European Go Congress

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The European Go Congress is a two week event held in the summer. The congress is held in a different country each year, generally spanning the last week of July and the first week of August.

During the congress, the European Championship is played.

The European Go Congress has normally been the largest go event outside Asia. Recent congresses have generally attracted over 500 participants, many of whom stay the full two weeks.

Future congress locations

No Year City Country Official Website
64. 2020 Kamjanez-Podilskyj Ukraine [ext] http://egc2020.org.ua/
63. 2019 Brussels Belgium [ext] http://egc2019.eu/

Past congress locations

The European Go Congress has been held 62 times as of 2018.

See Wikipedia article for more details: [ext] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Go_Championship

No Year City Country Participants[1] European Champion Winner Open Website / report[2] Results[3]
62. 2018 Pisa Italy 901 Pavol Lisy Yoon Nam-gi? [ext] http://egc2018.it/ [ext] @
61. 2017 Oberhof Germany 821 Ilja Shikshin Zhang Tao [ext] http://egc2017.eu/ [ext] @
60. 2016 St. Petersburg Russia 601 Ilja Shikshin Kim Youngsam [ext] http://egc2016.ru/ [ext] @
59. 2015 Liberec Czechia 762 Fan Hui Wang Zheming? [ext] http://egc2015.cz/ [ext] @
58. 2014 Sibiu Romania 458 Fan Hui Tong Yulin [ext] http://egc2014.com/ [9] [ext] @
57. 2013 Olsztyn Poland 594 Fan Hui [ext] @
56. 2012 Bonn Germany 608 Jan Simara Song Jun Hyup? [ext] http://egc2012.eu/ [9] [ext] @
55. 2011 Bordeaux France 766 Ilja Shikshin Kim Youngsam [ext] http://egc2011.eu/ [9] [ext] @
54. 2010 Tampere Finland 459 Ilja Shikshin [ext] http://egc2010.fi/ [9] [ext] @
53. 2009 Groningen Netherlands 599 Alexandre Dinerchtein Kim Eunkuk? [ext] http://egc2009.nl/ [9] [ext] @
52. 2008 Leksand Sweden 718 Catalin Taranu Park Jong-wook? [ext] @
51. 2007 Villach Austria 573 Ilja Shikshin Hong Seok-ui? [ext] http://egc2007.goverband.at/ [9] [ext] @
50. 2006 Frascati (Rome) Italy 292 Svetlana Shikshina Park Chi-seon? [ext] @
49. 2005 Prague Czechia 712 Alexandre Dinerchtein [ext] @
48. 2004 Tuchola Poland 558 Alexandre Dinerchtein Young Kwang-sung? [ext] @
47. 2003 St. Petersburg Russia 310 Alexandre Dinerchtein Hong Seul-ki [ext] @
46. 2002 Zagreb Croatia 304 Alexandre Dinerchtein [ext] @
45. 2001 Dublin Ireland 327 Andrei Kulkov [ext] @
44. 2000 Strausberg (Berlin) Germany 501 Alexandre Dinerchtein Lee Hyuk [ext] @
43. 1999 Podbanske Slovakia 343 Alexandre Dinerchtein [ext] @
42. 1998 Mamaia Romania 359 Robert Mateescu Lee Hyuk [ext] @
41. 1997 Marseilles France 590 Guo Juan Lee Hyuk [ext] @
40. 1996 Abano Terme Italy 462 Guo Juan [ext] @
39. 1995 Tuchola Poland 380 Guo Juan [ext] @
38. 1994 Maastricht Netherlands 333 Guo Juan [ext] @
37. 1993 Prague Czechia 507 Rob van Zeijst [ext] @
36. 1992 Canterbury United Kingdom 278 Alexei Lazarev Takashi Matsutomo? [ext] @
35. 1991 Namur Belgium 261 Alexei Lazarev Shu-tai Zhang [ext] @
34. 1990 Vienna Austria 250 Rob van Zeijst [ext] @
33. 1989 Nis Yugoslavia 233 Matthew Macfadyen Toshiyuki Sogabe? [ext] @
32. 1988 Hamburg West Germany 376 Tibor Pocsai [ext] @
31. 1987 Grenoble France 337 Matthew Macfadyen [ext] @
30. 1986 Budapest Hungary 365 Ronald Schlemper [ext] @
29. 1985 Terschelling Netherlands 283 Ronald Schlemper [ext] @
28. 1984 Porrentruy Switzerland 145 Matthew Macfadyen Hong Tay You? [ext] report (PDF) [ext] @ 30[4]
27. 1983 Edinburgh United Kingdom ? Janusz Kraszek [ext] @ 30[4]
26. 1982 Copenhagen Denmark ? Ronald Schlemper [ext] @ 16[5]
25. 1981 Linz Austria ? Rob van Zeijst [ext] @ 24[5]
24. 1980 Mali Losinj Yugoslavia ? Matthew Macfadyen [ext] @ 24[5]
23. 1979 Königswinter West Germany ? Jürgen Mattern [ext] @ 20[5]
22. 1978 Paris France ? Helmut Hasibeder [ext] @ 10[5]
21. 1977 Rijswijk Netherlands ~150 Wolfgang Isele [ext] @ 11[5]
20. 1976 Cambridge United Kingdom ~80 Patrick Merissert [ext] @ 12[5]
19. 1975 Krems Austria ~130 Jürgen Mattern [ext] @[6]
18. 1974 Zagreb Yugoslavia ? Manfred Wimmer [ext] @[6]
17. 1973 Sprendlingen West Germany ~155 Jürgen Mattern [ext] @[6]
16. 1972 Enschede Netherlands ~120 Jürgen Mattern [ext] @[6]
15. 1971 Bristol United Kingdom ~41 Zoran Mutabzija [ext] @[5]
14. 1970 Vienna Austria ~63 Jürgen Mattern [ext] @[6]
13. 1969 Ljubljana Yugoslavia ~120 Manfred Wimmer [ext] @[6]
12. 1968 West Berlin West Germany ~67 Jürgen Mattern [ext] @[6]
11. 1967 Staufen West Germany ~74 Zoran Mutabzija [ext] @[6]
10. 1966 London United Kingdom ~55 Jürgen Mattern [ext] @[6]
9. 1965 Mnisek Pod Brdy Czechoslovakia ~100 Jürgen Mattern [ext] @[6]
8. 1964 Scheveningen Netherlands >100 Wichard von Alvensleben [ext] @[6]
7. 1963 Barsinghausen West Germany ~65 Wichard von Alvensleben [ext] @[6]
6. 1962 Garmisch Partenkirchen West Germany ? Wichard von Alvensleben [ext] @[6]
5. 1961 Baden bei Wien Austria >100 Wichard von Alvensleben [ext] @[6]
4. 1960 Oud Poelgeest Netherlands ? Günter Ciessow [ext] @[6]
3. 1959 Oberwarmsteinach West Germany ~90? Fritz Dueball [7] [ext] @[6]
2. 1958 Altenmark Wienerwald Austria ? Fritz Dueball [ext] @[6]
1. 1957 Cuxhaven West Germany ? Fritz Dueball [ext] @[6]

See also: the wiki [ext] EGC organisers' handbook

[1] Participants who played at least one round of the main tournament; there are usually numerous other tournaments (weekend, pairs, rengo, ...). If prefixed with ~, the number of participants as stated in a report not specifying in what they competed.

[2] See [ext] https://www.eurogofed.org/results/congress.htm for reports of all congresses since 1957.

[3] Usually in text format. If the specific site does not provide results, try also results on [ext] https://www.eurogofed.org/results/congress.htm.

[4] Only this many top places in the main tournament recorded.[8]

[5] Only this many top places, in the Championship group, recorded[8].

[6] Top few players in one or more separate tournament groups[8].

[7] See also [ext] https://www.eurogofed.org/history/1959-08-04-Stadtzeitung-1.jpg for an image of a report in German from the Bayreuth Stadtzeitung

[8] The first congress to have a single McMahon system main tournament appears to have been 1983; from 1985 onwards, the results include all players in the main tournament.

[9] The congress website appears largely or completely usurped, lost or dysfunctional – consult [2] instead.

Most successful players

The following table shows players who have been European Champions three or more times. Within a given number of wins, the most recent win is ranked highest. Click on a year to go to its details.

Player Number of times European Champion Years
Jürgen Mattern 8 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1979
Alexandre Dinerchtein 7 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009
Ilja Shikshin 5 2007, 2016, 2017, 2010, 2011
Guo Juan 4 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Matthew Macfadyen 4 1980, 1984, 1987, 1989
Wichard von Alvensleben 4 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
Fan Hui 3 2014, 2013, 2015
Rob van Zeijst 3 1981, 1990, 1993
Ronald Schlemper 3 1982, 1985, 1986
Fritz Dueball 3 1957, 1958, 1959

The following table shows players who have won the European Open title two or more times. Within a given number of wins, the most recent win is ranked highest. Click on a year to go to its details.

Player Number of times Open winner Years
Lee Hyuk 3 1997, 1998, 2000
Kim Youngsam 2 2016, 2011

European Go Congress last edited by 31.172.140.185 on December 12, 2018 - 15:50
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