UA-85178738-1 Amsterdam International Go Tournament 2018 | European Go Federation bonus points tournament (level B)

 


The 48th Amsterdam International Go Tournament
a European Go Federation bonus points tournament (level B) - Thursday, May 30 – Sunday, June 2, 2019

With its first edition taking place in 1971, this is one of the longest running go tournaments in Europe. The event is held over 4 days, starting on Ascension day, with a unique time setting of 90 minutes per person, per game. It takes place in the European Go Cultural Centre in Amstelveen (address: Schokland 14) and is co-organised by the Dutch Go Association and the EGCC.

Main Event

7 rounds McMahon, 90 minutes + 1 x 30 seconds byo-yomi. Japanese rules, 6.5 komi.

Registration and the first round take place on Thursday. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday there are two rounds per day.
EuroGoTV will be present to live broadcast the top boards on KGS. Schaak & Go winkel Het Paard will have a stand on site on Thursday and Sunday, with go books and go equipment. There will be two official commentators: DeepMind ambassador Fan Hui 2p and Dutch champion Rob van Zeijst 7d. Feel free to approach them during the breaks, they will happily review your games with you.
For further information, see Program below.


Program

Wednesday, May 29
20:00 – 23:00 Blitz tournament for early arrivals at the location of the Amsterdam Go Club: Café Batavia 1920, Prins Hendrikkade 85. The tournament is organised by the club, is open to anyone and free of charge.

Thursday, May 30
12:00 – 13:30 Registration
13:35 – 13:55 Opening ceremony
14:00 – 17:30 First round
18:30 – 20:00 Public game review

Friday, May 31
09:30 – 13:00 Second round
14:00 – 17:30 Third round
19:30 – 23:00 DNM Rapid, Qualifiers (3 rounds, 30 minutes sudden death p.p.)

Saturday, June 1
09:30 – 13:00 Fourth round
14:00 – 17:30 Fifth round
17:00 – 20:00 Food
19:30 – 23:00 DNM Rapid, Finals (Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, Final)
19:30 – 23:00 Simultaneous Matches

Sunday, June 2
09:30 – 13:00 Sixth round
14:00 – 17:30 Seventh round
17:45 – 18:15 Prize-giving ceremony

Registration 2018 is open!
Register Early to get the best price!

Condition: You must register and pay in advance. If you register and pay at the door, the rate is €60 for all events, €40 for just the weekend.
Exception: Registrants from countries where it is difficult and/or expensive to transfer money to the Netherlands may pre-register online and pay cash at the door, and will pay the locked-in price that was current at their time of registration.

Discounts:
There is a discount of €5 for all players aged under 18 and/or ranked as double digit kyu (10 kyu or weaker).
There is a discount of €5 for members of the Dutch Go Association (NGoB).

These discounts add up. For example, if you are both under 18 and a member of the Dutch Go Association, your total discount is €10.
Discounts apply to any base price, for the main event or for weekend only registrations.

Participation in the Rapid Tournament is free for participants of the Main Event. For players who only play the weekend of the Main Event, the Rapid costs an additional €5.
If you only want to play in the Rapid Tournament, the participation fee is €10.

Prices

March

35
€25 weekend-only
Pay till march 31st

April

45
€30 weekend-only
Pay till April 30th

May

60
€35 weekend-only
Pay in May

Payment:

Please transfer your participation fee to:
IBAN: NL21 INGB 0000 7332 53
Name: St. Go Centre Evenementen
BIC (SWIFT) code: INGBNL2A

Prizes

Total prize money at the top of the tournament: 1800 euros.

1st place: €750.
2nd place: €500.
3rd place: €250.
4th & 5th place: €75 each.

Additionally, there will be goodie prizes, sponsored by Schaak & Go winkel Het Paard and Guo Juan's Internet Go School:
Players who score 5 or more wins will receive vouchers of either €50 or €25 for Guo Juan's Internet Go School! (www.internetgoschool.com).
Players who score 6 or 7 wins, the two best kyu players (double digit and single digit kyu) and those who have less luck and score only 1 point or less, will receive a book of their choice from the stand of Schaak & Go winkel Het Paard (www.goshop-keima.com),

On top of that, the European Go Cultural Centre sponsors prizes for the top three women players:
1st place: €150.
2nd place: €100.
3rd place: €75.

Side events


Wednesday: Batavia Blitz

A free blitz tournament for early arrivals will be held on Wednesday evening in Cafe Batavia 1920, Prins Hendrikkade 85, Amsterdam (across the street from Amsterdam Central Station). This is the location of the Amsterdam Go Tournament, where it is possible to enjoy a nice pub meal before the start of the blitz.

Friday & Saturday: DNM Rapid Tournament

On Friday and Saturday evening, a Rapid Tournament sponsored by DNM-ICT will be held.
Friday evening there will be three qualifier rounds, Saturday evening will have the best 8 players playing in the Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals. Participation is free to anyone who is registered for the main event, costs €5 extra for weekend-only participants, or €10 as a single event.

Prize money of the DNM Rapid:
1st place: €100.
2nd place: €60.
3rd place: €40.


About the European Grand Prix

The Amsterdam International Go Tournament has been part of the European Grand Prix cycle since its inception in 2014.
The European Grand Prix is a series of tournaments that takes place from 1st of January until the 31st of December each year.
The idea of the Grand Prix is to have a system honouring / measuring the performance of active Go players.
The EGF uses the results of the Grand Prix as the main guideline whenever the EGF has the right to nominate players for international events in the Far East
For more information on the bonus points tournaments: http://www.eurogofed.org/EuropeanGrandPrix/

Questions?

Please send us an e-mail at office@go-centre.nl

See a picture report of last year's tournament


Our Sponsors

The Amsterdam Internation Go Tournament is sponsored by

Logo Cafe Batavia 1920 H.O.T. games & toys logo
Logo Het Paard Logo DNM ICT Logo EGCC logo NGoB

Venue

 

Batavia

Prins Hendrikkade 85, 1012 AE Amsterdam

EGCC

SCHOKLAND 14, 1181 HV AMSTELVEEN

Accommodation

Please check the information below yourself. It might not be up-to-date. When you find that to be the case, please inform us

It is recommended to arrange your accommodation in Amsterdam as early as possible. The city is visited by many tourists and whatever kind of place you are planning to stay at will be overbooked during the period of the tournament.

Our recommendation for cheap facilities is camping site Het Amsterdamse Bos. This camping is not far from the tournament site. Prizes range from about € 10,- to € 25,- p.p.p.n. for tent, caravan and camper sites and cabins, chalets and cottages.

How to get there with public transport: catch metro 51 from Kronenburg to Spinnerij and then take a 15 to 20 minute walk

Another possibility would be Camping Zeeburg, tel.: +31-20-6944430. Prices range from about € 11,50 to € 27,- p.p.p.n. for tent, caravan and camper sites and cabins, chalets and cottages.

Youth Hostels

The Flying Pig, Vossiusstraat 46 (Vondelpark), tel. +31-20-4004187 or Nieuwendijk 100, tel. +31-20-4206822. Starting at € about 26,-.
Stayokay, Zandpad 5 (Vondelpark), tel. +31-20-5898996. Starting at € 32.50.
The Globe, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 3, tel. +31-20-4217424. Starting at about € 35.00.

Private accommodation

There is a limited number of private accommodations, so please ask us in advance.
You can also have a look at www.couchsurfing.com.

Hotels near the tournament site:
Prices start at about € 45 p.p.p.n. We can recommend the Abina Hotel, Amsterdamseweg 193, Amstelveen, tel. +31-20-6401101.

Hotels in Amsterdam city centre:
Prices in the city centre start at about € 50 p.p.p.n.
Hotel Kap, Den Texstraat 5b, tel. +31-20-6245908.
Hotel Asterisk, Den Texstraat 16, tel. +31-20-6262396.
Budget Hotel Euphemia, Fokke Simonszstraat 1-9, tel. +31-20-6229045.

For further information on accommodation and activities in Amsterdam:
I amsterdam
Information on hotels in Amsterdam
Tourist information
Find and book hotel accommodation with www.booking.com
Plan your local trip with public transport
Information on parking in general and cheap parking in Amsterdam

Participants

# First Name Last Name Rank Rating Country Club
1 Philip Vlummens 9 kyu 1198 BE Ghent
2 John Rogers 16 kyu 534 GB n/a

AIGT 2017 Final Results

AIGT 2016 Final Results

AIGT 2015 Final Results