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Welcome to the Belgian Go Federation Website !



The official site of the Belgian Go Federation, for all activities related to Go in Belgium.


On this site you can find:
- News from Go in Belgium and in the world
- An updated list of all Go clubs in Belgium
- A calendar of the next Go events (see Calendar on the right site of your screen) - in particular Go tournaments -
- The Belgian ratings list
- Go related documents (guides, promotional material , Belgo publications ...)
- Many interesting links
- Extra services for members* of the Belgian Go Federation. *If you do not have an account ask your club president to create one for you.

or you maybe just want to play Go ?

Thomas Connor, 2020 Belgian champion of quick (blitz) games

Thomas Connor (4d) won the 2020 Belgian champion of quick (blitz) games with 6/7, ahead of Jan Ramon, 4d (5/7). Marie Jemine (2d) completed the podium (4/7). Four players got 3 wins: Sven Cuyt (1k), Michael Silcher (4k), Guillaume De Keijser (6k) and Jean-Denis Hennebert (4k). Xavier Bael (10k) ended with 1 point.

This edition was played online on OGS go server.

2020 Belgian Rapid Games Championship: Sunday 29/11 2 PM

The Belgian Go Federation organizes the 2020 Belgian Rapid Games Championship (15 min per player) on Sunday 29/11 from 2 PM to (max) 7 PM.

IMPORTANT: tournament reserved for the 2020 member of the BGF !

No registration fees.

It will be played ON LINE on the OGS server.

Register on OGS by joining sending an e-mail to blitz2020@gofed.be with your name-surname and your ranking (kyu-dan) according to the Belgian rating list https://www.gofed.be/rating(*)

(*) you may register at a stronger level, if you think you have become stronger meanwhile.
if you are a BGF member and do not find your name in the rating list, contact your club responsible or the BGF board (board@gofed.be) to get a ranking.

Rules:
- if more than 8 participants: 7 rounds Swiss (each round pairs players with same number of wins; everyone in the same starting group); up to 8 participants: round-robin (everyone meets everyone)
- 15 minutes per player (no extra time - sudden death)
- Handicap - 2 (reference = ranking - kyu/dan - according to the Belgian rating list, or at a stronger level if you prefer)

PS:
- the games won't count for the rating
- only a Belgian player may get the title of "Belgian rapid games champion".

Palmarès Belgian blitz championship: https://www.gofed.be/node/261

2nr round of the European Team championship: Belgium lost again (1-3 against Switzerland)

Surpringly, Belgium team, even if "on paper" much stronger than the Swiss team, lost to the Helvetes (Lucas - (!) , Jan -, Lucman -, Gabriel +).

Belgium occupies now the last position in the B-league ! :-(

Results of the round here: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/676

Standings: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Lucas Neirynck, not only champion of Belgium, but also champion of France !

Lucas Neirynck is doing well lately: after his win to Alexander Dinerstein, and shortly after having won his 10th title of champion of Belgium, he became also...champion of France (open, as he has not the french nationality). Lucas lives presently in Paris.
He managed to win (among others) against pro Tanguy Le Calvé and against Benjamin Dréan-Guénazia, a strong 6-d.
Results here: https://cdf.jeudego.org/rondes-et-resultats/

Ilya Chikchine 2020 European Champion.

By winning the final against Ali Jabarin (2-1), Ilya Chikchine became European Champion for 2020.
This is already his 7th European title (he was already champion in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017 and in 2019).
Only Jürgen Mattern (DE) has won more titles (8, in the years '60 and '70) than Ilya.

Complete results of the European Go Championship here: https://www.eurogofed.org/egc/2020.html

1st round of the 2020-21 European Team Championship: Belgium lost to UK (1-3)

On 20/10/20, Belgian team (Lucas Neirynck -, Jan Ramon -, Lucman Boinoider +, Gabriel Mercier -) lost to United Kingdom in the 1st round of the new season of the European Team Championship.

Results of the round here: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/675

Standings: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

A weekly "go news" bulletin every Monday on 8:30 PM

From 19th October 2020 on, each Monday always at 8.30 pm (CEST), the "Jena International Go School" will have Go News in English streamed on Twitch.
www.twitch.tv/jenainternationalgoschool

It is supposed to always last 30 minutes, including Go News from the world (who won which tournament, what is currently happening in the Go world), various interviews with Go players, but also about Go politics and looking sometimes behind the scenes. There will also be tsumego competitions etc. in which everybody can participate and win prices.

2020 European Championship (on-line)

Nearly all the best European players participated in the 2020 European Championship (among the pros, only Pavol Lisy was missing).

This edition is of course organized on-line to due the Covid-Crisis, in a knock-out formula, with sided players.

We already told you that Lucas Neirynck won twice (once against Dinerstein), but he has been finally beaten by Andrei Kravets in the 1/8 of finals.

The quarters of finals were (winners in 1st place):

Ilya Shikchine - Andreii Kravets
Mateusz Surma - Anton Chernykh (an amateur)
Artem Kachanovskij - Tanguy Le Calvé
Ali Jabarin - Benjamin Dréan-Guénaïzia (another amateur)

Semi-finals:
Ilya - Mateusz: 2-1
Ali - Artem : 2-1

Final:
Ilya - Ali: 2-1

Complete results: https://www.eurogofed.org/egc/2020.html