The 64th European Go Congress (EGC) took place in Vatra Dornei, Romania, from July 22nd until August 7th. It brought together over 300 go-lovers from Europe and beyond. For many it was a great occasion to see each other after a long break – the last EGC was held in Brussels in 2019, and since then it has been cancelled due to the worldwide COVID pandemic.
As per tradition, this year’s EGC featured events such as the Pandanet Go European Team Championship, European Championship, Open European Championship, Rapid Tournament, Weekend Tournament, Pair Go Tournament, etc.
Even though this year the Asian participants still had difficulties traveling to Europe, some players did come: the winner of the Open European Championship was Choi Wonjin 1p, followed by their countrymates Kim Yuchan 1p and Kim Dohyup 7d.
Vatra Dornei is a picturesque town located in the Carpathian mountains – the participants could enjoy hiking in breaks between playing their favourite game.
You can find more photos from the 64th EGC in the photo album by Harry van der Krogt.
While it’s not yet decided where the EGC will take place next year, the EGC 2024 will be held in Toulouse – their website already works and accepts registrations.
Report by Artem