Transatlantic
Professional Go
Team Championship

The European Go Federation (EGF) and the American Go Association (AGA) co-host the 2019 Transatlantic Professional Go Team Championship, with a prize of €10,000 EUR for the winning team.

Each team consists of five professional players certified through the respective hosting organizations. The Championship uses a win-and-continue format: each player continues to play until defeated.

The first round is on April 7 at 20:00 Central European Summer Time (14:00 US EDT). Later rounds will follow weekly at the same time. All games will be broadcast live by the AGA broadcasting team on Twitch and videos will be available on YouTube.

Starting at 8 PM CEST / 2PM EDT

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#1

APR

7

Mateusz
SURMA

Andy
LIU

#2

APR

14

Mateusz
SURMA

Calvin
SUN

#3

APR

21

Mateusz
SURMA

William
SHI

#4

MAY

5

Mateusz
SURMA

Eric
LUI

#5

JUN

2

Ali
Jabarin

Eric
Lui

#6

JUN

9

Pavol
Lisy

Eric
Lui

#7

JUN

30

Artem
Kachanovskyi

Eric
Lui

#8

JUL

7

Ilya
Shikshin

Ryan
Li

EGF Team
Wins

HOST:
The European Go Federation (EGF) and
The American Go Association (AGA)

Match Format:

  • Each team has five players.
  • A player gets eliminated by a single defeat.
  • Once a player has played a game, the same player must continue to play until he/she is eliminated.
  • The match is over when one team loses all five players.
  • Each team has one wildcard, where a remaining team player can substitute current standing player for one round

Game rules:

  • Japanese (komi 6.5 points)
  • Playing venue: KGS (1 ~ 4th round) / OGS (5th round ~ )
  • Time limit: 1 hour / 60 seconds / 5 times
  • Players will be with a local referee during their matches

Requirements:

  • Players must be certified professional players from representing association.
  •  Players should make best efforts to ensure stable internet connection. Players should ask for help/advice to the organizing team prior to their games if there are concerns regarding technical issues.

Dispute Resolution:
(a) Proctors will serve as local referees. Myungwan remains as our Chief Referee. When players are on the last byo-yomi, local referees are required to observe players as they play. When a player notices a delay, the player communicates his last move to the local referee, and this move becomes a sealed move in the case of timeout. The local referee should instantly contact the organizers. The game is to continue as soon as possible with the sealed move.

(b) When the Chief Referee makes a decision, only the team captain of the AGA or the EGF team can make an official appeal (not individual players). An appeal should be in a written form and must include date, reasons, and any additional relevant factual information.
 
(c) When an official appeal is submitted, an appeal panel should be called and discuss the issue. Appeal panel shall be consist of four people (AGA and EGF each recommends two people for the panel). The members of the appeal panel are to be confirmed.
 
On mis-clicks:
A move is made in the game when that move is registered by the server as having been made. Moves once made may not be taken back. It is the player’s responsibility to ensure that the move made is the move they intended.
 
OGS allows for three modes of entering a move (a) moves to be made with a single click (b) moves to be made with a double click and/or single click followed by submit button and (c) moves to be made only by single click followed by submit button. The player may choose any of the three. During a game, the player will be deemed to have made any move registered by OGS. There are no mis-clicks.
Ilya Shikshin

Ilya Shikshin

3P

2015 – Became pro,
3P in 2019

2018 – European Grand Slam Champion

2017 – European Champion

Pavol Lisy

Pavol Lisy

2P

2014 – became pro, 2P in 2018

2018 – European Champion

2015 – European U20 Champion

Andy Liu

Andy Liu

1P

2012 – became pro

2006 – US Open Champion

US Representative in multiple international tournaments

William Shi

William Gansheng Shi

1P

2012 – became pro

First Canadian pro certified by the AGA

Currently studying Medicine at McMaster University

Artem Kachanovski

Artem Kachanovskyi

2P

2016 – became pro,
2P in 2018

2017 – European Grand Slam Champion

2019 – European Pro Champion

Mateusz Surma

Mateusz Surma

2P

2015 – became pro, 2P in 2019 

2017 – samsung Cup World Division 1st Place

2017 – European Championship, 2nd Place

Calvin Sun

Calvin Sun

1P

2013 – Became pro

US Representative in multiple international tournaments

Currently studying Biology at UC Berkely

Ryan Li

Ryan Li

1P

2014 – became pro

2017 – North American Masters Champion

3rd MLily Cup, Top 16

Currently a PhD candidate at Yale University

Ali Jabarin

Ali Jabarin

2P

2014 – Became pro in , 2P in 2018

2018 – European Championship, 3rd Place

2016 – European Gland Slam Champion

Eric Lui

Eric Lui

1P

2015 – became pro

US Representative in multiple international tournaments

This match is co-organized and financed
by the European Go Federation
and the American Go Association.
Your support is greatly appreciated!

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