Events were at five levels, the bottom two from the old European Cup and the top three from the old Tour.
Each level had a number of points awarded to top placed European players. These were either purchased by the tournament (at the bottom two levels) or paid for by Pandanet (top three levels).
There were ranking prizes for the top point scorers over the year. The last event was the Pandanet Finals.
Note for the 2010-2011 Cup, tournament prizes, points and ranking prizes were only open to nationals of European Go Federation member countries. Nationals of other countries and residents from other countries will no longer be able to earn Pandanet prizes nor points; they can of course win the other prizes offered by the tournament organisers.
The top three levels had cash prizes paid for by Pandanet. For the 2010-2011 Cup, these prizes were only awarded to the highest placed nationals of European Go Federation member countries. They were awarded based on the McMahon score and applying SOS tie break (only); the prizes were shared as appropriate if more than one eligible player had the same McMahon score as first place.
|Distribution of prizes (all amounts in euro)|
|Place||Pandanet Supers||Pandanet Majors||Pandanet Finals|
From the start of the 2010-2011 Cup, Pandanet Go European Cup Ranking points were given to top 12 placed nationals of European Go Federation member countries in the Pandanet Finals (level 5), top 10 in Pandanet Majors (level 4), top 8 in the Supers and Pandanet Supers (level 2/3), and top 6 in Tournaments (level 1).
Points were awarded to places based on the McMahon score and applying SOS tie break (only). If places were shared after SOS tie break, then the appropriate points were shared (rounded up to next integer).
Only players who compete in every round of a tournament were eligible for points for that tournament.
A maximum of 100 points could be carried into the Finals.
|Place||Level 1||Level 2/3||Level 4||Level 5|
The ranking prize fund was shared between the top 12 players in the rankings after the Finals. The size of the ranking prize depended on its position, split in the same ratio as level 5 points.
Any ties in ranking places were split by number of first places, and so on.
With the minimum of 12 Pandanet tournaments, the prize fund would be 4500 euro. With typically 7 more level 1 and 2 events it would exceed 6000 euro and the prize for first place would be over 1000 euro.
Up to 250 euro could be added to the ranking prize fund to allow round value ranking prizes.
The size of the ranking prize fund was announced before the Finals. In 2008-2009 it was 6300 euro, with first prize 1325 euro.
In 2009-2010 the prize fund was 6640 euro with a first prize of 1400 euro.
In 2010-2011 the prize fund was 6000 euro with a first prize of 1260 euro.