Last year

GO club Blansko and Ulita club

in cooperation with Czech Go Association

invites you to

XVI. International Go Tournament in Blansko

7th - 8th March 2020,


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 60 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. Buffet at playing site.


Friday 6/3 18:00 - 22:00 Registration
Saturday 7/3 8:00 - 9:45 Registration
9:45 Opening
10:00 - 20:00 1 - 3 rounds
Sunday 8/3 8:30 - 15:00 4 - 5 rounds
15:30 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 the best team. Main prizes (25 CZK is approx. 1 EUR):

1st place5 000 CZK (200 EUR)
2nd place3 500 CZK
3rd place2 500 CZK
Best 1 dan800 CZK
Best kyu800 CZK
Best 3 kyu and lower800 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 1st March):

Adults 300 CZK (approx. 12 EUR), youth up to 18 years 250 CZK, children up to 12 years and 20 kyu 150 CZK.

Members of Czech Go association discount 50 CZK.

Registered after 1st March +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: Jarek Jiruse; email: jiruse(at)email.cz; mobile +420 774 220 573


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 second round-about to the right and the third street to the left. The Masaryk school is at a quiet place next to the wooden church.

The organizer reserves the right for changes according to actual situation.