[Computer-go] April KGS bot tournament, 13x13

Nick Wedd maproom at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 12:47:38 PDT 2015

In view of the responses I have received, I have opened up entry to weaker

I like David's idea of a requirement of some specified CGOS rating.  I'll
say 1100 for
now, and see how it works out.  When I look at CGOS, it gives me lists of
for 9x9 and 13x13 (which covers the April tournament), but nothing for
19x19; why
is this?


On 1 April 2015 at 19:23, David Doshay <ddoshay at mac.com> wrote:

> I have not competed in the KGS tournaments for many years, but here is my
> suggestion: now that CGOS is up and running again, set a minimum rating
> level on CGOS, perhaps something like 1000 or 1200. In that way new
> programers will be encouraged to use CGOS for primary comparison against
> existing programs, but they won’t be excluded from the tournaments until
> they can beat programs that have many many years of development. I can
> understand setting the level higher for some tournaments, such as the very
> long time tournaments, but setting the bar at GNU Go seems too high for the
> standard monthly tournaments.
> Cheers,
> David G Doshay
> ddoshay at mac.com
> On 1, Apr 2015, at 6:11 AM, Nick Wedd <maproom at gmail.com> wrote:
> I will be willing to welcome players of all strengths, if that is what the
> strong players want.
> My reason for excluding weaker players is that, last time this was
> discussed, at least one
> operator of a strong player said that he did not want to set it up and
> operate it and then see
> it win a succession of games against players five or more grades weaker.
> If that has
> changed, I will gladly relax the requirement that entrants be at least as
> strong as GNU Go.
> So, I welcome Rémi's opinion, and I hope that other operators of strong
> programs will tell
> me their opinions.
> Nick
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