Open European Pair Go Championship

This tournament is open to mixed-sex pairs with an average rank lower or equal to 6 dan (in this respect professionals count as 8 dan).  Of all registered pairs, the 32 best compete for the title ‘Open European Pair Go Champion’.

The tournament consists of two stages:  a preliminary stage of three rounds 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.  All pairs with at least 2/3 wins will qualify for the last 16, the four pairs on three wins will not meet before the semi-finals.

The tournament is sponsored the World Pair Go Association.

Playing Area
  • Großer Saal (Preliminaries and last 16 on Monday)
  • Parksaal (Quarter-finals, semi-finals and final on Wednesday)
Thinking Times
  • Preliminaries: 30 minutes plus 20 seconds Japanese byoyomi
  • Knock-out stage: 40 minutes plus 20 seconds Japanese byoyomi

International Pair Go Rules will 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.

Only on Monday, the Open Pair Go Championship will be accompanied by a separate open 4-round Swiss system pair go tournament. Full handicap will be used in this tournament. If necessary, final rounds for pairs without losses will be played on Tuesday.

# Timetable Begin End
1 Monday - 23 July 2012 16:30 17:45
2 Monday - 23 July 2012 18:00 19:15
3 Monday - 23 July 2012 19:30 20:45
4 Monday - 23 July 2012 21:15 22:45
5 Tuesday - 24 July 2012 16:30 18:00
6 Tuesday - 24 July 2012 18:15 19:45
7 Tuesday - 24 July 2012 20:00 21:30