The 15th European Go Congress

21.08.1971-04.09.1971, Bristol, England

The 1971 European Congress took place just a little outside of Bristol. In quiet surroundings it was the ideal place to play Go, because most pubs were far away. The European Championship was won by Zoran Mutabzija with 5 points out of six games. He lost only to Henk de Vries, who lost his first two games, but managed to win the rest to take second place. Max Rebattu finished third on sodos.

The second most important tournament was the Master Championship Tournament. Robert Rehm from Holland won all of his games.

The Candidate Master Tournament was won by Dragan Barisic (Yug) and the Zone 1 Tournament by Francis Roads.

Report from British Go Journal 15

Championship Group

                        M  V  R  W  G  E  D  Pt
1 Zoran Mutabzija  Yug  X  0  1  1  1  1  1  5 
2 Henk de Vries    Nld  1  X  1  0  0  1  1  4 
3 Max Rebattu      Nld  0  0  X  1  1  1  1  4 
4 Helmut Wiltschek Ger  0  1  0  X  1  1  0  3 
5 Tony Goddard     Gbr  0  1  0  0  X  0  1  2 
6 Eduard Ekart     Ger  0  0  0  0  1  X  1  2 
7 Jon Diamond      Gbr  0  0  0  1  0  0  X  1 

Master Championship (2 dan)

PlNameCy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pt
1Robert Rehm Nld xxx 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
2Peter Gaspari Yug 0 xxx 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 6
3Rob van Zanten Nld 0 0 xxx 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
4Stuart Dowwsey Gbr 0 0 0 xxx 1 1 1 1 1 5
5Zagorc Yug 0 0 0 0 xxx 1 1 1 1 4
6Florian Aut 0 0 0 0 0 xxx 1 1 1 3
7William Pinckard Usa 0 1 0 0 0 0 xxx 1 1 3
8Andrew Daly Gbr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 xxx 1 1
9Ger Hungerink Nld 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 xxx 0

Master Candidates (1 dan and 1 kyu)

  • 1. Barasic, YU, 7 wins
  • 2. Cooper, GB, 7 wins
  • 3. Bates, GB, 6 wins
  • 3. Kiehl, DE, 6 wins
  • 5. Metcalf, GB, 5 wins
  • 5. Tilley, GB, 5 wins
  • 5. de Bruin, NL, 5 wins
  • 8. Unger, DE, 4 wins
  • 8. Bizjak, YU, 4 wins
  • 10 Hall, GB, 3 wins
  • 10 Hitchens, GB, 3 wins

Zone 1 (2 kyu to 5 kyu)

  • 1. Roads, GB, 5 wins
  • 2. Unger, DE, 4 wins
  • 2. Allen, GB, 4 wins
  • 4. Young, GB, 3 wins
  • 5. Beigel, DE, 2 wins
  • 5. Gray, GB, 2 wins
  • 7. Black, MX, 1 wins

Zone 2 (7 kyu to 8 kyu)

  • 1. Briggs, GB, 3 wins
  • 1. Slooter, NL, 3 wins
  • 3. Jungling, AT, 0 wins

Briggs beat Slooter 2-0 in a play-off.

Country Cup

1. Netherlands 71 points (de Vries, Rebattu, Rehm)
2. Yugoslavia 68 points (Mutabzija, Ekart, Gaspari)
3. England 61 points (Goddard, Diamond, Dowsey)
4. Austria 41 points (Wiltschek, Florian, Unger)

Handicap Tournament

Totals: 1. Allen, GB, 12 wins; 2. Diamond, GB, 11 wins; 3. van Zanten, NL, & Bizjak, YU, 10 wins.
Percentage: 1. van Zanten, NL, 10/11; 2. Young, GB, 9/12; 3. Diamond, GB, 11/15.

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