston IL

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Please join us for the first Chicago Rapid Tournament, hosted by Evanston Go Club!

Three tournaments, separated by AGA ranking, including a free Youth tournament!
(No AGA membership required for youth tournament)

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WHERE

Immanuel Lutheran Church
616 Lake St.
Evanston, Illinois 60201

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Prizes


Open

1st Place in the Open Tournament will receive the Chicago Rapid Trophy and a cash prize

2nd Place will receive a medal and a cash prize

Top five players in the Open Tournament will also receive prizes

Main

1st and 2nd place in each section of the Main Tournament will receive medals and a prize

Special prizes include lessons with renowned Go teachers like Shawn Ray and Jeremiah Donley, and lessons with Alex Qi 1p, the newest North American Professional.

Youth

Top two receive prizes from Yellow Mountain

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Tournament Highlights

• Free professional reviews on site from Tim Song 1p, the 2018 US Open Champion

• All Main section players who play at least 4 games will be entered into a raffle to win a special prize!

• Twitch coverage of the Open section with professional commentary by Eric Lui 2p

• Early bird registrants are entered into a raffle for a free lesson with Alex Qi 1p

• Partnership with Tealicious Bubble Tea to provide authentic Taiwanese bentos and drinks. All players and spectators receive 10% off all in store purchases on Nov 12. The optional lunch will be ordered from Tealicious as well.

• On site post-tournament dinner party!

*both lunch and dinner party are optional and not included in the cost of standard registration. Please see payment info below


Sections


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Main (18 kyu - 4 Dan)

— Self-paired tournament
— Standard handicap
— 40m Main Time + 5x30s Byo Yomi
— Four divisions: Dan, High Kyu, Mid Kyu, Low Kyu
— AGA Membership required

Open (5 Dan and above)

— 5-round Swiss tournament, McMahon pairing
— No handicap
— 15m Main Time + 5x30s Byo Yomi
— AGA Membership required

Youth

— Free tournament for youngsters
— 9x9 or smaller boards
— No registration or AGA membership required to play
— Registration required for meal plan
— Free

Register and Pay

"Pro game review, teaching games with pros, and stream commentary by pros. This is not the Go Congress folks, it's the Chicago Rapid!"

Mark
4 kyu

Main

$30 $40 after 11/1
Optional: + $20 for lunch
Optional: + $22 for Dinner Party
18 Kyu - 4 Dan
  • Entry to Main tournament
  • Eligibility to win prizes
  • All games recorded & ranked
  • AGA membership required!
  • Fill out the registration form and pay the corresponding amounts through PayPal (select "Family & Friends"), Venmo, or Zelle
Purchase Ticket

Open

$45 $55 after 11/1
Optional: + $20 for lunch
Optional: + $22 for Dinner Party
5 Dan & Above
  • Entry to Open tournament
  • Eligibility to win prizes
  • All games recorded & ranked
  • AGA membership required!
  • Fill out the registration form and pay the corresponding amounts through PayPal (select "Family & Friends"), Venmo, or Zelle
Purchase Ticket
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Schedule

Open

8:30-9 | Check in
9-9:30 | Opening Ceremony
9:30-11 | Round 1
11-12:30 | Round 2
12:30-1:30 | Lunch
1:30-3 | Round 3
3-4:30 | Round 4
4:30-4:45 | Break
4:45-6:15 | Round 5
6:30-7 | Awards Ceremony
7 | Dinner Party


Main

8:30-9 | Check in
9-9:30 | Opening Ceremony
9:30-6 | Self-Paired Tournament Play
6:30-7 | Awards Ceremony
7 | Dinner Party

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Twitch commentary by Eric Lui 2p