The 42nd European Go Congress
25.07.1998-08.08.1998, Mamaia, Romania
Only 360 people attended the 42nd European Go Congress in Mamaia, a hot holiday resort on the Black Sea adjacent to Constantza,
with no air conditioning and the occasional mad dog that attacked some players.
Winner of the main event was Lee Hyuk, the Korean from Moscow, who scored 10/10. On 8/10 were Robert Mateescu (Romania)
who is the European Champion now and Franz-Josef Dickhut (Germany). Next placed
on 7/10 were Sumikura, Gerlach, Khmyrov and Jannsen.
The Weekend event was also won by Lee Hyuk on tie-break from Sumikura Yasuyuki. Adrian Ghioc was third. 205 took part.
The Pair Go tournament was won bi Ruxandra Ilie, 14k Romania, and Miyakawa Watara, 7d Japan.
Second was Svetlana Chikchina, 5d Russia, and Lee Hyuk, 7d Korea. Third equal were Steffi Hebsacker, 5d Germany,
and Saijo Masataki, 8p Japan, and Olga Mejova, 5k Russia, and Ildar Almouchametov, 2d Russia.
Frans-Josef Dickhut won the Lightning, ahead of Martin Bergmann and Ildar Almouchametov.
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