European Professional System

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The EGF created a [ext] European Professional System (EPS) in 2014, the constitution of which can be read [ext] here Its aims are as follows:

  1. To support strong players becoming even stronger by enabling them to concentrate themselves mainly on Go. That especially includes helping strong players with participation in high quality studying programs, and working on arrangements for top quality tournaments based on professional standards.
  2. To establish a professional background for EPS which includes not only direct management of EPS, but also Go promotional, educational and marketing activities around Europe.

It is governed by the EGF Professional Committee, which consists of representatives of the European professional players and of the EGF.

The promotion rules (2017) are available [ext] here. Candidates must hold a valid passport from an EGF member country and have been a citizen of an EGF member country for 10 years.

As of April 2020, there were seven European professional players belonging to this system:

Professionals in the EPS
Name Strength Qualification 2p in 3p in
Ali Jabarin 2p 2014 2018
Pavol Lisy 2p 2014 2018
Mateusz Surma 2p 2015 2019
Ilya Shikshin 3p 2015 2018 2019
Artem Kachanovskyi 2p 2016 2018
Andrii Kravets 1p 2017
Tanguy Le Calvé 1p 2019

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European Professional System last edited by PJTraill on June 22, 2020 - 22:09
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