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Place and Date

The XIV Madrid GO Tournament is open to everyone. It will be held the 7th and 8th of May 2011. It is valid to qualify for the Spanish Championship and for the Korea 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): see map

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


  • Mc-Mahon system, 5 rounds.
  • Japanese rules (see rules)
  • 60 minutes per player per round, plus Canadian byoyomi (20 stones in 5 minutes). With digital clocks, players will have 3 byoyomi periods of 20 seconds.
  • 6.5 komi

The XIV 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.


Until March 7th Until May 7th On May 7th
AEGO member / non-Spanish residents15€20€30€
Nam-Ban GO club member13€18€28€
Under 18
Under 15 kyu

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 account:


Please, fill in this form in order to pre-register.

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

Pre-registrered record.


Saturday, May 7th

  • 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 8th

  • 09:30 - 12:00 h: Fourth round
  • 12:00 - 14:30 h: Fifth round
  • 14:30 h: Awarding ceremony and aperitif

Other Activities

Kim Sung-Rae 8p will be present during the tournament. He is a Korean professional and the author autor of many go books, such us the series "Train like a Pro" or "Speed Baduk". His story is very uncommon among professionals: http://senseis.xmp.net/?KimSungRae.

There will be simultaneus games and a seminar on Friday, May 6th (10€ each, contact to register). He will also comment games during the tournament.

We all welcome him and hope he will have a memorable stay in Madrid.


  • Tournament winner: 500 €
  • Second best: 300 €
  • Third best: 150 €
  • Best Spanish player: Spanish representant for the Korea Prime Minister Cup (KPMC)
  • AEGO prize: Draw for AEGO members of a free registration in the next AEGO tournament
  • Círculo prize: Balloon trip for 2 people. Draw between NamBan members
  • Various prizes given by Alexandre Dinerchtein: one full membership for 1 month for the best player under bar and two room accesses for one month for the best single (1k - 9k) and double digit kyu (10k - 20k). Both subscriptions are for the Insei Ligue.
  • Books and other prizes for players with best results

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


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:


Albergue Juvenil Marcenado
Calle de Santa Cruz de Marcenado, 28
28015, Madrid
Tlf. (+34)915474532
Price: please ask.

- Double room with bathroom and TV - 42€
- Triple room with bathroom and TV - 57€

- Single room with bathroom - 38€
- Double room with bathroom - 48€
- Triple room with bathroom - 60€

Hostal Santillan **
C/ Gran Vía, 64 8º Piso
Zone: City Center - Gran Vía
28013, Madrid
See prices
Tlf: (+34)91 548 23 28
Web: http://www.hostalsantillan.com/eng/

Hostal Arti **
Gran Via 76 2º, Madrid
Area: City Center - Gran Vía
28008, Madrid
Price: aprox. 25€
Tlf: (+34)91 547 66 00, (+34)91 548 48 75
e-mail: infoarti@arti.es

Hostal Hispano America ***
Gran Via 63 5ª piso, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid
Area: City Center - Gran Vía
Price: aprox. 42€

Hotel Sofitel Plaza De España *****
Tutor 1, Madrid, 28008
Price: aprox. 100€
(+34)915419880 - (+34)915425736
e-mail: H1320@accor.com


Madrid Go Tournament could not exist without the help and sponshorhip of:


If you have any doubt, please contact