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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

Results of the 9th edition of Ghent Go Tournament

This weekend Bram Vandenbon won the Ghent Go Tournament for the second time, Dominique Versyck took second place and Joost Vannieuwenhuyse was last third.

Full Results

Chinese Bao Xiang Bai is world amateur champion

In the 37th edition of the WAGC, Chinese Baoxiang Bai defeated everyone by resignation (except Japanese ex-world champion Satoshi he beats by 2,5 points) to win his second world amateur championship (he had won 5 years ago) with - one again - a perfect 8-0 record.

Korean Kibaek Kim finish clear second at 7-1.

Six players ended with 6-2 records, Chinese Taipei’s Chia-Cheng took 3rd place, ahead of Andreii Kravets (UK), 4th and best European, Japanese Hiraoka Satoshi, Hungerian Csaba Mero, Serbian Dusan Mitic, and Romanian Cristian Pop..

Our representative was Nelis Vets, who ended 28th out of a field of 56 competitors with "expected" results (wins against Mongolia, Argentina, Portugal and Malaysia; defeats to China (!), Slovenia, Czechia and France).

More details here: http://www.ranka.intergofed.org/

Belgian Blitz Championship 2016

Thomas Connor, 4d won with 7/7 the Blitz Championship 2016. Eight players took part in the round on Sunday 5th June in the cite center of Brussels. Complete results:


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Wins SODOS Place
Jean-Denis Hennebert, 5k - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Demian Walvisch, 2k 1 - 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 10 3
Victor Schneider, 8k 1 0 - 0 0 1 1 1 4 11 2
Michael Silcher, 5k 1 0 1 - 0 0 0 0 2 4 7
Thomas Connor,4d 1 1 1 1 - 1 1 1 7 21 1
Joost Vannieuwenhuyse, 2k 1 0 0 1 0 - 1 1 4 9 4
Julien Wautelet, 10k 1 1 0 1 0 0 - 0 3 6 6
Dominique Versyck, 2d 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 - 4 9 5

9th edition of Ghent Go Tournament 2nd and 3rd july 2016

On the weekend of July 2nd everyone's welcome at the 9th edition of the Ghent Go Tournament.

Info and registration

Results of the first Pantin Tournament

In the weekend of 15 and 16 May go club 'Le Pantin' held its first ever tournament. The tournament was won by Olivier Drouot and had 21 participants.

Full Results

Ilya Shikchin (RU, 1-p) wins Kido Cup

Ilya Shikchin (RU, 1-p) wins unbeaten the 2016 Kido Cup, in which 4 out of the 5 new European professionals participated, along with 4 top amateurs.

2nd: Ali Jabarin (IL, 1-p) who only lost to Shickhin.
3rd: Pavol Lisy (SL, 1-p)
4th: the probably best European amateur, Cristian Pop (RO, 7-d)
5th: Mateusz Surma (PL, 1-p)
...

Here are the complete results: http://www.kidocup.com/?Ergebnisse

PS: there were no less than 177 participants in the "main" (open section) tournament ! impressive !

11th (and last) round of the European Team Championship: Belgium - Austria 3-1

On 17th May, Belgium team (Lucas +, Kwintens +, Nelis -, Gabriel +) won against Austria (to be noted: Lucas' victory on Viktor Lin, 6-d, one of the top European player)

Belgium ended finally 8th out of 12 teams in B-League.

Here are the results of the round:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/295

And here the standings after this round:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

In A-league, the 4 best teams (Russia, Ukrainia, Romania and France) will compete against each others for the final victory during the European Go Congress in St-Petersburgh...

10th round of European Team Championship: Belgium - Israel 0-4

End April, Belgian team (Jan, Nelis, Dominique, Gabriel) lost heavily (0-4), like the 2 previous month, this time against the future champion of B-League, Israël (pity for Jan on table 1: Ali Jabarin, the pro, did not play).

There is now a last round to be played. With 2 points more than the potentially descending teams, Belgium should avoid relegation...

Here are the results of the round:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/294

And here the standings after this round:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Go movie at the China Cultural Center in Brussels

The recently open China Cultural Center in Brussels will show a movie related to go on the 9th and 11th of May. It is open to everyone and free, but it is necessary to register in advance.

More information on:

http://www.cccbrussels.be/coming-soon/cs-events/chinese-movie-nights-the...