Wednesday 4/7 + WE 7 and 8/7 (during the Antwerp Go tournanment): visit by 2 Korean professional young women !

The Belgian Go association has the honour to welcome for a few days (from Wednesday 4/7 to Sunday 8/7)2 Korean professional young women, Park So Hyun and Ko Ju Yeong.

See a picture of them here:

More specifically:

1. Next Wednesday (from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM) in Brussel

They will play simultaneous games in the go club "Phenix - Outpost".
Every members is invited. This activity is free of charge.
Please come and experiment personally the strenght of a professional go player !

2. During the forthcoming tournament of Antwerpen, on 7/7 and 8/7:

During the tournament, they will comment various games
On Saturday night, they will play simultaneous games and/or comment a game of the tournament played by some dan level players.
One more reason to participate in the tournament of Antwerpen !

2nd Pandanet European Team Championship 9th (and last) round 9: Belgium - Switzerland 4-0

16 May 2012

Belgium (composed this time by the strongest team possible: Lucas Neyrinck, Jan Ramon, Nelis Vets and Kwinten Missaen) ends beautifully this 2nd edition of Pandanet European Team Championship by crushing Switzerland 4-0.

So, Belgium ends as 4th out of 10 team in the 2nd league. Even if this is not enough to go up into 1st league, this is quite a good performance for our small go country...

Please note that the 4 best European teams of the 1st league (Rusland, Ukraine, Tchequia, France) will compete again each others in the next European Go Congress (Bonn, end July). Rusland, who has dominated the competition up till now, is the great favourite. More generaly, the domination of the East European countries is impressive.

here are the complete results:

33rd World Amateur Go Championship

François Gonze, our representative in this 33rd World Amateur Championship, won 3 games (out of 8) and ended 40th out of 56 competitors.

Winner was, as expected, the Chinese player (Qiao) ahead of the Korean one.

Best Westerner was Hungarian Pal Balogh (6th)

Follow the competition and see the results here:

Workshop with Xie Guochen, 6-d

Sadly enough , there were only 6 participants in this very interesting lecture by the young and sympathic Chinese (now living in Boston - USA) Master.
Folks, you really missed something !

(Tekst in NL hieronder)

Atelier par Xie Guochen (6-d) le dimanche 13/05

Une occasion unique à ne pas rater : Maître Xie Guochen est un des meilleurs joueurs actifs aux Etats-Unis.
Il est actuellement de passage en Belgique et animera pour la fédération un atelier destiné à tous les joueurs quelque soit leur niveau.

Le dimanche 13/05, de 10h30 à 17h (pause repas de 13h à 14h) au bar–resto « Babbelaar » Kerkplein 3 à 1601 Ruisbroek (salle de fête à l’étage)

Plan d’accès :; accessible par bus STIB n° 50 ou SNCB gare de Ruisbroek. Possibilité de se parquer sur la Kerkplein.

PAF : 6 € pour les membres FBG, 10 € pour les non-membres FBG. A payer sur place. Réduction de 2 € moyennant préinscription avant le 9 mai (simplement en envoyant un courriel à "")

Remarques :

  1. L’atelier sera animé en anglais (une connaissance limitée suffit).
  2. Les participants sont priés de consommer sur place (ce qui nous permet de bénéficier de la gratuité de la salle)

Workshop door Xie Guochen (6-d) zondag 13/05

Een unieke en onmisbare kans: een workshop door Meester Xie Guochen.

Xie Guochen telt onder de sterkste Amerikaanse spelers.
Hij verblijf enkele dagen in ons land en zal een workshop, gericht naar go spelers van alle sterktes, animeren.

Zondag 13/05 van 10u30 tot 17u (lunch van 13u tot 14u), op de bar-resto “Babbelaar” Kerkplein 3 te 1601 Ruisbroek (festzaal op verdiep)

Toegangsplan:; met openbare vervoer: bus MIVB nr. 50; NMBS: station van Ruisbroek. Parking mogelijk op Kerkplein.

Deelname in de kosten: 6 € voor leden BFG; 10 € voor de anderen. Ter plaats te betalen. Korting met 2 € indien preregistratie voor 9/5 (gewoon door een e-mail naar "board@gofed" te sturen)


  1. De workshop zal in Engels gegeven worden
  2. De deelnemers worden verzocht de maaltijd / draken ter plaats te consumeren (dat was een voorwaarde om de zaal gratis te kunnen boeken)

2nd Pandanet European Team Championship: 8th round: Serbia - Belgium 3-1

Monday 16 April 2012, 20:00 CET/CEST

A defeat of Belgium despite a good prestation (victory by Kwinten against a 4-d and a short defeat by Lucas against of the young rising star, Dusan Mitic 6-d).

It will be difficult now to go up to 1st division.

Dusan Mitic (StrayCat) 6 dan Lucas Neirynck (Cucurucucu) 4 dan B+2.5
Nikola Mitic (nidza92) 5 dan Nelis Vets (Nelis) 2 dan W+Resign
Mijodrag Stankovic (keks) 4 dan Kwinten Missiaen (Kwik) 1 dan W+22.5
Milos Bojanic (Bojanic) 4 dan Dominique Versyck (dversyck) 1 dan W+Resign

détails here:

2nd Pandanet European Team Championship round 7: Belgium - Denmark 3-1

Tuesday 20 March 2012, 20:00 CET/CEST

A splendid victory by Belgium.

Jannik Rasmussen (JRDK) 4 dan Lucas Neirynck (Cucurucucu) 4 dan B+Resign
Thomas Heshe (daydreamer) 4 dan Jan Ramon (janr) 4 dan B+Resign
Uffe Rasmussen (Laudrup) 3 dan Nelis Vets (Nelis) 2 dan W+8.5
Torben Pedersen (Denmark5) 3 dan Dominique Versyck (dversyck) 1 dan B+Resign

Belgian Championship 2012

Lucas Neirynck won the Belgian Championship 2012 with 8 wins out of 9. Jan Ramon ended second with 7 wins. Four players made 5 wins, and based on SODOS 3rd-6th place go to Kwinten Missiaen, Kevin Prist, Bram Vandenbon and Francois Gonze. Both weekends were played in Cafe Amedee in Leuven and a number of games were broadcast on KGS.

2nd Pandanet European Team Championship : round 6 : Belgium - Israël 1-3

This time we were beaten by a stronger team (f.i. neither Lucas nor Kwinten played).We got our only victory by forfeit. (21/02/2012)

Ali Jabarin 6-d Jan Ramon 4-d W+Forfeit
Ofer Zivony 3-d Nelis Vets 2-d W+Resign
Ron Lavi 3-d Dominique Versyck 1-dn B+Resign
Tal Michael 1-d Marie Jemine 2-k W+Resign

Complete results here

2nd Pandanet European Team Championship : round 5 : Belgium - Slovakia 3-1

A beautiful victory for Belgium, who played without Jan Ramon.

Note the incredible performance of Lucas, who managed to beat one of the raising star of European Go, young Pavol Lisy (who incredibly enough passed from 1-st to 5-d in 18 months !).

Lucas Neirynck 4-d Pavol Lisy 5-d B+51.5
Nelis Vets 2-d Maros Kral 3-d B+13.5
Kwinten Missiaen 1-d Marian Hrdina 2-d B+Resign
Dominique Versyck 1-d Martin Strelka 1-k W+Resign


Belgium Championship Final

After the first weekend of the final only Lucas Neirynck is undefeated. Jan Ramon scored 4/5 and 3 players are following with 3/5.
Second part of the final in the weekend of 17-18 March in Café De Amedee in Leuven.

1 Annachachibi Kevin 1k BE 10- 2- 3- 4- 5- 0
2 Annachachibi Christopher 2d BE 9+ 1+ 10+ 3- 4- 3
3 Neirynck Lucas 4d BE 8+ 9+ 1+ 2+ 10+ 5
4 Wettach Alain 2d BE 7- 8- 9- 1+ 2+ 2
5 Missiaen Kwinten 2d BE 6+ 7- 8- 9- 1+ 2
6 Wang Yue 1d BE 5- 10- 7+ 8- 9- 1
7 Vandenbon Bram 1d BE 4+ 5+ 6- 10- 8- 2
8 Ramon Jan 4d BE 3- 4+ 5+ 6+ 7+ 4
9 Gonze Francois 4d BE 2- 3- 4+ 5+ 6+ 3
10 Prist Kevin 1d BE 1+ 6+ 2- 7+ 3- 3