2016 Carolina Spring Tournament
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016,
Location: Shelter #1 in Umstead State Park, Raleigh, North Carolina.
The annual Carolina Spring Tournament will be held in Raleigh, NC, on Sunday, May 15th, 2016. The tournament will be divided into sections based on AGA ratings, with generous cash prizes in each section. The entry fee is $10 for youths 18 or younger, and $20 for everyone else.
AGA membership and preregistration are required. Lunch will be provided onsite by the Triangle Go Group. Register online at http://www.trianglegoclub.org/regist_spring_2016.htm
Preregistration is REQUIRED for first round pairing and an early start. To participate in the first round you must register before 8:00 PM Saturday, May 14th. After successfully completing this online form you will receive an email message confirming your registration, so please enter your email address correctly. Check in begins Sunday morning at 8:45 AM, and the first round will begin at 9:00. This area of the park is open from 7:30 AM until 9:00 PM, but the tournament will likely be finished by 5:00 PM.
This tournament will consist of 4 rounds of play. Time settings will be 45 minutes main time, with 5 byo-yomi periods of 30 seconds each. This is an AGA rated tournament. Jeff Kuang, the Tournament Director, is willing to provide game reviews if players record their games, as time permits.
Current AGA members enter at their actual AGA ratings. Unrated entrants will be assigned a temporary rating after review by a strong player. Unrated players will be paired at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director, Jeff Kuang.
Handicaps will follow the formula used in the self-paired tournament at the US Go Congress based on difference of rating, e.g. 7.5 points komi for ratings difference of 0.6 or less, 0.5 points komi for difference of 0.6 to 1.5, 2 stones handicap for difference of 1.6 to 2.5, 3 stones for difference of 2.6 to 3.5, etc. The open section might be different.
Entry costs are $20 for adults and $10 for youths. Please renew your AGA membership online before the tournament. You must be a current AGA member to participate, and AGA membership or renewal forms will be available at the tournament. Please see the AGA website for information on AGA membership prices and their online form for new registrations or renewals. There will be generous cash prizes in all sections, with all entry fees returned as prizes. The prize money for any ties will be split between the tied players.
Lunch will be provided onsite courtesy of the Triangle Go Group.
Shelter #1 is at the Reedy Creek entrance to Umstead State Park. To get to the Reedy Creek entrance coming from Durham, take I-40 to exit 287 (Cary/Harrison Ave) and turn left onto N. Harrison Ave, crossing the I-40 overpass. The Reedy Creek entrance is less than 1/4 mile. To get to the Reedy Creek entrance coming from Raleigh, take I-40 to exit 287 (Cary/Harrison Ave) and turn right onto N. Harrison Ave. The Reedy Creek entrance is less than 1/8 mile. After you enter the parking area, continue to the far corner (see image at left). The shelter is located about 220 yards north of the parking lot. We will have a sign posted to help you locate the site.
时间：星期天，五月15日，8:45am - 5:00pm
地点：Umstead State Park, Shelter #1, Raleigh, NC (I-40 exit 287)
举办：美国围棋协会北卡分会 （Cary Go Club and Triangle Go Group)
北卡华人联合会围棋俱乐部 （CAFA Go Club)
一年一度的北卡春季围棋大赛将于这周日5月18日在北卡罗利Umstead公园举行。该项比赛由美国围棋协会分会---凯瑞围棋俱乐部 (Cary Go Club) 以及北卡华人联谊会（CAFA）共同举办。这项已有十年历史的北卡之春围棋锦标赛是美国围棋协会认可的正式比赛。该项比赛对所有的围棋爱好者公开， 是整个北卡规模最大，水平最高的围棋公开赛。比赛成绩上报美国围棋协会，每位棋手比赛成绩计入积分，取得相应的美国围棋协会段位。该项比赛对所有围棋爱好者公开，不论水平高低, 大人或小孩，都欢迎参加，将根据级别分组比赛。组办者将提供午餐，并对优胜者提供丰厚的奖金。
详情请见美国围棋协会分会凯瑞围棋俱乐部网站(Cary Go Club)：