For a simplified Paris tournament

For this year the focus of our tournament will be upon the players themselves. It will respect the best practices of organization and logistics to makes things easier for you. The schedule for the rounds has been lightened, and constraints have been lowered. The tournament will keep on doing what it does well: excellence in pairing techniques in order to let everyone enjoy a great Go challenge.

The tournament organization is entirely made up of volunteers from all local Go clubs in the Paris area, donating their energy to maintain the tournament legacy, a tournament born almost 40 years ago. 2011 marks a return to the idea of using the Parisian Go associations as the foundation for its organization. This year, the whole French Go community is also mobilized to make the European Go Congress a success.

The main tournament

The Paris Open is one of the biggest Go events in Europe, more than 200 players from over 20 countries are expected to participate in the main tournament in the André Malraux Center in Antony. The top European players will compete in Paris for the final of the 2010-2011 Pandanet European Cup, the end point in a 20 event circuit that has traveled across Europe.

The tournament will be played in 6 rounds, Japanese rule, 6.5 komi with no handicap.
A new thing, the time limits will be different for Pandanet Cup games:
- 1H15 per player + Canadian byo-yomi of 15 stones in 5 minutes for Pandanet Cup games.
- 1H per player + Canadian byo-yomi of 15 stones in 5 minutes for non-Pandanet Cup games (below the bar).

The competition rules are the ones of the European Go Federation which is applied to Pandanet European Go Cup, available here.

Contacts Fédération Française de Go Legal Notice