3rd round of the European Team Championship: Belgium lost to Tukey (1-3)

Unfortunately, after the 2 wins in the 2 first round, Belgium team has been beaten in the 3rd round by a strong Turkish team (Lucas Neirynck +, Sven Cuyt -, Nelis Vets -, Gints Engelen -).

Complete results here:

Standings in B-league after 3rd round:

Belgium is now 3rd, just behind Turkey and Italy which remains both unbeaten.

Belgian Rengo Championship 2023 results

The best teams of Belgium did gather for this 2023 Belgian RenGo Championship edition.

1) Yannick Kuy 3k & Edouard Jeanjean 15k - team "Random Movers"
2) Michael Silcher 4k & Moad Boukricha 10k - team "Go Squad"

Not a very quantitative edition but games were played seriously and we got both quality and fun.
We got of course the traditional question "is it my turn ?" many times, the stress of the byo-yomi and roller-coaster sequences requiring steel nerves from all players.

First game was very tense and ended in a victory for the first team by 2 points only after a last yose mistake.
The second game started with a joseki disaster and ended with a big capture in the center and the victory for the second team.

After passionate post-game analysis, it was already late and the teams were too tired to continue a third round. So this Championship ended with a tie score of 1 game won each and no decisive winner (everyone is winner...).

Rapid Championship Xin wins undeafeted and Victor becomes Belgian Rapid Champion 2023

Xin Shun wins unbeaten the 2023 edition of the Belgian Championship of rapid games (15 min per player, sudden death; handicap - 2).
Second and Belgian Rapid Champion is Victor Schneider.

Only 7 participants but again a fun tournament for everyone - that has been quietly played from home.

Final result

Xin Shu 6 wins (Tournament winner)
Victor Schneider 5 wins (Belgian Rapid Champion 2023)
Guillaume De Keijser 4 wins (Belgian Rapid Vice-Champion 2023)

Jan Ramon and Xavier Baele 2 win
Jean-Denis Hennebert and Michael Silcher 1 win

Congratulations to Xin, winner of the 2023 Belgian Championship of Rapid Games !
Victor is 2023 Belgian Champion of Rapid Games ! Congratulations to him too !!! (edited)

2nd round of the European Team Championship: another wins for Belgium ! (3-1 against Croatia)

Belgian Team got another win in the European Team Championship, by beating this time Croatia 3-1 (wins by Lucas, Jan and Gabriel, loss by Sven).

Complete results here:

Standings in B-league after 2nd round:

Suspense till the very end in the 2023 interclubs competition !

Suspense till the very end in the 2023 interclubs competition !

This week the last rounds of the 2023 interclubs have been played and the name of the club champion has been decided.

The match between Leuven and Brussels Phénix would determine which team got crowned this year.

Leuven has won the Interclub competition 7 times in the past, whereas Phénix was last year’s champion.

Board one was a clash of the rising stars: Yannick Kuy, playing for Phénix, recently scored 5-0 at the Brussels Go tournament and has just been promoted 3 Kyu. His opponent, Bram Westhovens, scored 14-1 as 7 kyu at the European Go congress this summer (his streak included a win against a 2kyu and Bram is inches away from a 3 kyu rating). The game was played with 0,5 komi and was the one that finished first with the victory of Yannick Kuy. 1-0 for the Phénix Go club.

The next game to finish was played on board 3. It ended with a win by Leuven this time: Simon Janssens (11 kyu) won against Xavier Baele (7kyu): 1-1

So, board 2 would finally determine which team would go home with the interclubs title this year !
In their head to head match up in official competition, Tom Van Doorsselaere (Leuven) (5 kyu) was leading against Guillaume De Keijser (Phénix) (5 kuy). But this time, when the dust settled, Guillaume was able to bring the win home. 2-1 for Phenix Go Club, who got thus the title this year.

Congratulations to our Back-to-Back 2023 interclubs Champions Brussels Phénix

The other match, that followed a couple of days later, opposed Antwerpen to Gent. There was only 12,5% chance of Antwerpen to grab second place. But somehow the stars were aligned for them this time and they managed to win the 3 games, and to finish with thr silver medail.

The full results can be found here;

We hope more clubs will participate in the interclubs next year !

(report by Guillaume De Keijser)

Coming soon (Sunday 26/11 PM): Belgian blitz/quick games championship (on-line) (15 min pp)

More info and registration form:

Palmares (former winners and results of the previous editions):

Belgium team wins against Ireland (3-1) in the 1st round of the European Team Championship

Belgian team (Lucas Neirynck 6d +, Jan Ramon 3d + Gabriel Mercier 3d - Sven Cuyt 2d +) won against Ireland in the 1st round of the Pandanet European Team Championship.

Complete results here:

Standings in B-league after 1st round:

Cornel Burzo (RO, 6d) wins the 37th edition of the Brussels tournament (66 participants)

Romanian Cornel Burzo (6-d) won the 37th edition of the Brussels tournament ahead of Chinese Yan Zihan (6-d), Xin Shu (5-d) and Luxemburger Andreas Gottzfried. All with 4 wins (out of 5 rounds).
2 players remained unbeaten: Yannick Kuy (5-k) and Jeffrey Nguyen (12-k). There were 66 participants.
Complete results:

coming soon: the 37th edition of the Brussels tournament (28+29/10)

!! The Brussels tournament is THE biggest tournament in Belgium !!!

Where ? In the premises of the Chinese-Belgium Association Av. Paul Deschanel 92, 1030 Schaerbeek - a very nice place 20 mn from the center of Brussels. (same place as last year)

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

NB: Christopher Anachachibi (2d) will be present to comment your game (free of charge).

More information:

Registration form:

!! Register as soon as you can: the premises of the tournament can host a maximum of 72 players !!

List of the registered players (as on 24th of October): 66 registrations, still 6 possible.

# Name Rank .
1 Adrien Mansy 25k .
2 Andreas Götzfried 4d .
3 Aveaux Matthieu 2 dan .
4 Baijot Eric 8K ok
5 Beguin Adam 16 kyu .
6 Ben Mehnert 7 Kyu ok
8 Bram Westhovens 4k ok
9 Brévière Lionel 5K ok
10 Cornel Burzo 6d ok
11 Daniel Maier 1k .
12 Didier Lesesvre 4k ok
13 Durbec Amélia 7k .
14 Emanuel de Jong 6 Kyu ok
15 Eon Serge 3k .
16 Filipe Vasconcelos 8k .
17 Frank Bernard 4k ok
18 Frank Segers 4k ok
19 French Daniel 5k .
20 Gaëtan de Menten 10k .
21 Geerlings Bert 3dan .
22 Gerry Gavigan 9 kyu .
23 Guillaume Léo 14K ok
24 Guillaume Roux 1d .
25 Guy Dusausoy 5k .
26 Hennebert Jean-Denis 5 kyu .
27 Henneric Audrey 5KYU ok
28 Jan Ramon 3D .
29 Jan van Loenen 1 dan ok
30 Jinming HE 3D ok
31 Joël Elsen 17Kyu ok
32 Jonathan Decembry 7k .
33 Joost Vannieuwenhuyse 2k .
34 Julien DARTIGUE 1Kyu .
35 Kampwart Ad 4 Dan .
36 Kenny Debacq 4 Kyu .
37 Léon Groenemeijer 3 kyu ok
38 Leplat Franck 2kyu ok
39 Lise Werquin 7k ok
40 Louis Baudaux 1 Kyu .
41 Malak Hayan 20k ok
42 Marina Kocheva 18k ok
43 NGUYEN Jeffrey 14Kyu .
44 Olivier Boas 2 dan .
45 PACUCCI Dominique 9k ok
46 Pascal Wezenberg 5 kyu .
47 Peter Hoeve 5k ok
48 Philippe Tranchida 2kyu .
49 Pittonet Jonathan 3 kyu .
50 Sergiu Dan Iugulescu 3 Dan .
51 Shiyan (Steven) Wang 5k .
52 Sven Cuyt 2d .
53 Terefenko Alexandre 5 kyu .
55 Thi Thu Huyen Tran 12k ok
56 Tom Van Doorsselaere 5k ok
57 Van Nyen Roel 2 Kyu ok
58 VANSCHOEBEKE Benoît 13k ok
59 Victor Schneider 1kyu ok
60 Voja Stojanvovic 5k ok
61 Xavier Baele 7 Kyu .
62 Xin Shu 5Dan ok
63 Yannick Kuy 5kyu .
64 Zihan Yan 6d ok

Chinese Chonzhe Tang wins the 18th KPMC; Sven Cuyt ended 40th (on 56 participants) with a 3/7 score

Chinese Chonzhe Tang wins the 18th KPMC with a perfect score (7/7) and is thus 2023 amateur world champion, version Korea.

Three players ended on 6/7: Hwan-Young Choi (KOR), Yu-Cheng Lai (TaÏwan) and...Lukas Podpera (CZ).

Young Ukrainian Valeri Krushelnytskyi (5th) leads the group of players with 5 wins.

Note that the Japanese representative ended at a desappointing 14th place, with a poor 4/7 score !

"Our guy", Sven Cuyt (2d), ended 40th on 56 participants with a 3/7 score
(wins against Guatemala, Brazil and Lituania; losses to Thailand, Slovakia, Turkey and Sweden).

Complete results here: