Please register your children for free daycare at EGC

Go parents! We offer a free daycare service for small children at the congress who need constant looking-after. Your children will be safe and happy with our experienced nannies while you are playing your tournament games without the need to worry about the little ones. However, we would like to know how many children will be attending [...]

By | 2017-05-22T19:01:09+02:00 May 22nd, 2017|

You can also play Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) at EGC

We are happy to welcome the German Xiangqi Federation to the EGC in Oberhof this year. Apart from Go, many of us are interested in other tactical games that stimulate our creativity. One such game is Xiangqi, also known as Chinese Chess. Unlike other Chess variants, Xiangqi features a river and a palace on the board, pieces that are strictly [...]

By | 2017-05-16T18:13:53+02:00 May 16th, 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|

700+ participants registered

Our pre-registration has passed 700 participants and with some more visitors expected to register on site, the Oberhof congress looks like it will be quite a large one. While there are a lot of registrations from Western European countries, we are especially happy that players from further away countries like Russia or Ukraine, from East Asia and [...]

By | 2017-05-15T07:33:15+02:00 May 12th, 2017|

Affordable accommodation options available

Not everyone necessarily has the budget to afford a hotel room in Oberhof. We want to give you a chance for a cheap alternative nevertheless, so we have organized a gym hall to stay in as long as you can bring your own sleeping mats and sleeping bags. You may also want to bring earplugs for [...]

By | 2017-04-22T21:42:43+02:00 April 22nd, 2017|

Visit the Documenta art exhibition during EGC

Visitors to the EGC are very lucky this year since they will be able to visit the Documenta in the city of Kassel at the same time as the congress. Documenta is a reputable exhibition of contemporary art and a mainstay for German culture. It was founded in 1955 and takes place every five years [...]

By | 2017-03-02T18:04:46+01:00 March 2nd, 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|

“Surrounding Game” movie premiere at the EGC!

The documentary film "The Surrounding Game" will have its European premiere at the European Go Congress in Oberhof. The movie makers will also be in Oberhof during the first week of the EGC. We are looking forward to meet them! For congress participants the screenings will be free. Tickets for all others will be available for [...]

By | 2017-02-22T10:30:28+01:00 February 21st, 2017|