92 players out of 26 countries and four continents are playing in the ‘1st CCTV World Youth Amateur Weiqi Tournament’ which is organised by the Chinese Weiqi Association along with the CCTV Sports Youth Channel.
The tournament is divided into two groups: youth team and children’s individual. In the youth section, teams are composed of three players.
The tournament is divided into a regular season, playoffs and finals. The regular season uses a Swiss system of 7 rounds, from which the top eight players go on to the playoffs. In the playoffs, there are first two rounds with a single knock-out system until the final. The final is then played as a best-of-three match.
At the current point, the regular season has been finished. Playoffs are being played in December and the final’s date is yet to be defined. You may follow the games through YIKE Go server. Dates, results and more information is available on the event’s Facebook page.
Report by Emil García