The Lightning Go Tournament consists of two stages, a group stage and a knock-out stage. Six players per group play a round robin tournament, the best players qualify for the knock-out stage. Handicap according to grade reduced by one stone applies. The time limit is 10 minutes sudden death. Playing meaningless moves to drive one's opponent over the clock is considered unsportsmanlike behaviour and might result in disqualification.
Preliminary rounds: Thursday 9 August
Finals: Friday 10 August.