GO club Blansko

If chess is a royal game, then go is an imperial game (E. Lasker, world chess master)

Go Tournament in Blansko 2014

GO club Blansko and Ulita club

in cooperation with Czech Go Association

invites you to

X. International Go Tournament in Blansko

22-23th February 2013,

part of Czech Prix and Goban league

 Place: Blansko is located 30 km north of Brno in the Czech Republic (100 km from Wien). The playing site is Masaryk school, Rodkovskeho street (next to the wooden church in the centre of the town, see the map)

 System: Open to all players, even games, 5 rounds, MacMahon, time limit 75 minutes + byoyomi 15 stones per 5 minutes or 30 sec per move, komi 6.5 points.

 Final order criteria: MacMahon, SOS, SOSOS, mutual game.

 Director: Jaroslav Jiruse

 What we offer besides good prizes: 1. team competition 2. gym room for relaxation 3. board games at playing site 4. tea room.


Friday 21/2 18:00 - 22:00 Registration
Saturday 22/2 8:00 - 9:45 Registration
  9:45 Opening
  10:00 - 20:00 1 - 3 rounds
Sunday 23/2 8:30 - 15:30 4 - 5 rounds
  16:00 Closing ceremony, prize-giving


Prizes: For first five places, best 1 dan, 1-2 kyu, 3 kyu and lower, players with 5 or 4 points, and best team. Guaranteed prize money minimaly 20 thousand CZK. Minimum financial prizes (25 CZK is approx. 1 EUR):

1st place 5 000 CZK (200 EUR)
2nd place 3 500 CZK
3rd place 2 500 CZK
4th place 2 000 CZK
5th place 1 500 CZK
Best 1 dan 600 CZK
Best kyu 600 CZK
Best 3 kyu and lower 600 CZK

 Team competition: Players from one club can form 4-member teams (more teams from one club are possible but every player in just one team). The team with most wins will be awarded.

 Options of accompanied entertainment: school gym-room for various games (please, take appropriate shoes); possible trips to caves and abyss of Moravian Carst on Sunday.

 Entry fee (please, register until 16th February):

Children up to 12 years free, 20 kyu 100 CZK (approx. 4 EUR), youth up to 18 years 200 CZK (approx. 8 EUR), others 250 CZK (approx. 10 EUR)

Registered after 16th February +50 CZK.


in school for 50 CZK per night in own sleeping-bag.

or in hotels: cheap Probe, standard Macocha, style guest house U Rechu, Sypka or excellent cooking U Golema

 Food: Buffet at place, restaurants in the neighbourhood up to 10 minutes by walk.

 Application (as soon as possible): Jarek Jiruse; email: jiruse(at)email.cz; mobile +420 774 220 573

On-line registration

 Organizer: Go club Blansko.

 Map of Blansko:

By train: Direct connection from Brno, station "Blansko-město", 10 minutes by walk.

By car: Blansko is situated 30 km north of Brno. After entering the town, go along the main road, on the ring-road to the right and the third street to the left. The Masaryk school is at a quiet place next to the wooden church.