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 March 2023, there are nine European professional players belonging to this system:

Professionals in the EPS
Name Strength Qualification 2p in 3p in 4p in
Ilya Shikshin 4p 2015 2018 2019 2021
Ali Jabarin 2p 2014 2018
Pavol Lisy 2p 2014 2018
Mateusz Surma 2p 2015 2019
Artem Kachanovskyi 2p 2016 2018
Andrii Kravets 1p 2017
Tanguy Le Calvé 1p 2019
Stanislaw Frejlak 1p 2021
Jan Simara 1p 2023

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European Professional System last edited by kmr on March 13, 2023 - 02:22
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