Welcome to APAC Go/Baduk/Weiqi League

SDK League Season 1 - 19th Sep 2022 - 10th Oct 2022


SDK League

How to join: Fill out this form


Format Four Rounds - One game a week
Time Control 20 min main time and 3x30s byo-yomi
Scoring & Rules Japanese Rules with 6.5 komi
Handicaps One stone per rank difference
Fee $2 payable to zhuojia.dai at g male (substitute male with mail) dot com @ Paypal. All fees will be donated to Go organisations in your region. We may raise the fees in future
Who can join? Anyone. But the game time is mostly in the nighttime in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) timezone. See table below.
Where are games played? OGS (online-go.com)
Timeslot The preferred time slot is Monday 7pm Australian Eastern Standard Time. However, players are free to choose a mutually agreeable time
Ranking up and down Winning 3 games out of 4 means an up rank and losing 3 games out of 4 equates to a down rank. So handicap stones change from next season.
Discord Sign-up here Most communications should occur here
Preferred timeslot and timezone difference
Location Time
Melbourne/Sydney 7pm
Auckland/Wellington 9pm
Singapore/Hong Kong/Kuala Lumpur 5pm
Seoul/Tokyo 6pm
Bangkok 4pm


Player (OGS name) Rank
gazzawhite AusGA 6k, OGS 4k
Ygozen1 OGS 5k
DrK OGS 6k
voltrevo OGS 7k
xiaodaiboy (reserve) OGS 1k

Game Reviews

We have 4 dan level players ready to review the games.

Other questions

Single-digit kyu under which rating system Whichever. As long as you think you are SDK. The organise will assign you a rank and adjust it so that the games are fun for all.

Why start a league? This league aims to facilitate regular and serious games for Go enthusiasts in the nighttime in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) timezone.

How many leagues are there? Initially, SDK is the only league. We might start other leagues depending on interest.

Why the scheduled dates? We try to organise the league around school holidays in Melbourne and Sydney to maximise the chance that student players can join.

Funds Raised

AUD$8 has been donated to the Australian Go association from season 1

AUD$2 for the NZ contribution is yet to be donated, unable to find NZ donation link


Season 1

Date 19th Sep 2022 - 10th Oct 2022

SDK League Season 1 Standing After Round 4

Player Pos Wins Byes DrK gazzawhite Ygozen1 voltrevo xiaodaiboy
voltrevo 1 3 0 1 1 1 NA 0
xiaodaiboy 1 3 1 B 1 1 1 NA
gazzzawhite 3 1 1 B NA 1 0 0
Ygozen1 3 1 0 1 0 NA 0 0
DrK 5 0 2 NA B 0 0 B