About

European Youth Go Championships is the top European youth tournament held for the first time in 1996 in Baile Felix, Romania. The results of all tournaments since then are available in the European Go Database. 

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Mission

European Youth Go Championships in short EYGC is the top European youth tournament in the game of go. Youth go game players are divided into three groups according to their age: U12, U16 and U20. (U is an abbreviation for under). This tournament is the best possibility for young go players to test their skills and to compare them with others the same age.

History

The first European Youth Go Championships was held in 1996 in Baile Felix, Romania. The results of all recorded tournaments are available in the European Go Database. A nice overview can be found at the website of European Go Federation:

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 A beautiful work of art showing the history of EYGC

Main organizers

Adriana Tomšů 

Adriana is a long-time go player who actively started promoting go among children in Czechia. For instance, she was the main organizer of the summer youth go camp in 2020 & 2021 and currently is also the team leader of the national youth team. Since 2019, she is a member of the executive committee, where she is in charge of working with children and youth. Last but not least, Adriana is a triple woman champion of the Czech Republic and represented at many European and World championships. 

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Jana Hricová

Jana is well known both in the Czech Republic and in Europe. She regularly organizes at least three go events a year in the Czech Republic, one Czech Youth Championship and two tournaments in Pradubice Moyo Open and Prague Deskohraní. She also served on the executive committee of the Czech Go Association, which she also chaired. She is a former Vice President of the European Go Association. In addition to organizing around go, she teaches at a primary school and also runs the Czech go club Promogo. In 2005 she organized a congress in Prague. Jana is also an active go player and a multiple Czech woman national go champion.

Jaroslav Kotowski

Jaroslav, currently President of the Czech Go Association, is an active go player. He is involved in the organization of the go club in Prague, which is one of the largest in the Czech Republic. He also regularly participates in the organization of the Prague tournament - Korean Ambassador Cup. 

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