Rules and prizes

Game rules

  • French rules (very similar to AGA rules)
  • 7.5 komi
  • 1h main time + byo yomi (3*30s)

Tournaments rules & prizes


The TIGGRE tournament will be played in 5 rounds following a MacMahon system.

At the end of the competition, the players will be ranked along the MMS, SOS and SOSOS.All players with 5 wins will receive a prize.

Ellie Cup

The Ellie Cup is the top group of the TIGGRE. It is sponsored by Inseong Hwang.

The prizes for the Ellie Cup:

  • The “Ellie Cup Champion” title
  • 1st European prize 1000 €
  • 2nd European prize 500 €
  • 3rd European prize 300 €
  • 4th European prize 200 €

The European prizes can be given only to players with the nationality of a country part of the EGF.

For non-European players, two prizes of 500 € and 200€ may be given, depending on their final ranking. If these two prizes cannot be given, they will be distributed to the next best ranked European players.

In that way, Inseong wishes to facilitate and encourage the development of go in Europe.


The organisers and players will follow the EGF General tournament rules.

Using go software and tools is forbidden during the games. Only go recording tools are allowed if both players explicitly agree.