Welcome to Gothenburg!

Welcome once again to Gothenburg and the annual Gothenburg Open Go tournament, held on the 23th-25th 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 Scandinavia and we are hoping for many participants 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 with free lodging. There are lots of cheap flights to Gothenburg's airport, or you can go by boat or by train.

Visiting teacher: This year our tournament will be visited by In-seong Hwang 8d. In-seong is one of the most appreciated go lecturers and teachers in Europe and is also currently ranked as the strongest player in Europe on the European go database ahead of several professional players. He is currently running the online academy 'Yunguseng Dojang', which is based on the Korean insei system 'Yunguseng'. At the Gothenburg Open, In-seong will be giving lectures in the evenings and offer reviews to players during rounds.

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.