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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.
Jeff Kuang, the Tournament Director, is willing to provide game reviews if players record their games, as time permits.
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.
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.