European Youth Go Team Championship 2018/19

The fifth European Youth Go Team Championship (EYGTC) is taking place online from November 2018 to February 2019.
Please register your country team until September 10!
 The names of the players have to be submitted until October 8.

The first2nd, 3d and 4th EYGTC were won by the Russian team, let's see if they can be stopped this time! No, didn't happen :)

Congrats to the russian team for winning the 5th EYGTC!!

2nd Place to France and 3rd place Romania

Overall Standings:

1 Russia 4 5 17
2 Germany 2 3 11
3 Romania 2 3 12
4 Hungary 1 2 6
5 France 3 4 14
6 Czechia 2 3 6
7 UK 2 2 10
8 Ukraine 3 3 10
9 Slovakia 2 2 9
10 Croatia 2 2 10
11 Chagi* 1 1 9
12 Belarus 0 0 6
Pl. = Place, MP = Match Points, MMS= MacMahon Score, BP = Board Points, SoMP = Sum of Opponents' Match Points, SoBP = Sum of Opponents' Board Points, Pe = Penalties, Y = Yellow Card, Won matches are counted with 1 point not as stated in the rules with 2
*Chagi: Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Italy

Team Managers:

Russia, last year's winner, is allowed to start with two teams, Russia A and Russia B but only if the number of participants is odd. Below the list of teams with their respective team captain:

Team Captain Nick
Belarus Yuriy Grunkovsk DaReL
Croatia Damir Medak DamirM
Czechia Lukas Podpera  lukan
France Astrid Gaultier Pingu007
Germany FJ Dickhut  fj
Hungary Júlia Seres Juli15
Chagi* Sofia Malatesta sofiam
Romania  Cornel Burzo Cornel
Russia Natalia Kovaleva nata
Slovakia Zuzana Kralikova Zuzka
UK Alison Bexfield abex
Ukraine Svitlana Kalmutska SvitLana
*Chagi: Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Italy

Project leaders: Lorenz Trippel aka betterlife (Switzerland), Marc Oliver Rieger aka weiqi5 (Germany).
Tournament organizers: Sofia Malatesta aka sofiam, Martin Ruzicka aka martin97.
Important dates:
  • Registration of country teams will take place until September 10th, 2018.
  • Submission of list of players (with names and birthdays, sorted by current EGF rating) and name and email address of the team captain until October 8th, 2018, by email to the project leaders and mrieger (at)
    (Up to 3 players can be nominated later, see the rules for details!)
  • Start of the matches: 11th November 2018.
  • We will have 4 or 5 rounds accellerated Swiss System.

System / Rules:

  • Each EGF-country can have one participating team.
  • It is possible and encouraged that neighboring countries that are too small to have a strong youth team by themselves join together to form one team. (Some possible suggestions: Benelux, Iberia, British Islands, Scandinavia etc.)
  • A team consists of 6-15 amateur players. All players must be citizens of the country they represent or being resident in this country for at least two years.
  • In each match, five players of each team play:
    • one player U20 (birth year 1999 or later),
    • two players U16 (birth year 2003 or later),
    • two players U12 (birth year 2007 or later).
  • All players must either be citizens of the country or living there for at least two years.
  • The team captain (usually an adult who does not play in the team himself) will be in charge of coordinating their team and of communicating with the project leaders and the tournament manager.
  • Will be played on KGS with 60 Minutes+3x30 seconds Japanese Byoyomi without handicap and with 6.5 komi.
  • We play in the room "Euro Youth Team". Click on "Rooms", choose "Rooms List", "Tournaments", "Euro Youth Team".
  • The detailed rules are in parts similar to the Pandanet European Team Championship of the adults.


  • Will there be handicap? - No, but due to the tournament system, after one or two rounds teams of similar strength play against each other.
  • Can a younger child play in an older age category? - Yes, of course.
  • Can a child play in different age categories in different rounds? - Yes, no problem.
  • Will there be prizes? - We'll see what we can do... :)
  • Are there some special rules i should know about? - We play "accellerated Swiss system" (meaning the first round is skipped to avoid some boring games), up to three players can be added later to the team (under certain conditions) and one country (Russia) might be allowed to play with two teams where one team is the A-team (with the top players) and one the B-team (with remaining players).
  • Can one player play in different rounds play in different teams? - Usually no, but with one exception: a player might sometimes play in his A team and sometimes in his B team if his country has two teams (but of course not in both in the same round).


  • The games are being played on a saturday, default playing time is 14:00.
1st Round 24.11.2018
2nd Round 15.12.2018
3rd Round 12.1.2019
4th Round 16.2.2019
The default starting time depends on the time zones of the participating teams. 
a) within the same time-zone, default time to start is 14:00;
b) one hour difference, default time to start is 14:00 / 15:00;
c) two hours difference, default time to start is 14:00 / 16:00;
d) three hours difference, default time to start is 13:00 / 16:00.
CET (GMT+1):,Croatia, Czechia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia
EET (GMT+2): Romania, Ukraine
MSK (GMT+3): Russia, Belarus