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Results of Leuven Tournament 2015

Complete results of Leuven Tournament 2015 can be found here.

7th round of the European team Championship: Belgium - Hungary 1-3

On 17th Feb, the 7th round of this competition was played.

Belgium team (Lucas, Kwinen, Nelis, Gabriel) lost rather logically against a stronger Hungarian team 1-3 (despite a great performance by Nelis, who won against a 4-d).

Detailled result of the 7th round:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/240

After 7 of the 11 rounds, Belgium is 8th (out of 12 teams).
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Fu Yaqi wins Leuven 25th go tournament

The 25th Leuven go tournament was won by the Chinese 6D Fu Yaqi. Fu is a student at Gent University and after only 20 days in Belgium, he is already winning his first tournament!

Second place was for Kim Ouweleen (4D) from the Netherlands, the co-author of "Baduk Movies". Ouweleen was defeated by Fu with 1,5 points, with Fu having 3 seconds left on his clock (sudden death!). Third place was for the winner of 2013, Thomas Connor (3D), Losing only from Fu and Ouweleen. Very succesful with 5 wins in 5 games were Vincent Quoilin (5k) from Liege and Philippe Tranchida (10k) from Brussels.

The 25th anniversary was celebrated with free cake and a lot of special prices in the lottery at the end of the tournament. There were 38 participants.

Full results will appear here soon.

6th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium - Switzerland 3-1

On 25th of January, Belgium team (Jan, Kwinten, Nelis, Gabriel) defeated Switzerland 3-1 in the 6th round of the ETC.

Detailed resuts of the 6th round here:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/239

After 6 of the 11 rounds, Belgium is 7th (out of 12 teams)
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Interclubs results 2014

In 2014 we had 4 clubs competing in the Interclubs: Antwerpen,Ath,Gent en Leuven. Each club played three rounds, for a total of 6 rounds played.

Unfortunately there can be only one winner. And this year the interclubs was won by Gent.

You can find detailed results here.

5th round of the 5th edition of the European Team Championship: Belgium - Italy 2-2

On 7th January, Belgian team, composed by Lucas Neyrinck, François Gonze, Thomas Connor and Gabriel Mercier made draw against Italy.

Lucas ("4-d", 5-d) surpringly lost against a 3-d...but, even more surprinsingly, Gabriel ("3-k", 1-d) won against another 3-d.

Complete results of the 4thd round here:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/238

After 5 (of the 11) rounds, Belgium occupies 9th place out of 12 teams. Standings after 5 rounds:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Rmq: to be noticed: in this B-league (!), a match opposed our 2 European professionals, Pavol Lisy (for Slovakia) and Ali Jabarin (for Israël). Pavol won...but Slovakia lost.

4th round of the European team championship: Belgium - Turkey 2-2

On 6th December, Belgian team, composed by Lucas Neyrinck, Jan Ramon, François Gonze and Kwinten Messiaen, made a draw against Turkey.

Complete results of the 4thd round here:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/237

After 4 (of the 11) rounds, Belgium occupies 9th place out of 12 teams. Standings after 4 rounds:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Go Seigen (Wu Qinqyuan) passed away on 30/11

A sad news: Go Seigen, considered by many as the greatest player of the 20th century (if not in history) just passed away. He was 100 years old.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_Seigen

Preliminaries of the Belgian Championship 2015

This weekend the preliminaries for the championship were held. There were 11 participants. After the planned location was unexpectedly closed the preliminaries were held at Thomas Connor's place. Thanks Thomas!

These five people qualified for the finals of the championship next year

Missiaen Kwinten (6pts)
Connor Thomas (5pts)
Vannieuwenhuyse Joost (4pts)
Mercier Gabriel (3pts)
Stojanovic Voja (3pts)

Detailed results