EGF Ing Grant Report 2007-2008
Through the grant of $80000 received from the Ing Chang-Ki Weichi
Educational Foundation in the year ending April 2008, work continued
to promote Goe amongst children and to promote the Ing rules, used in
several championships. For continued support of the Ing Chang-Ki Weichi
Educational Foundation, many Goe players, both weak and strong, are extremely grateful.
Ing Goe Equipment
Ing Timers and Goe Sets were sent to the European Go Congress in Villach
in Austria where they played the championship by Ing Goe Rules. Territories
receiving equipment were: Northern Ireland, Czechia, Romania and Austria.
European Women's Goe Championships 2007
At the end of June, the Russian Go Congress was held on a week's
cruise by ship between Moscow and Saint Petersburg. It was won by Alex
Dinerchtein. The 2007 European Pair Go Championship was held alongside
and Russia took the prize, with Natalia Kovaleva and Dimitrij Surin the winners.
After the trip arrived in Saint Petersburg the European Womens Goe Championship
was held. Natalia Kovaleva was again the winner, this time on tie break from Aigul
Nareeva (also Russia) and Klara Zaloudkova (Czechia), the 2006 champion.
Ing Chang-Ki Memorial Cup 2008
20 of Europe's top players travelled to Saint Petersburg in Russia for the Ing Chang-Ki Memorial.
First for a fourth year was Fan Hui (from China but living in France), this time on 5 wins having lost to
Svetlana Shikshina. Second on tie-break was Alexandr Dinerchtein who only lost to Surin. The group
on 4/6 was Shikshin, Shikshina, Taranu, Lazarev, Balogh and Kulkov.
European Youth Goe Championships 2008
This took place in Mikulov in Czechia. 101 under-18s and 58 under-12s took part.
Winner in the Under-18 section, with a perfect 6 out of 6, was Artem Kachanovskyj (4 dan)
from Ukraine. Second was Thomas Debarre (4 dan) from France, on tie-break from Javier
Savolainen (Finland) and Andrij Kravec (Ukraine). Winner under-12 was Jurij Mykhaljuk (2 kyu)
from Ukraine with 6; second was Russia's Nikita Khabazov and third Ukraine's Roman Koroljov.
Highlights of the event were the fire act and the teaching by the pros.
European Student Goe Championships 2007
The third European Student Goe Championships was held in Stockholm, Sweden,
following their Leksand camp. 31 students from 11 countries took part in a six round
McMahon. Three players ended on five. After tie-break the order was first Benjamin
Papazoglou (5 dan France), second Martin Jurek (4 dan Czechia) and third Merlijn
Kuin (6 dan Netherlands). Top female was again the 3 dan from Germany Manuela
Marz (formerly Lindemeyer).
World Youth Goe Championships 2007
The 24th World Youth Goe Championships were organised in
Boston in USA on behalf of the Ing Foundation. This year in the seniors
three Europeans did very well and won 3 games: Artem Dugin (Russia),
Dusan Mitic (Serbia) and Artem Kachanovskiy (Ukraine). The Russian
made the cut, but lost to China and then Chinese Taipei in the finals stage to
place 4th. EGF Ing money supported visas, local transport and additional team leaders.
Ing Grants 2006-2007
Support was given for teachers of children at the 2007 Polish Summer Camp
and for a children's teaching programme in Hungary. Support was also given
for teams of children from Austria, Netherlands and Czechia who visited the Hans
Pietsch Memorial in Germany. You can read a report of this below.
We again thank the Ing Chang-Ki Weichi Education Foundation for their continued support
Report about Particpating in HPM 2007
The Czech team for Hans Pietsch Memorial 2007 was formed of following players
and members: Ondrej Kruml, 3 dan, Lukas Podpera, 2 dan, Anna Podperova, 17 kyu,
team leader Jana Hricova and accompanying person Radka Podperova.
The team played for a school Gymnasium Nad Aleji where Lukas Podpera and Anna
Podperova are students. Ondrej Kruml joined a team prospers from the condition for
foreign teams that only two players have to be from the same school.
The tournament was held during the weekend of 22nd and 23rd September 2007. The
team set out on the way on Friday afternoon, coming to Hamburg – Rahlstedt where the
tournament was held late evening.
On Saturday the tournament started. Czech team was included among best 16 teams
according to the rating. First two rounds were played by KO system (seeded according to
the strength) selecting the four best teams. These four teams then played round robin (3 rounds)
to decide a winner. The Czech team won all of its games and become winner of the tournament.
The team left Hamburg-Rahlstedt on Sunday and returned to Czechia late in the night the same day.