Results

Jan Ramon wins 19th Leuven Tournament

Local player and co-organiser Jan Ramon (4D) has won the 19th edition of the Leuven Go Tournament. He was just a few SOSOS points ahead of François Gonze (Louvain-La-Neuve,2D) who defeated in the last round T.Mark Hall (UK,4D). Hall finished on rang 3. There was also a good result for Kwinten Missiaen (5/5), and Marie Jemine, Vincent Lochen, Kenny Debacq, Maarten Fabré and Laure Lambaerts (4/5).

Full results

Interclubs Tournament 2008 complete results

The season 2008 of interclubs is over. The clubs of Antwerp, Le Chaff, Ghent, Leuven, Namur and Le pantin fought for the title, which was won by the Namur Go club. Congratulations!

53 interclub games were played. The interclubs proved to be still very popular; many players took part in three rounds or more. Some players deserve a special mention : Kenny Debacq, Kris Van Bael and Kris Boyen played in all rounds.

Thanks to all captains and club members for their commitment. Hope to see all of you for the season 2009!

Results :

Team Points Weighted Points
Namur 14 28
Antwerpen 11 26
Brussels-"Le Pantin" 10 26
Gent 9 26
Leuven 9 23
Brussels-"Le Chaff" 7 14

Belgian championship preliminaries 2009

Full results of the preliminaries of the Belgian championship are now available here.

Korean Prime Minister Cup

François Gonze, the Belgian representative in the Korean Prime Minister Cup, played a good tournament and finished with 4 points out of 8 games. He earned himself the 31th place (68 players) and scored victories over a 4D and a 5D. The tournament was won by the Taiwanese representative Chien Li Chen (7/8), who is just 12 years old ! He had a better SOS-score than the Korean Lee Sang Hun and the Chinese player Zhao Wei, both also on 7/8. Best European was Ondrej Silt (CZ,6D). Complete results on http://kamyszyn.go.art.pl/kpmc2008

14th Louvain-La-Neuve Tournament

Lucas Neirynk won the 14th Louvain-La-Neuve Tournament with 4 victories.

Full results are available here

World Mind Sport Games (Olympic Games for Mind Sports)

added 16/10/2008: Belgian team made 2 out of 7 (1 "bye" and a victory upon Portugal) 

added 14/10/2008: today, an interview of Renaud Braye, whose special opening attracted the attention of Ranka http://ranka.intergofed.org/ !

added 10/10/2008: find the last breakiing news here, plus many interviews from players of various countries (very interesting):  http://ranka.intergofed.org/

The World Mind Sport Games has started on 4th of October in Beijin (China). These event has been created to launch for the 1st time in history a sort of paralel Olympic Games for the intellectual games. Five games are represented: bridge, occidental chess, drought, xiangshi (chinese chess) and...yes of course...go ! More than 140 countries have sent delegation.
Here is a general presentation of this event: http://www.2008wmsg.org/en/

Belgian go is represented by a delegation of 5 players, 4 playing in the "men competition" : Thomas Connor, 3-d, Benjamin Gigot, 1-d, Renaud Braye, 1-k and Michael Meeschaert, 1-k
and Kristof Bossee, 1-k, playing the "individual open" as our "official number 1 representative".  The 5 will also play the team competition.

Find the (their) results here: http://123.124.180.125/en-us/Sport_Info.aspx?xm=GO&dt=0
(the 4 made all 2 out of 6 and Kristof 3/7, that means, no medal for this Olympiads ! 

Kristof holds a blog: http://wmsg-belgium.blogspot.com/

Youth and Student Belgian Championship 2008

 
François Gonze won the student category and Simon Fain won the youth category.
 
 
Full result
 
 
 

Korean Prime Minister's Cup Selection Tournament and Ghent Go Tournament

François Gonze won the Korean Prime Minister's Cup Selection Tournament and will be the Belgian representative for the Korean Prime Minister Cup in November.

Thomas Connor and Nelis Vets finished respectively with the second and third place.

Willemkoen Pomstra, from Netherlands, won the Ghent Go Tournament, followed by Siu Hong Chung and Kristof Bossee.

Full result (GGT and KPMCST)
KPMCST result

29th World Amateur Championship

The Belgian representative Alain Wettach has finished on the 37th place in the 29th World Amateur Championship in Japan. He scored 4 victories and lost 4 games. The Korean Ha Sung Bong won the championship with a perfect 8/8 score. Second place was for the Chinese Guo Yuzheng and thirth Fernando Aguilar, both with 7/8. Best European was Cornel Burzo (Rumania) on rank 7.

Full result

Belgian Blitz Championship 2008

Young rising star Simon Fain, 1-d, became Belgian champion of quick games 2008, just ahead of another promising young shodan, Lucas Neyrinck.

There were 18 competitors.

Complete results.

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