Brussels tournament

29th Brussels Tournament 25-26th October, 2014

The Brussels tournament 2014 is sponsored by gogameguru(, see also) and the Nordic Go Academy (, see also).


The tournament will take place in a new location
More specifically it will be held in community-centre "De Markten" at the Oude Graanmarkt / Rue du vieux Marcheé aux grains.
This nice, traffic-free square is located in the centre of Brussels, near the church of Saint-Catherine.
If the weather is nice one can even relax on one of the most beautiful terraces in the area, underneath the plane trees.


Ms. Kim Yoon-Young 4P will be there to help you review your games.
Mr. Danek will be there to register those who are interested in going to the EGC in Liberec, Czechia next year.
Marchand will be there on Sunday in case you need more materials for studying.

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 20/10/2014
  • 20€ after the 20/10/2014
  • +5€ for Belgian players, non-member of the BGF (Why and How to become a member)
  • -5€ for Players born after 25/10/2002

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 20/10/2014. It is your responsibility to take into account the possible delay of your bank in transferring money. When your payment arrives after 20/10/2014, 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 20/10/2014.

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 20/10/2014, 12€ will be refunded, after 20/10/2014 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.

Prizes are guaranteed for all the players with 4 or 5 wins.
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)
10:00 - Opening of registration
10:40 - Deadline of registration
11:00 - First Round
14:00 - Second Round
16:30 - Third Round
Sunday (GMT +1 !!)
10:00 - Fourth Round
13:00 - Fifth Round
16:30 - Prize giving


De Markten, spiegelzaal
Oude Graanmarkt 5 / Rue du vieux Marcheé aux grains 5.
1000 Brussels

The tournament venue is located in the heart of the European Capital in a vibrant neighborhood with many lively cafés and restaurants!

How to get there
The tournament location is 15 minutes walking from the GareBruxelles –Centrale / Brussel‐Centraal.
Nearest underground / metro station : Saint-Catherine / Sint- Katelijne
Nearest pré-metro station: Bourse / Beurs.

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Interparking sa-nv
Bisschopsstraat 1
1000 Brussel


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 playing venue.
Here are a few of them :

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