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Post #1 Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:01 pm 
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Two players, one male and one female, from Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, North America and Europe.

One player each from South America, Africa, Oceania Asia excluding the aforementioned countries.

Set up a four-round swiss tournament, and it will replicate a single elimination for the winning players complete with a bronze medal game (matched correctly).

Call it the Milky Way Wide Ultimate Go Championships because if there are any sentient or non-sentient beings in the galaxy who play go we will surely invite them.

Two commentating pairs will be based on a jet orbiting earth, assigned to four games each.

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Post #2 Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:53 pm 
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Another of my nightmare ideas from 2014/2015.

A win-and-continue tournament of three players each from European, American, and female Taiwanese professionals.

Now mentioning it, I think President Stiassny did imply openness to the idea of a match between the AGA and EGF professionals, but cited travel costs as being an issue. Would this be tried online?

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Post #3 Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 10:03 am 
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It may be interesting to run a strength-oriented tournament with places for extra players from a combined preliminary.

For example, running the Samsung Cup but combining the female, seniors and world brackets to a single bracket with five places. Hmm, I don't think I can make this topic more insufferable at this point...

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Post #4 Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:38 pm 
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I've thought about this for a while, and think it may be more sensible to arrange the four-round swiss tournament as follows:

Two players each, one male and one female,
China, S. Korea, Japan, Taiwan

Two players each,
Rest of Asia, N. America, Europe

One player each,
S. America, Africa&Oceania

The win-and-continue idea between EGF, AGA and female Taiwanese professionals is quite a bit older as it's always made sense to me, but maybe giving a 'one player' handicap of-sorts, the EGF and AGA professionals competing with four players and Taiwanese three, is more even.

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Post #5 Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:45 am 
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Swiss:

1.1 16 player swiss.
1.2 4 Rounds (enough to determine a single winner)

2.1 (3 players (1 Male, 1 Female, 1 Youth) * S. Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan) = 12 players
2.2 (1 player * N.America; Europe; S.America; Asia, Oceania and other territories) = 4 players

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Post #6 Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:32 am 
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From 2035
16 Player single elimination pro tournament.
Alternating between North America and Europe every two years (so it is held in Europe every four years)
NHK/TV Asia Cup time settings

4 China
4 S. Korea
(One Chinese and one Korean player in each bracket)
3 Japan
3 Taiwan
1 Special
1 World

Stage 1: Special preliminary
A tournament combining senior pros, female pros, AGA and North America residing pros and EGF and Europe residing pros.

Some months later...

Stage 2: World amateur preliminary
Similar to the Samsung Cup.

More months later...

Main tournament
Round of 16
Quarter-finals
Semi-finals
Final and third placed match
(The actual games can all be played within two days)

When western go is developed enough so that there are two sponsors (one in each country) that could provide about $50,000/€50,000 for first place every four years, it may be possible.

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