European Go Federation
|Type||Sports federation, International Go Federation|
|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|
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, 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.
Membership is open to the Go-organising body in each country in or near to Europe. There are currently 37 members.
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.
|Armenia||Armenian Draughts and Go Federation|
|Austria||Austrian Go Federation (Go Verband Österreich)|
|Belarus||Belarus Go Federation|
|Belgium||Belgian Go Federation (Belgische Go Federatie - Fédération Belge de Go)|
|Bosnia||Go Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Go Asocijacija Bosne i Hecegovine)|
|Bulgaria||Bulgarian Go Association (Bulgarska Go Asotsiatsija)|
|Croatia||Croatian Igo Alliance (Hrvatska Igo Udruga)|
|Cyprus||Cyprus Go Association (Kypriakos Syndesmos Go)|
|Czech Republic||Czech Go Association (Ceska Asociace Go)|
|Denmark||Danish Go Association (Dansk Go Forbund)|
|Finland||Finnish Go Association (Suomen Go-liitto ry)|
|France||French Go Federation (Fédération Française de Go)|
|Germany||German Go Federation (Deutscher Go-Bund)|
|Georgia||Georgian Go Federation (საქართველოს გო-ს ეროვნული სპორტული ფედერაცია)|
|Hungary||Hungarian Go Association (Magyar Goszovetseg)|
|Iceland||Icelandic Go Association (Hið Íslenska Gofélag)|
|Ireland||Irish Go Association (Irish Go Association)|
|Israel||Israeli Go Association (Agudat Ha-Go Ha-Yisraelit)|
|Italy||Italian Go Federation (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Go)|
|Kazakhstan||Kazakhstan Go Federation (Kazakhstan Go Federation)|
|Lithuania||Lithuanian Go Association (Lietuvos Go Asociacija)|
|Luxembourg||Go Club Luxemburg (Le Club de Go du Luxembourg)|
|Netherlands||Dutch Go Association (Nederlandse Go Bond)|
|Norway||Norwegian Go Association (Go i Norge)|
|Poland||Polish Go Association (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Go)|
|Portugal||Portuguese Go Association (Associaçăo Portuguesa de Go)|
|Romania||Romanian Go Federation (Federatia Romana de Go)|
|Russia||Russian Go Federation (Rossiiskaya Federatziaya Go)|
|Serbia||Serbian Go Federation (Go Savez Srbije)|
|Slovakia||Slovak Go Association (Slovenská Asociácia Go)|
|Slovenia||Slovenian Go Association (Go Zveza Slovenije)|
|Spain||Spanish Go Association (Asociacion Espanola de Go)|
|Sweden||Swedish Go Association (Svenska Goförbundet)|
|Switzerland||Swiss Go Association (Schweizer Go Verband - Fédération Suisse de Go - Federazione Svizzera di Go)|
|Turkey||Turkish Go Players' Association (Türkiye Go Oyunculari Dernegi)|
|Ukraine||Ukrainian Go Federation (Ukrainska' Federatsiya Go)|
|United Kingdom||British Go Association (British Go Association)|
EGF Professional players
- 2014: Pavol Lisy 1P and Ali Jabarin 1P
- 2015: Mateusz Surma 1P and Ilya Shikshin 1P
- 2016: Artem Kachanovskyii 1P
- 2017: Andrii Kravets 1P
- 2019: Tanguy Le Calvé 1P
- Nihon Ki-in (Japanese Go Association)
- Hanguk Kiwon (Korean Go Association)
- Zhongguo Qiyuan (Chinese Go Association)
- Taiwan Chi-Yuan (Taiwanese Go Association)
- American Go Association
- List of European Go Congresses
- "1st European Pro Qualification 2014". 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
- EGF Members
- "List of official members of the International Go Federation". Archived from the original on 2012-02-05. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
- "2nd European Pro Qualification 2015". 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- "Artem Kachanovskyii is the 5th EGF Professional". 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- "Andrii Kravets fulfilled his quest". 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
- "5th European Pro Qualification 2019". 2019. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
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