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Place and date

The XX Madrid GO Tournament is open to everyone. It will be held the 20th and 21st of May 2017 and it qualifies for the Spanish Championship and the Korean Prime Minister Cup.

It will take place in the Nam-Ban Club facilities: Círculo Catalán de Madrid, Plaza de España, 6. Madrid 28008, Spain (+34915416090) (map)

In collaboration with Asociación Española de Go (AEGO) - http://www.aego.biz

Centro cultural coreano - http://www.centroculturalcoreano.com/

Tournament Format

  • Mc-Mahon system, 5 rounds
  • Japanese rules (rules)
  • Time: 60 minutes per player, plus Canadian byo-yomi (20 stones in 5 minutes). With digital clocks, players will have 3 periods of 20 seconds each.
  • Komi: 6.5

The XX Madrid Go tournament qualifies for the Spanish Championship and the Korea Prime Minister Cup. It is open to all Go levels and to all nationalities.

Registration is subject to capacity limitations.


Before May 20th On site (May 20th)
Nam-Ban Member and players below 18k category15€20€
First tournamentFree!

All players must pay before the due date in order to get the discount. Payment can be made by bank transfer or Paypal.

  • Current account: # 2100 0600 87 0202142843 , bank 'La Caixa', holder 'Club de Go Nam-Ban del Círculo Catalán de Madrid', item 'TM' plus the name of the player.
  • Paypal payment:


To preinscribe to the tournament you should fill the following form this form.


Remember you have to be at the playing premises the day the tournament starts in order to participate.



Saturday, May 20th

  • 09:30 - 10:30 h: Registration/sign-in
  • 10:30 - 11:00 h: Pairing
  • 11:00 - 13:30 h: First round
  • 13:30 - 16:00 h: Lunch break
  • 16:00 - 18:30 h: Second round
  • 18:30 - 21:00 h: Third round

Sunday, May 21st

  • 09:30 - 12:00 h: Fourth round
  • 12:00 - 14:30 h: Fifth round
  • 14:30 h: Price giving ceremony and lunch


  • Tournament winner: 500 €
  • Second best: 300 €
  • Third best: 200 €
  • Best Spanish player: Spanish representative for the Korea Prime Minister Cup (KPMC)
  • AEGO prize: Draw for AEGO members of a free registration in the next AEGO tournament
  • Go books for 4-5 wins under bar

** Prizes are not cumulative and only players who play all rounds are eligible. **

Game reviews

Chang Huai-Yi (Ethan) will be around to comment games.

Rank: Pro 3 dan
Born: 1981 en Taiwan
Professional since 2005/01/01
Association: Taiwan Qiyuan
Go style: likes influence more than profit


Attendance at the tournament involves the transfer of rights of image to Go Club Nam-Ban for a possible public communication by Internet of photographs taken at the event.


There are plenty of options for different prices, recommending the city center (Callao, Sol, Plaza España, Argüelles, full of hostels), only 1 - 4 tube stations away (line 3). For instance check:


Hostal Tudescos

Corredera Baja de San Pablo 1, 20 Dcha
28004 Madrid, Spain
Tel: 00 34 915315266, hostaltudescos@telefonica.net

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Hostal Condestable **

C/ Puebla, 15 2º
28004 Madrid Madrid
Tel: +34 915316202

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Hostal Santillan **

C/ Gran Vía, 64 8º Piso
28013, Madrid

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Hostal Residencia Arti **

Gran Via 76 2º
28008, Madrid

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Hostal Madrid Gran Via LXIII

C/ Gran Vía, 63 - 5º
28013, Madrid
Tel: +34 915 595 406

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Hotel Mercure Madrid Plaza de España ****

Calle de Tutor 1
Esquina Ventura Rodriguez
28008, Madrid
Tel: +34 91 5419880, H1320@accor.com

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