About the European Go Federation
Welcome to the internet site of European Go Federation!
The EGF is a non-profit organization with the purpose of encouraging, regulating, co-ordinating, and disseminating the playing of Go in Europe. Membership is open to the Go organising body in each country in or near to Europe. As of 2010 there are 36 members and the number continues to grow.
Each year the Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held, together with the European Go Congress (EGC), in one of the member countries. Among other business, an Executive Committee is elected for running normal activities between AGMs. Under Executive Committee supervision there is a number of commissions. Each commission is supervised by Executive Committee member and is responsible for collecting and analysing events and proposals from their field and submitting their conclusions for the approval of the Executive or Annual General Meeting.
The EGF coordinates major European tournaments, some of which are part of the Pandanet Go European Cup. There are European Championships for Youth, Pairs, Women, Students and Teams, as well as the main Championship held at the EGC. Also the European Masters and the Ing Chang-ki Memorial Cup have been held for the very top players. Every two years there has also been the Toyota - Denso European Go Oza.
An official European Rating List is maintained by the European Go Database by processing the results of as many European tournaments as possible.
Further Reading about the EGF
Go is maybe 3000 years old and started in China. It spread to Korea and Japan, where as a professional today you could earn a million dollars a year. It is now spreading throughout the rest of the world.
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