14./15. October
-> Seminar by Yoon Young-Sun (8p) on Friday, 13th of October.



Marie-Juchacz-Straße 1
07749 Jena

(see "Anreise")



- 5 rounds MacMahon
- drawing according to EGF-rating
- handicap reduced by 2
- Japanese rules
- 1 hour basic time, progressive Byoyomi (10 Stones/5 min, 15 Stones/5 min, ...)
- 7 Komi

- in case of being late at your board: clocks will be started by a tournament official 5 min after announcement of the pairings. After 15 min, the game will be declared a loss for the missing player and tournament officials will try to find a new opponent for the waiting player to avoid games decided by default

- pre-registration possible here until 10.10.2017

- results and photos will be published online and registered at E.G.D. (European Go Database).


Entry Fees         

Without pre-registration 25 €
      pre-registration until 10.10.2017      -5 €
      member of a national Go federation      -5 €
      reduced fee (student, unemployed, pensioner)      -5 €
Children under 10 years or players weaker than 25 kyu  0 €
Seminar on Friday by Yoon Young-Sun, 8p free*
Breakfast on Sunday  3,00 €

* Participation is free of charge but you are welcome to donate towards supporting Yoon Young-Sun.



     17:30  Arrival possible
     18:30  Seminar with Yoon Young-Sun, 8p (see below)

     11:30  End of registration (also for pre-registered players!!!)
     11:45  Opening ceremony
     12:00  1st round
     15:30  2nd round
     18:30  3rd round

     10:00  4th round
     13:00  5th round

     Price giving: as soon as possible after round 5
     (expected around 16:00)



1st Place: 200 €         
2nd Place: 150 €        
3rd Place: 100 €         

- coupons for 4:1 and 5:0

- special prices
     - youngest participant
     - furthest journey
     - best player under 18 years
     - best student
     - best veteran (55+)
     - best female participant
     - best newcomer (never played a go tournament before)
     - Tsumego marathon (see below)
     - lightning marathon (see below)
     - consolation price for 0:5

     -> at maximum one special price per person
     -> in case of multiple prices per person, a price is awarded to the second place.

- tombola: for every defeat a lot with your name is added to the pool

                 (max. 1 price per person)



Private accommodation possible but limited (definitely pre-register until 10.10.2017!), please bring sleeping bag and sleeping mat.

In other respects, there are two youth hostels and several hotels and pensions in Jena. They are all easily accessible with public transport or by foot (about 30 min from the tournament site to the city centre). You can contact the tournament committee ( for help with bookings etc.



Similar to the  last years, we have a lovely self-made buffet, where you can get buns, salads, cake, and snacks for a small contribution towards expenses. Around noon, we will also serve a warm dish.
Your physical well-being is guaranteed :)

On Sunday, there will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast featuring coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and buns.
If you want to participate, please get a coupon during your registration for 3,00 €.


Specials and side events


We welcome Yoon Young-Sun (8p) as our special guest this year. On Friday at 18:30, she will give a 90 min seminar. It is mainly tailored towards kyu players but dan players are welcome to attend as well. The topic has yet to be revealed. Participation is free of charge but you are welcome to donate towards supporting Yoon Young-Sun.

Catering for the evening will be simple: Buns for self-service.


Once again, we have lots of Tsumego problems for you. The aim is to solve as many problems as possible. There will be prices for the most solved problems in three different groups: double digit kyu (DDK), single digit kyu (SDK) and dan (DAN).

Sunjang baduk lightning marathon:

Since last year, we have a special lightning marathon that you can play in between the rounds! Particularly fast players may like the occasion to play even more Go! :) You can choose your own opponents and the aim is to play as many games as possible. You can win prices for most games played and most wins.


    - max. 2 games per opponent   
    - 15 min time sudden-death
    - handicap reduced by 1
    - 7,5 Komi

Card- and board-games:

A big box with card- and board-games gives perfect opportunity to overcome the gaps between the rounds and have some fun! :)



Lena Gauthier:                     
                           03641 / 346 39 28
                           0157 / 303 918 99