Renju Team World Championship
Sweden, Stockholm, May 2020 (05-01 - 05-06), Soosyrv-8 rule

[Updated 23rd of January by Stefan Karlsson on behalf of Organizing Committee - More information will follow]

Renju Team World Championship (RTWC) 2020 will be held at YMCA Central, Rosengatan 1-3, in Stockholm

Schedule for RTWC 2020

April 30. arrival of participants
May 1. arrival of participants and Opening Ceremony
May 2.  9:15 - 1. round
May 2. 15:45 - 2. round
May 3.  9:15 - 3. round
May 3. 15:45 - 4. round
May 4. 9:15 - 5. round
May 4. 15:45 - 6. round
May 5. 9:15 - 7. round
May 5. 15:45 - 8. round
May 6. 9:15 - 9. round
May 6. 15:45 - 10. round (if needed)
May 6. Closing ceremony

Main referee of tournament - Irina Metreveli (Russia)

About other referees we will inform you later
Tournament fee per team is 100 euro.

Accommodation options (YMCA hotels)

Best Western KOM Hotel
Hotel in the same building as the playing hall

• Double room: 1420 SEK
• Three beds room: 1660 SEK
• Four beds room: 1740 SEK
All prices per room and night including breakfast

To book room at Kom Hotel please send e-mail to '', mention the code ‘TWC Renju’, number of persons, type of room and dates you will stay

Hotel Giò
New Hotel about 25-30 minutes by public transport (frequent metro and bus) from the playing hall

• Single room: 690 SEK
• Double room: 790 SEK
• Three beds room: 1050 SEK
• Four beds room: 1190 SEK
All prices per room and night including breakfast

To book room at Hotel Giò please send e-mail to, mention the code ‘TWC Renju’, number of persons, type of room and dates you will stay

RTWC rules from RIF Sport Commission document

4.5 Team World Championships (TWC)
Purpose: To determine the World Champion team every second year.
When: To be played in April/May every even year.
How: According to tournament system in appendix 1. One team has four players plus maximum two reserve players.
Tie break rules:
1. Number of game points
2. Team match points
3. Buchholz coefficient (calculated on game points)
4. Berger coefficient (calculated on game points)
5. Personal match between teams
6. Result of 1st table
7. Result of 2nd table
8. Result of 3rd table
9. If all criteria are the same, the teams will share the places, except when precise determination of places is required - in that case an extra game with 20 minutes per player is played between the 1st table players (in case of 2 involved teams). If the extra matches are to be played between 3 or more involved teams with same tie break criteria, the referee will decide the time limit of the games between the 1st table players. If the tie was not broken, there will be additional matches played between the 1st table players until the tie is broken. The referee decides the time limit for those matches.

Who: Below, the teams that are allowed to take part:
• All TWC winners generates one country team place.
• One team from each country, who havent been Team World Champions.
• The organizing country has the right to participate with one extra team regardless of how many teams they have from above.

Time control: Thinking time for each player is 2 hours   plus 30 seconds per move (Fischer).

Additional rule 1: Players may talk to their team captain about strategy regarding offering or accepting draw in their ongoing game. However, this conversation must be done in English. In cases when a player cannot use English, the referee can make an exception.

Additional rule 2: When two players from the same team are copying moves from opponents resulting in the situation that the opponents are really playing versus each other is regarded as “copying of moves”. When this kind of copying of moves happens a team captain can claim that one of the games will be continued in a separate playing hall without access for other players than the moved players

2.2.4 Player’s rules

Players have the right to

• Watch the ongoing games in the playing hall
• Move freely inside the playing hall
• Visit a resting area for smoking purpose
• Visit a resting area for fresh air
• Visit toilette
• Get drinking water, coffee and tea
• Bring reasonable amount of drinks, food and other refreshments into the playing hall
• Notify referee and have opponents clock started if player is preliminary black and on time but preliminary white is late. In this case preliminary black does not need to put the opening; instead the preliminary white's time will start to run.

Players may not

• Make move before they have marked their opponent’s move(s) on the blank
• Write down move(s) before it has been played on the board
• Push clock with other hand than the hand used to make the move
• Correct the position by touching stones when their clock is not running
• Disturb each other during the games
• Leave the playing hall without permission from referee or referee appointed person. Staff member should accompany player if possible.
• Use any kind of external help, such as a database, internet, personal help etc during their games
• Talk to anyone during the game except the referee, referee appointed person, to person who has got special permission or the opponent when needed
• Use headphones during the game
• Use any kind of electronic device during the game, all electronic devices must be switched off before the start of the round
• Be late more than 60 minutes to a game. Breaking this rule will make the player lose the game.
• Be late more than 15 minutes to a game. Breaking this rule, the referee can check reason for being late and act depending on answer.