Brussels Tournament

28th Brussels Tournament 26-27th October, 2013

Tournament format

Five rounds MacMahon without handicap
Timing: 1 hour per player + byo-yomi: 15 stones for 5 minutes
Komi: 6.5

Non-smoking tournament

Registration and entry Fee

  • 15€ for registration and payment before the 20/10/2013
  • 20€ after the 20/10/2013
  • +5€ for Belgian players, non-member of the BGF (Why and How to become a member)
  • -5€ for Players born after 31/10/2001

You can pay the fee by transfer on our bank account with the communication : "Brussels" + your name + your rank. Information about the bank account of the Belgian Go Federation are here.

Please note that you only qualify for the early registration fee if the the payment arrives before 20/10/2013. It is your responsibility to take into account the possible delay of your bank in transferring money. When your payment arrives after 20/10/2013, you risk to have to pay the late registration fee on site, after which your original payment will be refunded minus administration costs.

Players from outside the Euro zone facing high bank transfer costs, qualify for the early registration fee if they register online before 20/10/2013.

If you pre-register and can not make it for the first round, you are expected to notify the organization. For this, you can use the phone numbers +32 484 747343 or +32 486 968518. In addition to any consequences as specified in EGF rules, not showing up for the first round without warning the organization will forfeit the tournament.

Once your registration fee has been received, you will be paired for the first round. You only have to confirm your presence if there are mistakes in your name or rating on our wall-list. You can cancel your registration by warning us. Before 20/10/2013, 12€ will be refunded, after 20/10/2013 only 7.5€.


Registred players


This year’s edition is not part of the European Cup.
Therefore, prizes will all be cash rather than consisting in part of ECup points.
The following table gives indicative amounts for the top prizes as a function of the number of participants:

#participants <50 60 70 80 90 100
1st 100 140 180 220 260 300
2nd 75 105 135 165 195 225
3rd 50 70 90 110 130 150
4th 25 35 45 55 65 75

There will be prizes for players with 4/5 and 5/5, and a tombola among preregistered players.

Prizes are guaranteed for all the players with 4 or 5 wins. There will also be a tombola (with 150€ of prizes) for all pre-registered players.
Prizes for top places are determined by number of points and SOS. Prizes are divided equally if the number of points and the SOS is equal.


Saturday (GMT +2)
10:30 - Opening of registration
11:30 - Deadline of registration
12:00 - First Round
15:00 - Second Round
17:30 - Third Round
Sunday (GMT +1 !!)
10:00 - Fourth Round
13:00 - Fifth Round
16:30 - Prize giving


Palais du Midi / Zuidpaleis
Rue Roger van der Weyden n° 9
1000 Brussels

The tournament venue is located in the cultural and economical heart of the European Capital; if you want to visit the historical center and the Grand-Place with all its famous monuments, it's only a 10-minute walk away from the tournament!

How to get there
The Palais du Midi is only 5 to 10 minutes walking from the Gare du Midi (Zuidstation in Dutch), Brussels main train station.
Nearest underground / metro station : Anneessens

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We strongly advise you not to leave any luggage or valuable in your car.


Private accommodation is available, but quite restricted.

Youth Hostels in the vicinity :

You will also find a very large number of hotels within close range of the Palais du Midi.
Here are a few of them :

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