2004 European Pair Go Championships - Album
The European Pair Go Championships were held in Drobeta - Turnu Severin, a large town in Romania next to the Danube. The view of the river before 06:00 from the hotel was quite breathtaking (left). Next to the hotel was a pleasant park with a war memorial (right) and in the square in front of the hotel there were pleasant bars and fountains. Although 300 km and six hours by road from Bucharest the organisers kindly laid on a bus from the airport and the journey was worth it, especially because of the warm welcome visitors from other countries receieved.
A record total of 40 pairs took part from eleven different countries. Official pairs and pairs above 3 kyu played in the open section (left and centre); there was a 20 pair bottom section dominated by pairs of very keen Romanian children (right).
Some of the organisers with the British Team (left): Natasha Regan and Matthew Cocke (placed 4th by tie-break), Anna Griffiths and Tony Atkins, Helen and Martin Harvey. Iulian Toma president of RGF gets ready for the prize giving with Vice-President George Bordea (right). Medals, trophies and certificates were awarded by the EGF President, Tony Atkins. All visiting players received commemorative plaques, these and the whole event possible thanks to the continued sponsorship by the Japanese Pair Go Association and IGS PANDANET.
The Winners were Czechia's Klara Zaloudkova and Zbynek Dach on tie break (left). Equal second were Rita and Tibor Pocsai from Hungary (centre) and Lisa Ente and Benjamin Teuber from Germany (right).