Tournaments

World Renju and Gomoku Youth Championship
Estonia, Tallinn, August 2020 (08-03 - 08-09), Taraguchi rule

Approximate schedule:
Aug. 2., Aug. 3.- Arrival of participants, renju and gomoku blitz (?), Opening ceremony
Aug. 4.-6. - Renju tournaments
Aug. 7.-8. - gomoku tournaments, closing ceremony
Aug. 9. -  special culture program for children
Aug. 9.-10. - Departure of participants

Renju opening rules - Taraguchi-10, time control 60 min +30 sec (in gr.D and H can be shorter Fisher)
Gomoku - swap-2, Time for gr. A,B, E,F 60 min+10 sec, for other gr. 40min+10 sec
Tournament fee - 12 euro renju, 8 euro gomoku.

Tournaments will be played in Laagri, village,  Laagri School - http://www.laagrik.edu.ee/, Veskitammi 22,  Laagri (13,5 km from Tallinn center to  Riga direction)

Accommodation:
We have booked 67 places (standart rooms, price is 48 euro per DBL, 68 euro in triple and 65 euro in DBL with balcon. Breakfast is included in price) in cozy "Peoleo" hotel, what situates 1,5 km from Laagri School (its possible to go Laagri School safely by feet)  - http://peoleo.ee. Unfortunately, their homepage is only in Estonian, but some more info may find here: https://www.booking.com/hotel/ee/peoleo-hotell.html?aid=304142&label=gen173nr-1FCAEoggI46AdIM1gEaEKIAQGYAQu4ARjIAQzYAQHoAQH4AQuIAgGoAgS4Av3JlO4FwAIB&sid=f836d2513016107af54e49d82948a522&all_sr_blocks=2454802_95148369_2_1_0&checkin=2019-12-31&checkout=2020-01-01&dest_id=-2625660&dest_type=city&dist=0&group_adults=2&group_children=0&hapos=22&highlighted_blocks=2454802_95148369_2_1_0&hpos=22&lang=en-us&no_rooms=1&room1=A%2CA&sb_price_type=total&soz=1&sr_order=price&srepoch=1573201189&srpvid=14dd3a92c45f0164&type=total&ucfs=1&lang_click=top;cdl=et;lang_changed=1

We will also book rooms in other hotels/hostels, but next ones are 5-6km from tournament place, so we will think how to provide transportation.

If you want to book any place yourself, please still inform organisers about your choice


The competition will be organized by Renju International Federation and Estonian Renju Union. There will be eight official groups:
Gr. A: There will play Juniors, who were born during 1995–1999.
Gr. B: There will play Boys, who were born 2000-2004
Gr. C: There will play Boys, who were born 2005-2008
Gr. D: There will play Boys, who were born 2009 and later
Gr. E: There will play Ladies, who were born 1995-1999
Gr. F: There will play Girls, who were born 2000-2004
Gr. G: There will play Girls, who were born 2005-2008
Gr. H: There will play Girls, who were born 2009 and later
Each RIF member country can take part with 10 players in each group.
* Players who achieved place in top 3 in each group have personal place in next YWC, if they have still have right to play in YWC  by age.
* Group A: Juniors, who are at least 21 years old or will become 21 years old during the same year when the competition is held and not more than 25 years old. If player becomes 26 years old during the same year when the competition is held, he cannot participate.
* Group B: Boys, who are at least 16 years old or will become 16 years old during the same year when the competition is held and not more than 20 years old. If player becomes 21 years old during the same year as when the competition is held he can only participate in group A.
* Group C: Boys, who are at least 12 years old or will become 12 years old during the same year when the competition is held and not more than 15 years old. If player becomes 16 years old during the same year as when the competition is held he can only participate in group B.
* Group D: Boys, who are younger than 12 years old. If player become 12 years old during the same year when the competition is held, he can only participate in group C.
* Group E: Ladies, who are at least 21 years old or will become 21 years old during the same year when the competition is held and not more than 25 years old. If player becomes 26 years old during the same year when the competition is held, she cannot participate.
* Group F: Girls, who are at least 16 years old or will become 16 years old during the same year when the competition is held and not more than 20 years old. If player becomes 21 years old during the same year as when the competition is held she can only participate in group E
* Group G: Girls, who are at least 12 years old or will become 12 years old during the same year when the competition is held and not more than 15 years old. If player becomes 16 years old during the same year as when the competition is held she can only participate in group F.
* Group H: Girls, who are younger than 12 years old. If player becomes 12 years old during the same year when the competition is held, she can only participate in group G.

Tournament system:
1. 5 or 6 players - 2 times RR [5*2=10 rounds]
2. 7 or 8 players – RR and then 2 groups RR (1-4 and 5-8). Points from playing versus each other are brought to the second RR. Three more rounds are played with opposite colors [10 rounds]
3. 9 - 10 players – RR [9 rounds]
4. 11-12 players – RR [11 rounds]
5. 13-15 players - 7 rounds Swiss, after that 8 best will play 4 rounds Swiss (from scratch), place 9 and below will play according to system decided by referee [7+4=11 rounds]
6. 16-20 players - 9 rounds Swiss
21 or more players - 11 rounds Swiss
In case of small number of players The Judges Council may decrease the number of rounds or to change the playing system.


Tie-break criteria:
In case of same number of points, the following criteria will be used:
1) Buhcgoltz coefficent
2) Berger coeficent
3) Personal meeting

4) Number of wins
If all criteria are same, then players will share place, except top three places. If players will share top three places, extra game(s) will be used. The time for extra game(s) will be decided by The Judges Council.

Main referee: ?

All players will be rewarded with diplomas, 3 best of each group will get cups or medals.

Organisers contact:
Ants Soosorv - asoosyrv@hotmail.com, +372 56 69 73 82