9×9 Tournament

  • Depending on the number of participants the qualifications are either round-robin or swiss tournamets. 16 players qualify for the knockout finals.
  • The thinking time is 9 minutes without byoyomi.
  • The number of handicap stones depends on the rank difference D. For D=10..19 it is 2, for D=20..29 it is 3. For the same number of handicap stones the komi, starting from 6.5, is lowered by 1 for every additional rank difference.