Tournament Details


Dear Go Friends,

We proudly announce that The International Go Tournament NIŠOPEN is again in EGF Calendar for 2023 as EGF Grand Prix bonus C level tournament!

This year, NIŠOPEN 2023 is scheduled from March 31st to April 2nd. 2023.

We do hope that NIŠOPEN 2023 will reach the same popularity and attendance as one before Corona lock-down.

The best European Go players, together with Serbian top players, will again fight in Niš for points in EGF Grand Prix 2023 System!

Also, NIŠOPEN 2023 is a great opportunity for all players from our neighboring countries (beginners, kyu and Dan levels), children and adults, who want to participate in the nearest of all EGF Grand Prix tournaments in 2023.

We cordially invite you to participate in NIŠOPEN 2023, play a lot of live Go games and enjoy in our hospitality!

The Registration has already started!

 Call for participation

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in 

The tournamnet will be held on March 31st-April 2nd in HOTEL COMPLEX VIDIKOVAC in Niš.

Participants of all ages and strength are welcome! Please have a look at the tournament agenda.

DATE:            2023, March 31st-April 2nd
VENUE:         HOTEL COMPLEX VIDIKOVAC, Niš, Mokranjčeva 70, Serbia,

Venue details

Public transport to the Hotel:  

Line no.9 – Connects Hotel Vidikovac with the main bus station and Niš Airport. 

Line no. 34 - A circular bus line from Niš Airport runs through the part of the city next to Hotel Vidikovac location.

Participants of all ages and strength are welcome!

 Tournament Agenda

Friday, March 31st
• 10:00  Registration desk start up
• 19:00  Round Table: GO as a tool for mental development of people with special needs!
• 21:00  Welcome Party

Saturday, April 1st
• 10:00  Registration closes
   Note:  All online pre-registered participants have to confirm their registration before 10:00!
• 10:30  Opening ceremony
• 11:00  First round (1)
• 15:00  Second round (2)
• 18:00  Third round (3)
• 21:00  NišOpen2023 Festive Dinner

• Sunday, April 2nd
• 10:00  Fourth round (4)
• 14:00  Fifth round (5)
• 17:00  Awarding and Closing Ceremony

SYSTEM: MacMahon 5 rounds, Japanese rules (6.5 komi)
TIME: 60 minutes + 5x30 sec (or 10/25) byoyomi

• Registrations before February 1st: 10,00 EUR
• Registrations before March 1st: 15,00 EUR
• Registrations before March 31st: 20,00 EUR

• Registrations on site: 25,00 EUR



The tournament prizes for TOP 5 players are:
• The first (1) place: 300€
• The second (2) place: 200€
• The third (3) place: 150€
• The fourth (4) place: 100€
• The fifth (5) place: 100€

Other tournament prizes are:
• The best kyu player: 50€
• The best women’s player: 50€
• Player with 5 wins: 50€


Niš is easily accessible:

By Airplane:
According to the valid time-table, flights to Niš airport are possible from: Vienna, Cologne/Bonn, Memmingen, Frankfurt Hahn, Dortmund, Basel, Istanbul, Ljubljana. Malta (Refer to Airport Niš flights information).

The most convenient flights to Niš during NIŠOPEN 2023 (Arrival on Friday31st–Departure on Monday 3rd) are from: Vienna, Memmingen, Malme and Malta.

 Niš airport flights time table 2023 (27.03. - 09.04.2023)

By Car: 
Highways connect Niš with Belgrade (230 km), Sofia (160 km) and Skopje (200 km). 

By Bus: 
Ekspres bus lines from Belgrade to Niš are available on every hour. Most are direct. A bus trip takes 3 hours approximately. 

Niš is connected by direct bus-lines with Sofia, Skoplje, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Istanbul, Budapest, Thessaloniki, Vienna and a number of other cities in  Europe.

By Train: 



Recommended in Hotel Complex Vidikovac:
• 2-3 bed room: 3.500,00 RSD per day/per bed, including breakfast
• 1 bed room: not available!
•  Rich meal (lunch or dinner): 1000,00 RSD per meal.


For any further assistance about the registration for the tournament, accommodation, or transportation, do not hesitate to contact us via web or e-mail

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