Pandanet Go European Team Championship
The 7th Pandanet Go European Team Championship is starting 20th September 2016, with 36 teams and 4 leagues. This tournament continues the tradition as an EGF-tournament where national teams play in a league system on the Pandanet-IGS server in the room EuropeanTeamChamp. The teams consist of up to 12 players, out of which four are selected to play in each round.
Finals and Qualification Games
League fights have ended for this season, the remaining games are the deciding matches between league borderline teams and the grand finals in the European Go Congress 2017 Oberhof, Germany.
The top teams qualified for the Pandanet Go European Team Championship Finals 2017 are: Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Hungary. The previous finalists France and Czechia missed out in the close competition. The finals will be played in Oberhof, on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July 2017.
This year Finland will drop out from the League A to the League B and Poland will join the League A as the winner of the League B. Germany and Italy will play the A/B deciding match 30th May on Pandanet IGS.
The leagues B, C and D will change in size as the number of participating countries is getting bigger and bigger. This will create some special circumstances for the qualification for B, C and D. This year’s two bottom teams in the League B – Slovakia and Croatia – will drop out to the League C directly, and the third one – Belgium – will play a deciding match with the League C winner Norway.
Iceland will move to the League D and the teams of Slovenia and Georgia will play the deciding match about the place in the League C. In the next season, a new country will join the 8th Pandanet Go European Team Championship and the League D.
Qualification games May 30 on Pandanet IGS
Germany-Italy (League A/B)
Belgium-Norway (League B/C)
Slovenia-Georgia (League C/D)
Finals July 21-22 in Oberhof (broadcast of top boards on Pandanet IGS)
Next season, the 8th PGETC will start forming in August 2017.
The seventh season of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship is now having a year-end break and leaving the year 2016 behind.
League A has played 4 rounds and the year 2017 will see 5 more rounds. The top four countries will play the finals in yet-to-be-defined site of European Go Congress 2017 in July. At this point, Czechia, Romania, Russia and Ukraine are leading.
League B with the twelve countries has been busy, already finishing 5 rounds and playing 6 more in 2017. Poland is leading, with Austria, Italy and UK following.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
More photos from the finals
7th Pandanet Go European Team Championship Starts 20th September
The new Pandanet Go European Team Championship season is here! For the season 2016/2017 we have all in all 36 countries – 10 in A, 12 in B, 7 in C and 7 in D.
League A goes normally along the rules. The top four countries will settle the score in the Finals in Cappadocia, Turkey, in July 2017.
League B will be reduced after this season from 12 to 10 teams. This means that temporary rules are set: two last teams will drop out to League C directly and the third last will play a relegation match against the winner of League C.
League C is now split to upper League C and lower League D. Both leagues have now 7 countries and in the next season they will grow to 8 countries. The winner of the League C will play a relegation match for the place in League B. The last team will drop out directly to League D and the second last will play a relegation match with the League D winner.
Enjoy the hard-fought matches and join us at Pandanet-IGS, starting 20th September!
7th Pandanet Go European Team Championship Warm-up
The 7th Pandanet Go European Team Championship will start soon. We expect to have now 36 teams, League A with 10 teams, League B with 12 teams and Leagues C and D with 7 teams each.
Ukraine, Russia, France, Romania, Czechia, Germany, Serbia, Finland, Israel and Hungary
Sweden, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Turkey, Denmark, Croatia and Switzerland
Spain, Norway, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, South Africa and Iceland
Ireland, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Georgia
It is tough that the League C was unpreceded split in two but it is nice to see the Pandanet Go European Team Championship grow and new countries come in. Welcome Belarus and Georgia!
All teams are expected to send in their team lineup by September 10th 2016. The schedule and the pairings for the season will be published around September 15th and the first round with League B games starts on Tuesday, September 20th. League A start September 27th while League C and League D games will start October 4th.