The second European Pro Qualification tournament will be held this weekend in Pisa, Italy. Two games each round will be broadcast on KGS starting March 6 and running through March 8; look for EGFPro1 and EGFPro2. Top European players will compete; click here for the player field and bios. Last year’s first tournament resulted in the EGF’s two first home grown pros, Ali Jabarin and Pavol Lisy. The tournament is organized by the European Go Federation and supported by CEGO and the Ge Yuhong Go Academy in Beijing. Simultaneously, an open tournament will be held in Pisa; click here for details.
The Sharon Go Club, which usually meets Monday nights at the Barnes and Noble in Walpole, Massachusetts, met this week at the Panda Express, where local organizer William Luff 4D works. “We had a nice small gathering,” says Luff. Shai Simonson 3D, Julian Sirkin 6K and Joe Chaves 6K joined Luff, and Chun Sun 5D made a surprise appearance as well. “A few games were played and good conversations were shared,” says Luff. “I was working so I could only play a quick blitz game during my 30 minute break. But I was happy to host the club. Everyone enjoyed the food.”
Britain Go Clear Top of European C League: On February 24th, the UK team won against the Hungarian team, the only other team in the Pandanet Go European Team Championship with six wins. Congratulations to the team for winning all four games to take the top place in the league.
- compiled/edited by Amy Su, based on reports on the BGA website
Romania: The 6th Radu Baciu Grand Prix, played 2/28-3/1 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, was won by George Chirila 1d (right), in second was Sergiu Dan Iugulescu 3d and third was George Ginguta 3d. Result table.
Turkey: The Istanbul City Tournament, played on 2/28 in Istanbul, Turkey, was won by Ertug Akkol 1d, in second was Gozde Taskin 5k and third was Ozgur Degirmenci 3d. Result table .
- edited from reports on EuroGoTV. The EJ is seeking a volunteer EuroGo news editor; if interested email firstname.lastname@example.org.