What is the Congress
The congress takes place in the Congress Palace of Pisa, in Italy, from 27 July to 12 August 2018.
The European Go Congress brings together more than 1000 go players from over
40 nations, especially Europe and East Asia, for two weeks to play many
exciting tournaments in Go, the oldest board game of the world.
Professional go players from Japan, China and Korea come to the Congress
and give go comments, play simultaneous games and give insight into
their culture and their life as professional go players. The Go Congress
is a festival for go players of all ages and playing strengths, amateurs
and professionals, with children tournaments, single, pair, and team
tournaments, with lectures, exhibitions, and extensive leisure
activities. The European top go players play the European championship
at the Go Congress.
We are looking forward to welcoming you, whether you are coming by
yourself, with your family or with your friends, whether you want to
play, study go, visit the Rhineland, or just enjoy the friendly atmosphere!