Welcome to Gothenburg!

Gothenburg Open 2016 is finished and the results are here. We organisers had a great time meeting all of you, and we hope you come back next year! Original information page follows below, until updated for next year's edition of the tournament.


Welcome once again to Gothenburg and the annual Gothenburg Open Go tournament, which this year happens the 25th-27th of November. Gothenburg Open is a friendly and relaxed go tournament open to all who wish to participate. It is currently one of the largest tournaments in northern Europe and we look forward to many players also this year. Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden beautifully situated by the Swedish west coast. The tournament venue is in the very center of Gothenburg with room for many players and free lodging. There are lots of cheap flights to Gothenburg's two airports, or you can go by boat or by train.
 

Vising professional: This year Guo Juan 5p will be present throughout the tournament to review games and answer questions. She will also give two short lectures on the Friday and Saturday evenings.

Format: Gothenburg Open is a five-round standard McMahon tournament (EGF class A) meaning that all players will get to play five games against other players of approximately the same rank. Reduced handicap will be used if needed to even out the differences in rank between players weaker than about 10k. The game time is one hour main time and three rounds of 30 seconds extra time. EGF rules apply.