Ausschreibung: First European Janggi Championship in Hamburg

First European Janggi Championship in Hamburg

Saturday, 26th & Sunday, 27th of October 2019

Logo European Janggi Federation


The European Janggi Federation (EJF) in cooperation with the local host, the
German Janggi Federation (GJF) as well as “Johannes-Brahms-Konservatorium” is happy to announce the organization of a the

1st European Janggi Championship on

26th & 27th of October 2019 in Hamburg.

Our efforts in promoting the game especially in Europe forced us to do the next step: organizing a European Championship in Janggi – also known as “Korean Chess” – a game with a long history and highly respected in Korea.

We are especially proud of the fact, that many local players from Germany as well as the strongest players from Europe – coming from Poland, Russia, France, Austria, Turkey, Netherlands and Ukraines – have already committed themselves to participate; securing the highest level of play in Europe; fighting for the title as European Champion.

Besides the main tournament, we also organize the European Blitz Championship with the extra option to gain the title as European Blitz-Champion 2019.

Some minor groups of children already play seriously Janggi in different parts of Europe. The European Janggi Federation reflects on this development by organizing the 1st European Youth Championship 2019 for participants below 18 years of age.

All tournaments are played in an Open format, which entitles all interested players living in Europe to participate.

We will play according to the International Janggi Tournament Rules, which are currently in use by the Korean Janggi Federation (Southkorea).

Saturday, the 26th of October 2019
11.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
Everyone will have to sign in personally on site no later than 12:00 p.m.

Open main tournament – 9 rounds “Round Robin” system

Playing time:
15 minuten maintime + 3 x 40 seconds byoyomi

After reaching 1 hour of overall playing time, the games will be finished by the referee; counting the remaining material. Red must do the last move.

Please send you registration by email to one of the organizers listed below:

Jürgen Woscidlo,, Mobil: +49 (0) 175 – 75 63 860
Uwe Frischmuth,, Mobil: +49 (0) 163 – 79 86 436

Entry fee:

Everyone may pay the fee during the personal registration process in cash.
We have to cover all cost for this tournament completely from all entry fees collected; without any further sponsor. All entry fees have to cover the cost for the youth players also. No money prizes will be awarded to keep it in a true amateur manner.

Adults: 10.- Euro; reductions possible
Youth under 18 of age: no fee
Players arriving from a foreign country: no fee


Schedule Main Tournament Saturday, the 26th of October 2019

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.       Registration
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.       opening procedure
12:30 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.       round 1
01:45 p.m. – 02:45 p.m.       round 2
03:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.       round 3
04:00 p.m. – 04:30 p.m.       Break
04:30 p.m. – 05:30 p.m.       round 4
05:45 p.m. – 06:45 p.m.       round 5

Schedule MainTournament Sunday, the 27th of October 2019

09:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.       round 6
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.       round 7
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.       Break
12:30 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.       round 8
01:45 p.m. – 02:45 p.m.       round 9
03:00 p.m.                            Prizegiving and closing

Place of Venue:
Johannes-Brahms-Konservatorium – Ebertallee 55 – 22607 Hamburg
Close to: S Bahn Othmarschen
Highway A-7 Turn Bahrenfeld – Metrobus I – Bus 186 – Schnellbus 37

Antonio Barra, President of European Janggi Federation, will act a main-referee of this tournament.

This tournament will be subject for grading along with already existing grading results of other players from Europe.

Playing material:
All necessary playing material the organizers provide. However, due to unforeseen circumstances it might be better for all players, to bring your own material with you.

Just in case…

1st place: trophy, certificate and special award
2nd place: certificate and special award
Further prizes are optional for all youth players