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.