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“Triple pack” of Asian Chess!

Chess, the nephew of Go, has a couple of lesser known siblings. We are happy that at this year's European Go Congress you can learn all three East Asian variants of chess: Chinese chess (Xiangqi), Japanese chess (Shogi) and Korean chess (Janggi). There will be introduction sessions and on the weekend real tournaments (and special [...]

By | 2017-06-27T20:42:14+02:00 June 27th, 2017|

Don’t be slow: Register before the EGC starts and win a special prize!

On-site registration at the EGC is possible, but: here are three reasons to register in advance: You ensure that we will have all congress material (including the stylish EGC congress bag) for you!* You save us a lot of hassle and reduce waiting times at arrival! All participants who registered online will automatically take part [...]

By | 2017-06-24T22:29:45+02:00 June 24th, 2017|

What to do when not playing Go

In Oberhof, there are many events you can join during the two weeks of the EGC. We have collected some suggestions for you (see below). Moreover, there are many other activities and places worth visiting that are listed on our Tourism page. The Oberhof Tourist Information will assist you (free of charge!) if you have questions or [...]

By | 2017-05-30T16:07:29+02:00 May 24th, 2017|

First professionals confirm participation!

We are glad to announce that professionals from Japan, Korea and Europe will take part at the EGC and will be there for you for game reviews, simultaneous games and lectures. Among them are Hayashi Kozo, Ohashi Hirofumi, Catalin Taranu, Taguchi Misei, Antti Törmänen, Yoon Young Sun and Inseong Hwang. More professionals will probably join! If you want to know more about [...]

By | 2017-05-16T17:42:01+02:00 May 15th, 2017|

Special price for beginners!

New in Go? Feeling unsure if you're strong enough to join the European Go Congress? Aren't events like this only for stronger players? Don't worry! There will be plenty of beginners at the EGC – more than at any other Go event in Europe! There are also plenty of nice side tournaments for you to chose from and [...]

By | 2017-04-05T20:38:38+02:00 April 4th, 2017|

Certified Go Teachers Workshop at EGC

No Go players without Go teachers! To help them with their efforts of spreading Go, we will offer a workshop for Go teachers at the EGC. Successful participants will obtain a certificate by the European Go Teacher Association. The workshop is accessible to everybody interested in teaching Go. – Whether you already have teaching experience or want to first [...]

By | 2017-02-27T20:58:56+01:00 February 22nd, 2017|