coming soon: the 37th edition of the Brussels tournament (28+29/10)

!! The Brussels tournament is THE biggest tournament in Belgium !!!

Where ? In the premises of the Chinese-Belgium Association Av. Paul Deschanel 92, 1030 Schaerbeek - a very nice place 20 mn from the center of Brussels. (same place as last year)

Five rounds MacMahon without handicap; Timing: 1 hour per player + byo-yomi: 15 stones for 5 minutes; Komi: 6.5

NB: Christopher Anachachibi (2d) will be present to comment your game (free of charge).

More information:

Registration form:

!! Register as soon as you can: the premises of the tournament can host a maximum of 70 players !!

Andreii Kravets, European champion 2023

The European Championship is tradionally organized during the European Go Congress (this year in Leipzig).

The 32 best European players play a knock-out tournament (with 2 "lives", till the quarters of finals) to determine the European champion.

In a 5-hour final against Ali Jabarin 2p, Andrii Kravets 1p emerged victorious.

Andrii is Ukranian, 32 years old from Ukraine and playing as a pro since 2017.

In the small final, Ashe (ex-Oscar) Vázquez 7d beat Fredrik Blomback 7d to take the bronze-medal position.

Link to the describing article here:

Here are the complete results of the European championship:

Note that "our" Lucas Neirynck lost in the 1st round (1/16 of finals) of the main section to Csaba Merö (HU, 6-d) and then in the 1st round of the loser's section to Martin Ruzicka (CZ, 5-d).:-(


The open European championship has been overwhelmingly dominated by Asiatic players, who trusted the 8 first places...with the exception of Dominik Boviz who succeeded in beating among others Kim Daehwi, the silver medail and ended on the podium
1 Ryu, Insu kr 7 Dan 10/10
2 Daehwi, Kim kr 7 Dan 8
3 Boviz, Dominik hu 6 Dan 8 (wins against Xiao and Daehwi !)
4 Yang, Yaoling uk 7 Dan 7
5 Jeong, Jiwoo kr 7 Dan 7
6 Park, Junghun kr 7 Dan 6 (won the WE tournament with 5/5)
7 Xiao, Yicheng uk 6 Dan 6 (2nd in the WE tournament with 4/5)
8 Kim, Dohyup kr 7 Dan 6 (3rd in the WE tournament with 4/5)

There were 671 participants, among whom 5 Belgian:
Bram Westhovens (7-k) got 9 out of 10 in the main tournament and ....5/5 in the WE tournament (thus a splendid 14/15 !) . Congratulations to him !
Yvan Nollet (5-k) got 2/3 in the main tournament and 2/2 in the WE tournament
Frank Segers (4-k) got 1/5 in the main tournament (and did not participate in the WE tournament)
Lucas Levrouw (10-k) got 2/5 in the main tournament and in the WE tournament
Lucas Neirynck (6-d) got 2/5 in the main and in the WE tournament

Here are the complete results of the open European championship:

Coming soon: 13th edition of the Ghent tournament: 01+02/07

Come and enjoy !

All info and registration form :

Coming soon: the 33rd edition of the Leuven Tournament (06+07/05)

You are soon welcome in Leuven, traditionnaly the 2nd most important tournament in Belgium (after the Brussels tournament).

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

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.

12th edition of Ghent Go Tournament 9th and 10th July 2022

The Ghent Go Tournament is back. More Info.

Register here.

Coming soon: deadline registrations Belgian Go Master League (25/02) and Belgian Championship (27/02) !

Deadline of the resgistration are coming nearer. So do not hesitate any longer: register yourself in the
4th season of the Belgian Go Master League :
or in the Belgian Championship 2022:
Registration in both events are free but you have to be a BGF member.

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