The 22nd European Go Congress
City University, Paris, France, 22.07.1978-05.08.1978
The 22nd European Go Congress was held in the Maison d'Allemagne and
the Maison du Japon, two buildings in the City University.
The organising committee also managed to provide accommodation for all participants within the premises.
The right mood was immediately present, many were happy to meet their
Go friends again. At the opening ceremony the president of the Paris
Go Club, T. Lamarzelle, announced some nice surprises: as
representative of the Nihon Ki-in, Iwamoto Kaoru (9p) was
present. Also the organisation committee had managed to invite a
delegation of the strongest Chinese Go players: Nie Weiping, Shen Guo
Sum and Chen Zude. After some more speeches the first public demonstration game was played
between Nie and the stimulator of Parisien Go, Maitre Lim (5d). Lim played black
with three stones handicap, Nie won. The last
surprise had a typically French taste: champagne for everybody.
About the organisation, nothing but praise. Like at every Congress,
there are always some disturbances, but the flexibility of the
Organisation was impressive. What would you expect else from
experienced Go players as organisation: with a bit of improvisation
you can settle everything. A good example was the closing
ceremony. Planned was the prize giving and a closing speech by Schilp,
president of the European Go Federation, but one hour before, Manfred
Wimmer, Europe's first professional Go player announced that he would
play a demonstration game against Nie and Iwamoto played European
Champion Helmut Hasibeder.
The tournament for the European title was won by Hasibeder.
Max Rebattu finished second on with one loss against Hasibeder.
Has Reb Mcf Sch Ise Hub Mou Bec Kip Cas Pt
1 Helmut Hasibeder Ger 5d X 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
2 Max Rebattu Nld 5d 0 X 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
3 Matthew Macfadyen Gbr 5d 0 0 X 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
4 Ronald Schlemper Nld 4d 0 0 0 X 1 1 0 1 1 1 5
5 Wolfgang Isele Ger 5d 0 0 0 0 X 1 1 1 0 1 4
6 Jerome Hubert Fra 4d 0 0 0 0 0 X 1 1 1 1 4
7 Andre Moussa Fra 4d 0 0 0 1 0 0 X = 0 1 2.5
8 Gerfried Beck Aut 4d 0 0 0 0 0 0 = X 1 1 2.5
9 Horst Kippe Ger 4d 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 X 0 2
10 Brian Castledine Gbr 4d 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 1
Ron Snyder from America was victorious in The Main Tournament.
- Ron Snyder (USA, 3d)
- Tokudome (Jap, 5d)
- Rob Koopman (Nld, 2d)
- Robert Rehm (Nld, 4d)
- Stuart Dowsey (Gbr, 3d)
The Handicap Tournament, open for everybody, was won by Nie Weiping (Chn, 9p),
who in a friendly way, blow away his opponents.
Many players came over just for the Weekend Tournament.
The two lightning Tournaments were both won by Ronald Schlemper.
The Rengo Tournament caused quite some hilarity, which didn't mean that people
weren't playing seriously.
The 'traditional' last goodbye evening was cheered up with many Go songs.
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