European Go Congress 1966

The 10th European Go Congress

6th - 20th August 1966, Eltham, London, England

The first every EGC in the UK had particpants from 10 nations, and was held at Avery Hill College in South-East London. Mr Hayashida, representing the Japanese Ambassador Mr Shima, opened the event. Also visiting the event were strong players from Asia: Prof. Akiba, observing on behalf of the Nihon Ki-in, Prof. Murai from Germany, and Lee Chang-Sae a Korean student in Berlin. In all there were 62 participants, including 55 active players.

The organisers for the BGA were Ethel and John Barrs, with Bob Hitchens as Tournament Director. As well as Go activities, they organised a tourist visit to the city and a farewell party.

Championship Group

                          JM  MW  MR  ZM  HV  WM  Pt 
1 Jürgen Mattern    Ger   XX  10  01  11  01  11  7
2 Manfred Wimmer    Aus   01  XX  10  01  11  11  7
3 Max Rebattu       Ndl   10  01  XX  10  1=  11  6.5
4 Zoran Mutabzija   Yug   00  10  01  XX  01  11  5
5 Henk de Vries     Ndl   10  00  0=  10  XX  11  4.5
6 Walter Marseille  USA   00  00  00  00  00  XX  0

6 players. All played the others twice (3 hours time limit).

Jürgen Mattern won the play-off with Manfred Wimmer

Master Tournament (2 groups)

Group winners: Gaspari (Yug), Diamond (Gbr)

Grade Tournament (2 groups)

Group winners: Bates (Gbr), Cock (Gbr)

Country Match (two-a-side)

1. UK (5 wins) - Diamond and Irving
2. Germany (4 wins) - Grebe and Ring
3. Holland (3 wins) - Altena and Bruin
4. Yugoslavia (0 wins) - Gaspari and Krajger

More Results (off-site)



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