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, the TIGGRE 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 - 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 (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
The International Go Tournament of Grenoble (TIGGRE - in french) will stand on the weekend of 18 to 19 february 2017.
    • Rules
Time by player : Main time of 1h15 with a canadian Byo Yomi of 5 minutes for 15 stones. Top-group : the 16 best players (at the EGF scale the day of the tournament) will play against each other in a knock-out tournament. Knocked-out players during the first two rounds will come back on the main tournament. The 4 remaining players will face each other on the semi finale and then third and fourth place play-off and the final. Main Tournament : Mac Mahon tournament, Handicap -1 and MMS, SOS, SOSOS ranking
  • Participation fee
Category Inscription before the 8 february 2017 After and at the venue
6d+ (+2500 EGF) Free 5€
-25y*, student, unemployed 15€ 20€
Adulte +25y*, employed 20€ 30€
Payement at the venue, check or cash. *Age at the first day of the tournament.
  • Prizes
European Player Non European Player
800 € 300 €
500 € 150 €
300 € -
200 € -
150 € -
150 € -
150 € -
150 € -
100 € for the 4 victory-participants

For all te following, you can get attractive discounts thanks to our partnership with AirFrance / KLM visible on the EYGC website.

St Exupéry airport

Lyon International Airport, Saint Exupery Airport, is the most convenient airport to reach Grenoble. For more information, visit the Lyon Saint Exupery website (or phone +33 (0)4 72225000).

Lyon Saint Exupery Airport is a one-hour drive from Grenoble and regular shuttle buses (‘Navette Aéroport’) operate to and from Grenoble bus station (‘Gare Routière’), which is next to Grenoble railway station.


The shuttle bus is operated by “Faure Vercors“. Buses run hourly, seven days a week (timetable). People under 25 pay a reduced rate.

Geneva Airport

Geneva International Airport is a two-hour drive from Grenoble. Bus and train connections to Grenoble exist but are not very frequent. Visit Geneva International Airport website for more details (or phone +41 22 7177111).

A shuttle bus service runs between Geneva International Airport and Grenoble bus station: Buses run 5 times a day (timetable and prices). Reservation is recommended (online or by phone: +33 (0)974 500 750).

There is also a regional airport at St Geoirs (Grenoble Isère Airport, 30-40 minutes from Grenoble) that offers low-cost flights  (EasyJet, RyanAir, Transavia, Wizz, norwegian,, British Airways, Sundor…). There is a bus from Grenoble St. Geoirs Airport to Grenoble bus station that is timed with flight arrivals. The return bus from Grenoble leaves approximately 2h30 before the departure of each flight. This information is subject to change, please check the Grenoble Isère Airport website for precise times.

 SATURDAY - 18thSUNDAY - 19th
9h00From 9a.m. to 1 p.m. : Registration and payment
10h0010h00 : 3rd Round
14h0014h00 : 1st Round14h00 : 4th Round
17h3017h30 :2nd Round17h30 Meeting with Yumi Hotta
18h30Prize Ceremony
The International Go Tournament of Grenoble - 1st Ellie Cup will stand at the IUT1 university in the city-centre of Grenoble .
Adresse : 39-41 Boulevard Gambetta - Grenoble
*Not Automatic
First NameSurnameCountryLevelParticipation
LukasPodperaCzech Republic7dPlayer
Mateusz SurmaPoland7dPlayer
TanguyLe CalvéFrance6dPlayer
Jerôme SalignonFrance5dPlayer
Ernestas RomeikaLithuania2dPlayer
Olga VargasFrance6kPlayer

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