Yearly Archives: 2017

How participants liked the congress

By |2017-09-04T16:29:39+02:00September 4th, 2017|

Thanks to our survey, we now know that the congress was really well received! Nearly half (43%) of the participants who had already taken part in EGC thought that it was the best! Overall grade for this: 1.5 (1=very good, 2=good, 3=not so good, 4=bad). The location also achieved a total of 2.0, despite food [...]

All results and videos now online!

By |2017-08-23T07:51:27+02:00August 23rd, 2017|

All results (also from side events) and all videos are now on the webpage. Thanks to all tournament organisers for the results and to Misha for providing the nice clips!

Hall of Fame

By |2017-08-20T19:35:32+02:00August 20th, 2017|

The "Outstanding Breathtaking Extraordinary Real Hall of Fame", in short: "OBERHoF", is now online... So if you want to see the heroes of the European Go Congress (or show off to others if you were one of them ;-) then take a look!

The European Go Congress – Highlights of the second week

By |2017-08-10T09:28:15+02:00August 10th, 2017|

The following is a guest posting by the European Go Federation written by Yue Li and was first published here Following the first week, ruthless battles on go boards and the feast of friendship amongst hundreds of go enthusiasts continued to occupy the peaceful mountain village of Oberhof. As the Open European Championship entered its “yose” [...]

The European Go Congress – An Overview of the first week

By |2017-08-10T09:26:54+02:00August 10th, 2017|

The following is a guest posting by the European Go Federation written by Laura Avram and was first published here The European Go Congress is for many European go players the year's highlight go event. A go congress typically consists of playing go for two weeks, watching go lessons, meeting new and old friends and visiting [...]

EGC Photos!

By |2017-08-07T19:08:53+02:00August 7th, 2017|

More and more photos are being shared on the EGC webpage! Please take a look and enjoy the nice memories. If you also have photos to share, please let us know and we can link your photo library there – whether it is on Flickr, Facebook, Dropbox, your own webpage or somewhere else. The official [...]

Getting to know Zhang Tao 5p

By |2017-08-07T00:38:03+02:00August 6th, 2017|

At the end of our Go congress, during the bustle of people tearing down posters, packing Go materials and finishing up the last few tournaments, we had a word with Zhang Tao 5p, winner of the European Open 2017. He is 26 years old, started playing Go at age 6 and became professional at 13. [...]