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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

Interclub 2015

It has begun.

This year the interclub rises to its old glory with 6 clubs competing : Antwerpen, Ath, Gent, Leuven, Liège and Pantin.

And the first results are in:

Antwerpen-Liège 3-0
Gent-Ath 2-1

International Fantastic Film Festival

On 8th April at 6 PM at the Bozar Ciné 1, the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (www.BIFFF.net) will show "The Divine Move" - a Korean thriller in which the central theme is baduk !

http://www.bifff.net/fr/festival/movie-fr/divine-move-the/

The organisation of the BIFF offer the Belgian Go Federation 20 free places to our members.

Should you be interested to receive a free entrance, you only have to send us an e-mail (board@gofed.be) BEFORE 01/04 with your firstname and name.

In "exchange", we would like you to promote (= speak about) the film and the BIFF among your friends, relatives,...(should they play "go"...or not !).
The Belgian Go Federation will animate a stand to present the game and the Federation to the spectators when they come out after the movie

remarks:
- you have to be member of the Belgian Go Federation to ask a free place
- if we receive more demands than tickets, we will hold a lottery
- of course, please be sure to come when you ask a place !

Belgian championship (1st weekend)

After the first weekend of the finals of the Belgian Championship, Lucas Neyrinck (5D) and Thomas Connor (3D) are leading the pack with 5/5. Jan Ramon is trailing in 3th place with 4/5.

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

The 2 new European Pro are: Ilya SHIKCHIN and Mateusz SURMA

The 2nd Pro-qualification-tournament, which took place 6-7-8 March, selected the 2 new European pro among the "top" European (amateurs - of course) players.

These are Ilya SHIKCHIN and Mateusz SURMA
(my guess was right :-)

www.eurogofed.org/proqualification/

They join Pavol LISY and Ali JABARIN, the 2 first European "home-made" pro, who qualified trough a tough competition last year
(see: http://www.eurogofed.org/results/proq14.htm)

Results of Leuven Tournament 2015

Complete results of Leuven Tournament 2015 can be found here.

7th round of the European team Championship: Belgium - Hungary 1-3

On 17th Feb, the 7th round of this competition was played.

Belgium team (Lucas, Kwinen, Nelis, Gabriel) lost rather logically against a stronger Hungarian team 1-3 (despite a great performance by Nelis, who won against a 4-d).

Detailled result of the 7th round:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/240

After 7 of the 11 rounds, Belgium is 8th (out of 12 teams).
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Fu Yaqi wins Leuven 25th go tournament

The 25th Leuven go tournament was won by the Chinese 6D Fu Yaqi. Fu is a student at Gent University and after only 20 days in Belgium, he is already winning his first tournament!

Second place was for Kim Ouweleen (4D) from the Netherlands, the co-author of "Baduk Movies". Ouweleen was defeated by Fu with 1,5 points, with Fu having 3 seconds left on his clock (sudden death!). Third place was for the winner of 2013, Thomas Connor (3D), Losing only from Fu and Ouweleen. Very succesful with 5 wins in 5 games were Vincent Quoilin (5k) from Liege and Philippe Tranchida (10k) from Brussels.

The 25th anniversary was celebrated with free cake and a lot of special prices in the lottery at the end of the tournament. There were 38 participants.

Full results will appear here soon.

6th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium - Switzerland 3-1

On 25th of January, Belgium team (Jan, Kwinten, Nelis, Gabriel) defeated Switzerland 3-1 in the 6th round of the ETC.

Detailed resuts of the 6th round here:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/239

After 6 of the 11 rounds, Belgium is 7th (out of 12 teams)
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Interclubs results 2014

In 2014 we had 4 clubs competing in the Interclubs: Antwerpen,Ath,Gent en Leuven. Each club played three rounds, for a total of 6 rounds played.

Unfortunately there can be only one winner. And this year the interclubs was won by Gent.

You can find detailed results here.