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18th Leuven tournament

The 18th Leuven tournament was won by Say Boon Ng before Nelis Vets and Jan Ramon. Read more

The 4th European Go Oza Title Match

Jan Ramon represented Belgium for The 4th European Go Oza Title Match which was held from 31 January to 3 February in Amsterdam. He scored 2/4, beating one 5-dan. You can find the results here: http://www.go-centre.nl/ The 3 European representative in the next world Oza cup will be: Alexander Dinerstein, RU, 3-p Ilya Shikchin, RU, 7-d Cristian Pop, RO, 7-d

Mind sport games in China

Colocated with the Olympic games, the World mind sport games will be organised in China, including Go as a discipline. Click for more info on Belgian delegation.

Korean student & Ambassador's cup

A Korean student (who is a strong baduk player) is interested in studying in Belgium for one year. We are looking for accomodation. Any suggestions for free or cheap accomodation in a university city would be very appreciated. This would be a nice opportunity to have a strong go teacher.

This year the BGF and the Korean embassy in Belgium will jointly organize a tournament called "Korean Ambassador's Cup" to directly select the Belgian representative at the Korean Prime Minister Cup, to be held in October in Korea. More details will follow.

Belgian Championship 2008

Wang Yue, François Gonze, Pieter Beyens, Li Y Cheng and Kristof Bossee qualified for the finals of the Belgian Championship 2008.
Francois Gonze and Jan Bogaerts will not be able to participate and will be replaced by Thomas Connor and Chi Yiu Wong.

The place for the preliminaries of the Belgian championship was the club of Antwerpen. There were 22 participants. Wang Yue scored 7 wins, and 4 players scored 5 wins.

Full results

Brussels Tournament

The results of the Brussels Tournament are now available here.

Photos of the tournament are here.

The first six players were :

1 Cho , Seokbin 7d KR
2 Nechanicky, Radek 6d CZE
3 Ng, Say Boon 4d BE
4 Jan-Krister, Heleniu 2d FI
5 Kuzela, Martin 3d CZE
6 Huang, YongSen 3d BE

The 2nd Korea Prime Minister Cup

The 2nd Korea Prime Minister Cup was held in Suwon city from 12 to 17 October.
Jan Ramon won 5 games from 8 and finished with a great 14th place !

All results

Youth and Student Belgian Championship

11 youngs and students have been playing on Saturday the 29th of September at Alma Echecs in Brussels.
Kristof Bossee from Gent won the Title of best belgian student and will represent Belgium in 2008 at the European Sutdent Go Championships in Nice.
François Gonze and Thomas Connor both finished with 3/4.
The best young player is Bruno Bossi from Brussels and is our representative for next year's European Youth Go Championships.

More information soon here.
You can view pictures here.

Koreans visit to Europe

Four strong Korean players,

Prof. Sang-Dae Hahn (6-d, leader of the group),
Young-Gil An (6-p, former world amateur champion),
Kang-Wook Lee (3-p, also former world amateur champion - in 2004) and
Kyung-Nang Kang (7-d, insei girl, 17 years old)

have visited the Leuven club on August 28.

They played each 4 simultaneous games with tremendous handicap (f.i. 4 stones against Jan Ramon, 4-d) and won nearly all of them...

WAGC 2007

Jan Bogaerts 4d went to Japan to represent Belgium during the 28th World Amateur Go Championship. Each year ~70 countries are invited to this tournament by the Nihon ki-in,.

Jan scored 3 points out of 8.
Complete results