European Go Federation

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European Go Federation
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TypeSports federation, International Go Federation
HeadquartersAmstelveen, Netherlands
Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
Official language
Martin Stiassny

The European Go Federation (EGF) is a non-profit organization with the purpose of encouraging, regulating, co-ordinating, and disseminating the playing of the board game Go in Europe. The EGF was founded in 1957, the same year that the inaugural European Go Congress (EGC) took place - in Cuxhaven, Germany. The latter congress has been an annual event in every year since then, moving around European countries,[1] and it is at the EGC that the European Go Championship takes place, as well as the Annual General Meeting (AGM). In 2014, the European Professional System was established by the European Go Federation.[2]

Membership is open to the Go-organising body in each country in or near to Europe. There are currently 37 members.[3]


The EGF elects an Executive Committee which supervises a number of commissions in charge of normal activities in between the AGMs.

Major European tournaments do not fall under the Executive Committee's supervision, but are directly co-ordinated by the EGF itself. Some of these Major tournaments are part of the European Cup. There are European Championships for Youth, Pairs, Women and Teams, as well as the main Championship held at the European Go Congress. An official European Rating List is maintained by processing the results of as many European tournaments as possible.[4]

The European Go Federation is a member of the International Go Federation.[5]


Country Member name
Armenia Armenia Armenian Draughts and Go Federation
Austria Austria Austrian Go Federation (Go Verband Österreich)
Belarus Belarus Belarus Go Federation
Belgium Belgium Belgian Go Federation (Belgische Go Federatie - Fédération Belge de Go)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia Go Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Go Asocijacija Bosne i Hecegovine)
Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgarian Go Association (Bulgarska Go Asotsiatsija)
Croatia Croatia Croatian Go Alliance (Hrvatski Go Savez)
Cyprus Cyprus Cyprus Go Association (Kypriakos Syndesmos Go)
Czech Republic Czech Republic Czech Go Association (Ceska Asociace Go)
Denmark Denmark Danish Go Association (Dansk Go Forbund)
Finland Finland Finnish Go Association (Suomen Go-liitto ry)
France France French Go Federation (Fédération Française de Go)
Germany Germany German Go Federation (Deutscher Go-Bund)
Georgia (country) Georgia Georgian Go Federation (საქართველოს გო-ს ეროვნული სპორტული ფედერაცია)
Hungary Hungary Hungarian Go Association (Magyar Goszovetseg)
Iceland Iceland Icelandic Go Association (Hið Íslenska Gofélag)
Republic of Ireland Ireland Irish Go Association (Irish Go Association)
Israel Israel Israeli Go Association (Agudat Ha-Go Ha-Yisraelit)
Italy Italy Italian Go Federation (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Go)
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Go Federation (Kazakhstan Go Federation)
Lithuania Lithuania Lithuanian Go Association (Lietuvos Go Asociacija)
Luxembourg Luxembourg Go Club Luxemburg (Le Club de Go du Luxembourg)
Netherlands Netherlands Dutch Go Association (Nederlandse Go Bond)
Norway Norway Norwegian Go Association (Go i Norge)
Poland Poland Polish Go Association (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Go)
Portugal Portugal Portuguese Go Association (Associaçăo Portuguesa de Go)
Romania Romania Romanian Go Federation (Federatia Romana de Go)
Russia Russia Russian Go Federation (Rossiiskaya Federatziaya Go)
Serbia Serbia Serbian Go Federation (Go Savez Srbije)
Slovakia Slovakia Slovak Go Association (Slovenská Asociácia Go)
Slovenia Slovenia Slovenian Go Association (Go Zveza Slovenije)
Spain Spain Spanish Go Association (Asociacion Espanola de Go)
Sweden Sweden Swedish Go Association (Svenska Goförbundet)
Switzerland Switzerland Swiss Go Association (Schweizer Go Verband - Fédération Suisse de Go - Federazione Svizzera di Go)
Turkey Turkey Turkish Go Players' Association (Türkiye Go Oyunculari Dernegi)
Ukraine Ukraine Ukrainian Go Federation (Ukrainska' Federatsiya Go)
United Kingdom United Kingdom British Go Association (British Go Association)

EGF Professional players[edit]

  • 2014: Pavol Lisy 1P and Ali Jabarin 1P[2]
  • 2015: Mateusz Surma 1P and Ilya Shikshin 1P[6]
  • 2016: Artem Kachanovskyii 1P[7]
  • 2017: Andrii Kravets 1P[8]
  • 2019: Tanguy Le Calvé 1P[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ List of European Go Congresses
  2. ^ a b "1st European Pro Qualification 2014". 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  3. ^ EGF Members
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "List of official members of the International Go Federation". Archived from the original on 2012-02-05. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  6. ^ "2nd European Pro Qualification 2015". 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Artem Kachanovskyii is the 5th EGF Professional". 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Andrii Kravets fulfilled his quest". 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  9. ^ "5th European Pro Qualification 2019". 2019. Retrieved 19 May 2019.

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