European Women Go Championship 2016

20/08/2016 - 10:00
21/08/2016 - 20:00

More information can be found here

Liège Tournament

16/04/2016 - 10:00
17/04/2016 - 20:00

More informations by following this link.

13x13 tournament of the Phenix

25/03/2015 - 19:00
25/03/2015 - 22:30

The Phenix Go Club organizes his 13x13 tournament!

Registration starts at 19:00.
First round at 19:30.

Settings: 20 mn/game, 5-6 rounds depending on attendance, handicap 2.5 diff = 1 stone

Where: Outpost Game Center, rue de la tribune 8, 1000 Brussels

Organizer: Michael Silcher (+32 475 97 81 77)

Delft tournament

07/09/2013 - 10:00
08/09/2013 - 18:00

Paris Tournament

30/03/2013 - 10:00
01/04/2013 - 18:00

European Team Go Championship

The European Team Go Championship is played on PandaNet-IGS.

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European team go championship 2012-13, round 2: Belgium-Switzerland

Kwinten Missiaen (3d) played one day earlier than the rest of the team
and showed them the way to go. His oponent , Joseph Renner (2d) adopted a
big moyo strategy. Finally Kwinten managed to capture a piece of the moyo
between his invading groups and forced his win by resignation.
Next day,

Jan Ramon (4d) was the first to finish his match against
Félicien Mazille (2d). His opponent made skillfull sabaki in the upper
right corner, but failed to attack the cutting stones of Jan. A little
while later, the sabaki was turned into a surrounded heavy group with one
eye and white resigned.

Dominique Versyck (1d) won next in quite spectacular fashion against
Lorenz Trippel (1d). First he managed to give his opponent three weak
groups, sacrificed one of his own and finally captured a big group, en
passant creating a nice double ko (move 193).

Usually finishing first, fresh 5d Lucas Neirinck had to work a little bit
harder this time to the Swiss talent John Walch (3d), finally winning
with 14.5 points.

Switzerland – Belgium: 0 - 4
Board 1: John Walch (ectoplasm) - Lucas Neirinck (cucurucucu) Friday 12th 20hr 0-1 W+14,5
Board 2: Félicien Mazille (dragonrojo) - Jan Ramon (janr)
Friday 12th 20hr 0-1 B+R
Board 3: Joseph Renner (shmoolong) - Kwinten Missiaen (kwik)
Thursday 11th 20hr 0-1 W+R
Board 4: Lorenz Trippel (betterlife) - Dominique Versyck
(dversyck) Friday 12th 20hr 0-1 B+R
Games will be available on

2012 WAGC Report

Note: games can be directly downloaded from the commented game section. You need to register with an active account to do so.

The world amateur go championship was held this year from 12th to 18th May in the city of Guangzhou, in the south of China.
I was the Belgian representative, among 55 represented countries. This is lower than in the Korean prime minister cup, due to the fact that the flight ticket has to be paid by the participants themselves or by local federations. Therefore, there were about 25 players less than in the kpmc, and the level was also much higher (as the missing players were from smaller federations, i.e. with a lower level). The pairing system was a Chinese special pairing, close to the Swiss one. The rules were IGF rules, with 6.5 points komi. As there was an odd number of countries, China was allowed to have one more participant, and chose a local 3rd dan player (who had quite bad results)
The participants arrived on the 11th of May, welcomed by a very hot temperature (around 30 degrees the whole week), and a quite humid weather. We were offered accommodation in a luxurious five-star hotel in the center of the city, the Bai Yun hotel, named after the mountain next to Guanzhou
On the 12th we had the morning to take some rest. During the afternoon, the drawing of the contestant numbers took place. This is very important as in the Chinese pairings people tend to play with players having numbers close to them. America, Korea, China France had number 1, 16, 31 and 46 to avoid playing with each other too fast, as they were the 4 best countries in each other’s contest. As for me, I picked the number 42. After the drawing, there was the IGF meeting, with the presentation of the countries, a report on the igf tournaments and activity, and the application of new igf members. On the evening we attended the opening ceremony, with a banquet and speech from town members and Igf important members.
The 13th was the first day of the contest. I played against the Canadian 6th dan in the morning, and lost only by very few, then against the Bulgarian 3Q in the afternoon, and won. That day the North Korea player played against the second China player and won. On paper, it seemed to be already a crucial game, but in fact the second Chinese player was not a top one, and Nord Korea won easily.
The 14th was the second competition day. I started against the Mexican player and won, and then lost against the English player. The first interesting game of the day was Japan-South Korea, won by Korea. In the afternoon, there was the USA-Japan game. The Japanese player was ahead on the board, however when he pushed on the clock, it didn’t work and unfortunately he fell out of time. After calling the referee, they discussed, and the victory of the American player was eventually announced. The Japanese player won all his games after that one, however 6/8 wasn’t enough, and he never came back in the run for the title.
The 15th was the third day of competition. I started against the Norwegian 4th dan, and won. I was quite happy to be at 3/5, since I aimed at 4/8. In the afternoon I competed against the Slovenian 5th dan, and lost after a very intense fighting game. In the 5th round there was the game North Korea-South Korea, which ended with a South Korea victory. In the next game, South Korea met China, which was the most important game of the competition. After a very hard game, the Chinese player won by 2.5 points. He was then alone with only wins.
The 16th, I was first paired with the Bosnia-Herzegovine player, who was 2nd dan (but won against a 4d the game before). He played very well, and managed to win. In the last game I was paired with the Argentine player, 5th dan. Again the game was close, but I lost. At the end I finished with only 3/8. There was no big surprise in the last day: China continued winning all his games, Korea too. The best European players were Pal Balogh and Yuri kuronen, with 6/8, ranked 6 and 7. Yuri played against the American player on the last round, and he tried to force the win, saying that Yuri had played a move and took it back, which wasn’t the case since he didn’t actually release the stone. This time, however, the referee said that it wasn’t a fault. Yuri won against USA by 9.5 points. In the evening, we attended the closing ceremony, with the price giving.
On the 17th, we had the first a cultural meeting in the morning, where we played with local go players. We had some free time in the afternoon. Some went to visit temples, others went to the hotel swimming pool. In the evening we did a cruise on the pearl river, which is the river crossing the town. It was really nice, as we saw all the big buildings of the city lightened in the dark.
Finally, we left on the 18th.
This competition was really enjoyable. Meeting so many players from other countries was just awesome. I wish good luck for the Belgian player in 2013.

François Gonze

Team Championship

15/09/2012 - 10:00
15/09/2012 - 18:00

First edition of a new competition: a friendly team championship, that will take place in Cafe Zurenborger, Dageraadplaats, Antwerpen this year.


a) Teams of 3 players, freely composed (not obligatory of the same club).
b) 1 day (16/09).
c) 4 games p pers. (12 per team).
d) 45 minutes, no byo-yomi
e) Handicap - 2 stones (difference of points - 200) (max 9 stones)
f) games rated for the classement (but with a discounted rating, because of short time and, for most games, because of played with handicap)
g) first table (sorted by rank - 1st being the strongest) makes nigiri, the next table reverses the colours and so on.
h) system (round-robin,...) will be function of the number of participating teams

European Team Go Championship 2011: subscription

Registration for the 2011 European Team Go Championship on PandaNet will open soon. As Belgium took part successfully to this tournament last year, we can make up a team for this year. If you want to subscribe, please notify etgc2011 at There is no level limit to apply, you just need to be a member of the BGF.

The rounds are usually played at 8pm, on Tuesday, but we arrange the schedule according to everyone's wishes. In each meeting, four Belgian players face four foreign players, ranged by strength; but don't worry, there are different leagues according to the average level of the team, so we won't play against players too strong or too weak for us. You can find more information on the official website:

A team can welcome at most 12 players. It allows us a big flexibility, since only 4 players have to play each match (there are 9 rounds a year, but as the year begins in Sept/Oct and ends in May, it makes about one game per month). We arrange the meetings by Doodle, it's very convenient.

At the EGF meeting in Bordeaux, it was decided that the games played in the league online could be integrated to the European ranking (though having a very small impact because classed as "class C games" and only counted after the end of the league).

So if you want to play, please write an email to etgc2011 at Enjoy!

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