Scottish Go Championship Rules


  1. Definition of Qualified: permanently resident in Scotland for all of 2010 and 2011. If born in Scotland then only residence for all of 2011 is required.
  2. Definition of Performed: the player won at least 1 game in a tournament, and did not miss more than 1 round.
  3. Definition of Qualifying event: on Scottish soil, rated by the BGA, at least 45 mins time, and not a handicap event, and not postponed from 2010. The British Open, even when not played on Scottish soil, is also always a qualifying event.

The automatic qualifiers are the top 4 Qualified players in BGA/EGF ratings at 31/12/11 who have Performed in at least 1 Qualifying event in 2011.

If an automatic qualifier either declines, or fails to confirm participation by January 15th 2012, the next player(s) in the rating list are invited.


The four automatic qualifiers play a knockout during 2012. Best of three semifinals followed by a final, also best of three. Time limits 70 mins each.

Games may be either online (preferred server: KGS) or face-to-face. It is not required that all 3 games of a match be one or the other.

Any face-to-face game will be rated by BGA/EGF if both players have emailed the organiser [1] in advance to confirm this.

Organiser Donald MacLeod donald dot macleod at iesve dot com

Last updated Thu Sep 29 2011. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.