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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 ?

Interclub Results 2020

The results of the 2020 interclub are in. We had 6 participating clubs this year Ath,Phénix, Hasselt, Gent, Leuven and Pantin. Leuven was ultimately victorious with Phénix and Hasselt in second and third place respectively.

Unfortunately we had to void a large number of matches because the players where not paying members of the federation. This had a large impact on the result, changing the final winner. Hopefully we can work to avoid this in future interclubs.

Detailed results can be found here

Kim Young-Sam wins unbeaten the 2nd Corona Cup

The 2nd edition of the Corona Cup was very successful: no less than 400 (!) players participated in this tournament, played on-line due to the Covid crisis (let us hope there will never be a 3rd edition ! ;-).

Like the 1st edition, organized during the 1st lock-down, the Korean ex-insei Kim Young-Sam (8-d) won unbeaten. He confirms more than ever his leading place in the European rating list.

Silver medal was Artem Kachanovski, who was the only top competitor with 5 wins.

Artem ended ahead of four players with 4 wins:
- Ilya Shikchin,
- Lucas Podpera (who organized the tournament),
- Anton Chernykh
- and Kim Seong-Jim (who was beaten by the the other Kim, but also, surprisingly enough, by a mere 5-d).

Our country fellow Lucas Neirynck ends 8th with a 3/6 score.

Complete results here: https://goweb.cz/turnaj/ii-corona-cup-2020-online/

General Assembly 2020: on line, Sunday 17/01 2 PM

The annual General Assembly of the Belgian Go Federation will be held on line on 17/01 at 2 PM

Please come with your enthusiasm and your projects to shape up the future of the Belgian go life !

If you wish to participate, send to us an e-mail to « board@gofed.be » with your name.
You will then receive an invitational e-mail with a hyperlink to join the meeting (with “zoom”)

Agenda :
1. report on the 2020 activities (by the president) and financial report 2020 (by the treasurer)
2. projects for 2021 (and later) and adoption of the 2021 budget
3. election of the Board of Administration

3rd round of the European Team Championship: Belgium crushed by the Netherlands (0-4)

Things are going worse and worse for the Belgian team (Lucas, Lucman, Gabriel, Sven): our guys lost heavily to the Dutch team (0-4), despite the presence of our champion, Lucas Neirynck.
But Lucas was confronted to one of the European legendary player, Rob Van Zeijst (7-d) and lost.
And the 3 other games were imbalanced on paper, with three Dutch 6-dan opposed to our low dan Belgian guys.
(note: Gabriel wrote in the FaceBook page of the BGF (https://www.facebook.com/groups/100421440086165/) that he and Lucman missed opportunities to win their game)

Belgium remains of course at the last place in the B-league. :-(

Results of the round here: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/677

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

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