In each category, there will be a separate tournament. As crazy Go is – well – crazy, we will not need any handicap stones! (Usual Go ranks are mostly useless here…) We will also not have komi. Colors will be determined by nigiri. We play on 9×9 boards. The thinking time and the precise modus of this tournament will be decided depending on the number of participants. It will most likely be a knock-out tournament or Swiss system (= MacMahon where everybody has the same starting score). There will be prizes for the winners in each category.
For the overall champion in Crazy Go, points are given to the best five players in each tournament (5 points to the winner, 4 to the second place etc.). The sum of these points decides on the placement in the Crazy Go competition. As a tiebreaker, the average placement in the tournaments is used. As a second tiebreaker, the points are weighted by the number of participants in each category. As third tiebreaker, a game in a randomly chosen variant of the four Go variants listed above will be played.
But most importantly: Crazy Go is less about winning, but about having fun! The nice thing is that everybody has a chance to play exciting games with everybody. We have seen dan players losing against double digit kyus… Feel the sudden surprise that groups that seemed to be very well alive suddenly get captured and dead stones develop a surprising live!