The Go associations of Africa urgently need to select a pair Go team to represent Africa at the WPGA Pair Go World Cup 2010 to be held in Hangzhou, China from March 20 to March 23. There will be 16 teams entered in the 4- round knock-out competition, and there is prize money for all teams (about R10 000 if eliminated in round 1).
An invitation has been given to South Africa, Morocco and Madagascar to select 1 team between them. The full costs, including flights will be covered.
The team requires 1 male and 1 female, with both players having the same nationality (naturally, 1 of the 3 countries listed above).
To make this selection, we will hold the African Pair Go Championship. Anyone interested in competing is welcome to enter (assuming they have suitable citizenship). It is preferable to form teams before entering; however, if you would like to play but cannot form a team, Andrew Davies will co-ordinate teams for South African players as far as possible.
Play will be over the internet, and will most likely require the use of the PANDA EGG client on IGS, since the tournament is sponsored by IGS Pandanet.
The tournament will be held on 23 January, with a backup date for 30 January. The format is to be decided, but will depend on the number of teams competing.
Please let Andrew Davies know if you would like to participate. Contact details:email@example.com (w); 021 712 3204 (h).