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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

8th Antwerp Go Tournament Results

The 8th Antwerp Tournament was won by Dick Riedeman (3d) who won all his games, the runner up was Jefferson Huang (4d) with 4 wins.

All results can be found here

Looking for participants in the Pandanet Team Championship

Hello dear all!

Next season of Pandanet Team European Championship should start next September (I'm still waiting for complete information). I decided to apply as next Belgian Team Captain if everyone agrees. Other Captain Candidates are welcome

Furthermore I would like to know who is ready to take part in the coming glorious fights against players from all over Europe ! Belgium is anchored in B league: we have to fight this year to make better results. Despite it is "only" B-league, there are pro players (Pavol Lisy and Ali Jabarin both 1p). It is a golden opportunity for us to play against such strong players and watch their games against our best elements!

By the way, it does not take a lot of time: around one game (2h30) per month, usually on tuesday evening.

In order to prepare next season I would like to know who is ready to take part in the event (we need 12 players). Please fill the next doodle (only for Belgian Players): fill your complete name and precise whether you want to play this year. If you are unavailable please let us know.

http://doodle.com/vxsru2vigd8eh5vw

Waiting for all of you!
Best regards,
Gabriel Mercier.

Fan Hui (Fr, 2-p), European Champion 2015; Wang Zhemin (CHI, 3p) open European champion

In the European Championship / European Go Congress organised this year in Liberec in Czechia, Frenchman (ex-Chinese) Fan Hui became European Champion - for the 3rd time in a row !

He won the final against Ali JABARIN (Israël, 1-p)

Ilya Shikchine (RUS, 1-p) beat Thomas Debarre (Fr, 6-d) in the "little" final for the 3rd place.

Here are the complete results of the European Championship (only for players with an European passport):

--> results of the top 8 players (quarterfinals, semifinals and finals)
http://egc2015.cz/results/main/playoffs

--> results of the top 24 players
http://egc2015.cz/sites/default/files/Results_European_Championship.pdf

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Wang Zhemin (China, 3-p) won the open main tournament undefeated, ahead Kim Young-Sam (KOR, 8-d) (who lost only to him). Further, the 4 European-made professionals (Pavol Lisy, ALi Jabarin, Ilya Shikchine and Mateusz Surma) joined by Ukranian Artem Kachanovskij (7-d).

Complete results of the main tournament:
http://egc2015.cz/results/mainwall

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Kim Young-sam won the week-end tournament (in which Wang did not play) with a perfect score, ahead of four players with 4/5: Dinerstein (RUS, 3-p), Lisy (SK, 1-p), Chan (TW, 7-d) and Ma (CHI, 7-d).

Complete results of the WE tournament:
http://egc2015.cz/results/wallweek

PS: 8 Belgian participants played in the European Congress / tournament: Joost Van Vannieuwenhuyse, Kris Boyen, Roel Van Nyen, PHilippe Tranchida, Jonh Cassidy, Voja Stojanovic, Bart Cars and Catherine Fricheteau.
All of them scored about 50 %, what seems to proove Belgian rating is well-balanced compared to the other European countries ! :-).

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Last but not least: France (5 pts) won the Pandanet European Team Championship 2014-2015, ahead of Ukraine (5 pts) , Czechia (2 pts) and Romania (0 pts)
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/teams/7/FRA

Register now for the go stage

The registrations for the yearly go weekend have openend. For more info follow the links

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Changhun Kim (Korea) world amateur champion 2015; Thomas Connor 34th (out of 56)

Changhun Kim (KOR) won the 36th World Amateur Go Championship (held in Thailand), ahead of Aohua Hu (CH) (losing only to the Korean) and young Jyun-Fu Lai (Taiwan).
Satoshi Hiraoka (Japan) ended 5th just ahead of the best Western players, Cornel Burzo (RO) and Artem Kachanovskyi (UA).

Our representative, Thomas Connor, ended 34th with 2 victories (with all "expected" results).

Complete results here: http://www.pandanet.co.jp/event/worldama2015/live_e.htm

(note that for the 1st time in its history the WAGC employed the MacMahon system)

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