We are pleased to welcome you to St Petersburg — the Northern capital of Russia. The city on the 60th parallel plays host to 60th European Go Congress. In recent years Russian Go Federation has made considerable efforts for the development of the world's best game in our country. The popularity of Go in Russia is growing steadily. Russia has become the leading European country in terms of player numbers and activities. We are therefore very proud to have been awarded the right to organise the European Go Congress, and carry a strong sense of responsibility for it. The European Go Congress is a major annual event in the Go community. We’ll do our best to make EGC-2016 not just a tournament, but also a truly memorable event. We want the European Go Congress to become a powerful impetus to the development of Go in St Petersburg, in Russia and in Europe.

We wish you rewarding struggles, meaningful games, interesting lectures, fellowship with friends, long conversations, and fun parties. Come to St Petersburg and enjoy it!


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