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We are pleased to invite you to the 15th European PairGo Championship, June 2/3 2012. It will take place in the center of Lyon, in the old town:
"La Maison des Passages", 44 rues saint Georges, 69005 Lyon.

La Maison des Passages is located just in front of Saint Georges Church. The "Vieux Lyon" subway station is 5 minutes by foot.
The old town is very attractive and an UNESCO site. All along the Saône River, from Saint Georges to Saint Paul and around Saint Jean, Old Lyon is full of interesting architecture, small wine bars and restaurants, pedestrian zones and terraces to relax. Just above, on the Fourvière Hill, you can visit the roman amphitheatre, Fourvière Basilica and its gardens.
Some views nearby the tournament place:

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About the Championship:

Conditions applicable to participations:
  • Each pair must consist of one female and one male player.
  • Both members of each pair must be passport holders of the same European country.
  • Please try to pre-register before 25 May 2012 for preparations to run smoothly.
  • Note that pre-registration must be finalized by being present at the tournament venue in the morning before the tournament starts: pairs arriving after 10:30am Saturday 2 June will not be able to participate.

Tournament conditions:
  • 5 or 6 Rounds McMahon or Swiss tournament system
  • Even games, komi: 6.5
  • Time regime: 45 minutes sudden death
  • Japanese rules
  • Japanese International Pair Go rules
  • If McMahon is used as the tournament system, the top McMahon group will be formed with all dan level pairs and all national representative pairs.
The tournament committee reserves the right to change and modify the tournament system and number of rounds, depending on circumstances.

EGF Referee: Raffaella Giardino


Saturday, June 2, 2012
  • 09:30 - 10:30: Finalization of registration
  • 10:45: Opening Ceremony and announcement of pairings
  • 11:00 - 12:30: round 1
  • 12:30 - 14:30: lunch break
  • 14:30 - 16:00: round 2
  • 16:30 - 18:00: round 3
The venue is also available Saturday evening: it will be possible to spend
the evening together informally; talking, playing games or even dancing.

Sunday, June 3, 2012
  • 09:30 - 11:00: round 4
  • 11:30 - 13:00: round 5
  • 13:00 - 14:30: lunch break
  • 14:30 - 16:00: round 6
  • 16:30: Results and Closing Ceremony


Registration: Closed.

EGF new point:

The European PairGo Champions will win a seat to participate in the International Amateur PairGo Championship in Tokyo (3/4th November 2012), with the same conditions as all other European pairs (9 or 10 additional, not yet decided). The main point: This is the first time that a pair can win a ticket for the Championship directly, without being nominated by the national organization and independent of the points their "passport-country" has currently ( see ). If the top-pair does not want to go to Japan, the next best placed gets the opportunity, and so on.

More information:

Motoki Noguchi, 7 dan, will be present throughout the event. He will give commentaries and run a workshop Saturday evening starting at 20:30.
For each round, the first two gobans will be broadcasted on IGS Pandanet.


  • Auberge de jeunesse du Vieux Lyon [youth hostel]. Adress : 41 Montée du chemin neuf. The youth hostel is located on the Hill of Fourvière, just above the tournament site. You can go 10 minutes by foot , or by funicular, from "Vieux Lyon" station to "Minimes" station, then go down the street Montée du chemin neuf until the youth hostel.
Rooms for 4 to 6 persons. Price: 22 euros per person per night with breakfast.

Because of the very nice location of the youth hostel (you can see the entire town from the terrace), it is very often full. So if you are interested, do not wait to reserve. To do so, and take advantage of the negociated prices, do not reserve directly at the youth hostel but send an email to contacts and detail how many persons and which nights.
Web site

  • Hotels: you can reserve by the web site However, there are a lot of hotels near the tournament site (10 to 20 minutes by foot, mainly in the 2nd arrondissement. To find one easily, go to then, enter "hotel" in the field "Quoi, qui ?", and enter "69002" in the field "Où ?"
Not too expensive:

Hotellerie Familiale Hotel du Simplon Adhérent : 11 rue Duhamel 69002 Lyon. Tel (33) (0)4 78 37 41 00
15 min by foot. Single room : 58 euros. Double or twin room : 70 euros. Room 3 pers : 84 euros

Hotel du Théatre, 10 rue Savoie 69002 Lyon Tel (33) (0)4 78 42 33 32
site 10 min. by foot.
Tarifs similar to the l Hôtellerie Familiale Hôtel du Simplon.

Hotel Azur, 64 rue Victor Hugo 69002 Lyon tel(33) (0) 4 78 37 10 44
10 min by foot. Single: 55 euros. Double room (1 bed for 2): 65 euros. Twin room: 71 euros

Hotel campanile, 17 place Carnot, 69002 Lyon Tel: (33) (0) 4 78 37 48 47
campanile-lyon-centre-gare-perrache 15 min by foot.
Single room: 56 euros. Twin room: 67 euros

Hôtel Moderne, 15 rue Dubois 69002 Lyon. Tel: (33) (0)4 78 42 21 83
site 15 minutes by foot.
Single: 59, 5 euros. Double room: 74 euros . Twin room: 86 euros. Room 4 persons: 114 euros (2 beds for 2)

Hotel de la Marne, 78 r Charité 69002 Lyon Tel: (33) (0) 4 78 37 07 46 15 min by foot
Single: 57 euros. Double: 63 euros. Twin: 73 euros.

Hôtel Saint Paul, 6 rue lainerie 69005 Lyon. Tel: (33) (0) 4 78 28 13 29. 10 minutes by foot.
Single room: 66 euros. Double room: 75 euros (1 bed for 2). Twin room: 85 euros

  • There are a limited number of lodgings with Lyonnais Go players


  • From Saint-Exupéry Airport: Take the Rhônexpress Express Tram to Lyon Part-Dieu station [30 minutes].
  • From Lyon Part-Dieu station: take the metro B to "Saxe-Gambetta" station, then metro D to "Vieux Lyon" station.
  • From Perrache station [if you arrive from Paris by TGV train]: 15 minutes by foot to the tournament venue, or take metro A to "Bellecour" station, then metro D to "Vieux Lyon" station.
  • To the youth Hostel: At the "Vieux Lyon" station, take the funicular F1 to "Minimes" station. Then go down the street "Montée du chemin neuf" to the youth hostel.
  • To the tournament venue: Leaving the "Vieux Lyon" station, turn right and follow the "rue du Doyenné" to the St Georges church and rue Saint Georges.