25 Years EGCC Anniversary Go Tournament - 21 & 22 October

Main Tournament – General Information & Rules
List of registered players

This year, the European Go Cultural Centre in Amstelveen celebrates its 25 year existence. The go centre was founded in 1992 by the financial aid of Iwamoto Kaoru 9p, the Nihon Ki-in and the Japanese community in the Netherlands, and is now, 25 years later, still going strong.

To celebrate this milestone, we organise a special EGCC Anniversary Go Tournament!
The tournament is part of the European Grand Prix
 and counts as a Level C Bonus tournament. EuroGoTV will be present to broadcast the top two boards live on KGS. Professional players Yamashiro Hiroshi 9p and Artem Kachanovskyi 1p will be available and will provide game reviews and simultaneous teaching games.

Beside the main go tournament that will take place from 21-22 October, you can take part in several special events during the weekend:


-         To commemorate 25 years of cooperation between the Nihon Ki-in and the EGCC, there will be a short gathering on the evening of Saturday 21 October with special guests from the Nihon Ki-in, the European Go Federation and the Dutch Go Association.

-         This will be followed by an Indonesian style dinner provided by the EGCC, which is available to every participant of the tournament, free of charge.

-         On Saturday evening there will also be a choice of the following side events:

Simultaneous Games: Professional players Yamashiro Hiroshi 9p (Nihon Ki-in, Japan) and Artem Kachanovskyi 1p (EGF, Ukraine) will play simultaneous games against the participants. 


Rengo Blitz: In rengo, a single game of go is played between teams of two players. The two players in each team can be of any gender. To spice things up a little for this event, we organise a blitz version of this format, with four rounds to determine the winner in this crazy and funky chaos!

Poker Tournament: There will be a Texas Holdem No Limit poker tournament for those that wish to try their luck.

Main Tournament - General Information & Rules

5 rounds McMahon.
Time settings: 60 minutes per person + 1 x 30 seconds byo-yomi.
Japanese rules, with a komi of 6.5.

Date: 21-22 October.
Address: EGCC, Schokland 14, 1181 HV, Amstelveen, the Netherlands (see map at the bottom of the page)
Registration fee: €25 (this includes dinner on Saturday)
Special guests: Nihon Ki-in professional Yamashiro Hiroshi 9p and EGF professional Artem Kachanovskyi 1p.
Broadcasting: EuroGoTV.
Pairing and referee: Herman Hiddema 4 dan.


Saturday 21 October

09:30 - 10:30 — Registration
11:00 - 13:30 — Round 1
14:00 - 16:30 — Round 2
17:00 - 17:30 — Special gathering with speeches by the Nihon Ki-in, the European Go Federation, the Dutch Go Association and the European Go Cultural Centre 
17:30 - 18:30 Indonesian dinner 
18:30 Poker Tournament (note: EGCC will close at 23:30!)
Simultaneous teaching games by Professionals
20:00 Blitz Rengo

Sunday 22 October

09:30 - 12:00 — Round 3
12:30 - 15:00 — Round 4
15:30 - 18:00 — Round 5
18:30 - 19:00 — Prize-giving ceremony


There will be money prizes for the top 6 finishers of the tournament:

1st place: € 750 
2nd place: € 400 
3rd place: € 300 
4th place: € 200 
5th place: € 100
6th place: € 75

Additionally, there will be prizes for players with 4 and 5 wins, for the highest finishing female player, and for the best performing youth player under 18 years:

- Schaak & Go shop Het Paard from Amsterdam Schaak & Go shop Het Paard from Amsterdam will have a stand with go books and equipment on site, and will sponsor the tournament with book prizes.

- Guo Juan 5p will be present and will sponsor the tournament with vouchers for her Internet Go School.

Registration and Payment

You can register online!

Please send €25 through bank transfer, PayPal or pay on site.
PayPal: go.centrum@gmail.com
Bank: St. Go Centre Evenementen
IBAN: NL21 INGB 0000 7332 53
City: Amstelveen

Full bank information:
ING Bank N.V.
Foreign Operations
PO Box 1800
1000 BV Amsterdam

It is also possible to register on site: this takes place from 09:30 to 10:30 AM. Please make sure to arrive well on time.


Public transport from Amsterdam Central Station:
Subway 51 (direction Westwijk) to station Kronenburg, 5 minutes walk from there (see map).

By Car:
Please use the Google map on the right for directions.
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