We now know that the congress was really well received! Nearly half (43%) of the participants who had already taken part in other European Go Congress thought that this year's was the best! Overall grade for this: 1.5 (1=very good, 2=good, 3=not so good, 4=bad).
The location also achieved a total of 2.0, despite food and drinks in the hotel (2.5) and weather (2.9). – By the way, foreign participants were less critical than the German participants in terms of food and weather…
The participants liked the Phantom Rengo (score 1.2), as well as the main tournament, Chess&Go, Crazy Go and Rengo (1.4 each). The Yose Go didn’t go down that well (2.3). At the events the board game evening was top (1.5), but also the Russian evening, karaoke and the movie “Surrounding Game” were well received, the excursions, however, unfortunately not (2,6).
Best lecturer was Hwang Inseong: 52% of the participants said that his talks were the best!
Many participants gave detailed suggestions for improvement, so we hope this feedback will be useful for future Go congresses!