Traditionally, the weekend between the two congress weeks is the time for a separate five rounds McMahon tournament. The Weekend Tournament is the second largest among the European Go Congress tournaments. Everybody who has registered to EGC can participate, players of every age from all over the world are welcome.
In 2017 more than 600 players participated in this tournament. The winner was Kim Youngsam (7 dan, South Korea).
Rules: Official EGF ranked tournament level A. 5 round McMahon, Japanese rules, 6.5 komi. Top bar will be arranged according to player rank distribution and numerosity. Basic time 1h + 3×30s byo yomi.
Rounds from 1 to 3: 4 August, round 4 and 5: 5 August.
Prizes: 2.500€ in combined prize money for the top five players. Additional prizes for players who score at least 4 wins.
1st place: 1100€
2nd place: 600€
3rd place: 400€
4th place: 250€
5th place: 150€