The 52nd European Go Congress
26.07.2008-09.08.2008, Leksand, Sweden
The 52nd European Go Congress was held in Leksand in the centre of Sweden.
The final of the European Masters was between Russian Andrei Kulkov and German Frans-Josef Dickhut. It was won by FJ.
The 421 player Weekend Tournament was won by Kim Joon-Sang from Korea 5 wins; top europeans were Catalin Taranu and Cornel Burzo.
718 players took part in the main tournament, including the usual strong Koreans. European Open Champion was Park Jong-Wook with 9/10. Second with 8/10 was Hong Seok-Ui. European Champion was Catalin Taranu. He won by 1 sos point from Alexandr Dinerchtein, and on equal 7 wins with Ilya Shikshin and Pal Balogh.
There were several side events, including a 13x13 where Francesco Marigo was the winner and a 9x9 won by L.C. Nicolaie. Hong Seok-Ui retained the rapid tournament title with 7/9.
There was a Pair Go tournament with 96 pairs.