European Go Congresses

The European Go Congress has been held every year since 1957. The table below includes statistics showing the growth of the event since 1982. Totals shown where known are for the European Championship (Main Event), the Weekend Tournament and for overall partipation.

You will see that attendance varies from event to event depending on location, ease of access, price and so on. Not every attendee plays all games of the Main Event, and some only play the Weekend. Others rest at the Weekend and others play all events. Whether more or less players take part at the weekend largely depends on location and the number of local players.

For a list of winners see results.


Table omits ghosts and no-shows from the particpant numbers.

No. Year Place Country Main Event Weekend Total
52
2011 Bordeaux France 757 435  
52
2010 Tampere Finland 459 350  
52
2009 Groningen Netherlands 586 374  
52
2008 Leksand Sweden 718 421  
51
2007 Villach Austria 569 319  
50
2006 Frascati Italy 290 132  
49
2005 Praha Czechia 702 373  
48
2004 Tuchola Poland 553 347  
47
2003 St.Petersburg Russia 310 161  
46
2002 Zagreb Croatia 304 213  
45
2001 Dublin Ireland 327 206  
44
2000 Strausberg Germany 501 402  
43
1999 Podbanske Slovakia 343 242  
42
1998 Mamaia Romania 359 205  
41
1997 Marseille France 539 373  
40
1996 Abano Terme Italy 462 334 496
39
1995 Tuchola Poland 380 281 400
38
1994 Maastricht Netherlands 333 350 482
37
1993 Prague Czechia 507 384  
36
1992 Canterbury United Kingdom 278 239 356
35
1991 Namur Belgium 240+ 224 315
34
1990 Vienna Austria 250    
33
1989 Nis Yugoslavia 233 167  
32
1988 Hamburg West Germany 376 330 450
31
1987 Grenoble France 337 243  
30
1986 Budapest Hungary 365    
29
1985 Terschelling Netherlands 283 236  
28
1984 Porrentry Switzerland 145 151  
27
1983 Edinburgh United Kingdom 120   139
26
1982 Copenhagen Denmark 166    
25
1981 Linz Austria      
24
1980 Mali Losinj Yugoslavia      
23
1979 Königswinter West Germany      
22
1978 Paris France      
21
1977 Rijswijk Netherlands      
20
1976 Cambridge United Kingdom      
19
1975 Krems Austria      
18
1974 Zagreb Yugoslavia      
17
1973 Sprendlingen West Germany      
16
1972 Enschede Netherlands      
15
1971 Bristol United Kingdom      
14
1970 Vienna Austria      
13
1969 Ljubljana Yugoslavia      
12
1968 West Berlin West Germany      
11
1967 Staufen West Germany      
10
1966 London United Kingdom      
9
1965 Mnisek Pod Brdy Czechoslovakia      
8
1964 Scheveningen Netherlands      
7
1963 Barsinghausen West Germany      
6
1962 Garmisch
Partenkirchen
West Germany      
5
1961 Baden bei Wien Austria      
4
1960 Oud Poelgeest Netherlands      
3
1959 Oberwarmsteinach West Germany      
2
1958 Altenmark
Wienerwald
Austria      
1
1957 Cuxhaven West Germany