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Interclub results 2014

In 2014 we had 4 clubs competing in the Interclub: 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 interclub was won by Gent.

You can find detailed results here.

5th round of the 5th edition of the European Team Championship: Belgium - Italy 2-2

On 7th January, Belgian team, composed by Lucas Neyrinck, François Gonze, Thomas Connor and Gabriel Mercier made draw against Italy.

Lucas ("4-d", 5-d) surpringly lost against a 3-d...but, even more surprinsingly, Gabriel ("3-k", 1-d) won against another 3-d.

Complete results of the 4thd round here:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/238

After 5 (of the 11) rounds, Belgium occupies 9th place out of 12 teams. Standings after 5 rounds:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Rmq: to be noticed: in this B-league (!), a match opposed our 2 European professionals, Pavol Lisy (for Slovakia) and Ali Jabarin (for Israël). Pavol won...but Slovakia lost.

4th round of the European team championship: Belgium - Turkey 2-2

On 6th December, Belgian team, composed by Lucas Neyrinck, Jan Ramon, François Gonze and Kwinten Messiaen, made a draw against Turkey.

Complete results of the 4thd round here:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/237

After 4 (of the 11) rounds, Belgium occupies 9th place out of 12 teams. Standings after 4 rounds:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Go Seigen (Wu Qinqyuan) passed away on 30/11

A sad news: Go Seigen, considered by many as the greatest player of the 20th century (if not in history) just passed away. He was 100 years old.

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

Preliminaries of the Belgian Championship 2015

This weekend the preliminaries for the championship were held. There were 11 participants. After the planned location was unexpectedly closed the preliminaries were held at Thomas Connor's place. Thanks Thomas!

These five people qualified for the finals of the championship next year

Missiaen Kwinten (6pts)
Connor Thomas (5pts)
Vannieuwenhuyse Joost (4pts)
Mercier Gabriel (3pts)
Stojanovic Voja (3pts)

Detailed results

3rd round of the European team Championship: Belgium - Norway 1-3

On 12th of November, Belgium lost against Norway 1-3.

Belgium team was composed by Jan Ramon (4-d); Kwinten Messiaen(3-d); Thomas Connor (3-d) and Nelis Vets (2-d).

Complete results of the 3rd round here:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/236

After 3 (of the 11) rounds, Belgium occupies 9th place out of 12 teams.

Standings after 3 rounds:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

2nd round of the European team Championship: Belgium - Slovenia 3-1

On 14th of October, Belgium won against Slovenia 3-1.

Belgian team was composed by Jan Ramon (4-d), Thomas Connor (3-d), Nelis Vets (2-d) and Gabriel Mercier (3-k).

Complete results of the 2nd round here:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/235

The 2 new "home-made" European professionals winners of a strong amateur Chinese tournament

Read report of the 1st Qinling Mountain Cup about "our" 2 new pro Pavol Lisy (1-p) and Ali Jabarin (1-p) on http://eurogotv.com/

(a funny story: in the 1st round, a local Chinese 6-d amateur played Pavol Lisy. He thought Pavol was 1-d...amateur; so, he was quite surprised to be so dramaticaly destroyed :-).

They have also been impressive in Japan: see report "Pavol and Ali at the 11th Sankei tournament in Japan", also on http://eurogotv.com/
They played good games against top pro: the ones they lost were only decided in endgame and Ali won a game against a 8-p !

(it is then amazing to notice that nor Pavol neither Ali are good enough for the top divisions of the Chinese Weichi Academy: they play now only in the 7th out of the 13 divisions (each division counts with 6 players).
http://senseis.xmp.net/?CEGOAcademicSystem%2FEdition20142015
We can thus probably conclude that there are dozens of top Chinese amateurs who are as strong as top (Japanese) professionals !

Preliminaries for Belgian Championship 2015

On 29 and 30 November it's once again time for the preliminaries for the Belgian Championship. The more participants the merrier.

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