Open Pair Go Championship

Open Pair Go Championship

This 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 top 16 strongest compete for the title of Open European Pair Go Champion.

Rules: The tournament consists of two stages  a preliminary stage and a knock-out stage. A seeding system will make sure that the best four seeded pairs will not compete against each other in the preliminary stage. The best 8 pairs from the preliminaries will move up immediately to the knockout stage.

International Pair Go Rules apply. This means that the order of moves will be restored after an unintentional rotation error has occurred. If such an error is spotted immediately, a three-point-penalty will be given to the pair who made the error. There is no handicap for the Top Tournament.

The time limit depends on the stage of the tournament.

Preliminaries: 30 minutes plus 30 seconds Japanese byoyomi
Knock-out stage: 40 minutes plus 30 seconds Japanese byoyomi

We hope that this year's event will be sponsored by the World Pair Go Association once again.



Please note: As we move closer to the beginning of the congress, we might add sections including further details, a schedule, pictures, a results page, etc. The information currently on display may also be subject to change, so please check back later to double-check this event.