Pandanet Go European Cup
Events

Pandanet

Event Levels

The events in the Pandanet Go European Cup were of five levels as follows:

  1. European Cup Tournaments (25 points)
  2. European Cup Super Tournaments (50 points)
  3. European Cup Pandanet Super Tournaments (50 points)
  4. European Cup Pandanet Major Tournaments (75 points)
  5. European Cup Pandanet Finals (100 points)

Only a level 1 event could occur at the same time as a higher level event.
Levels 4 and 5 could not occur at the same time as a European championship event.

Levels 1 and 2

Tournaments and Super Tournaments had to pay for their points in order to join the Pandanet Go European Cup. Tournaments paid for 25 points and Super Tournaments paid for 50 points. The cost of each point was 6 euro. The money paid went into the ranking prize fund. The tournaments provided their own prizes, funded through tournament fees or their own sponsors.

These levels received no financial support from Pandanet. They did not have to broadcast, but could broadcast on Pandanet if they wish. They were asked to distribute information about Pandanet to players.

There could be any number of events at these levels, subject to the restriction of no more than two tournaments at any level from one country per year.

Level 3

Pandanet Super Tournaments received prize money from Pandanet and had their point money paid by Pandanet also. At least one game per round was broadcast on Pandanet. The event distributed information about Pandanet to players. A budget was made available to cover the cost of broadcasting and an additional amount was available that could be used to provide additional prizes or other player benefits

Any costs exceeding budget for broadcasting and professionals had to be covered by the tournament.

There were seven Pandanet Super Tournaments each year (six from 2008), selected on a rotation basis. Each event would have to show recent attendances of over 40 players to be considered for selection and accept the conditions of joining the Cup.

Level 4

Pandanet Major Tournaments received prize money from Pandanet and had their point money paid by Pandanet also. At least one game per round was broadcast on Pandanet. The event distributed information about Pandanet to players. A budget was made available to cover the cost of broadcasting and an additional amount was available that could be used to provide additional prizes or other player benefits.

An additional budget was also made available to cover the costs of an attending Europe-based teaching professional or teaching 7-dan amateur.

Any costs exceeding budget for broadcasting and professionals had to be covered by the tournament.

There were four Pandanet Major Tournaments each year (five from 2008), selected on a fixed basis. Each event would have to show recent attendances of over 100 players to remain as a Major and continue to accept the conditions of joining the Cup.

Level 5

The Pandanet Finals received prize money from Pandanet and had their point money paid by Pandanet also. Two games per round were broadcast on Pandanet. The event distributed information about Pandanet to players. A budget was made available to cover the cost of broadcasting and an additional amount was available that could be used to provide additional prizes or other player benefits.

An additional budget was also made available to cover the costs of an attending Europe-based teaching professional or teaching 7-dan amateur.

Any costs exceeding budget for broadcasting and professionals had to be covered by the tournament.

The Finals remained with the Paris Tournament at Easter and was the only event at level 5.

Level Promotion

Events could be promoted to Pandanet Major Tournaments if they fulfilled the same conditions as Pandanet Major Tournaments and funded all the additional Pandanet Go European Cup costs themselves.

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