Open European Championship

Open European Championship

The Open European Championship is the largest among the European Go Congress tournaments. Everybody who has registered to EGC can participate, players of all ages from all over the world are welcome.

In 2017 more than 800 players from nearly 50 countries participated in this tournament, among them 200 dan players and a few professionals. The winner was Tao Zhang (5p, China).

Players eliminated from the European Championship can join this tournament. All games of the European Championship besides semi-finals and the final also count for the Open Championship.

Rules: official EGF ranked tournament level A. 10 round McMahon, Japanese rules, 6,5 komi. Top bar will be arranged according to player rank distribution and numerosity. Main time depends on the higher ranked player as follows:

4 dan and above -- main time 2h 30 min + 3×60s byo yomi

3 kyu to 3 dan -- main time 2h + 3×45s byo yomi

4 kyu and below -- main time 1h 30 min + 3×30s byo yomi

Rounds from 1 to 10 will take place on 29-30-31 July and 2-3-6-7-9-10-11 August.

Prizes: 7.500 € in combined prize money for the top ten players. Additional prizes for players who score at least 7 wins.

1st place: 2250€
2nd place: 1500€
3rd place: 1000€
4th place: 750€
5th place: 500€
6th place: 400€
7th place: 350€
8th place: 300€
9th place: 250€
10th place: 200€