Due to the very low number of participants registered in October, we decided to give the Student and Youth Championships another try. We reschedule them in three weeks time. The tournaments will be played on KGS from Monday 18 November on. Please follow this link for registration : http://www.gofed.be/en/tournament/youth .
To participate in this tournament, you need to be a 2013 member of the Belgian Go Association, to hold Belgian nationality, to
(remark: best player aged less than 20 will be the "2013 Belgian young champion").
The 2012 Belgian Pair (rengo) Championship HAS BEEN CANCELED because of lack of participants.
(as there were less than 4 teams (4 * 2 players) registrered on 06/12 !
HERE IS THE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT TOURNAMENT:
Dominik Versyk (1-d) is Belgian Blitz champion "for one more year".
Here are the complete results:
1. Dominik Versyck, 1-d, 6/7
Due to the low number of players registrered (only one!) to the Youth and Student Belgian Championship, it has been cancelled. The Student champion title has been attributed to Thomas Connor, the only registrered player.
The 2nd World Mind Sports Games occured from 13/08 to 23/08 in Lille/Rijssel. 1st edition was organised in Beijing in 2008...so it was a bit closer this time :-)
Belgium had one competitor in the individual men competition (13 to 16/08), Lucas Neirynck (4-d), and one team in the team competition (from 17 to 19/08): Benjamin Gigot (3-d), Bram Vandenbon (1-d), Kristof Bossee (1-d)
Lucas made 2/5: defeats face to a representitive of Macau (5-d), of Japan (6-d) and of Netherlands (6-d); victories against an Austrian (a young 4-d, who made 4/5) and an USA (6-d !).
Gold medal is a Taïwanese, Lai Yu Cheng (7-d) (the best 4 are from Taïwan)
Our team made 2/5:
Gold medal: the Taïwanese team: no wonder: the 3 players in this team were the podium in the "individual man championship :-)
Another important competition was organised during these 2nd WMSG: the European qualification tournament for the 2nd Sport ACCORD Mind Sport Games (don't be confused !), which will take place in December 2012 in Beijin.
This time, Ilya Chikchin (RU, 7-d) made honor to his stature of favourite and was unbeaten winner, ahead of Csaba Merö (HU, 6-d), who lost only against Ilya. Jan Hora (CZ, 6-d) was the lucky one among the 3 competitors with 3 victories (the 2 others being Pavol Lisy and Remi Campanie).
Complete results here, with also women, pair, youth,...championships (without any Belgian representatives):
Jan Ramon 4d was representing Belgium in 2011 World Amateur Go Championship in Japan!
With 3 victories out of 8 rounds (with a hard pairing), he ended 25th in a field of 57 competitors.
Final winner was Bai, the Chinese representative, who remained unbeaten.
Find a nice report here: http://ranka.intergofed.org/
Belgium is proud to be part of the First Pandanet Go European Team Championship. Here are our (already) glorious team members (with their IGS IDs):
To follow the championship, join the EuropeanTeampChamp on IGS (type F5). I hope you enjoy watching our games online!
The 3 and 4 July, the Gent Go Club will organise the Gent Go Tournament 2010.
More information : http://toshokan.byethost2.com/wiki/index.php/GGT2010