12 – 15 March 2015 Zandvoort the Netherlands Venue: Centre Parcs Park Zandvoort, near Amsterdam
It is our honor to announce that the EGCC, together with the Dutch Go Association and many volunteers are organizing the European Youth Go Championships 2015!
We have found a great venue: Centre Parcs Holiday resort in Zandvoort. Zandvoort is very popular for its beach and the resort is very close to the sea.
Introduction to GO in the European Go Cultural Centre
The match between AlphaGo of Google Deepmind and the strong Korean 9 dan professional Lee Sedol has raised the interest for Go world wide. In order to introduce Go to a wider audience we are going to organize several introductions to go in the near future. Please return here shortly for details or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The core of our building is the Japanese tatami room, named Kunwa-room, after Iwamoto’s self chosen name. We offer this room to Go players that want to play in a traditional setting, by appointment, through-out the whole week.
Concept: To let Non-Japanese go players get stronger and feel and learn the Japanese culture of go through fantastic programs provided by the Nihon Ki-in of which the 90th anniversary of the foundation will be commemorated in autumn 2014.
Term: From 26th August till September 4th 2014
Place: The Nihon Ki-in (Tokyo)
Participants: Suitable for from 10 kyu up to high dan players
1) Pro Lecture and Workshops
Several selective and experienced pros including a famous 9-dan pro of the Nihon Ki-in will give you a fantastic workshop every day. There will be two classes in sessions to let us provide you with suitable intensive program by skill level: Class A for Dan players and Class B for Kyu players.
*You will be given a special textbook and materials that will help you improve your go skill.
2) Pro Teaching Games & Reviews
Our pros will give you teaching games and deep analysis and reviews of the games.
3) Special Tours
You may enter the most famous room Yugen no mawhich is used for only top players’ matches.
You will visit the venue for a first game of the 39thMeijin title match
You will visit a place in Kamakura where the 10th game wasplayed by Go Seigen and Kitani Minoru. (Kamakura is a very popular tourist destination. Kamakura offers numerous historical monuments and Kamakura’s sand beaches attract large crowds during summer)
You will visit the most famous and traditional Goban shop in Tokyo.
Optional tours may be arranged.
You will play at Japan’s most popular amateur tournament ‘Takara
Shuzou Cup’ for which over 1000 people play. All participants will be given fantastic prize by the sponsor.
You may be invited to such exclusive award ceremony as Honinbo title award ceremony.
You will play a goodwill match against the University students which may include such a strong player as ex-insei of the Nihon Ki-in.
A team tournament will be held with selective lodge members of the Nihon Ki-in.
You will play a league tournament among participants from over the world and the winner will be arranged to play a special match against a famous top pro.
You can play a game with a traditional four legged goban at a Tatami room of the Nihon Ki-in that professional players usually use for their matches and study group meetings.
You will be given some special gifts including Iyama Yuta’s fan from the Nihon Ki-in!
More additional events shall be arranged.
3. Participation Fee
The program fee shall be between JPY 50,000 and JPY 55,000 (about € 375) which includes the participation fee of ‘Takara Shuzou Cup’ and Japanese consumption tax. (*A student may get a discount.) Please note that your accommodation is not included in above price. We can assist you in your reservation of affordable accommodation in Tokyo from € 30/night.
We can assist you in your reservation of accommodation in Tokyo. If you want us to arrange accommodation, please let us know which type (a,b or c) you like and check〝X″in a blank.(from JPY4,000/night for shared room & JPY 6,000/night for single room)