Brussels Tournament 2009

Important warning : the Brussels Tournament has moved to a new place !

See below

General Information

The Brussels tournament will be held on October 24-25th, 2009.

Tournament format

5 rounds MacMahon without handicap
timing: 1 hour per player
byo-yomi: 15 stones for 5 minutes
komi: 6.5

Non-smoking tournament
(smoking corner in the Atomic 's Tavern on the ground floor).

Registration and entry Fee

  • 15 EUR for registration and payment before the 19/10/2009
  • 20 EUR after the 19/10/2009

+5 EUR for Belgian players, non-member of the BGF
-5 EUR for Players born after 23/10/1997

You can pay the fee by transfer on our bank account with the communication : "Brussels" + your name + your rank.
Inforamation about the bank account of the Belgian Go Federation are here.

Please note that you only qualify for the early registration fee if the the payment arrives before 19/10/2009. It is your responsibility to take into account the possible delay of your bank in transferring money. When your payment arrives after 19/10/2009, you risk to have to pay the late registration fee on site, after which your original payment will be refunded minus administration costs.

Players, from outside the Euro zone facing high bank transfer costs, qualify for the early registration fee if they register online before 19/10/2009.

If you pre-register and can not make it for the first round, you are expected to notify the organization. For this, you can use the phone numbers +32 474 891910 or +32 486 968518.

Once your registration fee has been received, you will be paired for the first round. You only have to confirm your presence if there are mistakes in your name or rating on our wall-list.
You can cancel your registration by warning us. Before 19/10/2009, 12 euros will be refunded, after 19/10/2009 only 7.5 euros. In addition to any consequences as specified in EGF rules, not showing up for the first round without warning the organization will forfeit the tournament.


  • 1st prize: 400 EUR
  • 2nd prize: 300 EUR
  • 3rd prize: 150 EUR
  • 4th prize: 100 EUR
  • 5th prize: 50 EUR

Prizes are guaranteed for all the players with 4 or 5 wins.
There will be a tombola for all pre-registered players.
Prizes for top places are determined by number of points and SOS. Prizes are divided equally if the number of points and the SOS is equal.


10:30 - Opening of registration
11:30 - Deadline of registration
12:00 - First Round
15:00 - Second Round
17:30 - Third Round
10:00 - Fourth Round
13:00 - Fifth Round
16:30 - Prize giving


The tournament has moved ! This year it will be held in a new place, right in the centre of Brussels.

Palais du Midi / Zuidpaleis
Rue Roger van der Weyden n° 9
1000 Brussels
How to get there
The Palais du Midi is only 5 to 10 minutes walking from the Gare du Midi (Zuidstation in Dutch), Brussels main train station.
Nearest underground / metro station : Anneessens

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We strongly advise you not to leave any luggage or valuable in your car.


Tea and coffee will be served in the playing room.
Other drinks and sandwiches will be available at the bar on the ground floor.


Private accommodation is available, but quite restricted. Don't forget your sleeping bag !

Youth Hostels in the vicinity :

You will also find a very large number of hotels within close range of the Palais du Midi.
Here are a few of them :

Online registration

You can register online here.