Swiss Pairgo/Rengo Championship 2008
Bellinzona, Ostello Montebello, 6/7 September 2008
9 teams from Switzerland, United Kingdom and Italy participated this year.
Cheap flights to Bergamo and renting a car made the journey relatively fast.
The major problem was probably finding the place:
even those coming by train to Bellinzona, whose railway station is a few hundred meters away, were totally washed by the harassing rain because probably were unable to find the optimal way under that humid stress ;-)
But once all latecomers arrived there, and there were a few ones, all was ready on place and ready to start except the printer!
We were saved from the old big blackboard, that made the tournament status and pairing clear and visible for everybody easily
Saturday night people played go until late in their rooms, and somebody visited the local wine festival with live music in town: unfortunately I have no photos to publish as I could not participate to that part.
If anybody has other nice pictures to publish, please send them to me and I'll take care of that.
Thanks to all the players that made this tournament possible, to the Swiss Go Federation's support which covered part of the cost of the official hats and prizes, and to the special discounts provided by the shops 'Sogni di Carta' and 'Ticinomedia' that allowed to prize all teams with the limited tournament's budget!
The detailed results are published in http://www.morrison.ch/pairgo08.html
Tournament of Geneva 24th May and 25th May 2008, organised by KoGo club. Thank you very much to our sponsor: Japan Airlines and Restaurant Uchino in Versoix.
Winners: group A: Patric Grueter.
group B : Benoit Felix