The Pandanet Go European Team Championship (PGETC) has been held annually since 2010. Each EGF member country lines up one team. The teams are split into leagues each consisting of around ten players. A round-robin tournament is played out in each league online, starting in October with a frequency of about one match per month. The most successful team in each league traverses one league up, while the team that finishes last goes one league down.
Four teams finishing first in the A-League are qualified for the final, traditionally held as a face-to-face event at the European Go Congress in summer. This year the Congress set to take place in Ukraine was cancelled, and the final was organised online, same as last year.
After an intense battle of three rounds, the team of France remained undefeated and became the European champion for the third year straight. The runner-up was the team of Russia, while Ukraine and Poland came in third and fourth, respectively.
For more information such as detailed results and game records, visit the PGETC final web page.
Below you can find the record of the game between Dai Junfu 8d (France) and Ilya Shikshin 4p (Russia), played in the first round of the final.
Report by Artem