News

Welcome to the Belgian Go Federation Website !

If you are new in the World of Go, just click here to learn more about this game ! And what about an initiation in French or in Dutch ?

No matter whether you're a member or not, you can communicate with the Belgian Go community on our newsgroup or join us on Facebook.

If you are a member of the Belgian Go Federation, you can log in on the left column; if you are a member but do not have yet an account, contact your club president, he/she will create an account for you.

If you have any question, you can ask us at info@gofed.be

Go Seigen (Wu Qingyuan) turned 100 years old !

On 12/06/14, Go Seigen, considered by many as the best player ever in the history of go, turned 100 years !

http://www.usgo.org/news/2014/06/go-seigen-turns-100/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_Seigen

Ali JABARIN became the second "home-made" European pro player

15 days after Pavol LISY (see our "older news"), Ali JABARIN, 19 years old, from ...Israël (!) became on 20/06 the second European professional go player by winning the loser's section of the 2014 pro qualification tournament...

Here are the results:
http://www.eurogofed.org/proqualification/#tournaments

7th Ghent Go Tournament

On 5 and 6 July the Gents Go Genootschap welcomes you, yes you, to come to the marvellous Ghent Go Tournament. Don't miss it.

registration and further information

Thomas Connor (3-d) Belgian blitz champion 2014

Thomas CONNOR is 2014 Belgian blitz champion.

He ended with 5 wins out of 6 rounds, just one 1-"sos point" ahead of unlucky Dominique VERSYCK, winner of the 3 previous editions, who was the only other competitors with 5 wins.
10 players took part.

Complete results will follow soon.

Pavol LISY : the 1st home-made European professional !

Young Pavol LISY (18 years !, SK, ex 7-d) became last WE the 1st European player to be promoted professionnal go player within the European Go Federation.
He won 4 straight games against other European top candidates.

20th of June, he will be joined by another European top amateur to be selected among half-finalists of the "1-defeat competition": Cornel Burzo vs. Lukas Podpera and Mateusz Surma vs. Ali Jabarin.

Here are the results:
http://www.eurogofed.org/proqualification/#tournaments

(I remember that, 2-3 years ago, Pavol took only 18 months to raise from 1-k to 5-d !)

9th (and last round) of the European Team Championship: Belgium - Denmark 0-4

Despite this heavy lost against Denmark (with 2 narrow defeats), Belgium ended 7th of 10 teams and will stay in the B-league next year.

For your information: in the A-league, the 4 best teams: Tchequia, Russia, Ukraine and France will play aginst each other for the title during the European Go Congress in Sibiu (Roumania) this summer.

Complete results here: http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Belgian Blitz championship 2014

On Sunday 01/06 (2 PM to 6:30 PM) the BGF organises the Belgian Blitz (quick games) championship, open to and free for all members of the BGF.

More info: www.gofed.be/node/746

Korean professional visits Belgium for a week!

The Belgian Go Federation is proud to announce the visit of Cho Mikyung, a young Korean baduk professional, in Belgium. She will be among us for a week in late May. She has a good teaching experience (she has been teaching for a few years in Singapore) and speaks fluent English. We are very happy to welcome her.

We will organize visits in go clubs and we will try to organize lectures. Stay put for a complete schedule soon!

8th round of European Team Championship : Belgium - Norway : 4 - 0

Belgium knocked Norway down 4-0 on the 8th round of European Team Championship held on IGS. We are currently ranked #6 out of 10 in League B and it looks extremely unlikely for Belgium to go down one league at the end of this year's championship.

Complete results are available at
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps