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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.

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If you have any question, you can ask us at info@gofed.be

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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Vladimir Danek wins 29th Brussels tournament

Vladimir Danek has won the 2014 Brussels tournament ahead of Kim Ouweleen and Olivier Drouot. See full results

Kim Yoon-Young 4P to visit Belgium

The Korean Baduk association has agreed to send Ms. Kim Yoon-Young 4P to come and visit us for the Brussels tournament.
She will also be present at some club activities, which will be posted shortly as this is a rather last-minute agreement.

For now we can tell you that she will be in Belgium from 23-10 untill 28-10
On Thursday (that's tomorrow) she will visit the club in Antwerp.
On Monday she will visit the club of Le Pantin in Brussels for their club-evening.

Lee (Yi) Sedol won historic "jubango" against Gu Li (6-2)

A jubango is a 10 game match between two players. The first player to win six games wins the match.

Two of the world's top Go players, Lee Sedol and Gu Li, played a jubango to decide which of them was the stronger player (and probably thus the present world best player - NDLR).

The most anticipated Go event for decades concluded on September 28, 2014, when Lee Sedol defeated Gu Li in their 8th game of the historic 10 game match.
Game 8 took place in Gu Li’s hometown and finished after 350 thrilling moves, with Lee Sedol winning by 2.5 points…

More info: https://gogameguru.com/tag/mlily-gu-vs-lee-jubango/

Wintergo

For those who are interested, the Dutch federation is hosting a wintercamp in Overasselt.
There will be, among other things, workshops and tournaments.
The camp starts December 27th and ends the 31st.

More info can be found here

35ste Brabantse Go toernooi

For those who are interested; the Go-club from Eindhoven is hosting the 35th edition of their tournament on 15-16 November.
More information can be found here:
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