News

New: the teaching voucher (15 €) for BGF member

You are a Belgian Go Federation member ?
You have taken or will take Go lessons with a pro teacher(*) in 2021 ?
You have spent at least 30 € for these lessons ?

Then, the Federation reimburses you 15 € !

Practical details

Please provide a proof of payment and your bank account by mail to: treasurer@gofed.be
Only the 20 first players who send a request will be reimbursed - please send before 15th December 2021.

Any question ? info@gofed.be.

(*) Recognized pro teachers - list not exhaustive - are listed here: https://www.gofed.be/node/1188

Coming soon: free collective e-lessons for the BGF members given by Lucas Neirynck (6-d) and Kim Ouweleen (4-d)

The BGF is glad to announce the organization of a set of free e-lessons for the BGF members.

They will be given by Lucas Neirynck (6d - 10 times Belgian Champion) and Kim Ouweleen (4d) in English
(you may ask questions also in French or in Dutch).

Please book the following dates:

Kim - Wednesday 7th April 19:30-21:00 - amazing and strange moves played by professionals, unusual joseki and techniques, and spectacular go problems for you to solve.

Lucas - Friday 16th April 19:00-20:30 - Fundamental shapes of go / A way to see the game

Kim - Monday 3rd May 19:30-21:00 - amazing and strange moves played by professionals, unusual joseki and techniques, and spectacular go problems for you to solve.

Lucas - Friday 21st May 19:00-20:30 - Modern joseki / fuseki / what has changed since Alphago

Lucas - Sunday 13th June 10:30-12:00 - Invasion & Reduction / Guidelines of how to chose between the two and how to do

To participate you have to be member of the BGF.
And register by fulfilling this form: https://forms.gle/2C2pvziwPdhWK52JA

Connect yourself, learn and enjoy !

Europe Go News streaming / European Go Journal (new- monthly journal about Go)

EUROPE GO NEWS

Already streaming for a half year.
You can find the previous news here:
https://www.twitch.tv/search?term=jenaninternationalgoschool

It contains:
* Go news from the world
* Discussions about crucial moments of top games
* News from europe
* Interviews
* Weekly tsumegos

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EUROPEAN GO JOURNAL

It's a new project that has just started in March 2021 (redactors: Artem Kachanovskyi & Kim Ouweleen)

It will be published monthly and the content is of course about the game of Go. It is supported by the European Go Federation.

The journal contains roughly 50 pages in A4 size and features the following topics:
- overview of recent go news, focusing on Europe and including major events worldwide
- game reviews
- interviews
- art & photography
- studying with AI
- problems
- tesuji of the month

Distributed in digital and paperback forms.

Prices:
- digital edition: 5 euro per month
- paperback edition: 15 euro per month (the price of delivery included)

The first edition of the journal (February 2021) is free of charge.

You can subscribe to the journal on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/europeangojournal.
More information you can find in the article on the EGF website: https://eurogofed.org/index.html?id=308.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact: journal@eurogofed.org.

6th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium makes a draw with Germany

On 09/03, Belgian team (Lucas Neirynck +, Lucman Boinoder -, Gabriel Mercier +, Sven Cuyt -) makes a draw against Germany, thanks to a feat by Gabriel (2-d), who succeeded to beat a 5-d !

This is the 3 draw following.
Belgium remains in 10th and last position, but as there are only 2 points difference with team classed 6th, Belgium is far from doomed to the C-league !

Results of the round here: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/680

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

Preliminaries Belgian championship 2021

A desappointing reduced number of participants (6 only ! ) took part in the 2021 preliminaries of the Belgian championship. Still the competition went very smoothly.
The 4 qualified players for the finals are: Lucman Bounoider (3d), Thomas Connor (4d), Alexandre Terefenko (6k) and Guillaume De Keijser (6k). Congratulations to them !

Complete results here: https://www.gofed.be/tournament/results&tournament=BCP&year=2021

PS: the already qualified players are: Lucas Neirynck (6d), François Gonze (4d), Sven Cuyt (1d) and Gints Engelen (2k).

5th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium makes a draw with Italy

On 05/02, Belgian team (Lucas Neirynck +, Lucman Boinoder +, Gabriel Mercier -, Sven Cuyt -) makes a draw against Italy.

This a good result as Italy is the leader team in B-league....but still: Belgium remains in last position.

Results of the round here: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/679

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

Coming soon: 28/02: inauguration of the online Belgian Baduk Café (OBBC)

La Fédération Belge de Go et le club d’Ath ont le plaisir de vous annoncer l'ouverture du "Belgian Baduk Café" à partir du 28 février 2021

Le “Belgian Baduk Café” est un espace de rencontre en ligne sur Discord accessible à tout moment.

Le club d’Ath vous propose une activité tous les dimanches matin en période scolaire de 10h30 à 12h30 afin de passer un moment convivial.

Cliquez ici pour nous rejoindre: https://discord.gg/wQUJCwnqhm

Inauguration officielle le dimanche 28 février avec une séance spéciale de parties simultanées par des joueurs en “dan” belges ! (sur OGS)
(pas d'inscription préalable nécessaire...just be there !)

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De Belgische Go Federatie en de club van Ath hebben het genoegen om de opening van het online Belgian Baduk Café aan te kondigen vanaf 28 Februari 2021

Het Belgian Baduk café zal als online ontmoetingsplaats op Discord te allen tijde toegankelijk zijn.

De club van Ath biedt in alle gezelligheid een activiteit aan elke zondagochtend van 10:30 tot 12:30 gedurende de schoolperiode.

Klik op deze link om in de Discord server te geraken: https://discord.gg/wQUJCwnqhm

Er zal een officiële inhuldiging plaatsvinden op zondag 28 februari, waar een speciale activiteit zal worden aangeboden: simultanepartijen met Belgische dan-spelers!(Geen inschrijving nodig… just be there!)
Voor deze activiteit (en meeste georganiseerde activiteiten) is een account op OGS (online-go.com) vereist.

Kim Ouweleen (NL, 4d) wins in Leuven

Kim OUWELEEN (4d) from Netherlands won the 31th edition of the tournament of Leuven.
20 players participated in this on-line tournament.
Glenn Kjetil VASDAL (1d from...Norwegen) and Sven CUYT (BE, 1d) completed the podium.
Kim remained the only undefeated competitor.

Complete results

coming soon: Leuven tournament: 06/02 + 07/02 on line

Tournament format
Four rounds MacMahon (handicap -2 for players under 13k)
Games to be played in the Leuven room on KGS (Room List > Clubs > Leuven Go Club)
Timing: 1 hour per player + byo-yomi: 15 stones for 5 minutes
Komi: 6.5

Registration
To register send your name, club, country, rank, KGS-name and the days you want to play (saturday, sunday or both) to frank.segers1@telenet.be
No registration fee, no prizes

Schedule
Saturday
09.30 - Deadline of registration
10:00 - First Round
14:00 - Second Round

Sunday
10:00 - Third Round
14.00 - Fourth Round

Practical info
All communication during the tournament, pairing and results will happen on the Discord page of the Leuven Go Club.
Those of you who don't have an account in Discord can apply for one by this link: https://discord.gg/KNsD4ajNc3

The black player is responsible for setting up the game on KGS
The winner is responsible to report the result, at last 30 minutes before the start of the next round

4th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium got his 1st point against a direct rival, Croatia

Belgian team (Jan Ramon -, Lucman Bounoider-, Gabriel Mercier +, Sven Cuyt +) made a draw against Croatia in the 4th round of the ETC.

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

Results of the round here: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/678

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