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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.

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

2020 Belgian Rapid Games Championship: Sunday 29/11 2 PM

The Belgian Go Federation organizes the 2020 Belgian Rapid Games Championship (15 min per player) on Sunday 29/11 from 2 PM to (max) 7 PM.

IMPORTANT: tournament reserved for the 2020 member of the BGF !

No registration fees.

It will be played ON LINE on the OGS server.

Register on OGS by joining sending an e-mail to blitz2020@gofed.be with your name-surname and your ranking (kyu-dan) according to the Belgian rating list https://www.gofed.be/rating(*)

(*) you may register at a stronger level, if you think you have become stronger meanwhile.
if you are a BGF member and do not find your name in the rating list, contact your club responsible or the BGF board (board@gofed.be) to get a ranking.

Rules:
- if more than 8 participants: 7 rounds Swiss (each round pairs players with same number of wins; everyone in the same starting group); up to 8 participants: round-robin (everyone meets everyone)
- 15 minutes per player (no extra time - sudden death)
- Handicap - 2 (reference = ranking - kyu/dan - according to the Belgian rating list, or at a stronger level if you prefer)

PS:
- the games won't count for the rating
- only a Belgian player may get the title of "Belgian rapid games champion".

Palmarès Belgian blitz championship: https://www.gofed.be/node/261

European Professionals Online League (21/03 till 17/05)

Starting from March 21, the EGF professionals (except Surma) play in an online league at https://online-go.com/ every Saturday and Sunday at 18:00 CET/CEST. One match is played per day: a single pair of participants will play a two game match, switching colours in the second game. Another participant will comment these games live on the EGF Twitch channel.
Tournament system: Round-robin, "best of 2" in each match (2 games with alternating colors).

https://www.eurogofed.org/pros/league.html

de “Nederlandse Internet Go Competitie (NiGC)” (vanaf 15/04)

Onze Noorderburen lanceren een mooi initiatief: een "Nederlandse Internet Go Competitie (NiGC)" die de organisatoren ook voor alle Belgische spelers willen openstellen. De server wordt uitgerust met een chatmodus zodat spelers met elkaar kunnen praten en / of commentaar kunnen geven op hun partijen. De voertaal zal nederlands zijn.
Meer info en aanmelden: www.nigc.nl.

1st online tournament Europa vs. China (starts on 31/03; one game every day)

The tournament system is "arena" tournament. Each round there is a game: one player from each team.
Each team is composed by 10 players, ranked in order of increasing strength. The loser is eliminated, while the winner keeps playing in the next round. The tournament is over when one of the teams has no players anymore. The Chinese team consists of strong amateur players (some of them - top amateurs, world champions). Our European team has a few pros, the rest are strong amateurs.
More info here: https://www.eurogofed.org/1st-china-europe-match/

7th round of the European Team championship: Turkey beats Belgium 3-1

On 03/03/2020, Belgium team, composed by Lucas Neirinck (+), Gabriel Mercier (-), Nelis Vets (-) and Joost Vannieuwenhuyse (-) was beaten by Turkey 1-3 in the 7th round of the ETPC.

Results: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/597

Belgium is presently 4th out of 10 teams, but there are only 2 points difference between us and Netherlands, who is 9th...and who will be our next opponent in April.

Standings after the 7th round: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps (extreme right on the screen).

Corona Cup: an online tournament !

A nice initiative by Lukas Podpera (CZ): https://www.eurogofed.org/tm/files/tournaments/Corona%20Cup%202020%20-%2...
More than 350 participants, among whom plenty of pro and strong amateurs (# 24)
Results here: https://goweb.cz/turnaj/corona-cup-2020/

Volunteers needed for 2020 festivals

Most of the 2020 festivals have been cancelled. The last one that remained "I Love Science Festival" has been cancelled 2 weeks before too. :(

I Love Science Festival CANCELLED

https://ilovescience.brussels/en/practical-information
CANCELLED
Brussels Expo (Palais 1) - Laeken

The Belgian Go Federation will be there in to present the game of Go and play many mini-board games with festival visitors.
To participate, you don’t need to be of very high level, but enthusiasm and a bit of preparation for presentation and pedagogy is needed.

Made In Asia

https://www.madeinasia.be
Brussels Expo - Laeken
CANCELLED

Bruxelles Games Festival

https://brusselsgamesfestival.be/en/
Parc du Cinquantenaire - Brussels
CANCELLED

EPFC - Enseignement de Promotion et Formation Continue

https://www.epfc.eu
Avenue de l’Astronomie, 19 - 1210 Bruxelles
CANCELLED

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