News

Go workshop with In-Seong Hwang

A workshop will take place on Dec. 10th and 11th (weekend) in Brussels.

Location will be precised soon. We try to find a place quiet enough and easily accessible.

The teacher will be In-Seong Hwang, Korean 7d, and official instructor in Switzerland. He's been much appreciated at the Go camp, so he proposed to innovate with a second teaching experience, in winter.

You can find his teaching program and some sample documents here.

If you want to take part, you have to pay the teaching fees before November 1st!

If we don't have enough players to organize the class, we will have to cancel, that's why we have to know soon enough, thank you for your understanding.

In-Seong Hwang is a very good teacher, and we hope many players will take the time to enjoy his lessons and improve faster thanks to him.

Click here for complete information and preregistration!

26th Brussels Tournament

26th Brussels Tournament on Oct. 29th and 30th: information (English) and online registration

26e Tournoi de Bruxelles les 29 et 30 octobre: information (français) et inscription en ligne

26str Brussels Go Tornooi 29-30 Oktober, 2011: informatie (Nederlands) en online registratie

Youth and Student Championship Results

Only four participants took part to this year Youth and Student Championship. It was argued that the age limit should have been at 29 instead of 20, because there is a European Student Championship where students can take part until 29. Next year we will take it into account.

Given the small number of participants, we decided to make it a round-robin championship (meaning everyone plays against each other once).

Player 1 2 3 4
Kevin Prist 1d *** 0 0 1
Ly Duc Khang 1k 1 *** 1 1
Kevin Annachachibi 1k 1 0 *** 1
Adrian Dzienisiuk 6k 0 0 0 ***

It comes out that Ly Duc Khang is our Student Champion and Adrian Dzienisiuk is our Youth Champion.

2nd Pandanet European Team Championship Round 1 Belgium - UK

It was our first round for this new season, and we fought proudly, though the opponent was much stronger on paper. Congratulation to the team! Find the games on the website.

Belgium United Kingdom Score
Lucas Neirynck (Cucurucucu) 4d Bei Ge (folders) 5d 1-0
Jan Ramon (janr) 4d Des Cann (Shuko) 3d 1-0
Nelis Vets (Nelis) 1d Alex Selby (icecream) 3d 1-0
Kwinten (Kwik) 1d Andrew Simons (Uberdude) 3d 0-1

Interclub season 2011: intermediate results

Hello all Belgian Go players !

It is my duty and honour to announce the intermediate results of the 2011 Interclub tournament. This year we have 3 participating clubs: Antwerpen, Gent and Leuven. Because of the low number of teams, we have decided to double the number of rounds played and have all couples of teams play both home and away.
So far, half of the rounds have been played.

Antwerpen has managed to win a game (congratulations to Dennis Wolfs). Gent has won three games so far, and current leader (and winner of the 2010 season) is Leuven.
Congratulations to all participating teams, and good luck in the next rounds !

Your interclub tournament organiser,
Robby

Cooperation with Switzerland and In-Seong Hwang

I have the great pleasure of announcing that many new projects are taking place with the Swiss Go Association and their Official Go instructor, In-Seong Hwang, Korean 7d. After his wonderful work (which all players highly enjoyed) at the Go camp (report and pictures), In-Seong Hwang offered to go on working with us to develop Go in Belgium.

We have so many new and entertaining projects... You can read some here in English or en français.

It is a great opportunity to grab for us!

2011 Belgian Go Camp Report

We had a great time at the 2011 Belgian Go Camp. There were 33 participants; the teachers were In-Seong Hwang, 7d from Korea, and Lucas Neirynck, 4d Belgian champion. Find a full report here and the pictures here. See you at the next Go camp!

Ghent Go Tournament

The Ghent tournament is finished. We had a nice group of about 23 players. There were only 2 dan-level players, but we did have a very nice and consistent group of players between 10 and 15 kyu, making it a very rewarding tournament for beginning players. The tournament was -of course- free, but the players were very generous in their donations, so we had nice prizes for the winner Kwinten Missiaen and numbers 2 and 3, Bram Vandenbon and Dominique Versyck respectively.

Full results.

Belgian Rengo Championship

The Belgian Rengo Championship took place last week in Brussels. There were 10 players (5 pairs). The first round end up with the outstanding victory of the 4k&11k pair against the 2d² pair.

The final winners:

  1. Kevin Prist 1d & Ly Vu Duc Khang 2k
  2. David Kathchaturian 4k & Simon Pin 11k
  3. Lochen Vincent 5k & Jemine Marie 2k (first mixed pair)

Full results here

Congratulation to the winners, thank you all for participating and see you again in good shape next year!!

WAGC 2011

Jan Ramon 4d was representing Belgium in 2011 World Amateur Go Championship in Japan!

With 3 victories out of 8 rounds (with a hard pairing), he ended 25th in a field of 57 competitors.

Final winner was Bai, the Chinese representative, who remained unbeaten.
2nd was Korean Choi.
3rd, and best Western player, was Eric Liu from USA.
4th, and best European contender, was the Frenchman Thomas Debarre.
5th, and oldest participant (85 y old !): Hirata from Japan (former winner - in 1995).

Find a nice report here: http://ranka.intergofed.org/
(and discover f.i. the incredibly original openings played by the Polish player :-)

WAGC web site

I wanna go to Japan!