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European Go Federation

European Go Federation
Formation 1957
Type Sports federation, International Go Federation
Headquarters Amstelveen, Netherlands
Membership Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
Official language English
President Martin Stiassny

The European Go Federation (EGF) is a non-profit organization with the purpose of encouraging, regulating, co-ordinating, and disseminating the playing of the board game Go in Europe. The EGF was founded in 1957, the same year that the inaugural European Go Congress (EGC) took place - in Cuxhaven, Germany. The latter congress has been an annual event in every year since then, moving around European countries , and it is at the EGC that the European Go Championship takes place, as well as the Annual General Meeting (AGM). In 2014, the European Professional System was established by the European Go Federation.

Membership is open to the Go-organising body in each country in or near to Europe. There are currently 37 members.

Functioning

The EGF elects an Executive Committee which supervises a number of commissions in charge of normal activities in between the AGMs.

Major European tournaments do not fall under the Executive Committee's supervision, but are directly co-ordinated by the EGF itself. Some of these Major tournaments are part of the European Cup. There are European Championships for Youth, Pairs, Women and Teams, as well as the main Championship held at the European Go Congress. An official European Rating List is maintained by processing the results of as many European tournaments as possible.

The European Go Federation is a member of the International Go Federation.

Members

Country Member name
Armenia Armenian Draughts and Go Federation
Austria Austrian Go Federation (Go Verband Österreich)
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan GalaGAPI Federation (Azerbaycan Qalaqapi Federasiyasi)
Belarus Belarus Go Federation
Belgium Belgian Go Federation (Belgische Go Federatie - Fédération Belge de Go)
Bosnia Go Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Go Asocijacija Bosne i Hecegovine)
Bulgaria Bulgarian Go Association (Bulgarska Go Asotsiatsija)
Croatia Croatian Igo Alliance (Hrvatska Igo Udruga)
Cyprus Cyprus Go Association (Kypriakos Syndesmos Go)
Czech Republic Czech Go Association (Ceska Asociace Go)
Denmark Danish Go Association (Dansk Go Forbund)
Finland Finnish Go Association (Suomen Go-liitto ry)
France French Go Federation (Fédération Française de Go)
Germany German Go Federation (Deutscher Go-Bund)
Hungary Hungarian Go Association (Magyar Goszovetseg)
Iceland Icelandic Go Association (Hið Íslenska Gofélag)
Ireland Irish Go Association (Irish Go Association)
Israel Israeli Go Association (Agudat Ha-Go Ha-Yisraelit)
Italy Italian Go Federation (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Go)
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Go Federation (Kazakhstan Go Federation)
Lithuania Lithuanian Go Association (Lietuvos Go Asociacija)
Luxembourg Go Club Luxemburg (Le Club de Go du Luxembourg)
Netherlands Dutch Go Association (Nederlandse Go Bond)
Norway Norwegian Go Association (Go i Norge)
Poland Polish Go Association (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Go)
Portugal Portuguese Go Association (Associaçăo Portuguesa de Go)
Romania Romanian Go Federation (Federatia Romana de Go)
Russia Russian Go Federation (Rossiiskaya Federatziaya Go)
Serbia Serbian Go Federation (Go Savez Srbije)
Slovakia Slovak Go Association (Slovenská Asociácia Go)
Slovenia Slovenian Go Association (Go Zveza Slovenije)
Spain Spanish Go Association (Asociacion Espanola de Go)
Sweden Swedish Go Association (Svenska Goförbundet)
Switzerland Swiss Go Association (Federation Suisse de Go / Schweizerische Go Verband / Federazione Svizzera di Go)
Turkey Turkish Go Players' Association (Türkiye Go Oyunculari Dernegi)
Ukraine Ukrainian Go Federation (Ukrainska' Federatsiya Go)
United Kingdom British Go Association (British Go Association)

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