Mexico has been chosen as the host country for this year’s Ibero American Go Championship (CIG) the biggest go event in Latin American. “Last year we launched the first Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship (PGLATC) a 10-team league with teams formed of the top players of each participating country” reports Mexican Go Association’s president Emil García. The agreement with Pandanet is that the top two teams at the end of the league will get the chance to play an over the board final at the CIG in Mexico- with travel expenses sponsored by Pandanet. More information about the league can be found here. “Our idea is to make this a Latin American Go Congress, run both the CIG and the PGLATC final plus some activities with pro players for the participants, in the fashion of the US Go Congress or the European Go Congress,” adds García.
The event is planned to take place in Cancun, Mexico on October 13th-15th, 2017. More information will be available soon on the Mexican Go Association’s new website.
- Siddhartha Avila, Latin American Correspondent for the E-Journal.