Swiss Go Association

Schweizer Go Verband - Fédération Suisse de Go - Federazione Svizzera di Go
This is the homepage of the Swiss Go Association. Go 囲碁 is an asiatic board game. In Korea the game is called baduk 바둑, in China weiqi 圍棋. For more information about this game take a look at our Info Page.

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1st European Pro

Pavol Lisy from Slovakia managed to win 4 straight games at the European Pro Qualification. After the failed attempt to create a european pro system in 2010 the EGF found a chinese sponsor to make this a successful kick-off. They signed a contract for over 10 years collaboration so it looks like there is some secured activity for this pro system in the near future. We are looking forward to more qualifications and some big pro events for many years now. At the next Vienna tournament we will see already the next european pro, it will be one of the players that are still in the run: Cornel Burzo, Lukas Podpera, Ali Jabarin or Mateusz Surma. Congrats to Pavol for becoming the first European Pro! Wbaduk transmissions, Photos from the Strasbourg Quali

IGC Open 2014

Under a big warming sun and a clear blue sky, the fifth edition of the EPFL Go tournament took place in Satellite, the campus pub, for the first time. The place is ideal, with a beautiful atmosphere, nice decorations and a terrace to play outside. The Satellite staff was really helpful and made sure that the tournament ran smoothly. You could have a slice of pizza or a beer, and play babyfoot between games.
As always, free accommodation was offered for the participants, and with the beautiful weather it was a perfect time to drink a beer or two under the sun. Some went to the border of the lake for lunch or just to chill. Some even went for a night swim…
In-Seong Hwang came once more to provide a wonderful teaching and sharp advices for the ambitious. He reviewed games and did a lecture at the end. As always, lot of knowledge to absorb!
We had 34 players, a  decent number and we would like to thanks all that made the journey.
On a final note, congratulation to Nikola Mitic who won the first place, coming all the way from Serbia! This fantastic performance gave him one more GoR point!
Second place went to Félicien Mazille who did a great tournament, losing only to N. Mitic, and third place to Benoit Felix, who remains a fiercefull opponent.
It was a wonderful experience and we hope to continue this tradition year after year! Some people were so enthusiastic about this event than some talked of gathering a team for undertaking a European Go Congress in EPFL… to be continued. FAU


L'initiation (m√©thode Yasuda) au Mus√©e d'ethnographie de Neuch√Ętel

Bonjour à vous. L'initiation (méthode Yasuda), dimanche 18 mai 2014 au Musée d'ethnographie de Neuchâtel, a connu un grand succès. A la suite de la Nuit des Musées, diverses animation d'origine japonaise ont été organisées le dimanche au Musée d'ethno.
1600 personnes ont découvrées ces animations, et plus de cinquante ont suivi les décos animées par Marcel Schweizer, qui avait en outre été invité par le Musée à présenter quelques-uns de ses travaux artistiques ayant un lien avec les calligraphies chinoise et japonaise.
Un petit garçon de quatre ans, accompagné de sa maman, est revenu trois fois dans l'atelier de go qu'il préférait à toutes les autres activités.
Par ailleurs, dèès le 19 juin, le Musée d'ethnographie de Neuchâtel présente une grande exposition sur la culture japonaise.
A votre disposition si vous avez besoin d'autres précisions.
Avec mes amicales salutations.
Marcel Schweizer

Go for Luzern

Auch wenn es schon sonnigere Wochenende gegeben hat dieses Jahr kamen am Sonntag doch noch einige Strahlen durch und man konnte wie bis jetzt jedes Jahr auch draussen spielen. Gewonnen hat Fikert Lars 2D vor Praz Sylvain 1K und Pillon Thibault 2K.
Fotos, Resultate, EGD

The 38th Swiss Championship was held in Ticino

A blending sun and a beautiful hotel Ascona with wonderful premises warmly welcomed 33 players. Most came from every part of Switzerland, but there were also people coming from Italy, France, Germany, Croatia, Russia and Sweden! Those who came early enough on Friday, or even some days in advance, enjoyed the hotel pool, jacuzzi, restaurant, and the colors of the spring.
Friday night there were already many activities: aperitif offered by the hotel at 18:30, registration for the tournament till midnight, playing room available the whole evening, dinner and the meeting of the FSG. The tournament started saturday morning early. Many players moved to the outdoor terrace to play their games.
Hwang In-Seong 8D was in the garden analyzing the games after they finished. Saturday evening there was the award ceremony for the Swiss Team Championship 2013-2014, after round 4 and before dinner: In-Seong analyzed a game of the event, then S. Woellfel delivered team trophy and medals to the representatives of the teams. The games of Sunday were enlightened with a bright sun and more than 20 degrees too.
The winner of the tournament should have been Yaqi Fu 6D, who won the first 6 games; but he had to leave the tournament before the last round to catch his plane. So the top prizes were won by the young C. Lextrait from France, D. Minieri from Italy/Basel and V. Bogdanov von Russia. Adrian Neziri from S.Gallen won the prize for best performance under the top bar, by winning 6/7 and a promotion of 2 grades in EGF rating.
The three best ranked swiss players in the tournament were in order: S. Koch, Swiss Champion 2014, F. Aubelle and B. Felix.
Qualified for the next WAGC and KPMC in Korea are the new Swiss Champion S. Koch and L. Trippel: go and show your skills! Thanks to In-seong and his yunguseng school for his generous contribution with 700.- Fr to the swiss yunguseng foundation, don't hesitate to ask for support if you teach young go players!
All those who were there will keep a beautiful souvenir of this tournament, with good feelings and enjoying playing go in magnificent ambiance. Hope to meet you soon again with the same spirit!
Roberto Morrison
Results, Photos, EGD

Z√ľrich champion!

Zürich is champion 2013-2014!
Final Ranking        10 Best Players
Prize ceremony will be held in Ascona the 4th-6th April
For the individual Swiss Open Championship with the
presence of the teacher Hwang In-Seong 8D
From left to right: Thomas Koller, Li Yue, Lorenz Trippel,
Jonas Jermann. Not in the photo: Thomas Frech

6th round of Team championship

After 72 games, but only 4 Forfeits, Zürich is still leading the Swiss championship. There is only one round left, and the first 4 teams including Die Basilisken und Ishi can be 2nd, and Ko Go I can even have a small hope to be first.  A small surprise according the standings, but not so much according the strength, "Les Varans du Ko Go II" won against one of the favorite Ishi, the board 1 was a fight between 2 Swiss Champions. Finally the young talented players Valentin Schneeberger (Neuchatel) and Guillaume Lob (Geneva) both won their games.  ADW

Lettre de reconnaissance de la Nihon Kiin

Alors que 2014 est l'année du 150ème anniversaire Suisse-Japon, Jean-Marc Louis du Ko Go Club a reçu une Lettre de Reconnaissance de la Nihon-Kiin pour son activité de promotion de Go, comme la réalisation du Goban géant aux Bastions. C'est une reconnaissance pour la Ville de Genève, et pour tous ceux qui, au Ko Go Club ou à d'autres clubs suisses ont contribué depuis de nombreuses années au développement du go. Nous remercions vivement la Nihon-Kiin et Mme Kaori AOBA pour leur geste d'encouragement. De g. à d.:Tetsuo Nakajo, Jean-Marc Louis. ADW

Z√ľrich single leader after 5th round

In the top match of the 5th round, Zürich has beaten the Ko Go Club by 2-1 and now has good chances to be Swiss Champion. Li Yue who did recently very well in Madrid and Lorenz Trippel, who is now secretary of the european federation did their job. Other matches were almost without surprise. There is still 2 rounds left, but the top 4 will be decided during the last round.

Teamchampionship: 4th round summary

After the 4th round played the 15.01, Ko Go 1 and Zurich are still leading, and they will play together the next round the 05.02. Just behind Ishi can still hope to be champion. 3 games were close: Praz won against Nguyen, Minieri against Wolff, Van Walleghem won against Koller all with 1.5 or 2.5pts difference.

Go in der Stadtbibliothek Winterthur

Letzten Samstag hat der Go-Club Winterthur das asiatische gleichnamige Spiel in der Stadtbibliothek vorstellen dürfen. Wir spielten im 3. Stock in der Abteilung "Freizeit".
Mehr als 20 Interessierte haben sich das (von den Regeln her einfache) Spiel beibringen lassen. In Einzelkursen oder Paarweise wurden die Regeln erläutert und es durften gleich die ersten Partien gespielt werden. Die meisten Kursteilnehmer waren gleich begeistert.
Ein Unikum, das vier Quadratmeter große Spiel für in Parks oder auf Anlässen, wurde zum ersten Mal der Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt.

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35th World Amateur Go Championship - July 6~9 Gyeongju
35th World Amateur Go Championship - July 6~9 Gyeongju
35th World Amateur Go Championship - July 6~9 Gyeongju
Swiss Championship 2009 (Luzern)
Ma√ģtre Yasuda dans le canton Neuch√Ętel
Swiss Go Championship 2013
Luzern 2010
Geneva JAL Go Open 2008 Group picture
Simultan Spiele mit Li Yue

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European Go Congress 2014

Romania, Sibiu
July 26th and August 9th
Registered Players
Located in the center of Romania, Sibiu, the former European Capital of Culture of 2007, is one of the most beautiful Romanian cities. With its star shaped fortress, Sibiu will delight equally the history enthusiasts and the nature lovers as the city is located in the heart of Romania, in Transylvania, just a few kilometers from the Fagaras Mountains, the most majestic mountains of the Carpathians.

Kogo Open Geneva-Veyrier 2014

20,21 Sep 2014

Zurich Tournament


12. Hans Pietsch Memorial

27-28. Sept. 2014
Jugend Team Meisterschaft

Tournoi de La Chaux-de-Fonds

Coupe Patrice Gosteli
25 et 26 octobre
à la loge de la sombaille comme l'année dernière.

15. Winterthurer Samstagsturnier 2014

Das 15. Winterthurer Samstagsturnier findet am Samstag 1. Nov. 2014 in der alten Kaserne statt.


Mi. 26. - So. 30. November

GO for Luzern 2015

21. & 22. March 2015
Youth Hostel Rotschuo, Gersau
In-Seong Hwang (7 Dan Korea) will review the games and give professional comments. Attractive location, situated at the southern shores of the picturesque Lake Lucern.

39th Swiss Go Championship


European Tournament Calendar

Some upcoming tournaments & events in Europe. The major tournaments are on the EGF Tournament Calendar.

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Atelier de Go de l'Université de Genève

Septembre 2012 : L'objectif de l'Atelier Jeu de Go de l'Université de Genève est de découvrir et d'apprendre le Go pour les débutants, et de se perfectionner et de pratiquer dans la bonne humeur pour les initiés. Tous les lundis à Uni Mail en salle S040. Cours (60.- / semestre) : 18h15-19h. Jeu libre (gratuit) : 19-20h.

Yunguseng Dojang

In the online school the students gather once a week in the eve­ning to play a game for the league. After the game is played Hwang In-seong joins the room and re­views some of the games. He has years of teaching ex­peri­ence and is him­self a very strong player. At the end of the month 2 players from each league move up to the higher league and 2 move down to the lower league. Sounds very com­peti­tive but it's mainly to make people play lots of and serious games. 3 eve­nings each month In-Seong gives a lecture to inspire the partici­pants to try out new things. Invitation Letter, Register

Atelier hébdomadaire de Go à Genève

- Entrée libre et sans frais
- Alternativement
au Veyrier Go Club (mercredi) et
à l'Ecole lémanique du Go (jeudi)
- Contact : Tetsuo Nakajo / / tél. 076-433.02.88
- au Veyrier Go Club de 20 :00 à 22 :00
le mercredi, toutes les 2 semaines :
les 10 et 24 mars, 14(extra) et 21 avril, ainsi de suite
- l'atelier de go de l'Université de Genève, tous les lundis de 18h15 à 20h, à Uni Mail salle S040, avec cours et jeu libre.

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Chinese Taipei Wins WAGC 2014

Yitien Chan (Chinese Taipei) snatched victory in the 35th World Amateur Go Championship, overtaking Korea by a single tie-break point. Chinese Taipei take home the trophy for the first time ever, and this is also the first time since 1986 … ...

Chinese Taipei Wins WAGC 2014

Yitien Chan (Chinese Taipei) snatched victory in the 35th World Amateur Go Championship, overtaking Korea by a single tie-break point. Chinese Taipei take home the trophy for the first time ever, and this is also the first time since 1986 (when Ho...

Stormy Weather

This morning treated the WAGC players to a clear sky and magnificent views of Lake Bomun. But news of the approach of Typhoon Neoguri left many worried about their return flights. There was turbulent weather on the Go board too, … Continue r...

Players 2

From top left: Jie Liang, Rafif Shidqi Fitrah, Amir Fragman, Nikola Mitic, Altan Kuntay, Ricardo Quintera Zaqueta. More photos¬†here. … Continue reading →
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