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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

Belgian Blitz Championship 2015

Dominique Versyck is our new Belgian Blitz Champions of 2015, the runner up was Demian Walvisch who only lost to Dominique.

We had a cozy 8 participants this year, which is just the right amount to play a full 'round robin' of 7 rounds.

Detailed results to be found here.

11th (and last) round of the European team Championship: Belgium - Austria 2-2 . Belgium ended 8th (out of 12) in B league

On 26th of May, Belgium (Jan, Kwinten, Nelis, Gabriel) made a draw against Austria is the 11th and last round of this competition.

Detailled result of the 11th round:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/244

Season 2014-15 of the European team championship is now over: Belgium ended as 8th (out of 12 teams).
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Congratulations to all players who have played for Belgium !

10th round of the European team Championship: Belgium - Slovakia 3-1

On 28th April, by beating Slovakia, a direct opponent, Belgium is sure to stay in B-league next year: it remains only one round to play and "we" have now enough points to avoid relegation.

This time, the team was composed by Jan, Thomas, Nelis and Gabriel.
Not quite unexpectfully, Jan lost against Pavol LISY ( 1-p !)...but fortunately the 3 other Slovakian players were by far weaker :-)!

Detailled result of the 10th round:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/243

After 10 of the 11 rounds, Belgium is 9th (out of 12 teams).
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Note that the qualification phase in A-league has come to an end. The 4 qualified teams for the final round (which will be played during the European Congress this summer) are: Czechia, Romania, France and Ukraine. Russia finished 5th...and is eliminated, despite its 2 pro players (Shikchin and Dinnerstein)!

Belgian Blitz Championship 2015

On June 6th the BGF organizes the 2015 Belgian Blitz Championship. This tournament is open and free for all BGF members.

More information here

8th Antwerp Go Tournament

On the first weekend of Juli the 8th Antwerp Go Tournament will be held.

Prize money will be atleast € 500 but will scale up number of participants.

More Information and registration
Registered players

Ilya Shikchin won Grand Slam in Berlin, the most important tournament of the year, confirming "best European player" status.

Ilya Shikchin, one of the 2 new (2015) pro "European made", won the most important European tournament of the year (...and 10.000 €): the (1st) Grand Slam Tournament (in Berlin).

Schikchin beat in final the other new (2015) pro: Mateusz Surma. It was a fantastic game, in which he showed all his talents (find here the commented game by video: https://gogameguru.com/).

He confirms his n°1 status of European-born players !

A selection tourmament, reserved to the top European amateur players, had been organised so as to select 8 players, to join the 4 new European pros for this Grand Slam tournament.

Here are the complete results:
http://www.eurogofed.org/EuropeanGrandPrix/grandslam2015.html

Note: 3 of the 4 European-made pros played the semi-finals (Pavol Lisy was surprisingly eliminated by Cristian Pop in quater finals)
(another surprise was the defeat of Catalin Taranu, a japanese made pro, in the 1st round)

Thomas Connor, our new Belgian Champion

Thomas Connor (3-d) captured unbeaten the 2015 Belgian Champion title. Congratulations to him !

Runner-up is Lucas Neyrinck (5-d), and bronze medail: Jan Ramon (4-d).

Further, Kevin Prist (3-d) (4th) and the surprising Gabriel Mercier (1-d) (5th) are also directly qualified for the 2016 final tour.

François Gonze, Bram Vandenbon, Kwinten Messiaen, Joost Vannieuwenhuyse and Voja Stojanovic will have to fight in the next preliminaries to join them.

Complete results: http://people.cs.kuleuven.be/~jan.ramon/go/ratings/events/2015/bk.txt

9th round of European Team Championship: Belgium - Germany 1-3

Things are going definitely bad for Belgium, who lost against Germany in the 9th round (Lucas, Kwinten, Nelis, Gabriel - Kwinten won).

It remains 2 rounds to play.
We are not quite saved, but it is rather unlikely Belgium could be demoted to the C-league as we we have still 3 points more than the penultate team...

Detailled result of the 9th round:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/242

After 9 of the 11 rounds, Belgium is 10th (out of 12 teams).
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

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

On 10th March, contrarilly to our football team, Belgian go team (Lucas, François, Kwinten, Gabriel) lost to Israel (0-4 !).

Detailled result of this 8th round:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/241