International Go Tournament of Grenoble – 1st Ellie Cup

The Grenoble go club with the partnership of the French Go Federation and for the European Go Federation will organise the European Youth Go Championships 2017 (EYGC 2017 – lien) from the 17 to the 20 february 2017.

We will take this opportunity to organise the 1st International Go Tournament of Grenoble – Ellie Cup, the 18 and 19 february 2017.

This prestigious tournament will offer to best european go players to meet and to face with plenty of prizes to win. Players from Asia will also be there ! Why won’t you ?!

Participate and help us to make this tournament – the TIGGRE – ELLIE CUP one of the biggest event of the European go world

A word from president of Grenoble go club :

For the first year, the go club of Grenoble organizes the European Youth Go Championship 2017 (EYGC 2017). In order to make encounter all great european players – not only the young players – we decided to make a bigger event organizing a big size tournament : the TIGGRE – Ellie Cup (french accronym of International Go Tournament of GREnoble).

InSeong Hwang who is a member of the club and also one of the best player I know but overall a great friend wanted to help us organizing it and decided to give prizes for this tournament. We all thanks him for this special move -tesuji-

This is why this tournament will be named Ellie Cup this year, to celebrate another tesuji of Semi Lee and Inseong Hwang : the birth of their daughter, Ellie.

We will be really glad to host you for this tournament and before let you know about rules, venue… I let you with the message of InSeong.

Dear European Go players,
It has been about 10 years since I live in Europe.
I believe that I received a lot of benefits from the European Go world while I stay, so I was looking for a chance to give this favor back.
In the meanwhile, Grenoble Go club organizes the EYGC 2017 and plans to make a big tournament at the same period.
I think it is the best if I sponsor a big tournament. Then top European players can have a chance to play good games, and many of European Go players enjoy watching their games.
It would be a big pleasure if many of top level European players join in this tournament and show their best skills.
I will be in the tournament venue all the time and enjoy this beautiful game together with them.
Hope to see many of you in this great event!
Sincerely yours,
In-seong Hwang