Preliminaries Belgian Championship

The following players will join the pre-qualified players in the finals:

  • Lucas Neirynck
  • Jan Ramon
  • Victor Schneider
  • Renaud Gaban

Reserve players are (in that order):

  • Marie Jemine
  • Joost Vannieuwenhuyse
  • Guillaume De Keijser
  • Roel Van Nyen

Coming soon (11+12/03): preliminaries Belgian championship

On WE 11+12/03 the preliminaries rounds of the Belgium Championship will be organised.
This tournament is reserved to our BGF members but it is free of charge.
A particularity: it is played without handicap.
The best 4 players will join the already 4 qualified players (the best 4 in last year championship) in the final rounds in June.

Please come and play !
The tournament starts Saturday at 10 AM exactly !

Practical info here:

Registered players (last updated Wednesday 08/03/2023 5 PM ):
1. Lucas Neirynck 6D
2. Marie Jemine 1D
3. Joost Vannieuwenhuyse 1k
4. Roel Van Nyen 2k
5. Renaud Gaban 2k
6. Victor Schneider 2k
7. Guillaume De Keijser 5k
8. Ghislaine Weissgerber 8k
9. Midas Vanooteghem 8k
10. Moad Boukricha 12k
11. Adam Beguin 18k

5th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium made a draw against Turkey

On 07/02, a partly new Belgian team with 2 new faces, made a draw against Turkey:

Lucas Neirynck (6-d) won against Franco-Turkish Denis Karadaban (5-d).
Gabriel Mercier (2-d) lost to a 3-d.
as did Renaud Gaban (2-k) - who played for the 1st time in the European Team Championship - against another 3-d.
Another new face in Belgian team, Victor Schneider (3-k) realized a great feat by beating his 2-d opponent ! Congratulations to him !

Complete results here:

Belgian team is still 8th out of 10 teams in the B-league:

Stanislaw Frejlak (PL, 1-p) wins the 6th European Grand Prix Final; Lucas Neirynck (BE, 6-d) finalist !

Lucas Neirynck realized a great achievement in the 6th European Grand Prix Final organized in Grenoble: he reached the final, wherein he lost against the Polish professional Stanislaw Frejlak (Lucas had won against him in the preliminaries rounds).
The young Italian rising star Davide Bernardis (IT, 5-d) beat Lukas Podpera (CZ, 7-d) in the small" final for the 3rd place.

More info :

4th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium made a draw against Switzerland (2-2)

On 17/01, Belgian team made a draw against Switerland.
Lucas Neirynck and Lucman Bounoider won, Jan Ramon and Gabriel Mercier lost

Complete results here:

Belgian team is now 8th out of 10 teams in the B-league:

Pair Larisa Popescu 1d & Sven Cuyt 2d became 2022 rengo Belgian champion

By beating in the last days of 2022 the only other registered pair (Marie Jemine 1d & Gints Engelen 1k), the pair Larisa Popescu 1d & Sven Cuyt 2d conquered the title of 2022 Belgian champion.
Congratulations to them.

Hopefully, there will be more participating pairs in the 2023 edition in this (fun) tournament (in which non-mixed pair are allowed).

coming soon (05/02): general assembly of the Belgian Go Federation 2022-23

The Belgian Go Federation wishes you a happy new year.

And invites you to the annual General Assembly of the Belgian Go Federation, which will be held ON LINE on 05/02 at 2 PM

Please come with your enthusiasm and your projects to shape up the future of the Belgian go life !

This meeting is the unique moment to discuss over it !

Agenda :
1. report on the 2022 activities (by the president) and financial report 2022 (by the treasurer)
2. projects for 2023 (and later) and adoption of the 2023 budget
3. election of the Board of Administration

If you wish to participate, send an e-mail to «».
The meeting will take place on Discord (the invitation link will be send to you after your registration)

2023 European Congress will be held in Leipzig (Germany)

The 65th EGC in 2023 will be organised from July 22 – August 5, 2023 in Markkleeberg near Leipzig (Germany).
You can already register on the EGC 2023 website and enjoy the early bird fee.

The European Go Congress is an annual event held by the European Go Federation for go players of all levels. The central event is the European Go Championship held during the Congress. The two-week championship will be accompanied by numerous other tournaments, workshops and evening events.

Thanks to the DGoB (German Go Federation) for proposing to host the annual Congress at short notice, due to the war in Ukraine, where it was originally planned to be held.

3rd round of the European Team championship: Belgium crushed by Sweden (0-4)

On 13/12, the Belgian team (Jan, Gabriel, Sven, Gints) has been heavily beaten by the Swedish team ((0-4).

After 3 rounds, Belgium is 8th out of 10 teams in B-league:

Chinese Bai Baoxiang 2022 world amateur champion; Lucman Bounoider 25th (out of 45 competitors) with 3/6

Chinese Bai Baoxinag won unbeaten (6/6) the 2022 edition of the WAGC, ahead of 5 players with a 5/6 sheet from (in that order) Korea, Hong Kong, France (!) (Thomas Debarre), Japan and Taïpeh (Taïwan).
Bai Baoxiang had already won the WAGC in 2011, 2016, 2017. He is called one of China's Four Titans of Amateur Go (the other 3 are Hu Yuqing, Ma Tianfang and Wang Chen.

Note the great performance by Thomas Debarre, 7-d, from France who ends 4th.

Our representative this year was Lucman Bounoider (3-d) who got a 3/6 score (wins against: Philippe 1k, Hungary (a young player) 1k and Guatemala 5k; lost to: India 2d, Malaysia 5d and Vietnam 5d)