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Pandanet Go European Team Championship 2015/2016


Armel-David Wolff

1: Armel-David Wolff

  • Pandanet account: Lovebach
  • Go career: I was born in 1973 and work as a Computer Scientist in the Banking/Financial industry in Geneva and I love Bach. // From 13 to 21 years, I have studied the game of chess. I finished a strong club player but no real ambition on higher levels despite a few successes like a Swiss Team Champion title. I had also a small period where i enjoyed studying the game of bridge with good friends. // At the age of 21, I restarted with the game of go. After a few years of self-study and attending group lessons of wonderful go teachers like Chizu Kobayashi, Li Ang, In-Seong Hwang, I could reach the level of 4 dan but despite their efforts, could not go higher. I would like to thank those teachers a lot, more than skills, they open my eyes on the beauty and philosophy of the game. // I used to be very present in the local clubs, tournaments, Swiss go federation, initiations or teaching leagues, but now i am spending time to study Chinese, practice singing classical pieces and most important, I have just been married, so i would apologize for not being very present those days. // I would like to thank all those making effort to spread this beautiful game and increase the level of Europe.
  • Club / city: Ko Go Club (Geneva)
  • Rank: 4 dan
  • Profession: Computer Scientist
  • Year of birth: 1973

John Walch

2: John Walch

  • Pandanet account: Ectoplasm
  • Go career: I discovered the game 6 years ago. I co-founded a go club at my high-school and the Ishi Go Club at my university. I studied go as insei for 10 months at Nihon Kiin. Swiss champion 2010.
  • Club / city: Ishi Go Club
  • Rank: 4 dan
  • Profession: Student (chemical engineering)
  • Year of birth: 1988

3: Sylvain Praz (Captain)

  • Pandanet account: gasana
  • Club / city: Neu
  • Rank: 2 dan
  • Profession: Student
  • Year of birth: 1988

Ivan Baeriswyl

4: Ivan Baeriswyl

  • Pandanet account: bbaga
  • Rank: 1 dan
  • Year of birth: 1990

Sébastien Ott

5: Sébastien Ott

  • Pandanet account: SSo
  • Club / city: Lausanne
  • Rank: 2 dan
  • Year of birth: 1990

Flavien Aubelle

6: Flavien Aubelle

  • Pandanet account: Flavi
  • Go career: Learn when I was 15, in Ko Go Club of Geneva (Switzerland) // Played occasionally since then, and met Chizu Kobayashi 5p who did big effort at this time in Switzerland to promote Go towards young players // With John Walch, I became Insei for one year in Japan thanks to the help of C. Kobayashi // I left as a 2 kyu, and came back in august 2009 as a 1-2 dan // Did not play Go much since then, but hope to find somee time and continue progressing very soon.
  • Club / city: Ishi Go Club / EPFL (Lausanne)
  • Rank: 2 dan
  • Profession: Digital Transformation Consultant & Swiss Go Federation president
  • Year of birth: 1988

Félicien Mazille

7: Félicien Mazille

  • Pandanet account: dragonrojo
  • Go career: I started to play go in 2004. Winner of the Léman tournament 2011 and Swiss representant at WAGC 2012.
  • Club / city: Ishi Go Club Lausanne
  • Rank: 2 dan
  • Profession: Chemist
  • Year of birth: 1982

Benoît Felix

8: Benoît Felix

  • Pandanet account: Bawannoboy
  • Go career: I started playing go in 2007. I took part in the World Mind Sports Games in Beijing in 2008, in the World Amateur Pairgo Championship in Tokyo in 2011 and went to KPMC in 2011 and 2016.
  • Club / city: KoGoClub (Geneva)
  • Rank: 1 dan
  • Profession: Student
  • Year of birth: 1985

Roberto Morrison

9: Roberto Morrison

  • Pandanet account: Hikarob
  • Go career: Learned the rules in 1989 Represented Switzerland in WAGC 1996 (Omachi, JP) WAGC 2000 (Sendai, JP) OZA 2004 (Amsterdam, NL) WAGC 2005 (Nagoya, JP) KPMC 2008 (Goyang, KR)
  • Club / city: Locarno
  • Rank: 1 kyu
  • Profession: System Engineer
  • Year of birth: 1967

Lorenz Trippel

10: Lorenz Trippel

  • Pandanet account: betterlife
  • Go career: I play since years, started to play as a 8 year old boy or even earlier, i don't remember. At 12 years I was around 5 kyu and progressed slowly to 1 dan till today. I'm Secretary of the Swiss and the European Go Federation.
  • Club / city: Zurich
  • Rank: 1 dan
  • Year of birth: 1977