Open Pair Go Championship

///Open Pair Go Championship
Open Pair Go Championship 2017-08-20T10:38:30+02:00

The pair go tournament was another highlight of the European Go Congress.

The tournament is open to mixed-sex pairs with an average rank lower or equal to 5.5 dan (in this respect professionals count as 8 dan). Of all registered pairs, the 32 best compete for the title ‘Open European Pair Go Champion’. All other pairs play in the (normal) Pair Go Tournament, a highly popular side event that starts at the same time as the Open European Pair Go Championship.

PlaceNameLevelScore1234PointsSOS
1Barbara Knauf & Zhang Tao5 Dan319+15+6+13+35
(2)Manja Marz & Kim Youngsam5 Dan324+9+10+15+35
3Feng Yunfan & Chen Zhaonian5 Dan318+17+8+14+34
(4)Li Xiaoxi & Simon Goncalves5 Dan330+11+5+16-34
5Cho Eunjin & Péter Markú5 Dan227+14+4-8+!26
(6)Zhao Pei & Oscar Vazquez5 Dan220+12+1-10+26
7Fan Weijing & Arved Pittner5 Dan216+8-18+11-25
(8)Gabriella Su & James Pinkerton5 Dan229+7+3-5-!25
(9)Marieke Ahlborn & Lee Eodeokdung4 Dan221+2-25+12-25
(10)Natalia Kovaleva & Michael Palant4 Dan231+13+2-6-25
(11)Ouyang Yizhuo & Matias Pankoke4 Dan223+4-22+7+25
12Chang Hsaoyin & Lee Kibong5 Dan226+6-19+9+24
(13)Li Yue & Dušan Mitić5 Dan225+10-21+1-24
(14)Guzel Sharafeeva & Mateusz Surma4 Dan222+5-23+3-24
(15)Virzhinia Shalneva & Vjacheslav Kajmin3 Dan232+1-20+2-24
16Mirta Medak & Wu Hao2 Dan27-29+17+!4+23
17Taguchi Misei & Ivo Gafner3 Dan128+3-16-!-16
(18)Karen Schomberg & Bernd Radmacher1 Dan13-28+7--16
19Nika Petrashevska & Lothar Spiegel1 Dan11-32+12--15
(20)Oku Shinju & Oku Shinya1 Dan16-26+15--15
(21)Żaneta Tarumi & Matthias Terwey1 Kyu19-24+13--15
(22)Zou Haojiang & Kirby Zhang1 Kyu114-27+11--15
23Sun Peifang & Anna Razumova4 Dan111-30+14--14
(24)Adelina Sora & Elian Grigori2 Dan12-21-31+-14
(25)Marieke Overbeek & Geert Groenen1 Dan113-31+9--14
26Anezka Bukovska & Chen Li2 Dan112-20-32+-13
(27)Kamila Šamajová & Michal Timko1 Dan15-22-30+-13
28Janntje Quathamer & Benjamin Teuber1 Kyu117-18-29+!-12
29Kirsten Hartmann & Helmut Weber1 Dan08-16-28-!-05
(30)Zhang Yanqi & Markus Kottke1 Dan04-23-27--05
31Dominique Cornuejols & Solal Zemor1 Kyu010-25-24--04
(32)Izaki Yaeko & Izaki Masao1 Kyu015-19-26--04

Round 3Zhao / VasquezKnauf / ZhangSGF
Round 4Knauf / ZhangYizhou / PankokeSGF
Marz / KimVirginia / KracheslevSGF
Quarter FinalMarz / KimCho / MarkoSGF
Semi FinalFang / ChenZhao / VasquezSGF

Tournament Rules

The tournament consists of two stages: a preliminary stage of three rounds and a knock-out stage. A seeding system will make sure that the best four seeded pairs will not compete against each other in the preliminary stage. All pairs with at least 2/3 wins will qualify for the last 16, the four pairs on three wins will not meet before the semi-finals.

We hope that also this year’s event will be sponsored by the World Pair Go Association.

Thinking Times

Preliminaries: 30 minutes plus 20 seconds Japanese byoyomi
Knock-out stage: 40 minutes plus 20 seconds Japanese byoyomi
International Pair Go Rules will apply. This means that the order of moves will be restored after an unintentional rotation error has occurred. If such an error is spotted immediately, a three-point-penalty will be given to the pair who made the error.

Playing Area

We will play on the first floor of the Panorama Hotel; rooms will be anounced