MARCH 12-13 / 9AM-6PM EST

2022
MIDWEST
OPEN

AND THE OHIO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

SOLD OUT

We are excited to see many of you soon!

Our apologies to those who wished to join, but could not this time. We plan to have many future events with more people, so please join us next time!

WHEN /

MARCH 12,
9AM - 6PM
MARCH 13,
9AM - 6PM

WHERE /

YOKOSO CENTER,
1175 Old Henderson Rd,

Columbus, OH 43220

 
Get Directions

ABOUT THE EVENT /

The Midwest Open is the largest annual Go tournament in the Midwestern United States! As host of the Ohio Go Championship, the Midwest Open brings together players of all skill levels from around the region. Come to compete, play, and make friends while enjoying the community around your favorite board game, Go!

 

Hosted by the Columbus Go Club in partnership with the Ohio Go Association. Sponsored by BadukClub.

 

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DETAILS /

OPEN DIVISION

  • Multi-level bracket style tournament

  • Winner gets Championship Title

  • For players ~3 Dan and up

  • 5 rounds

  • No handicap

  • 60 min + 5x45 sec

  • 16 players max (due to covid)

  • Details here

MAIN DIVISION

  • "Arena Style" pairing (self-pair)

  • Unique system reduces wait between games

  • For players 25 kyu - 3 Dan

  • 6+ rounds

  • Handicap

  • 45 min + 5x30 sec

  • 32 players max (due to covid)

  • More details soon

MORE DETAILS

  • AGA-rated games available (not required)

  • Epic trophies and medals (see pictures below)

  • Personalized name badges

  • Youth & student discounts (50% off)

  • Quality hotels available

  • Terrific nearby food options in Japan Marketplace

OHIO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Online qualification bracket (free)  REGISTER 

  • For players of any rank

  • Prelim held on February 26th

  • Final held during Midwest Open

  • No Handicap

  • 60 min + 5x45 sec

  • Details here

 

SCHEDULE /

*All info subject to change

SATURDAY

8 - 9 AM | CHECK-IN

9 - 9:30 AM | OPENING CEREMONY

10:00 AM - 6 PM | TOURNAMENT PLAY

6 - 8 PM | SPECIAL EVENT

6:30 PM | OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP

SUNDAY

8-8:30 AM | CHECK-IN

8:30 AM - 1:30 PM | TOURNAMENT PLAY RESUMES

2 PM | AWARDS AND CLOSING CEREMONY

OPEN PLAYERS 

SATURDAY

10:00 AM | ROUND 1
12:30 PM | LUNCH

1:30 PM | ROUND 2

4 PM | ROUND 3

SUNDAY

8:30 AM | ROUND 4

11 AM | ROUND 5

2 PM | AWARDS

MINI-GAMES

TBD

 

Super Volunteers

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Alex Y. [skatmaker]

Masterful streamer of pew-pew games. He is also the talented designer of this site and other MWO media.

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Soren Jaffe [GOAT]

Current Ohio Go Champion, fantastic teacher, and volunteer game reviewer during the MWO.