About the Pandanet Go European Team Championship
Welcome to the Pandanet Go European Team Championship.
This new competition started in late 2010 and replaced the previous European Team Championships. It is played online on Pandanet (IGS) in its own room called "EuropeanTeamChamp". The League is supported by Pandanet, and they also support the top four teams attending over-the-board finals at the European Go Congress.
30 countries split into three leagues of 10 for the 2010-11 League. The finals were very successfully held in Bordeaux in July 2011 and were won by League A winners Russia.
The 2011-2012 season kicked off on Tuesday 13th September 2011, with the first C League matches. The same 30 countries started the 2011-12 League, but two teams withdrew from C-League and three new teams joined. The season ran with one match per month or so, in each division, until the end of May 2012. The finals were held in Bonn, Germany, during the EGC on 21st and 22nd July 2012; Russia won again.
The 2012-2013 season kicked off on Tuesday 18th September 2012, with the first A League matches. 30 countries again played the 2012-13 League. The season ran with one match per month or so, in each division, until 14th May 2013. The finals were at the EGC in Olsztyn, Poland, on 26th and 27th July 2013; Czechia won for the first time.
The 2013-2014 season kicked off on Tuesday 17th September 2013, with the first C League matches. 32 countries played the 2013-14 League, with the addition of new countries Greece and Iceland in C League. The finals were at the EGC in Sibiu, Romania, on 25th and 26th July 2014; Russia won again.
The 5th season (2014-2015) season kicked off on Tuesday 9th September 2014, with the first C League matches. 34 countries play the 2014-15 League, with the addition of new countries Lithuania and South Africa in C League.
We hope you are continuing to enjoy the championship, which is leading to many more contacts within Europe and helping to spread our game. Check the schedule and log in on Pandanet to watch the action!
A complete ruleset was created, very similar to the one used in Germany for many years.