Pandanet Go European Team Championship
The 3rd Pandanet Go European Team Championship will continue 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.
For the third season in a row, we have 30 participating countries in three leagues. There will be nine rounds, starting 18th September 2012. The finals, with the top four teams, will be held at the 57th European Go Congress in Olsztyn in July 2013.
The last rounds of the season 2012/2013 Pandanet Go European Team Championship will be played in the coming three Tuesdays. League A will play the final round on the eve of May Day (sorry about that) and the results will decide the fourth qualifier for the PGETC top four finals. Hungary, Serbia, France and Romania surely play their matches with a great determination. It’s not easier among the bottom three, only one of the countries Sweden, Israel or Germany will sail to the next year’s League A, while another one plays a play-off and the third one drops down to League B.
League B will play on Tuesday 7th May and the top three – Finland, Austria and the Netherlands – know what’s required. At the other end, Italy, Switzerland and UK have some unresolved business as well.
And which country or countries will be promoted from the League C – Slovakia, Slovenia or Turkey? Tuesday 14th May will answer that question for the top country.
Join us at IGS Pandanet, most games will be played on 20:00 CEST and for exceptions, see each league schedule. Today on Monday 29th April, 20:00 CEST boards 4 of Germany-France and Hungary-Czechia will be played.
The first four rounds are now complete and the teams are resting over the Christmas and New Year time. The autumn season was full of hard fought games and the new GoPanda 2 client also got its real-tournament tests along the way.
League A is still very close – the top three teams have 6 points but anything can happen in the 2013 half of the season. It is remarkable though that the current top three are the same as in the last season finals – Russia, Czechia and Ukraine.
League B is so far controlled by Austria and Finland, no points given away yet. Belgium, Netherlands and Norway are still in the competition though.
League C is lead by Slovakia, Turkey following with one point less. The middle range of the league is very even and during the last five rounds the race is wide open.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you on Tuesday 8th January!
3rd PGETC Season Starting
The new season – 3rd Pandanet Go European Team Championship 2012/2013 – is starting! We have 30 teams in three leagues again and full 9 rounds to be played in the Pandanet-IGS.
The first round of the League A will open the tournament on Tuesday 18th September, the matches starting 19:00 and 20:00 CET/CEST. See the first round pairings available in the Pandanet Team Championship site and join the audience.
However, there’ll be a jump start on Saturday 15th September, as Alexandre Dinerchtein, Russia and Amir Fragmin, Israel will play their game 14:00 CET/CEST (15:00 in Israel and 16:00 in Russia). The game will be breakfast vs. Wade, respectively.
European Team Championship Schedule
Here is the complete and concise schedule of the 3rd Pandanet Go European Team Championship 2012-2013, the team captains have received their own calendar editions. The games will be played on Tuesdays around 18:00,19:00 or 20:00 CET/CEST depending on the countries in each match. If there are special requirements, games can be scheduled up to a week before the scheduled match day.
The tournament is run under Rule Set for the Pandanet Go European Team Championship and the games are rated as EGF C class games, except for those players who opted out. The season is ready to start and good luck to all 30 teams!
|Round 1||18/9/2012||Rus – Isr||Cze – Srb||Ukr – Hun||Fra – Swe||Rou – Ger|
|Round 2||9/10/2012||Isr – Ger||Swe – Rou||Hun – Fra||Srb – Ukr||Rus – Cze|
|Round 3||6/11/2012||Cze – Isr||Ukr – Rus||Fra – Srb||Rou – Hun||Ger – Swe|
|Round 4||27/11/2012||Isr – Swe||Hun – Ger||Srb – Rou||Rus – Fra||Cze – Ukr|
|Round 5||8/1/2013||Ukr – Isr||Fra – Cze||Rou – Rus||Ger – Srb||Swe – Hun|
|Round 6||5/2/2013||Isr – Hun||Srb – Swe||Rus – Ger||Cze – Rou||Ukr – Fra|
|Round 7||5/3/2013||Fra – Isr||Rou – Ukr||Ger – Cze||Swe – Rus||Hun – Srb|
|Round 8||9/4/2013||Isr – Srb||Rus – Hun||Cze – Swe||Ukr – Ger||Fra – Rou|
|Round 9||30/4/2013||Rou – Isr||Ger – Fra||Swe – Ukr||Hun – Cze||Srb – Rus|
League A/B Relegation games 28/5/2013
Finals 27-28/7/2013 Olsztyn, Poland
|Round 1||25/9/2012||Ned – Ita||Pol – Nor||Fin – Sui||Bel – Den||Gbr – Aut|
|Round 2||16/10/2012||Ita – Aut||Den – Gbr||Sui – Bel||Nor – Fin||Ned – Pol|
|Round 3||13/11/2012||Pol – Ita||Fin – Ned||Bel – Nor||Gbr – Sui||Aut – Den|
|Round 4||4/12/2012||Ita – Den||Sui – Aut||Nor – Gbr||Ned – Bel||Pol – Fin|
|Round 5||15/1/2013||Fin – Ita||Bel – Pol||Gbr – Ned||Aut – Nor||Den – Sui|
|Round 6||12/2/2013||Ita – Sui||Nor – Den||Ned – Aut||Pol – Gbr||Fin – Bel|
|Round 7||12/3/2013||Bel – Ita||Gbr – Fin||Aut – Pol||Den – Ned||Sui – Nor|
|Round 8||16/4/2013||Ita – Nor||Ned – Sui||Pol – Den||Fin – Aut||Bel – Gbr|
|Round 9||7/5/2013||Gbr – Ita||Aut – Bel||Den – Fin||Sui – Pol||Nor – Ned|
League B/C Relegation games 28/5/2013
|Round 1||2/10/2012||Svk – Cro||Svn – Esp||Irl – Prt||Tur – Kaz||Cyp – Bgr|
|Round 2||23/10/2012||Cro – Bgr||Kaz – Cyp||Prt – Tur||Esp – Irl||Svk – Svn|
|Round 3||20/11/2012||Svn – Cro||Irl – Svk||Tur – Esp||Cyp – Prt||Bgr – Kaz|
|Round 4||11/12/2012||Cro – Kaz||Prt – Bgr||Esp – Cyp||Svk – Tur||Svn – Irl|
|Round 5||22/1/2013||Irl – Cro||Tur – Svn||Cyp – Svk||Bgr – Esp||Kaz – Prt|
|Round 6||19/2/2013||Cro – Prt||Esp – Kaz||Svk – Bgr||Svn – Cyp||Irl – Tur|
|Round 7||19/3/2013||Tur – Cro||Cyp – Irl||Bgr – Svn||Kaz – Svk||Prt – Esp|
|Round 8||23/4/2013||Cro – Esp||Svk – Prt||Svn – Kaz||Irl – Bgr||Tur – Cyp|
|Round 9||14/5/2013||Cyp – Cro||Bgr – Tur||Kaz – Irl||Prt – Svn||Esp – Svk|
Invitatition to Teams
To: European Team Championship Teams,
The 3rd Pandanet Go European Team Championship will start soon, the first rounds to be played in September 2012. The previous two years have been very successful and the finals hard-fought and exciting. The format will be the same: League games played on the Pandanet IGS and the finals in the EGC 2013 in Olsztyn, Poland. We heartily invite all the teams to join the 3rd season 2012-2013.
The first step is to confirm your country participation in the league by Friday 31st August 2012.
League A: Russia, Czechia, Ukraine, France, Romania, Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Serbia, Israel
League B: Netherlands, Poland, Finland, Belgium, UK, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Italy
League C: Slovakia, Slovenia, Ireland, Turkey, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Spain, Croatia
Send the confirmation email as a reply to the email sent 22nd August to your country contact.
Your team lineup with the players’ name, rank and Pandanet account name is required by Sunday 9th September 2012.
The pairings for the season will be sent out 10th September and the first round (probably League A) will commence on Tuesday 18th September.
Wishing for a prompt reply,
Vesa Laatikainen, Project Leader
3rd Pandanet Go European Team Championship