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20 Dec 16 09:09:00

Season's Greetings

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.

Leagues C and D will have a more relaxed pace – this year 3 rounds and 4 rounds to come. South Africa and Lithuania lead the League C and Cyprus and Ireland are the current top in the League D.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

11 Oct 16 15:30:08

More photos from the finals






13 Sep 16 17:18:53

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!

23 Aug 16 21:16:07

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.

League A
Ukraine, Russia, France, Romania, Czechia, Germany, Serbia, Finland, Israel and Hungary

League B
Sweden, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Turkey, Denmark, Croatia and Switzerland

League C
Spain, Norway, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, South Africa and Iceland

League D
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.

24 Jul 16 07:18:39

Ukraine wins 6th Pandanet Go European Team Championship

Ukrainian team won the exciting last round match against Russia 3-1 and with the score 2 wins, 1 draw, Ukraine is the new European Team Champion. Russia was the second with two wins and one loss, France was the third and Romania the fourth.

See the full results in Finals 2016 page.

21 Jul 16 06:50:06

Team Championship Finals in St. Petersburg

The four top countries in the 6th Pandanet Go European Team Championship 2015-2016 are Russia, Ukraine, Romania and France. Now the final showdown starts, with the decisive 3 rounds to be played in St. Petersburg on 22nd and 23rd July 2016.

The provisional line-ups for the teams

Russia: Ilya Shikshin, Alexandr Dinerchteyn, Dmitrij Surin, Timur Sankin, Grigorij Fionin, Alexey Lazarev

Ukraine: Artem Kachanovskyi, Andrii Kravets, Bohdan Zhurakovskyi, Dmytro Bogatskyi, Volodymyr Kokozei

Romania: Catalin Taranu, Cristian Pop, Cornel Burzo, Mihai Serban, Sorin Sora

France: Thomas Debarre, Benjamin Dréan-Guénaïzia, Tanguy Le Calvé, Rémi Campagnie, Benjamin Papazoglou, Antoine Fenech, Jérôme Salignon

If you look on the players of the teams it is easy to see that very interesting games will come up just at the beginning of this year’s European Go Congress in Russia.

Check the schedule, pairings and the results on the Finals 2016 and follow the top boards live on IGS Pandanet.

05 Jan 16 11:11:14

European Team Championship League Continues in 2016

The 6th Pandanet Go European Team Championship enters the new year and the season continues in the first week of the year already.

League B Round 5 Matches 5th January

Israel vs. Switzerland
Austria vs. Hungary
Denmark vs. Poland
Norway vs. United Kingdom
Turkey vs. Italy
Belgium vs. Slovakia

League C Round 5 will be played on the Tuesday 12th January.

League A Round 4 will take place 19th January.

Successful Year 2016 for everyone!

22 Sep 15 20:02:49

Revision of the 6th PGETC rating on European Go Database

Based on the EGF Executive Board decision, the Pandanet Go European Championship will go back to the previous policy of rating the PGETC games. The games are rated C Class (weight factor 0.5) and individual team members have the possibility to not have their games rated. However, as the tournament is already running, this opting out should be informed through team captains to the league managers by Monday 28 September.

The earlier announcement of D Class rating has been withdrawn.

14 Sep 15 13:29:29

The 6th Pandanet Go European Team Championship Starts

This Tuesday September 15th 2015 is already the first round of the 6th Pandanet Go European Team Championship, season 2015-2016. The European Team Championship has 34 countries participating, League A with 10 teams, League B and C with 12 teams.

League A
France, Ukraine, Czechia, Romania, Russia, Netherlands, Finland, Serbia, Germany and Sweden

League B
Poland, Hungary, Israel, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Turkey, Belgium, Slovakia, Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland

League C
Slovenia, South Africa, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Croatia, Spain, Ireland, Cyprus, Iceland, Portugal, Kazakhstan, Greece

The schedule and the pairings for the season

Login to the IGS/Pandanet and follow the League B games on Tuesday, September 15th. League C games are played on Tuesday 22nd and League A games will start on Tuesday 29th.

25 Jul 15 17:36:56

Final Results of the 5th Pandanet Go European Team Go Championship

The Finals ended in an extremely close match-off, when France and Ukraine cleared the last round with 3-1 results each. For the final placement, the first (match points), the second (board points) and the third (mutual match) were equal between these two. The fourth tie-breaker – the closing position in the league after nine rounds, favoured France (2nd) and Ukraine (4th) was to be satisfied with the runner up position.

Final Order 2015

France
Ukraine
Czechia
Romania

Friday, 24th July

1st Round

​Czechia vs. Ukraine 1-3
France vs. Romania 3-1

Saturday, 25th July

2nd round

Romania vs. Czechia 1-3
Ukraine vs. France 2-2

2rd round

Czechia vs. France 1-3
Romania vs. Ukraine 1-3

25 Jul 15 08:21:07

Finals Round 1 Results

Friday, 24th July

1st Round

​Czechia vs. Ukraine 1-3
France vs. Romania 3-1

Saturday, 25th July

10:15 2nd round

Romania vs. Czechia
Ukraine vs. France

24 Jul 15 16:39:25

Provisional Line Up of the Qualified Teams

Four players play each round, with one player as a reserve.

Czechia – Lukas Podpera, Ondrej Silt, Jan Hora, Jan Simara, Jan Prokop
France – Fan Hui, Thomas Debarre, Benjamin Drean-Guenaizia, Tanguy Le Calve, Benjamin Papazoglou
Romania – Cristian Pop, Cornel Burzo, Dragos Bajenaru, Lucian Deaconu, Mihai Serban
Ukraine – Artem Kachanovskyj, Andrij Kravec, Bohdan Zhurakovskyj, Dmytro Bogatskyj, Dmytro Yatsenko

21 Jul 15 08:17:57

2015 European Team Championship Finals in Liberec

This week will see the 5th Pandanet Go Team European Championship finals in Liberec, Czech Republic. The PGETC finals, with the top four teams Czechia, France, Romania and Ukraine, will be held in the beginning of the 59th European Go Congress on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July 2015.

Friday, 24th July

18:00 The 5th Pandanet Go European Team Championship – Opening

18:15 1st Round

​Czechia vs. Ukraine
France vs. Romania

Saturday, 25th July

10:15 2nd round

Romania vs. Czechia
Ukraine vs. France

14:15 3rd round

Czechia vs. France
Romania vs. Ukraine

Prize giving ceremony at the EGC 2015 Opening ceremony.

The top boards will be broadcast on IGS/Pandanet and there will be a public commentary at the Congress site Babylon Centre, Liberec. Login to the IGS/Pandanet with GoPanda2 client or come to observe the games at site.

20 May 15 23:57:59

Qualification games

This years qualifying games will take place on June 9. The web pages for these events will be created when all the leagues are finished.

15 May 15 09:47:28

Last Rounds

It’s time for the last rounds in the 5th Pandanet Go European Team Championship Leagues. The League A will play the 9th and the last round on Tuesday 19th May. The placing in the top four as well as in the lower half are yet to be decided.

The League B will enter its 11th round on Tuesday 26th May with positions almost settled, or is there any place for surprises?

The League C will complete its schedule on Tuesday 2nd June. The second qualifier for the next year’s League B still needs to work out for the success.

League A Round 9 Pairings and Results – Tuesday 19 May
League B Round 11 Pairings and Results – Tuesday 26 May
League C Round 11 Pairings and Results – Tuesday 2 June

All games take place on Pandanet/IGS, EuroTeam Champs Room. For the best view, download GoPanda 2 client.

20 Apr 15 09:08:53

League A Round 8

After a brief Easter break, League C already played the Round 9 of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship. Two rounds to go – United Kingdom and South Africa fighting for the top places.

League A Round 8 will be played on Tuesday 21st April. The top 4 places in the finals as well as the survival in the league A are still hard contested.

Poland vs. Netherlands 20:00
Russia vs. Serbia 20:00
Czechia vs. Sweden 20:00
France vs. Finland 20:00
Ukraine vs. Romania 19:00

The match times are Central Europe Summer Time. For the complete list, see

Round 8 Pairings and Results

23 Mar 15 13:49:19

League A Round 7

The round 7 of the League A will be played on this Tuesday, 24th March.

Ukraine vs. Poland 20:00 CET
Romania vs. France 20:00 CET
Finland vs. Czechia 20:00 CET
Sweden vs. Russia 19:00 CET
Serbia vs. Netherland 20:00 CET

Pairings and results

10 Mar 15 13:56:41

League B Round 8

The League B plays already the 8th round of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship.

Tue 10 March matches and match times CET

Slovenia vs. Italy 20:00
Switzerland vs. Turkey 20:00
Hungary vs. Norway 20:00
Israel vs. Belgium 20:00
Slovakia vs. Austria 20:00
Germany vs. Denmark 3 games played on Sunday 8 March

Pairings and results

03 Mar 15 08:59:21

League A Round 6

The League A will now settle for the 6th round in the Pandanet Go European Team Championship. The fight for the top places, the midfield and the remaining places still goes on. Note that Russia vs. Finland starts slightly earlier 18:00 CET than the others 20:00 CET.

Tue 3rd March matches and match times CET

Poland vs. Serbia 20:00
Netherlands vs. Sweden 20:00
Russia vs. Finland 18:00
Czechia vs. Romania 20:00
France vs. Ukraine 20:00

Pairings and results

23 Feb 15 12:45:41

League C Round 7

In the top of the League C Bulgaria and UK are running away but we still have five more rounds. Round 7 will be played this Tuesday, 24th February.

Matches and match time CET

Croatia vs. South Africa 20:00
Bulgaria vs. United Kingdom 20:00
Portugal vs. Ireland 21:00
Cyprus vs. Spain 20:00
Iceland vs. Lithuania 20:00
Kazakhstan vs. Greece 17:00

Pairings and results

10 Feb 15 10:26:51

League A Round 5

The League A now proceeds to the 5th round in the Pandanet Go European Team Championship. It is still a very even score table, how will it look like after this round?

Matches and match time CET

France vs. Poland 20:00
Ukraine vs. Czechia 20:00
Romania vs. Russia 18:00
Finland vs. Netherlands 20:00
Sweden vs. Serbia 20:00

Pairings and results

27 Jan 15 15:40:04

League B Round 6

League B is passing the half-way mark with the Round 6 games today on Tuesday 27th January. The matches are played CET 20:00, except Switzerland and Belgium who settled the score on Sunday already.

Slovenia vs. Turkey
Italy vs. Norway
Switzerland vs. Belgium 1-3
Hungary vs. Denmark
Israel vs. Austria
Germany vs. Slovakia

Login to GoPanda2 and join the observers in the IGS Pandanet European Team Champ room.

Pairings and results

19 Jan 15 12:54:14

League A Round 4

The Pandanet Go European Team Championship League A is finally entering Round 4. Note that the League A has 9 rounds this season while the Leagues B and C need to complete 11 rounds.

This round looks quite even but the deciding games will be played on Tuesday 20th January in the European Team Champ room in IGS Pandanet.

Poland vs. Sweden 20:00 CET
Serbia vs. Finland 20:00 CET
Netherlands vs. Romania 20:00 CET
Russia vs. Ukraine 18:00 CET
Czechia vs. France 19:00 CET

Login to GoPanda2 and join the observers of these games.

Pairings and results

13 Jan 15 11:20:30

League C Round 5

The League C is approaching it’s mid-term milestone. The 5th round matches are played on Tuesday 13th January, normally 20:00 CET but with many exceptions, as the timezones vary a lot. See the complete pairings and schedule below.

United Kingdom vs. South Africa
Croatia vs. Ireland
Bulgaria vs. Spain
Portugal vs. Lithuania
Cyprus vs. Greece
Iceland vs. Kazakhstan

Login to GoPanda2 and join the observers in the IGS Pandanet European Team Champ room.

Pairings, schedules and results

06 Jan 15 12:38:43

New Year, New Rounds

Happy and prosperous year 2015 to everyone!

The 5th Pandanet Go European Team Championship will continue after the holiday break on the Epiphany day, Tuesday 6th February. League B will settle down with their 5th round matches, normally 20:00 CET (see the complete pairings and schedule below). Slovakia and Israel were inspired to play already on Sunday.

Germany vs. Slovenia
Slovakia vs. Israel 1-3 (Sunday 4th Feb)
Austria vs. Hungary
Denmark vs. Switzerland
Belgium vs. Italy
Norway vs. Turkey

Login to GoPanda2 and join the observers in the IGS Pandanet European Team Champ room.

Pairings, schedules and results

02 Dec 14 16:43:20

League B Round 4

Before the holidays League B and C will play the 4th rounds of the PGETC. Today on Tuesday 2nd December, League B games are played 20:00 CET.

Slovenia vs. Norway
Turkey vs. Belgium
Italy vs. Denmark 2-2
Switzerland vs. Austria
Hungary vs. Slovakia
Israel vs. Germany

Login to GoPanda2 and join the observers in the IGS Pandanet European Team Champ room.

Pairings and results

24 Nov 14 12:22:01

League A Round 3

The Pandanet Go European Team Championship continues with the League A Round 3. The current standings may indicate some speculative results already, but the real games will be played on Tuesday 25th November in the European Team Champ room in IGS Pandanet.

Czechia vs. Poland
France vs. Russia
Ukraine vs. Netherlands
Romania vs. Serbia
Finland vs. Sweden

Login to GoPanda2 and join the observers of these games.

Pairings and results

18 Nov 14 08:43:41

League C Round 3

The League C will follow with the 3rd round played on Tuesday 18th November. It’s again a busy evening with more than 20 heavily contested games in the European Team Champ room in IGS Pandanet.

Ireland vs. South Africa
United Kingdom vs. Spain
Croatia vs. Lithuania
Bulgaria vs. Greece
Portugal vs. Kazakhstan
Cyprus vs. Iceland

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Pairings and results

10 Nov 14 11:48:06

League B Enters Round 3

The League B will enter the 3rd round by Tuesday 11/11. All 24 games will take place in the Pandanet European Team Champ room, starting 20:00 CET (with the normal exceptions allowed, Slovakia – Switzerland was played earlier).

Israel vs. Slovenia
Germany vs. Hungary
Slovakia vs. Switzerland
Austria vs. Italy
Denmark vs. Turkey
Belgium vs. Norway

Login and join the kibitz of these hard-fought games.

Pairings and results

03 Nov 14 09:17:34

League A Round 2 in the first week of November

The Pandanet Go European Team Championship had a break last week because of The 25th International Amateur Pair Go Championship in Tokyo, Japan. It was a great event with many European players participating.

The League A continues with the 2nd round matches this week on Tuesday 4th November.

Poland vs. Finland
Sweden vs. Romania
Serbia vs. Ukraine
Netherlands vs. France
Russia vs. Czechia

The games will start at 20:00 CET (except Rus-Cze 19:00 CET) in Pandanet-IGS European Team Champ room.

Pairings and results

21 Oct 14 07:18:19

League C Round 2

The League C teams meet in the 2nd round on Tuesday 21st October. The geographics of the League C countries is notably wide, from Iceland to South Africa, from Portugal to Kazakhstan. This can be seen in the diversity of the match hours as well.

South Africa vs. Cyprus
Iceland vs. Portugal
Kazakhstan vs. Bulgaria
Greece vs. Croatia
Lithuania vs. United Kingdom
Spain vs. Ireland

The games will start at the times 18:00, 20:00, 21:00 and 22:00 CEST in Pandanet-IGS European Team Champ room.

Pairings and results

14 Oct 14 07:47:56

League B Round 2

The second round of the League B will be played on Tuesday 14th October. It is still early but some deciding matches might happen already.

Slovenia vs. Belgium 1-3 (played on Sunday)
Norway vs. Denmark
Turkey vs. Austria
Italy vs. Slovakia
Switzerland vs. Germany
Hungary vs. Israel

The games will start 20:00 CEST (exceptions allowed) in Pandanet-IGS European Team Champ room.

Pairings and results

06 Oct 14 09:23:41

League A Starts

The top League A of the 5th Pandanet European Team Championship will finally kick off on Tuesday 7th October. The first round will provide exciting matches from the top of the European go.

Russia vs. Poland
Czechia vs. Netherlands
France vs. Serbia
Ukraine vs. Sweden
Romania vs. Finland

The games will start 19:00 and 20:00 CEST in your familiar Pandanet-IGS European Team Champ room.

Pairings and results

01 Oct 14 08:24:42

First Round, League C

The first round continued after a break with the League C confrontations.

Spain vs. South Africa 2-2
Ireland vs. Lithuania 1-3
United Kingdom vs. Greece 3-1
Croatia vs. Kazakhstan – two games to be played 1st Oct
Bulgaria vs. Iceland 3-1
and Portugal vs. Cyprus 1-2, with some defaults…

Pairings and results

09 Sep 14 17:32:35

First Round of the 5th PGETC Today

The first round will kick off the 5th Pandanet Go European Team Championship season. League B will be in the spotlight today, Tuesday 9/9. Featuring the following countries:

Hungary vs. Slovenia
Israel vs. Switzerland
Germany vs. Italy
Slovakia vs. Turkey
Austria vs. Norway
and Denmark vs. Belgium, which took a jump start with the result 3-1.

All games on Pandanet-IGS CEST 20:00. Download the latest GoPanda2 client and join the seasoned observers.

Pairings and results

01 Sep 14 20:13:48

5th PGETC rolling on!

Welcome to the 5th Pandanet Go European Team Championship. We have a new record number of 34 countries participating and it will be an interesting and busy season.

You can find the schedule and the pairing behind each league table, minor adjustments to the player information pending.

The first round of the League B is taking place in a week, 9th September on Pandanet-IGS. See you there!

18 Aug 14 09:43:35

5th Pandanet Go European Team Championship 2014-2015

We already enter the 5th Pandanet Go European Team Championship season 2014-2015. The format will be the same: League games played on the Pandanet IGS and the finals in the EGC 2015 in Liberec, Czechia. There will be 34 countries participating, a new record!

We will have 10 teams in League A: Russia, Czechia, France, Ukraine, Romania, Finland, Sweden, Serbia, Netherlands and Poland.

League B will have 12 teams (last year’s runner-ups were lucky this time): Hungary, Israel, Germany, Slovakia, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Norway, Turkey, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland.

League C will have 12 teams: Spain, Ireland, United Kingdom, Croatia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Iceland, Greece, Lithuania and South Africa. Welcome Lithuania and South Africa!

We are now waiting for the teams to register by September 1st.

The schedule and the pairings for the season will be sent out September 1st and the first round (probably League B) will commence on Tuesday, September 9th.

31 May 14 09:28:14

Promotion/relegation Matches

The 4th Pandanet Go European Team Championship leagues have finished and the last changes in the league places will be fought in the relegation games on Tuesday 3rd June.

Ukraine, Czechia, Russia and France earned their places in the finals. Congratulations and good luck in the European Go Congress in Romania.

The Netherlands is coming back to the league A, the 5th season starting autumn 2014. Hungary and Poland will resolve the last league A place in a five-board match this Tuesday. Israel unluckily dropped from the league A to the league B.

Turkey took a promotion to the league B with an impressive five point gap to the next in the league C. Italy and Switzerland still need to play for the league B place. Slovenia will patiently collect some speed from the league C next season.

The matches on Tuesday 3rd June 2014, 20:00 CEST, your local IGS/Pandanet server

Hungary vs. Poland
Italy vs. Switzerland

08 May 14 09:54:00

Last Rounds - PGETC 2013/2014

Pandanet Go European Team Championship 4th edition, last rounds to be served:

The league A top four teams will qualify for the live finals at the 58th European Go Congress in Sibiu, Romania. Ukraine, Czechia, Russia and France might (just might) have already settled the issue. The bottom half 5 teams is another story, no team is theoretically safe to remain in the league.

The league B and the top two places are settled as well, but Poland and the Netherlands will fight over the direct league A qualification. In the lower half Belgium is safe, but Denmark, Italy, Slovenia and Norway need to play out for the place in the league.

The league C completes the honourable 11 rounds season 27th May. Turkey already has a place in the next league B but Switzerland, Spain and the UK need to rely on actual game results.

All games on Tuesdays, allowing some exceptions (check the pairings for detailed info). See the results and pairings in

League A, Round 9 13th May
League B, Round 9 20th May
League C, Round 11 27th May

Log in to the Eurochamp room and see yourself how things are resolved!

14 Apr 14 18:13:16

Easter Pause - Leagues Continue 29th April

Pandanet Go European Team Championship 3rd edition now enters the Easter holiday break. The league A has played 8 rounds, one more round to go in May. Is everything settled – who knows?

The league B will play the 8th round after Easter, on Tuesday 29th April. The top two places will be resolved during the last two rounds. Good luck to Poland, the Netherlands and Germany.

The league C has played already 9 rounds, 2 more to go. Turkey has established the top position, but the number two is open to guesses.

All games on Tuesdays, allowing some exceptions (check the pairings for detailed info). See the results and pairings in

League B, Round 8 29th April
League C, Round 10 6th May
League A, Round 9 13th May

Log in to the Eurochamp room after Easter and join the exciting matches!

18 Mar 14 09:06:40

Rounds 7 of League A and B, and Round 9 for League C

The next rounds start today with the League A, round 7 on Tuesday 18th March. The League B, round 7 will be played 25th March, and the League round 9 games will be played 1st April.

All games on Tuesdays, allowing some exceptions (check the pairings for detailed info). See the results and pairings in

League A, Round 7
League B, Round 7
League C, Round 9

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24 Feb 14 12:14:31

Next rounds coming up

The sixth round of the League A commences 25th February. The games are not getting any easier even though the spring gives fresh hope to everyone. The League B will match the teams March 4th, and the busy League C will play their 8th round games 11th March.

All games on Tuesdays, allowing some exceptions (check the pairings for detailed info). See the results and pairings in

League A, Round 6
League B, Round 6
League C, Round 8

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07 Feb 14 09:55:23

Leagues entering the second half of the season

The fifth round of the League A was already played on Tuesday 4th February. They have now passed the half-way of the season with Ukraine and Czechia leading. The League B will match the teams February 11th (check for the earlier games in the pairings), and the League C will already play their 7th round games 18th February.

All games on Tuesdays, allowing some exceptions. See the results and pairings in

League A, Round 5
League B, Round 5
League C, Round 7

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13 Jan 14 20:34:55

PGETC Continues in 2014

We wish all players the best success in year 2014 as well. The Pandanet Go European Team Championship continues and League C already played the 5th round January 7th.

League A will match the teams January 14th (check for the earlier games in the pairings), League B plays on Tuesday 21st and League C will again play on Tuesday 28th.

All games on Tuesdays, allowing some exceptions. See the results and pairings in

League A, Round 4
League B, Round 4
League C, Round 6

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03 Dec 13 13:07:32

League C Round 4 in December

The teams in the League C play the last round of 2013 and the first round of 2014, rounds 4 and 5 respectively as there’s a total of 11 rounds for them to complete. This Tuesday’s round (3rd December) sees the match of the top competitors UK and Turkey – will this decide the league winner already?

League C, Round 4

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13 Nov 13 18:41:14

Round 3 in November

This November we’ll see round 3 matches in three Tuesdays. League C already
played 12th November. League A will match the teams 19th November (check
for the earlier games in the pairings) and League B plays 26th November.

All games on Tuesdays, allowing some exceptions. See the results and
pairings in

League C, Round 3
League A, Round 3
League B, Round 3

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top European games.

23 Oct 13 12:26:31

Round 2 Going On

The Pandanet Go European Team Championship continues with the second round after a brief pause. League C already played their games 22nd October, only a couple of games delayed till the next day. League A will match the teams 29th October (check for the earlier games in the pairings) and League B completes the second round 5th November.

All games on Tuesdays, allowing some exceptions. See the results and pairings in

League C, Round 2
League A, Round 2
League B, Round 2

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01 Oct 13 16:50:51

League B, Round 1

League B teams kick it off today on Tuesday today, with the regular exception of Belgium and Poland which played on Sunday. The games are now played 20:00 CET/CEST. These games will complete the round 1 of this 4th Pandanet Go European Team Championship season. Note the corrected time.

Austria vs. Slovenia
Germany vs. Slovakia
Netherlands vs. Italy
Norway vs. Denmark
Belgium vs. Poland already played 1 – 3

Teams and players on the page League B, Round 1.

23 Sep 13 07:41:40

League A Round 1 ahead this week

The top league of the 4th Pandanet Go European Team Championship starts on Tuesday 24th September, but Hungary and Serbia meet already on Monday 23rd. The first round pairing is the following:

Hungary – Serbia (Monday, 20:00 CET/CEST)
Russia – Finland (Tuesday, 19:00 CET/CEST, one game early at 07:00)
Czechia – Israel (Tuesday, 20:00 CET/CEST)
Ukraine – Sweden (Tuesday, 20:00 CET/CEST)
France – Romania (Tuesday, 20:00 CET/CEST)

Teams and players on the page League A, Round 1.

16 Sep 13 19:36:02

4th PGETC, 1st Game Day on Tuesday 17th Sep

The 4th and so far the biggest Pandanet Go European Team Championships starts this Tuesday. The League C teams will be busy through the year, as there are 11 rounds to tackle. In the end, the winner will certainly have a record points of any league.

However, no points are given yet. The games will be played on Pandanet-IGS server in the EuroTeamChamps room (36) starting 18:00 Central European Summer Time and the show will continue through the night.

The pairing and times (CEST) on Tuesday 17th September:

Turkey vs. Kazakhstan 18:00
United Kingdom vs. Greece 20:00
Croatia vs. Bulgaria 20:00
Ireland vs. Cyprus 20:30
Switzerland vs. Iceland 21:00
Spain vs. Portugal 21:00

Results will be updated on the page Round 1, League C.

08 Sep 13 18:09:37

4th Pandanet Go European Team Championship Starting

The 4th Pandanet Go European Team Championship is starting shortly. This season we have a record number of 32 teams, including the new entries from Greece and Iceland (Welcome!). League C is quite busy with 12 teams and they will be starting the games first, in 17th September.

The games schedule is quite lively, every Tuesday there’ll be games on Pandanet/IGS – excepting the major tournament overlaps and holiday seasons.

The leagues and countries are the following:

League A
Czechia, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, France, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Finland and Israel.

League B
Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia.

League C
Switzerland, United Kingdom, Turkey, Ireland, Spain, Croatia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Greece and Iceland.

The 1st round: League C 17 Sep, League A 24 Sep and League B 1 Oct 2013.

25 Jul 13 23:46:43

Finals of the European Team Championships

The finals of the 3rd Pandanet Go European Team Championships is being played at EGC in Poland from July 26 to July 27.

Two game of each round will be broadcasted live on Pandanet. Look for userids Teamchamp1 and Teamchamp2.

Round 1, Friday, July 26th, 20:15 CET

1. Ilya Shikshin (Russia, black) vs. Csaba Mero (Hungary, white)
2. Alexander Dinerstein (Russia, white) vs. Pal Balogh (Hungary, black)

Round 2, Saturday, July 27th, 10:15 CET

1. Artem Kachanovskyi (Ukraine), 7 dan vs. Ilya Shikshin (Russia), 7 dan

Round 3, Saturday, July 27th, 14:15 CET

1. Csaba Mero (Hungary), 6d vs. Artem Kachanovskyi (Ukraine), 7 dan
2. Ondrej Silt (Czeckia), 6d vs. Ilya Shikshin (Russia), 7 dan

29 Apr 13 19:44:31

Final Rounds

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.

13 Dec 12 12:12:05

Happy Holidays!

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!

14 Sep 12 09:38:12

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.

Check the latest version of GoPanda client or try the brand new GoPanda 2.0 (for mobile users, search for PandaTetsuki) – login and join the Room 36 EuropeanTeamChamp game observers!

10 Sep 12 18:09:51

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!

League A

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

League B

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

League C

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
22 Aug 12 19:31:23

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

23 Jul 12 09:18:51

Russia Wins Close Contest for the 2nd Pandanet Go European Team Championship Cup

The finals of the European Team Championship 2011/2012 edition were an exciting contest all the way to the last finished game. After initial draws on the first round, Ukraine beat France in the second round. The third round in the Sunday evening was going to be decisive: Ukraine, Russia and Czechia all striving for the top place.

Czechia won France 3-1, which wasn’t enough when Russia beat Ukraine with the similar score 3-1. The tiebreakers – match points, board points, mutual score – being all equal, the decisive fourth tiebreaker – league A position – brought the win to Russia and the second place for Czechia. Also, the decisive game between Ukrainian Artem Kachanovskyj and Russian Ilya Shikshin was the final game to finish and only the win by Ilya guaranteed the top place.

All results in the Finals page. The games will be uploaded when collected together.

19 Jul 12 11:24:21

European Team Championship Finals 21st and 22nd July 2012

The 2nd Pandanet Go European Championship will culminate in the final matches of the best four teams in 2011/2012 League A. The games will take place in the European Go Congress 2012 in Bad Godesberg, Bonn, Germany, on the first Saturday 21st July and the Sunday evening 22nd July. Teams from Russia, Ukraine, Czechia and France will resolve the championship in three rounds.

The tournament site is the Parksaal of the Bad Godesberg Municipal Hall. The opening ceremony will be held 10.15 am and the schedule for the rounds is listed below. Two games for each round will be broadcast by EuroGoTV in Pandanet-IGS. There will be also professional commentary for each game at the tournament premises. The commentators are Ms. Li Ting 1 dan (Kansai Ki-in) and Yoon Young-sun 8 dan (Hankuk Kiwon).

Round 1 – Sat 21 July 2012 10:30 CEST
Russia – France 2-2
Ukraine – Czechia 2-2

Round 2 – Sat 21 July 2012 14:30 CEST
Czechia – Russia 2-2
France – Ukraine 0-4

Round 3 – Sun 22 July 2012 18:30 CEST
Russia – Ukraine
Czechia – France

For the live broadcast, see the EuroGoTV accounts on Pandanet-IGS and for the results and recorded games the Finals page.

The players for each team are following (four players each round, one reserve player):

Russia
Ilya Shikshin
Alexandre Dinerchtein
Dmitrij Surin
Oleg Mezhov
Alexey Lazarev

Ukraine
Artem Kachanovskyj
Dmytro Bogatskyy
Andrij Kravec
Bohdan Zhurakovskyy
Dmytro Jacenko

Czechia
Ondrej Silt
Jan Simara
Jan Hora
Jan Prokop
Lukas Podpera

France
Thomas Debarre
Remi Campagnie
Benjamin Papazoglou
Frederic Donzet
Antoine Fenech

08 May 12 18:17:16

League A Final Round

The last round of the 2nd Pandanet Go European Team Tournament A League is perhaps not the most exciting anymore, with Russia as a clear league winner and the three remaining places for the final in Bonn already resolved. Ukraine, France and the Czech Republic are comfortable at 10 points while Hungary (currently 8 points), even if winning, can’t reach the board points total of any of those three. Still, exciting games are guaranteed, and the Netherlands and Poland fight hard for the league place.

Last round pairing, League A, Tuesday 8 May 2012

Russia vs. Netherlands 19:00 CEST
Romania vs. France 20:00
Poland vs. Ukraine 20:00
Germany vs. Hungary 20:00
Sweden vs. Czechia 20:00

Pairings and game records here

01 Feb 12 10:39:27

Round 5 of Team Championship - League B

At last every game of the second round has been played, let’s see what happened!

Israel 3 – 1 Finland
The victory on board 1 by Antti Törmänen (now insei in Japan) wasn’t enough: Israel was able to subvert the game and clench an unexpected victory thanks to a 1 point mistake during the final ko battle on board 4, played yesterday. As far as I can see, Black should have played T1 at move 249, which gives him a further threat in T5, just enough to win the ko and the game by 0.5 points.
Antti has published a pro-mediated comment of the first board on his blog (post 1, post 2).

Austria 1 – 3 Serbia
A close game decided by sunday’s match between Viktor Lin and Dusan Mitic. The Mitic brothers are still undefeated, and Serbia has now closed the gap with Finland.

Slovenia 1 – 3 Denmark
Denmark prevailed, and moves to the fifth place. As of today they are the only team who won all games on board 3, helped by their balanced lineup. Slovenia put up a good fight, winning on board 4 and losing board 1 only by 7.5 points.

Belgium 3 – 1 Slovakia
Belgium was able to win even without one of its two top players. The most interesting match was probably board 1, in which Lucas Neirynck prevailed after killing one of his opponent’s groups.

United Kingdom 2 – 2 Switzerland
Victories by John Walch in a game characterized by an unusual opening and Sébastien Ott in a game of many invasions allowed Switzerland to get one point and gave the UK their third draw in five games.

Here you can find the pairings, games, and complete results.

What’s next?Round 6
The next round will hopefully be played between the 15th and the 21st of February.

There won’t be any direct confrontations in the battle for promotion between Finland, Israel and Serbia, as they’ll be playing the UK, Switzerland, and Belgium. Serbia has probably the easiest pairing, and will hope that the UK and Belgium won’t leave their games empty handed.

The last two matches are between Denmark and Slovakia and neighbours Slovenia and Austria.

15 Dec 11 21:32:57

Round 4 of Team Championship - League B

At last every game of the second round has been played, the players having defeated even the IGS server mantineance. Let’s see what happened!

Slovakia 0-4 Finland
No player from Slovakia showed, so Finland won all four games by forfeit. The penalty for not showing up brings Slovakia down to the last place. Hopefully they will be able to recover!

Serbia 4 – 0 Slovenia
As expected, the favourites won all four games by resignation. The Mitic brothers are still undefeated, but the hardest games have yet to be played! Once more, one of the most interesting games was played by Nikola Mitic.

Belgium 3 – 1 Austria
Vitor Lin’s return (and victory) on sunday gave hope to Austria, but it wasn’t enough. Once more, the Belgians did their best and ended up winning all the other 3 games by resignation. This victory consolidates their fourth position in the standings.

United Kingdom 1 – 3 Israel
There were a few technical problems, so two games started late, but this was probably the most interesting and hard fought match of the day. Ali Jabarin had to do his best to win against Bei Ge, and on board 4, nothwistanding an extremely big furikawari, Ofer Zivony prevailed against David Ward only in the endgame.

Denmark 4-0 Switzerland
First victory for the Danish team; not many chances for the Swiss players to win on any of the boards.

Here you can find the pairings, games, and complete results.

What’s next?Round 5
The next round will be played between the 18th and the 24th of January. There will be a few interesting matches to look forward to.

First of all, Israel will play against Finland to try claim the first place on the standings. Then Serbia – Austria, Denmark will play against Slovenia: winning there will give them a chance to gain momentum and leave the bottom half of the standings. Slovakia will probably need to score points against Belgium to recover from their los by default. Finally, Switzerland will try to give Team United Kingdom a run for their money.

16 Nov 11 13:30:42

Round 3 of Team Championship - League B

At last every game of the second round has been played, the players having defeated even the IGS server mantineance. Let’s see what happened!

Finland 3-1 Belgium
Finland wins again, but also collects the first defeat on board 4, in a game characterized by an uncommon taisha variation. Of note also the neat kill that ended the game on board 3.

Austria 3 – 1 Denmark
Very strong performance by the Austrian team, who was probably the underdog here (last year Den won 3-1). Unfortunately board 4 wasn’t played, we sincerely hope that there won’t be many more games awarded by forfeit this year.

Israel 3 – 1 Slovakia
Third consecutive win for Israel! They are putting a good deal of pressure on Finland, in preparation for their match on round 5. Once more Slovakia played well and was close to obtaining a draw against a stronger opponent.

Slovenia 0-4 Switzerland
First victory and first points for Switzerland, in a crucial match for the battle to avoid relegation. Slovenia seemed to have a bad day, losing all four games against opponents of lower rank. Hopefully this defeat won’t diminish their nice fighting spirit. A good example to see the fighting spirit in action is board 4, which deserves to be called “A Game of Kos”.

United Kingdom 2 – 2 Serbia
Once more, the Mitic brothers are undefeated, with Nikola edging Bei Ge by just 0.5 points! The UK was saved by Des Cann and Jon Diamond’s close victories on boards 3 and 4.

Here you can find the pairings, games, and complete results.

03 Nov 11 01:38:48

Round 2 of Team Championship - League B

At last every game of the second round has been played, the players having defeated even the IGS server mantineance. Let’s see what happened!

Switzerland 0 – 4 Finland
Another defeat for Switzerland, but they had a very rough draw, with Israel and Finland in the first two rounds. Finland beat everyone senseless again. Will Belgium, their next opponent, be able to stop the Finnish Steamrollers?

Slovakia 0 – 4 Serbia
The score doesn’t tell us the whole truth. Slovakia did rather well, as two of the games were very close; I’d recommend especially game 2 between Maros Kral (Svk) and Nikola Mitic (Srb).

Denmark 1 – 3 Israel
Israel reminded us to be a strong contender for promotion and to have one of the strongest players of the league. Jabarin’s kill on board 1 was rather spectacular (at least for a 3 kyu player).

Belgium 2 – 2 Slovenia
Slovenia dominated the two lower tables, but it proved not to be enough. Another strong performance by the two top Belgian players.

United Kingdom 2 – 2 Austria
The games on boards 3 and 4 were interrupted by the IGS server mantineance. Schayan Hamrah (Aut) decided to resign his game without resuming it; instead, Alex Selby (UK) and Jürgen Suntinger (Aut) went on to play a complex game decided by time and ko battles.

Here you can find the pairings, games, and complete results.

13 Oct 11 15:57:57

League B, Round 2

As usual, the week after League A it’s time for the League B matches!

Login to Pandanet IGS and join room 36 (“EuropeanTeamChamp”) to observe the games. The team matches are listed below, for individual pairings see: League B, Round 2

Tuesday 11th October 2011

20:00 / 21:00 Denmark 1-3 Israel

Tuesday 18th October 2011

20:00 / 21:00 Switzerland vs. Finland
20:00 Slovakia vs. Serbia
20:00 Belgium vs. Slovenia
21:00 / 20:00 United Kingdom vs. Austria

Times are in local times.

Please notice that the games’ day and time are not final and might be subject to change.

11 Oct 11 18:27:35

League A Round 2

Today on Tuesday 11 October we followed the second round of the championship league. The first games started at 19:00 CET (France vs. Russia) while the others joined at 20:00 CET.

League A Tuesday 11 October

France vs. Russia 2-2
Netherlands vs. Czechia 1-3
Germany vs. Romania 2-2
Ukraine vs. Sweden 4-0
Poland vs. Hungary 1-3

Round 2 player pairings and game records of League A.

29 Sep 11 22:39:51

Round 1 of Team Championship - League B

The first round has been finally completed. Let’s see what happened!

Slovenia 0 – 4 Finland
Impressive victory by the Finnish team, all four games ending by resignation. We should expect them to be a major contender for the promotion.

Denmark 2 – 2 Serbia
The victories of the Danish lower tables allowed their team to held favourite Serbia to a draw. Most interesting game was probably board 2, where Nikola Mitic (Serbia) was able to snatch a narrow victory making good use of all the aji.

Austria 1 – 3 Slovakia
Slovakia did impressively well in their League B debut and defeated Austria, who ended in 3rd place last year. There will be little risk of relegation if they keep playing like this!

Switzerland 0 – 4 Israel
The Swiss players tried hard but Israel was too strong. Only the fourth game could have ended differently, but a ko helped Tal Michaeli to get ahead of his opponent, Jonas Jermann.

Belgium 3 – 1 United Kingdom
Very solid performance by the Belgian players, who scored an upset against the United Kingdom. Andrew Simons was the only obstacle between Belgium and the joint first place with Israel and Finland. Last year the UK had won 3-1.

Here you can find the pairings, games, and complete results.

21 Sep 11 12:38:10

League B First Round

This week marks the start for League B of the 2nd Pandanet Go European Team Championship.

Login to Pandanet IGS and join room 36 (“EuropeanTeamChamp”) to observe the games. The team matches are listed below, for individual pairings see: League B, Round 1

Tuesday 27th September 2011

20:00 / 21:00 Slovenia vs. Finland
20:00 Denmark vs. Serbia
20:00 Austria vs. Slovakia
20:00 / 21:00 Switzerland vs. Israel
21:00 / 20:00 Belgium vs. United Kingdom

Times are in local times.

Please notice that the games’ day and time are not final and might be subject to change.

19 Sep 11 19:56:56

Top League First Round

The top league of the 2nd Pandanet Go European Team Championship starts this week on Tuesday. The fight for the top positions starts 19:00 Central European Summer Time with Czechia vs. Russia, the other matches start at 20:00 CEST.

Login to Pandanet IGS and join the room 36 to observer the games. The team matches are listed below, for individual pairings see: League A, Round 1

Round 1 Tue 20th Sep 2011

19:00 / 21:00 Czechia vs. Russia
21:00 / 20:00 Romania vs. Netherlands
21:00 / 20:00 Ukraine vs. France
20:00 Hungary vs. Sweden
20:00 Germany vs. Poland

Times in local times.

The 2nd Pandanet Go European Team Championship had a little slow start last week when several teams from League C were still missing. Turkey beat Ireland and Italy beat Bulgaria. For other teams there’ll be some work to do to catch up with the schedule

31 Aug 11 20:14:11

2nd Pandanet European Team Championship – Leagues, Teams and Round 1

League A

1 Romania
2 Russia
3 Ukraine
4 Hungary
5 France
6 Germany
7 Czechia
8 Netherlands
9 Sweden
10 Poland

Round 1 Tue 20th Sep 2011

19:00 / 21:00 Czechia vs. Russia
21:00 / 20:00 Romania vs. Netherlands
21:00 / 20:00 Ukraine vs. France
20:00 Hungary vs. Sweden
20:00 Germany vs. Poland

League B

1 Finland
2 Serbia
3 Austria
4 Israel
5 Denmark
6 Slovenia
7 United Kingdom
8 Belgium
9 Slovakia
10 Switzerland

Round 1 Tue 27th Sep 2011

20:00 / 21:00 Slovenia vs. Finland
20:00 Denmark vs. Serbia
20:00 Austria vs. Slovakia
20:00 / 21:00 Switzerland vs. Israel
21:00 / 20:00 Belgium vs. United Kingdom

League C

1 Croatia
2 Spain
3 Turkey
4 Luxembourg
5 Italy
6 Bosnia-Herzegovina
7 Cyprus
8 Portugal
9 Ireland
10 Bulgaria

Round 1 Tue 13th Sep 2011

20:00 Bosnia + Herzegovina vs. Croatia
20:00 Italy vs. Spain
21:00 / 19:00 Turkey vs. Ireland
21:00 / 20:00 Bulgaria vs. Luxembourg
19:00 / 21:00 Portugal vs. Cyprus

All times in local times.

29 Aug 11 20:43:55

2nd Pandanet Go European Team Championship

Dear All European Team Championship League Teams and Observers,

After the successful first season of the PGETC we will continue right away with the 2nd Pandanet Go European Team Championship. The format is the same, the conditions are the same and the rules will be only marginally revised from the 1st PGETC season.

Please register your teams (6-12 members) for the 2nd PGETC by email as soon as possible. The registration deadline for the team captains and team members is Thursday 8 September (about 10 days to go – sorry for the tight schedule).

Please send your team information to the League Managers, Martin Stiassny and Vesa Laatikainen by 8th September. This invitation to register has been sent by email to the previous team captains.

Here is the overview of the 2nd PGETC schedule, the pairings will be published by the end of August.

Schedule: order leagues C / A / B :

Round 1: September 13 / 20 / 27
Round 2: October 4 / 11 / 18 (because of KPMC from 21.10.)
Round 3: November 1 / 8 / 15 (because of Pair-World Championship 18.11.)
Round 4: December (Nov) 29 / 6 / 13 (because of SAWMG in Beijing)
Round 5: January 10 / 17 / 24
Round 6: February 7 / 14 / 21
Round 7: March 6 / 13 / 20
Round 8: April (March) 27 / 3 / 17 (because of WAGC end of April)
Round 9 May 8 / 15 / 22

Relegation-games: June 5

We will update the web site and keep you informed about the developments, but please register in time!

25 Jul 11 22:07:05

Russia Wins European Team Championship

The Russian team has won the first Pandanet Go European Team Championship – congratulations!
Romania became second, followed by Ukraine and Hungary. For more information, see
Final Results

21 Jul 11 20:49:56

The finals of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship

On July 23rd and 24th, four teams are competing for the first Pandanet Go European Team Championship title: Romania, Russia, Ukraine and Hungary. The matches take place live at the EGC 2011 in Bordeaux, in building A7.

The finals is played in three rounds, with the same time setting as in the leagues: 60 minutes main time and canadian byoyomi with 25 stones in 10 minutes.

Round 1: Saturday, July 23rd 10:30 CEST

Romania vs. Hungary 4 – 0
Russia vs. Ukraine 3 – 1

Round 2: Saturday, July 23rd 14:30 CEST

Ukraine vs. Romania 3 – 1
Hungary vs. Russia 1 – 3

Round 3: Sunday, July 24th 20:00 CEST

Romania vs. Russia 2 – 2
Ukraine vs. Hungary 2 – 2
14 Jun 11 14:38:52

Qualifications 14 June

The league games are now over and the top four teams are preparing for the Pandanet Go European Team Championship Finals in July 2011 held during the European Go Congress 2011 in Bordeaux, France.

Meanwhile, the last league places in League A and League B are still unresolved. This Tuesday 14 June 2011 will see the five-player-teams fighting for the upper league places.

UPDATE: Poland and Switzerland fought their way to the upper leagues!

League A Qualification Poland – Finland 3 – 2
League B Qualification Switzerland – Croatia 4 – 1
17 May 11 16:35:30

Final Round of the Championship Leagues

This week the final league games of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship League C will be held. This will complete the 30 players league rounds, with the Bordeaux finals and the play-offs for league places left.

There were many teams fighting for the Bordeaux finals. In the top League A four teams – France, Czechia, Germany and Hungary – were very close to get the last place in the finals. As it happened, Hungary joins Romania, Russia and Ukraine in the Bordeaux finals, while Finland and Poland will fight for the last League A place. Serbia is gathering force in League B the next year.

In the League B Sweden won the promotion and Spain got demoted. Croatia will meet the second team from the League C in the play-off.

The League C top places are also closely contested with Switzerland, Slovakia and Turkey all in the running. Tuesday 7th June will see the final showdown with the League C matches.

Log in to Pandanet IGS and join the excitement of the final rounds!

League A – the 9th and the Last Round

Netherlands vs. Russia Tue 24 May 1 – 3
Finland vs. Serbia Tue 24 May 2 – 2
Hungary vs. Ukraine Tue 24 May 3 – 1
Czechia vs. Romania Tue 24 May 1 – 3
France vs. Germany Tue 24 May 2 – 2

Pairings in League A – Round 9

League B – the 9th and the Last Round

Poland vs. Sweden Tue 17 May 3 – 1
Israel vs. Denmark Tue 17 May 2 – 2
United Kingdom vs. Spain Tue 17 May 3 – 1
Slovenia vs. Austria Tue 17 May 0 – 4
Croatia vs. Belgium Tue 17 May 2 – 2

Results and games in League B – Round 9

League C – the 9th and the Last Round

Switzerland vs. Luxembourg Tue 7 June 2 – 2
Turkey vs. Italy Tue 7 June 2 – 2
Cyprus vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina Tue 7 June 1 – 2 (pending)
Portugal vs. Ireland Tue 7 June 3 – 1
Bulgaria vs. Slovakia Tue 7 June 0 – 4

Pairings in League C – Round 9

19 Apr 11 09:14:50

Two Rounds to Go

The first instance of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship is now close to finish, only two rounds to go in the Pandanet-IGS go server. After that, the best four of the League A will be set for the finals in Bordeaux, France.

The 8th round started with the League B games 19th April, and the League A followed on 3rd May. The League C will play on Tuesday 10th May. Note that the times are given in Western European Summer Time zone.

League A

Romania vs. Netherlands Tue 03 May 2011 2 – 2
Germany vs. Russia Tue 03 May 2011 3 – 1
Ukraine vs. France Tue 03 May 2011 3 – 1
Serbia vs. Hungary Tue 03 May 2011 0 – 4
Czechia vs. Finland Tue 03 May 2011 2 – 2

Results and game records in League A – Round 8

League B

Spain vs. Croatia Tue 19 Apr 2011 0 – 4
Denmark vs. Poland Tue 19 Apr 2011 1 – 3
Slovenia vs. United Kingdom Tue 19 Apr 2011 3 – 1
Belgium vs. Austria Tue 19 Apr 2011 0 – 4
Sweden vs. Israel Tue 19 Apr 2011 4 – 0

Results and game records in League B – Round 8

League C

Italy vs. Switzerland Tue 10 May 2011 WEST 19:00
Cyprus vs. Portugal Tue 10 May 2011 WEST 19:00
Bulgaria vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina Tue 10 May 2011 WEST 19:00
Luxembourg vs. Turkey Tue 10 May 2011 WEST 19:00
Ireland vs. Slovakia Tue 10 May 2011 WEST 20:00

Pairings and results in League C – Round 8

30 Mar 11 09:30:13

Round 7 Enters Summer Time

After the daylight saving time change, the round 7 of Pandanet Go European Team Championship commences. The League B games were played 29th March and the League A followed 5th April. League C will play the seventh round matches on Tuesday 12th April. Note that the times are given in Western European Summer Time zone.

League C

Portugal vs. Bulgaria Tue 12 Apr 2011 3 – 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Turkey Tue 12 Apr 2011 2 – 2
Italy vs. Ireland Tue 12 Apr 2011 1 – 3
Luxembourg vs. Cyprus Tue 12 Apr 2011 2 – 2
Slovakia vs. Switzerland Tue 12 Apr 2011 3 – 1

Pairings and results in League C – Round 7

League A

France vs. Finland Tue 05 Apr 2011 4 – 0
Hungary vs. Czechia Tue 05 Apr 2011 2 – 2
Russia vs. Romania Tue 05 Apr 2011 1 – 3
Germany vs. Serbia Tue 05 Apr 2011 2 – 2
Netherlands vs. Ukraine Tue 05 Apr 2011 1 – 3

Pairings and results in League A – Round 7

League B

Israel vs. Poland Tue 29 Mar 2011 3 – 1
Spain vs. Belgium Tue 29 Mar 2011 1 – 3
Austria vs. United Kingdom Tue 29 Mar 2011 2 – 2
Denmark vs. Sweden Tue 29 Mar 2011 0 – 4
Croatia vs. Slovenia Tue 29 Mar 2011 0 – 4

Pairings and results in League B – Round 7

14 Mar 11 13:55:25

Round 6 of Team Championship

The sixth round of the Pandanet European Team Championship will be completed with League C matches this week. The League A and B teams met already 15th and 8th March respectively.

League A – Round 6 – Tue 15 March

Hungary vs. Netherlands Tue 15 Mar 2011 3 – 1
Czechia vs. Germany Tue 15 Mar 2011 3 – 1
France vs. Serbia Tue 15 Mar 2011 3 – 1
Ukraine vs. Romania Tue 15 Mar 2011 2 – 2
Finland vs. Russia Tue 15 Mar 2011 0 – 4

Pairings and results in League A – Round 6

League B – Round 6 – Tue 8th March

Slovenia vs. Denmark Tue 08 Mar 2011 3 – 1
United Kingdom vs. Croatia Sun 06 Mar 2011 3 – 1
Spain vs. Israel Tue 08 Mar 2011 1 – 3
Poland vs. Austria Tue 08 Mar 2011 2 – 2
Belgium vs. Sweden Tue 08 Mar2011 0 – 4

Pairings and results in League B – Round 6

League C – Round 6 – Tue 22nd March

Ireland vs. Cyprus Tue 22 Mar 2011 GMT 19:00
Portugal vs. Switzerland Tue 22 Mar 2011 GMT 20:00
Turkey vs. Bulgaria Tue 22 Mar 2011 GMT 18:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Luxembourg Tue 22 Mar 2011 GMT 19:00
Slovakia vs. Italy Tue 22 Mar 2011 GMT 19:00

Pairings and results in League C – Round 6

02 Mar 11 08:16:55

Halfway Matches Over

The fifth round is (almost) completed and the halfway round of the league is succesfully past. Four more rounds to go before June, the 6th round will start next week with League B on Tuesday 8th March.

League A – Round 5 – Tue 22nd February

Russia vs. France Tue 22 Feb 2011 3 – 1
Romania vs. Germany Tue 22 Feb 2011 2 – 2
Ukraine vs. Czechia Tue 22 Feb 2011 2 – 2
Finland vs. Hungary Tue 22 Feb 2011 0 – 4
Serbia vs. Netherlands Tue 22 Feb 2011 2 – 2

Pairings and results in League A – Round 5

League B – Round 5 – Tue 15th February

Sweden vs. United Kingdom Tue 15 Feb 2011 4 – 0
Belgium vs. Slovenia Tue 15 Feb 2011 2 – 2
Croatia vs. Israel Sun 13 Feb 2011 1 – 3
Poland vs. Spain Tue 15 Feb 2011 4 – 0
Austria vs. Denmark Sun 13 Feb 2011 1 – 3

Pairings and results in League B – Round 5

League C – Round 5 – Tue 1st March

Ireland vs. Turkey Tue 01 Mar 2011 1 – 3
Switzerland vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina Tue 01 Mar 2011 4 – 0
Bulgaria vs. Luxembourg Tue 01 Mar 2011 0 – 4
Cyprus vs. Italy Tue 01 Mar 2011 1 – 3
Portugal vs. Slovakia Tue 01 Mar 2011 1 – 3

Pairings and results in League C – Round 5

14 Feb 11 09:50:32

Pandanet Go European Championship Crosstables

League A

Pos Team Games Won Tie Lost Score Points
1 Romania 5 4 1 0 16-4 9
2 Russia 5 4 1 0 15-5 9
3 Ukraine 5 1 4 0 11-9 6
4 Germany 5 1 4 0 11-9 6
5 Czechia 5 1 3 1 10-10 5
6 France 5 2 1 2 9-11 5
7 Hungary 5 1 1 3 9-11 3
8 Netherlands 5 0 3 2 8-12 3
9 Finland 5 1 0 4 6-14 2
10 Serbia 5 0 2 3 5-15 2

League B

Pos Team Games Won Tie Lost Score Points
1 Poland 5 5 0 0 17-3 10
2 Sweden 5 4 1 0 17-3 9
3 Denmark 5 4 1 0 16-4 9
4 Israel 5 4 0 1 13-7 8
5 Austria 5 3 1 1 13-7 7
6 Slovenia 5 1 1 3 8-12 3
7 United Kingdom 5 1 1 3 5-131 3
8 Belgium 5 0 1 4 4-16 1
9 Spain 5 0 0 5 2-18 0
10 Croatia 5 0 0 5 2-172 0

1 2 bp reduced

2 1 bp reduced

League C

Pos Team Games Won Tie Lost Score Points
1 Switzerland 5 5 0 0 19-1 10
2 Luxembourg 5 4 0 1 15-5 8
3 Turkey 5 4 0 1 15-5 8
4 Slovakia 5 4 0 1 15-5 8
5 Italy 5 4 0 1 13-7 8
6 Ireland 5 0 2 3 5-15 2
7 Bulgaria 5 1 1 3 0-153 24
8 Bosnia-Herzegovina 5 0 1 4 4-155 1
9 Portugal 5 1 0 4 0-146 14
10 Cyprus 5 0 0 5 2-18 0

3 5 bp reduced

4 1 mp reduced

5 1 bp reduced

6 6 bp reduced

31 Jan 11 16:18:21

Round 4

The League C matches completed the fourth round of Pandanet Go European Team Championship. League A and B matches have been already played.

League C – Round 4 – Tue 8th February

Turkey vs. Portugal 4 – 0
Luxembourg vs. Ireland 4 – 0
Switzerland vs. Cyprus 4 – 0
Italy vs. Bulgaria 4 – 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Slovakia 1 – 3

Pairings and results in League C – Round 4

League A – Round 4 – Tue 1st February

Germany vs. Ukraine 2 – 2
France vs. Hungary 3 – 1
Netherlands vs. Finland 1 – 3
Romania vs. Serbia 4 – 0
Czechia vs. Russia 1 – 3

Pairings, results and game records in League A – Round 4

League B – Round 4 – Tue 25th January

Austria vs. Croatia 3 – 1
Sweden vs. Spain 4 – 0
Denmark vs. Belgium 4 – 0
Israel vs. United Kingdom 3 – 1
Slovenia vs. Poland 1 – 3

Pairings, results and game records in League B – Round 4

04 Jan 11 10:40:19

Round 3: January 2011

League A – Round 3 – Tuesday 11 January 2011

Match Date GMT GMT+1 GMT+2 GMT+3
Serbia vs. Czech Republic Mon 10 Jan 2011 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Hungary vs. Germany Tue 11 Jan 2011 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Finland vs. Romania Tue 11 Jan 2011 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00
Russia vs. Ukraine Tue 11 Jan 2011 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00
France vs. Netherlands Tue 11 Jan 2011 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00

League B – Round 3 – Tuesday 04 January 2011

Match Date GMT GMT+1 GMT+2 GMT+3
Belgium vs. Poland Tue 04 Jan 2011 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Croatia vs. Sweden Tue 04 Jan 2011 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Slovenia vs. Israel Tue 04 Jan 2011 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
United Kingdom vs. Denmark Tue 04 Jan 2011 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Spain vs. Austria Tue 04 Jan 2011 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00

League C – Round 3 – Tuesday 18 January 2011

Match Date GMT GMT+1 GMT+2 GMT+3
Bulgaria vs. Switzerland Tue 18 Jan 2011 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Cyprus vs. Turkey Tue 18 Jan 2011 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00
Portugal vs. Italy Tue 18 Jan 2011 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Ireland vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina Tue 18 Jan 2011 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Slovakia vs. Luxembourg Tue 18 Jan 2011 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
14 Dec 10 22:57:42

Results for Tuesday 14th of December

Results and Games (sgf) from league A
Results from league B
Results and Games from league C

League B, Sweden – Slovenia 3-1
Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b Michael Yao 6d (myaoSWE) w Leon Matoh 5d (lmatoh) 1-0
Board 2 w Martin Li 5d (MartinSWE) b Gregor Butala 4d (tiger) 0-1
Board 3 b Klas Almroth 4d (SWEKlas) w Andrej Kralj 3d (eltoro3) 1-0
Board 4 w Charlie Åkerblom 4d (KaninSWE) b Timotej Šuc 3d (racman) 1-0
League B, Denmark – Spain 3-1
Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b Kasper Hornbæk 5d (kash) w Joan Pons 3d (semelis) 0-1
Board 2 w Thomas Heshe 4d (daydreamer) b Jesús Roldán 2d(jesusin0) 1-0
Board 3 b Uffe Rasmussen 4d (Laudrup) w Alvaro Parra 2d (pichon) 1-0
Board 4 w Jannik Rasmussen 3d (JRDK) b Carlos Villagra 9k(carlosv) 1-0
League B, Austria – Israel 3-1
Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b Lin Viktor 5d (Sandmann) w Ali Jabarin 5d (AliJ93) 1-0
Board 2 w Scheid Bernhard 5d (Pok) b Ofer Zivony 3d (OferZ) 0-1
Board 3 b Suntinger Jürgen 3d (Juergonaut ) w Amir Fragman 4d(Wade) 1-0
Board 4 w Krames Wolfgang 2d (Koffein) b Tal Michaeli 1d (iHoldKiesi) 1-0
13 Dec 10 23:17:36

Results for Monday 13th December

Here come the results of the second round. There will be soon an automated results table so everything will get neater and easier to update it!

League A: Ukraine – Finland 3-1
Board 1 b Dmytro Bogackyj 6d (Dika) – Vesa Laatikainen 5d (baldur) 1-0
Board 2 w Andrij Kravec 5d (Nighthawk) – Juri Kuronen 5d (Namii) 1-0
Board 3 b Bohdan Zhurakovskyj 5d (Bohdan) – Mikko Siukola 4d (Kettu) 1-0
Board 4 w Serhij Ridzel 5d (kosumi2010) – Jesse Savo 3d (Werfeus) 0-1
League A, Czechia – France 2-2
Board 1 b Jan Hora (JanHora) 6d – Thomas Debarre (ThomasD) 6d 1-0
Board 2 w Vladimir Danek (Veedee) 5d – Frédéric Donzet (donzet) 5d 0-1
Board 3 b Jan Simara (flashback) 5d – Antoine Fenech (Antoine) 5d 0-1
Board 4 w Ondrej Kruml (scurge10) 4d – Simon Billouet (BillouetS) 4d 1-0
League B, Belgium – United Kingdom 1-3
Board 1 b Jan Ramon (janr) 4d – Matthew MacFadyen (Macfadyen) 6d 0-1
Board 2 w Nelis Vets (Nelis) 1d – Jon Diamond (mumps) 4d 0-1
Board 3 b Kwinten Missiaen (Kwik) 1d – Des Cann (Shuko) 5d 0-1
Board 4 w Dominique Versyck (dversyck) 1k – Andrew Simons (Uberdude) 3d 1-0
League B, Poland – Croatia 3-1
Board 1 b Soldan Leszek 5d (Lesio) – Zakanj Matej 4d (sylar) 0-1
Board 2 w Koichiro Habu 4d (HabuKoichi) – Koncer Slobodan 4d (Baffo) 1-0
Board 3 b Kamiński Marek 4d (Kamyk) – Vasiljevic Vedran 2d (Vaske) 1-0
Board 4 w Michal Parkola 3d (Udreka) – Furjanic Lovro (Lovro) 2k 1-0
11 Dec 10 08:56:29

Pairings Round 2

League A, Ukraine – Finland

Monday 13th December GMT 19:00 (21:00 Ukraine, 21:00 Finland)

Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b Artem Kachanovskyj 7d (artem9212) w Vesa Laatikainen 5 dan (baldur)
Board 2 w Dmytro Bogackyj 6d (Dika) b Juri Kuronen 5 dan (Namii)
Board 3 b Andrij Kravec 5d (Nighthawk) w Mikko Siukola 4 dan (Kettu)
Board 4 w Bohdan Zhurakovskyj 5d (Bohdan) b Jesse Savo 3 dan (Werfeus)
League A, Czechia – France

Monday 13th December GMT 19:00 (20:00 Czechia , 20:00 France)

Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b Jan Hora (JanHora) 6 dan w Thomas Debarre (ThomasD) 6 dan
Board 2 w Vladimir Danek (Veedee) 5 dan b Frédéric Donzet (donzet) 5 dan
Board 3 b Jan Simara (flashback) 5 dan w Antoine Fenech (Antoine) 5 dan
Board 4 w Ondrej Kruml (scurge) 4 dan b Simon Billouet (BillouetS) 4 dan
League A, Germany – Netherlands

Tuesday 14th December GMT 19:00 (20:00 Germany, 20:00 Netherlands)

Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b Zhao Pei 6d (Pei) w Gilles van Eeden 6d (vaneeden)
Board 2 w Christoph Gerlach 6d (cgerlach) b Geert Groenen 6d (GGroenen)
Board 3 b Benjamin Teuber 6d (bteuber) w Merlijn Kuin 6d (Merlijn)
Board 4 w Michael Palant 5d (pharao) b Peter Brouwer 5d (breeze)
League A, Serbia – Russia

Tuesday 14th December GMT 18:00 (19:00 Serbia, 21:00 Russia)

Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b Dusan Mitic 5d (StrayCat) w Ilya Shikshin (7d, roln)
Board 2 w Nikola Mitic 5d (nidza92) b Alex Dinerchtein (3p, breakfast)
Board 3 b Lazar Manojlovic 5d (Laza) w Svetlana Shikshina (3p, redrose)
Board 4 w Mijodrag Stankovic 5d (Keks) b Alexey Lazarev 6d (lazer)
League B, Denmark – Spain 3-1

Tuesday 14th December GMT 19:00 (20:00 Denmark, 20:00 Spain)

Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b Kasper Hornbæk 5d (kash) w Joan Pons 3d (semelis) 0-1
Board 2 w Thomas Heshe 4d (daydreamer) b Jesús Roldán 2d(jesusin0) 1-0
Board 3 b Uffe Rasmussen 4d (Laudrup) w Alvaro Parra 2d (pichon) 1-0
Board 4 w Jannik Rasmussen 3d (JRDK) b Carlos Villagra 9k(carlosv) 1-0

*Board 2 18:30

League B, Austria – Israel 3-1

Tuesday 14th December GMT 19:00 (20:00 Austria, 21:00 Israel)

Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b Lin Viktor 5d (Sandmann) w Ali Jabarin 5d (AliJ93) 1-0
Board 2 w Scheid Bernhard 5d (Pok) b Ofer Zivony 3d (OferZ) 0-1
Board 3 b Suntinger Jürgen 3d (Juergonaut ) w Amir Fragman 4d(Wade) 1-0
Board 4 w Krames Wolfgang 2d (Koffein) b Tal Michaeli 1d (iHoldKiesi) 1-0
League B, Sweden – Slovenia 3-1

Tuesday 14th December GMT 19:00 (20:00 Sweden, 20:00 Slovenia)

Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b Michael Yao 6d (myaoSWE) w Leon Matoh 5d (lmatoh) 1-0
Board 2 w Martin Li 5d (MartinSWE) b Gregor Butala 4d (tiger) 0-1
Board 3 b Klas Almroth 4d (SWEKlas) w Andrej Kralj 3d (eltoro3) 1-0
Board 4 w Charlie Åkerblom 4d (KaninSWE) b Timotej Šuc 3d (racman) 1-0

*Board 1 played on 13th of December

10 Dec 10 13:26:30

Round 2 Tuesday 14th December

Pandanet Go European Team Championship Round 2 will take place next Tuesday. The team captains are now agreeing about the exact playing dates and times but soon we will see the following four-player matches:

Round 2 — Dec 14th 2010

League A

Match Date GMT GMT+1 GMT+2 GMT+3
Ukraine vs. Finland Mon Dec 13 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Czechia vs. France Mon Dec 13 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Germany vs. Netherlands Tue Dec 14 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Serbia vs. Russia Tue Dec 14 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Hungary vs. Romania Tue Dec 14 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00

League B

Denmark vs. Spain Tue Dec 14 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Austria vs. Israel Tue Dec 14 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Poland vs. Croatia Sun Dec 13 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Sweden vs. Slovenia Tue Dec 14 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Belgium vs. United Kingdom Mon Dec 13 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00

*Board 1 of Sweden vs. Slovenia plays on Mon 13 Dec 20:00
Board 2 of Denmark vs. Spain time to be confirmed

League C

Italy vs. Luxembourg
Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Portugal
Turkey vs. Switzerland
Ireland vs. Bulgaria
Cyprus vs. Slovakia

The exact schedules and players will be published when team captains have provided the information.

Meanwhile, read the GoPanda FAQ for a better Pandanet user experience. The FAQ. has been updated with a lot of information on rooms, playing on igs, the chat system and the procedure for the Pandanet Go European Team Championship.

24 Nov 10 00:16:21

Results for Tuesday 23rd November 1st round

League A: Netherlands – Czechia 2-2
Board 1 Rob van Zeijst 7d (vanzeijst) – Ondrej Silt 6d (manocska) 1-0
Board 2 Gilles van Eeden 6d (vaneeden) – Jan Hora 6d (JanHora) 1-0
Board 3 Geert Groenen 6d (GGroenen) – Vladimir Danek 5d (Veedee) 0-1
Board 4 Frank Janssen 6d (janssensei) – Jan Simara 5d (flashback) 0-1
League A: Romania – France 4-0
Board 1 Cristian Pop 7d (CPop) – Paul Drouot 5d (DrouotP) 1-0
Board 2 Dragos Bajenaru 6d (bok) – Jeff Séailles 5d (seailles) 1-0
Board 3 Cornel Burzo 6d (Cornel) – Pierre Audouard 5d (Pierre) 1-0
Board 4 Lucian Deaconu 5d (shimamura) – Jérôme Salignon 4d (jer) 1-0
League A: Finland – Germany 1-3
Board 1 Antti Törmänen 6d (Tienb) – Zhao Pei 6d (Pei) 0-1
Board 2 Vesa Laatikainen 5d (baldur) – Christoph Gerlach 6d (cgerlach) 1-0
Board 3 Juri Kuronen 5d (Namii) – Benjamin Teuber 6d (bteuber) 0-1
Board 4 Javier-Aleksi Savolainen 5d (Aleksito) – Michael Palant 5d (pharao) 0-1
League B: Israel – Belgium 3-1
Board 1: Ali Jabarin (AliJ93) – Lucas Neirynck (Cucurucucu) B+Resign
Board 2: Ron Lavi (Ronl1) – Benjamin Gigot (Pinchilei) W+Time
Board 3: Reem Ben David (Reem) – Kwinten Missiaen (Kwik) B+6.5
Board 4: Tal Michaeli (iHoldKiesi) – Dominique Versyck (dversyck) B+Resign
League B: Austria – Sweden 2-2
Board 1: Viktor Lin (Sandmann) – Michael Yao (myaoSWE) B+
Board 2: Bernhard Scheid (Pok) – Fredrik Blomback (FreddaSWE) W+Resign
Board 3: Jürgen Suntinger (Juergonaut) – John Karlsson (BooSWE) W+Resign
Board 4: Wolfgang Krames (Koffein) – Klas Almroth (SWEKlas) B+Resign
League B: Spain – Slovenia 1-3
Board 1: Jesús Roldán (jesusin0) – Leon Matoh (lmatoh) W+?
Board 2: Alvaro Parra (pichon) – Andrej Kralj (Eltoro3) W+?
Board 3: Carlos Villagrá (carlosv) – Timotej Šuc (racman) W+Resign
Board 4: Sonia Pulido (saltamonte) – Jamez Janža (Janez) B+Resign
League C: Bosnia and Herzegovina – Italy 1-3
Board 1: Zoran Simeunovic (simke02) – Carlo Metta (PaxDeorum) B+Resign
Board 2: Mladen Bogdanovic (Bogi) – Alessandro Scolavino (FreeDoom) B+Resign
Board 3: Nebojsa Jungic (blaf3) – Federico Odorizzi (fede) W+Resign
Board 4: Pavle Stankovic (Pavle) – Andrea Partiti (kaiouap) B+Resign
League C: Slovakia – Turkey 1-3
Board 1: Pavol Lisy (Palko) – Giray Erdi (Oromen) W+Resign
Board 2: Maros Kral (nefrit) – Hüsrev Aksüt (Husrev) W+Time
Board 3: Martin Strelka (MSvreco) – Sercan Oruç (Sercan) W+Resign
Board 4: Miroslav Smid (Filo1) – Altan Kuntay (akuntay) B+21.5
League C: Bulgaria – Cyprus 3-1
Board 1: Magdalena Mladenova (BlackSky) – Dimitris Regginos (regginos) W+Resign
Board 2: Stanislav Traykov (glimz) – Nurman Aylanc (fukurokuji) W+Resign
Board 3: Boyan Alexandrov (nem) – Argyris Fellas (Ananda) B+Resign
Board 4: Ivan Ivanov (shanshui) – Theodoulos Papatheodoulou (theodolus) W+Resign
League C: Luxembourg – Portugal 3-1
Board 1: Andreas Goetzfried (Wodka) – Cristovao Neto (Quetzalt) B+Resign
Board 2: Nguyen Ngoc Cuong (NCuong) – Pedro Pereira (Pite) B+4.5
Board 3: Zhi Kin Mok (KiraKunX) – Pedro Carmona (PCT) B+Resign
Board 4: Nguyen Hoa (Hoa) – Pedro Santos (k23) W+40.5
League C: Switzerland – Ireland 4-0
Board 1: John Walch (Ectoplasm) – Ian Davis (hogweed) B+Resign
Board 2: Félicien Mazille (dragonrojo) – Eoghan Barry (rottenhat) W+47.5
Board 3: Flavien Aubelle (Claypool) – Rory Wales (rorywales) B+Resign
Board 4: Thomas Koller (zilong) – Mark Webb (crawler) W+Resign
23 Nov 10 14:35:02

Pairings Tuesday 23rd November 2010

League A Netherlands – Czechia

Time played GMT+1 20:00, the first board is played at 14:00 GMT+1

Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b Rob van Zeijst 7d (vanzeijst) w Ondrej Silt 6d (manocska)
Board 2 w Gilles van Eeden 6d (vaneeden) b Jan Hora 6d (JanHora)
Board 3 b Geert Groenen 6d (GGroenen) w Vladimir Danek 5d (Veedee)
Board 4 w Frank Janssen 6d (janssensei) b Jan Simara 5d (flashback)
League A Romania – France

Time played GMT 19:00 (20:00 France, 21:00 Romania)

Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b Cristian Pop 7d (CPop) w Paul Drouot 5d (DrouotP)
Board 2 w Dragos Bajenaru 6d (bok) b Jeff Séailles 5d (seailles)
Board 3 b Cornel Burzo 6d (Cornel) w Pierre Audouard 5d (Pierre)
Board 4 w Lucian Deaconu 5d (shimamura ) b Jérôme Salignon 4d (jer)
League A Finland – Germany

Time played GMT 19:00 (20:00 Germany, 21:00 Finland)

Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b Antti Törmänen 6d (Tienb) w Zhao Pei 6d (Pei)
Board 2 w Vesa Laatikainen 5d (baldur) b Christoph Gerlach 6d (cgerlach)
Board 3 b Juri Kuronen 5d (Namii) w Benjamin Teuber 6d (bteuber)
Board 4 w Javier-Aleksi Savolainen 5d (Aleksito) b Michael Palant 5d (pharao)
League C Slovakia – Turkey

Time played GMT 19:00 (20:00 Slovakia, 21:00 Turkey)

Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b Pavol Lisy 5d (Palko) w Giray Erdi 2d (Oromen)
Board 2 w Maros Kral 3d (nefrit) b Hüsrev Aksüt 2d (Husrev)
Board 3 b Martin Strelka 1k (MSvreco) w Sercan Oruç 2d (sercan)
Board 4 w Miroslav Smid 1d (Filo1) b Altan Kuntay 1d (akuntay)
League C Bulgaria – Cyprus

Time played GMT 19:30 (21:30 Bulgaria/Cyprus)

Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b Magdalena Mladenova 1d (BlackSky) w Dimitris Regginos 1d (regginos)
Board 2 w Stanislav Trajkov 1d (glimz) b Nurman Aylanc 1k (fukurokuji)
Board 3 b Bojan Alexandrov 1k (nem) w Argyris Fellas 3k (ananda)
Board 4 w Ivan-Nikolaev Ivanov 4k (shanshui) b Theodoulos Papatheodoulou 3k (theodoulos)
League C Switzerland – Ireland

Time played GMT 20:00 (20:00 Ireland, 21:00 Switzerland)

Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b John Walch 3d (Ectoplasm) w Ian Davis 1d (hogweed)
Board 2 w Félicien Mazille 1d (Dragonrojo) b Eoghan Barry 3k (rottenhat)
Board 3 b Flavien Aubelle 1d (Claypool) w Rory Wales 3k (rorywales)
Board 4 w Thomas Koller 1k (zilong) b Mark Webb 5k (crawler)
League C Bosnia and Herzegovina – Italy

Time played GMT 20:00 (21:00 Bosnia and Herzegovina/Italy)

Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b Zoran Simeunovic 5d (simke02) w Carlo Metta 3d (PaxDeorum)
Board 2 w Mladen Bogdanovic 3k (Bogi) b Alessandro Scolavino 1d (FreeDoom)
Board 3 b Nebojsa Jungic 3k (Blaf3) w Federico Odorizzi 3k (Fede)
Board 4 w Pavle Stankovic 8k (Pavle) b Andrea Partit 4k (kaiouap)
League C Luxembourg – Portugal

Time played GMT 20:00 (20:00 Portugal, 21:00 Luxembourg)
Board 3 might be played later (21:30 GMT)

Board Color Player (Nick) Color Player (Nick)
Board 1 b Andreas Götzfried 3d (Wodka) w Cristovao Neto 2d (Quetzalt)
Board 2 w Cuong Nguyen 1d (NCuong) b Pedro Pereira 1d (Pite)
Board 3 b Zhikin Mok 3k (KiraKunX) w Pedro Carmona 1k (PCT)
Board 4 w Hoa Nguyen 3k (Hoa) b Pedro Santos 2k (k23)
23 Nov 10 09:23:01

Big Match Day Round 1

Today, Tuesday 23rd November 2010 will be the big starting day of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship leagues. 22 teams (almost 100 players) will start their clocks on Pandanet IGS server around GMT 19:00 or an hour or two later. See the schedule for the games below:

League A

Match Date GMT GMT+1 GMT+2 GMT+3
Netherlands vs. Czechia Tue Nov 23 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Romania vs. France Tue Nov 23 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Finland vs. Germany Tue Nov 23 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00

Today’s early game at GMT 13:00 includes Ondrej Silt 6 dan (CZ) vs. Rob van Zeijst 7 dan (NL).

League B

Match Date GMT GMT+1 GMT+2 GMT+3
Israel vs. Belgium Tue Nov 23 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Austria vs. Sweden Tue Nov 23 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Spain vs. Slovenia Tue Nov 23 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00

Depending on the internet connection Board 1 of Austria vs Sweden plays at GMT+1 21:00

League C

Match Date GMT GMT+1 GMT+2 GMT+3
Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Italy Tue Nov 23 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Bulgaria vs. Cyprus Tue Nov 23 19:30 20:30 21:30 22:30
Luxembourg vs. Portugal Tue Nov 23 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Switzerland vs. Ireland Tue Nov 23 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Slovakia vs. Turkey Tue Nov 23 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00

To see the games, you need to have a registered Pandanet IGS account and to join the room EuropeanTeamChamp (36). You can sort the players there based on their country and find your favourites to follow.

Eight teams have already made a jump start, see the results below.

23 Nov 10 00:02:50

Results for the second day

League A Russia – Hungary 3-1
Board 1 Ilya Shikshin (7d, roln) – Diana Koszegi (1p, zsi) 1-0
Board 2 Alex Dinerchtein (3p, breakfast) – Csaba Mero (6d, csaba) 1-0
Board 3 Svetlana Shikshina (3p, redrose) – Pal Balogh (6d, pogacsa) 0-1
Board 4 Oleg Mezhov (6d, tsunamigo) – Rita Pocsai (4d, potentilla) 1-0
League A Serbia – Ukraine 2-2
Board 1 Mitic Dusan (StrayCat) – Artem Kachanovskyj (artem9212) 1-0
Board 2 Mitic Nikola (nidza92) – Dmytro Bogackyj (Dika) 0-1
Board 3 Manojlovic Lazar (Laza) – Andrij Kravec (Nighthawk) 1-0
Board 4 Stankovic Mijodrag (Keks) – Serhij Ridzel (kosumi2010) 0-1
22 Nov 10 11:25:00

Results for the first day

League B Denmark – Croatia 4-0
Board 1 Kasper Hornbæk 5d (kash) – Matej Zakanj 4d (maligo) W+Resign
Board 2 Thomas Heshe 4d (daydreamer) – Slobodan Koncer 3d (Baffo) B+Resign
Board 3 Uffe Rasmussen 4d (Laudrup) – Vedran Vasiljevic 2d (Vaske) W+25.5
Board 4 Jannik Rasmussen 3d (JRDK) – Lovro Furjanic 2k (Lovro) B+Resign
League B UK – Poland 1-3
Board 1 Matthew Macfadyen 6d – Kamil Chwedyna 4d (Kamil) W+Resign
Board 2 Jon Diamond 4d – Habu Koichiro 4d (HabuKoichi) W+Resign
Board 3 Andrew Kay 4d – Marek Kamiński 4d (Kamyk) W+Resign
Board 4 Jonathan Chin 2d – Michal Parkola 2d (Udreka) B+Resign
21 Nov 10 02:18:51

Matches League B

The first matches of the PTEGC start on Sunday 21st of November!

Croatia vs Denmark GMT+1 20:00 (Board 3 GMT+1 21:00)

Board 1: Matej Zakanj 4d (maligo) – Kasper Hornbæk 5d (kash)
Board 2: Thomas Heshe 4d (daydreamer) – Slobodan Koncer 3d (Baffo)
Board 3: Vedran Vasiljevic 2d (Vaske) – Uffe Rasmussen 4d (Laudrup)
Board 4: Jannik Rasmussen 3d (JRDK) – Lovro Furjanic 2k (Lovro)

United Kingdom vs Poland GMT 20:00

Board 1:Matthew Macfadyen 6d – Kamil Chwedyna 4d (Kamil)
Board 2:Jon Diamond 4d – Habu Koichiro 4d (HabuKoichi)
Board 3:Andrew Kay 4d – Marek Kamiński 4d (Kamyk)
Board 4:Desmond Can 5d – Michal Parkola 2d (Udreka)

20 Nov 10 14:25:27

30 teams

Slovakia has entered the tournament and taken the vacant slot in League C, which means there are 30 teams participating!

15 Nov 10 14:39:13

First round on November 23rd

The first round of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship is planned for Tuesday November 23rd. The teams may agree to change the default date. Matches where the date is confirmed are blue.

League A

Match Date GMT GMT+1 GMT+2 GMT+3
Russia vs. Hungary Mon Nov 221 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00
Serbia vs. Ukraine Mon Nov 22 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Netherlands vs. Czechia Tue Nov 232 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Romania vs. France Tue Nov 23 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Finland vs. Germany Tue Nov 23 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00

1 Board one will play six hours earlier, i.e., 12:00 GMT

2 Board one will play six hours earlier, i.e., 14:00 GMT+1.

League B

Match Date GMT GMT+1 GMT+2 GMT+3
Israel vs. Belgium Tue Nov 23 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
United Kingdom vs. Poland Sun Nov 21 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Austria vs. Sweden Tue Nov 23 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Croatia vs. Denmark Sun Nov 213 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Spain vs. Slovenia Tue Nov 23 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00

3 Board three will play one hour later.

League C

Match Date GMT GMT+1 GMT+2 GMT+3
Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Italy Tue Nov 23 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Bulgaria vs. Cyprus Tue Nov 23 19:30 20:30 21:30 22:30
Luxembourg vs. Portugal Tue Nov 23 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Switzerland vs. Ireland Tue Nov 23 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Slovakia vs. Turkey Tue Nov 23 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
15 Nov 10 11:25:40

Website open!

Today the website of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship has opened.

More content, like team presentation, results, tables, etc, will be added in the coming weeks.

If you are playing in the tournament, please register as soon as possible.