French Go Federation
Fédération Française de Go
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The French Go Federation or Fédération Française de Go (FFG) is a French association (as per the 1901 law about association) that was founded in 1978. It obtained the "popular education and youth agreement" from the "Ministry of Health, Youth, Sport and Associative Life" in February 1991.
The FFG has been a member of the "Mind Games and Leisure Activities Confederation" (CLE) (a French confederation) since 1983, and is also affiliated to the European Go Federation.
In October 2008, the FFG was composed of 110 clubs, with more than 1,650 licensed players.
The FFG is divided into 9 regional leagues:
- Ligue Rhône-Alpes (main towns: Lyon & Grenoble)
- Ligue Île-de-France (Paris, its suburbs and Orléans, Auxerre & Chartres area)
- Ligue de l'Ouest (Brittany and nearby areas)
- Ligue de Normandie (Normandy area)
- Ligue du Sud-Ouest (Aquitaine and some of south-west France)
- Ligue du Centre (main towns: Clermont-Ferrand, Saint-Étienne & Dijon)
- Ligue Méditerranée (most of the Méditerranée coast: Marseille & Montpellier)
- Ligue de l'Est (Alsace & Lorraine)
- Ligue du Grand Nord (Northern part of France, including Picardy & Ardennes)
The FFG organises national events, and some for international players, for example:
- French Go Championship
- French Go Team Championship called the Coupe Maître Lim
- French Pair-go Championship
- Paris Go Tournament
- 1970: Creation of the French Go Association. First French Championship organised.
- 1978: The French Go Association became the French Go Federation following a vote by its clubs. Creation of the French Go Magazine (Revue Française de Go).
- 1985: Creation of leagues to encourage local development.
- 1991: The FFG obtained the agreement of the Ministry.
- Official website
- Revue française de go