The European Pair Go Championship was held on 16–18 August in Leksand, Sweden, and brought together 14 pairs from various countries. After six rounds, two pairs topped the tournament table with one defeat only: Manja Marz 4d and Johannes Obenaus 6d from Germany were ahead according to the tie-breaker (SOS, sum of opponents’ scores), while Ariane Ougier 4d and Benjamin Dréan-Guénaïzia 7d from France finished second. They were followed by a group of six pairs with three wins and three losses.
The weekend following the Pair Championship, on 19–20 August, the 16th Leksand Open tournament took place at the same venue. Lukas Podpera 7d remained undefeated after five rounds and thus was crowned the champion. Woo Hoyeung 5d came second and third place went to Denis Dobranis 5d.
Report by Artem