Obituary of Albert Schilp
Albert (Ab) Schilp died at the age of 80 in 1999.
With two exceptions Schilp attended the first 28 European
Go Congresses. In the first EGC in 1957 in Cuxhaven (Germany) he won the
main tournament; it was a handicap tournament and was not considered an
European Championship. Close to 1-dan in playing strength, Schilp recieved
an honorary shodan diploma from the Nihon Ki-in for founding Dutch Go
'Mister Schilp', as he always remained even to his
closest co-workers, became the president of the European Go Federation and
held the office for many years. As an accomplished mathematician and a go
rules-of-the-game expert, he in person was the perfect referee for the
European Championship. Eventually, he even recieved the Okura pin for his
merits in furthering the game all over the continent.