For those who are interested, the Dutch federation is hosting a wintercamp in Overasselt.
More info can be found here
For those who are interested; the Go-club from Eindhoven is hosting the 35th edition of their tournament on 15-16 November.
Belgium lost the 1st round of the European Team Championship 1-3 against Denmark.
Complete results of the round:
Standing after the 1st round:
WEI Taewoong (Korea) won the 9th edition of the Prime Minister Cup. Second was HU Yuqing (China). Surprinsingly enough, the podium was not completed by the Japanese representative (who ended 4th), but by the competitor from Thailand !
"Our guy" was this year Bram Vandenbon (2-d) who scored 3 out of 6. He won against Australia, Peru and Norwegen and lost against Japan, Finland and Netherlands.
Here are the complete results:
Here are the results for the 2014 Gent Tournament that took place in July.
The tournament was won by Bram Vandebon(1D), with runner up Dave De Vos(3D) en third place for Kenny Debacq(5k).
The tournament had a total of 15 worthy participants.
It is now possible to register (before 03/09, please !) for the annual Go Camp, which is organised by the Belgian Go Federation from 11 to 14/09.
Please read here more about the Go Camp:
We hope to welcome you ! Don't miss this big event in the Belgian Go life !
Tong Yulin, a professional player from Shangai won the open competition of the 2014 European Championship with a perfect score.
2nd is Wang Chen (9/10), also from Shangai (Wang Chen is the reigning World Student champion), with 8/10.
3rd is another Chinese: Sui Zexiang, 8/10 (one of the very top amateur players).
4rd (and 2014 European Champion; see hereunder) is the French professional (from Chinese origin) Fan Hui.
The fact that Kim Young-Sam, one of these terrible 7-d Korean amateurs who dominated the previous editions of the European Championship (f.i. Kim was open champion in 2011) landed only as 5th is a good indication the strengh of these players !
(Tong Yulin remained also undefeated in the WE tournament.)
The final part of European Championship, which is reserved to the European players, starts after the 6th round of the main (open) tournament. The 8 best European players are then selected to play a knout-out tournament.
Here are the results of the final part
Final: Fan Hui - Alexandr Dinerchtein
So, Fan Hui defended his European champion title !
PS: they were only 2 Belgian participants this year: Kris Boyen (4-k) scored 4/10 and Sander Theetaert (17-k) 5/10.
Complete results here:
Yitien Chan (Chinese Taipei) snatched victory in the 35th World Amateur Championship with a 7/8 score.
In a tie-break lottery, he scores 46 pts SOS, followed by 45 pts SOS for Korea and 43 points for China.
The followers are Hong Kong (4th), Ukraine (5th), Czech Republic (6th), Russia (7th), Sweden (8th), Japan (9th) (only !) and USA (10th).
The Belgian representative, Dominique Versyk, ended 31th among 54 participants, with a 4/8 score (...and expected results).
On 12/06/14, Go Seigen, considered by many as the best player ever in the history of go, turned 100 years !