One month before the start of the Congress, here are some news from the organization team!
First of all, there is an important practical point: the building is limited in space, and therefore, we cannot host more than 720 players at the same time. So far it should not be a problem, but given the fast pace of subscriptions recently, I strongly recommend all players to register online before coming to the Congress. We will then make sure that there is room for everyone.
We have prepared some big and small surprises for you!
Most importantly, we are busy building an amazing teaching team. They have prepared for you two lectures a day, simultaneous games, a review corner with specialized reviewers for dan and kyu players, and a little treat from In-Seong Hwang: a daily tsumego challenge, theTrouble Master, which you can receive in the morning in a newsletter. It will be solved in the afternoon before the other lectures.
Besides the classic prizes, tee-shirts, and bookshop vouchers you could receive as prizes in the tournament and side events, there will be also vouchers for the Yunguseng Dojang and Guo Juan's Internet Go School. Try and win one!
In the building, there is a great cafeteria, Loft 58, where you can find all sorts of refreshing drinks, Belgian beers, hot meals and snacks any time of the day. We will equip it with go boards and it will become, temporarily, the biggest Go club in Europe! Top games broadcast, Karaoke night, concert night, you name it! There is a special treat for you but it's a secr... Yes, it's a snack... Oh yes, a kind of snack that you can only find at a Go event organized in Brussels... Can you guess what?
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We are pleased to announce that registration for the EGC 2019 is now open.
Given the growing number of young participants the past few years, and their generally late registration, we have decided to adjust their fees.
The EGC’s policy has always been to welcome young participants, which is why children under 12 can participate for free. They are treated in the same way as the other players: receiving a welcome bag on arrival, and winning prizes if in the same way as adult participants.
We are doing this because children are important for the future of the go community.
Given the growing number of young participants the past few years, and their generally late registration, we have decided to adjust their fees. Participation will still be free for until March 10th, but we will ask for a small fee (20€) for late registrations.
This child free registration deadline is only to allow us to plan the congress with a reasonably accurate idea of the number of participants, so please remind everyone to register their children on time!
A first draft of the program has just been published.