European Go Congress 2019
20 July to 4 August 2019, Brussels

The tournament for the champions of tomorrow!

We welcome all children and young players (born until 2003) who are strong enough to play on the 19×19 board to participate in the EGC Children and Youth Tournament!

The tournament will be played on Monday, July 29th from 15:00 to 19:30. We will play 4 rounds of McMahon system with Japanese rules and 6.5 Komi for even games (reduced handicap if MMS differs by more than two points). Players who get tired may decide to skip the rounds if they tell the tournament director after finishing their previous round.

All games are played with 20 minutes total thinking time (no byoyomi!) and will be EGF rated.


Deadline for registration is Monday, July 31st, 14:00 (one hour before the start of the tournament)


  • Winner                 Zihang Yin 5d China (4 out of 4)
  • Second Place     Choi Su-gyeom 6d Korea (3 out of 4)
  • Third Place         Chen Tianyi 1d Cina (2 out of 4)
  • Best Europäean (and 4. Place)     Boldenau Dragos 1d Romania (2 out of 4)
  • Best under 12 years                Langer Matheo 1k France (3 out of 4)
  • Best female Player (and youngest female player)     Melnyk Anna 5k Ukraini (3 out of 4)

Full results here