UK Youth Easter trip to Ukraine

European Youth Go Tournament
Kiev, Ukraine
26 March 2018 - 31 March 2018

The 24th annual European Youth Go Championship (EYGC) will be held in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, during the 2018 Easter holidays. This is the biggest youth competition in Europe, and there are already over 100 youngsters registered, from 8 countries, as at 21st January. There are three age groups: Under-12, Under-16 and Under-20. The BGA has arranged for a group of UK juniors to attend, with the support of DeepMind.

The UK party is 16-strong, as at 21st January - all with flights booked (also accommodation - in one hotel where our own evening 'UK team room' is available). Entry to the competition - and the UK group - is still open, however. The upper age cut-offs for U12 and U16 will be taken as at 31 August of 2006 and 2002 respectively.
The first three days include lectures, coaching and excursions and the last three days are the tournament. It is possible to attend just the tournament.

The BGA has appointed Martin and Helen Harvey as coaches. They are travelling with the team and will be present for the whole week, to help UK people with any problems. They are both experienced Go-players; Martin was our Coach at the 2017 tournament in Grenoble. If you would like more information, please do contact Martin at He can offer plenty of advice on any aspect, including Ukraine, travel and accommodation.

Further details of the event can be found on the event's own website, at Kyiv EYGC.

All British entrants will receive a team “hoodie” and a travel grant of £50, courtesy of the Castledine-Barnes Trust.

Additional financial support may be available: please email (in confidence)

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