The 45th European Go Congress
21.07.2001-04.08.2001, Dublin, Ireland
The 45th European Go Congress was run jointly by the Irish Go Association and the British Go Association
at the Teacher's Club in Parnell Square, Dublin.
16 professionals and around 400 players enjoyed up to two weeks of go. The record number of 132 boards
was ten percent over the UK record set in
Canterbury in 1992. 325 players from 26 countries took part in the main event.
European Champion is Andrei Kulkov (5 dan from Russia). Second was Kiyoshi Fujita (6 dan Japan) and third
Christoph Gerlach (6 dan Germany)
and fourth Emil Nijhuis (5 dan Netherlands). Matthew Macfadyen (6 dan) was fifth.
The Weekend Tournament was won by Ishida Kazuma (6 dan Japan).
Irish Rapid winner was Cornel Burzo (5 dan Romania) and Irish Handicap winner was Yoshiyuki Uemura (3 dan Japan).
The event was split into three groups the top groups playing a final.
- Annemarie Hovingh and Niek van Diepen
- Lisa Ente and Bela Negy
- Yuwon Choi and Emil Nijhuis