News

By Damir Medak | Tournament | 03.07.2020 18:20
After a very successful SEYGO Tour 2019, the International Organizing Team initially planned 6 events (+ 25th EYGC) to be counted for SEYGO Grand Prix 2020. The first three events were successfully held and then – the pandemics of COVID-19 spoiled the rest of our plans. The Stage 3 planned for July 2020, connected with European Go Congress 2020, had to be cancelled. The future of international face-to-face go tournaments heavily depends on safety of international travelling. Therefore, the International Organizing Team decided that the rest of the SEYGO Tour 2020 will be organized as a series of online tournaments.  Read more...
By Dominique Cornuejols | Tournament | 25.06.2020 17:27
The first stage of the SEYGO Tour 2020 took place in Grenoble on 1st and 2nd February, as part of the TIGGRE - Ellie Cup tournament. This new tournament on the European scene is growing year after year, and for its third edition gathered together 157 players.  Read more...
By Flavien Aubelle | Tournament | 28.11.2019 17:59
The fifth and final stage of the first season of the SEYGO Tour 2019 took place at the EPFL in Lausanne (Switzerland). The campus is located outside the city, with a beautiful view on the Lake Geneva. The choice of Lausanne for the venue of SEYGO Tour has an additional flavor: as the seat of the International Olympic Committee, Lausanne is the Olympic Capital of the World. The number of participants was balanced among three countries (12 players from Switzerland, 10 players from Romania, 8 players from Croatia) and among three age groups (8 players U20, 13 players U16, 9 players U12).  Read more...
By Damir Medak | Tournament | 28.11.2019 17:51
The fourth stage of the first season of the SEYGO Tour 2019 took place in Vienna, Austria. The tournament was held on August 17-18, 2019, as the highlight of the Vienna Go Camp, attended by a group of young Chinese players combined by a group of strong European players. The organizers (Viktor Lin, Li Ting and Marcel Gruenauer) provided an excellent atmosphere in and around the Go7 club. There were only three players in the group U20. Elian Grigoriu, 5d from Romaina, won all the games of the first day and had to leave securing the first place. Yaroslav Malko, 1k from Ukraine, was the second, and Mirta Medak, 2d from Croatia was the third. The group U16 had only one player, exposing the weakness fo the system: it is quite strange to get the title of the winner, maximum number of SEYGO points and a valuable SEYGO Voucher without the need to win a single game. On the other hand, the group U12 is always extremely competitive. In the final game, Olesia Malko, 3k from Ukraine, edged a victory against Dragos Boldeanu, 2d from Romania, practically securing the top position in overall Tour 2019.  Read more...
By Damir Medak | Tournament | 28.11.2019 17:00
The third stage of the first season of the SEYGO Tour 2019 took place in Zaostrog, Croatia. The tournament was held on July 2-4, 2019, as the highlight of the Summer Go Camp lasting from Monday, 1st July to Monday, 8th July. According to the unique SEYGO Tour format, we had 63 players in three age groups: 38 players in U12, 17 players in U16, and 7 players in U20. In the group U20 the winner was Elian Grigoriu, 5d from Romania, who won all his games. In the group U16 it was Polina Kruselnytska, 3kyu from Ukraine, who won the final game against Davide Bernardis, 1d from Italy. It was even more dramatic in the group U12: Anna Melnyk, 5kyu from Ukraine, won the semi-final game against Stefan Rotarita, 1kyu from Romania, but the winner was Olesia Malko, 4kyu from Ukraine.   Read more...
By Chantal Gajdos | Country Report | 24.07.2019 19:40
The recent news of Youth Go in France is brought to us by Chantal Gajdos. France has a large population of go players and youngsters are getting better and better both in individual and in team youth championships.   Read more...
By Manja Marz | Tournament | 24.07.2019 19:12
The second stage of the first year of SEYGO Tour took place in Jena, Germany, May 11-12, 2019. The tournament has been organized just one week after 24th European Youth Go Championships in Moscow. Nevertheless, 17 participants enjoyed in a nice go event hosted by Manja Marz.  Read more...
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Calendar

The following map shows the venues of SEYGO Tour events in 2024. The journey started in Vatra Dornei, Romania, as a traditional Winter Go Festival on February 20-22, 2024. The next venue is Toulouse, France, just before the opening of the 66th European Go Congress, July 26-27, 2024.  Finally, we know that the Summer SEYGO tournament in Zaostrog, Croatia will be held on August 17-24, 2024. The last event of the season is going to be in Istanbul, Turkey, October 19-20.

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The SEYGO Tour in 2024 will consist of live tournaments only.
29th European Youth Go Championships, which will be played live in Hamburg, Germany, March 21-23, 2023, will be counted toward SEYGO Tour 2024 Grand Prix.
The following table shows known dates and places for live SEYGO Tour events in 2024, with links to event organizers:

Date Event - Place (Country) Webpage
February 20-24, 2024 Stage 1 - Vatra Dornei (Romania) Winter Go Festival
March 21-23, 2024 EYGC - Hamburg (Germany) EYGC 2024
July 26-27, 2024 Stage 2 - Toulouse (France) EGC 2024
August 17 - 24, 2024 Stage 3 - Zaostrog (Croatia) 6th Summer Go Festival
October 19-20, 2024 Stage 4 - Istanbul (Turkey) coming soon