Federation activities
Activities organized by the Federation.
Federation organization
Organizational chart of the Federation.

Actual composition of the board and committees

Become a member of the Federation
Why and how to become a member of the Federation.
Volunteering at the Federation
Why and how becoming a volunteer at the Go Federation

Create a new Go club
Guide for those who want to create a new go club

Federation constitution and internal rules
Serious legal stuff about the Belgian Go Federation

Belgian Go Federation - Rating list

Version: 6 February 2021


1 .Thomas Connor4d346
2 .Francois Gonze4d319
3 .Jan Ramon4d318
4 .Lucman Bounoider3d225
5 .Bram Vandenbon2d176
6 .Benjamin Demets2d157
7 .Pieter Beyens2d137
8 .Sven Cuyt1d16
9 .Mourad de Villers1k-49
10 .Joost Vannieuwenhuyse1k-106
11 .Gints Engelen2k-184
12 .Demian Walvisch2k-197
13 .Frauke Kuhn2k-229
14 .Anthony Mariotti4k-325
15 .Cedric Declerfayt4k-364
16 .Kris Boyen4k-384
17 .Jean-Denis Hennebert4k-390
18 .Yvan Nollet4k-395
19 .Frank Segers4k-430
20 .Bernard Frank5k-439
21 .Steve Hertecant5k-442
22 .Yves Rezette5k-474
23 .Naomi Bensel5k-474
24 .Daniel French4k-475
25 .Kenny Debacq4k-480
26 .Guy Dusausoy5k-492
27 .Guillaume De Keijser6k-503
28 .Michael Silcher6k-527
29 .Jelle Janssens5k-541
30 .Tom Van Doorsselaere5k-562
31 .Antoine Hovelaque6k-562
32 .Pierre Wegnez5k-576
33 .Maarten Savels6k-582
34 .Gertjan Verhaeren7k-659
35 .Alexandre Terefenko6k-664
36 .Sidi Mohamed Ed-Daoudi7k-678
37 .Marcel Van Herck7k-722
38 .Renaud Gaban8k-736
39 .Guillaume Moyson8k-750
40 .Gaspard Leleux8k-750
41 .Gwanael Dagrain9k-850
42 .Thomas Lemaire10k-1029
43 .Raoul Richard10k-1043
44 .Regis Fau14k-1343
45 .Dominique Pacucci13k-1386
46 .eric Baijot15k-1516
47 .David Dal Zot16k-1550
48 .Thomas Stassin17k-1671
49 .Benoit Vanschoebeke18k-1737
50 .Helena Coen20k-1950
51 .Pierre-Jean Destexhe21k-2050

Belgian Go Federation - Rating list

Rating list of the members of the BGF

For more information, please consult the rating list FAQ.

Version: 6 February 2021

Click on the player's name to view his rating history.


1.Lucas Neirynck6d502
2.Thomas Connor4d346
3.Francois Gonze4d319
4.Jan Ramon4d318
5.Olivier Drouot3d270
6.Lucman Bounoider3d225
7.Bram Vandenbon2d176
8.Gabriel Mercier3d167
9.Benjamin Demets2d157
10.Pieter Beyens2d137
11.Marie Jemine2d45
12.Sven Cuyt1d16
13.Mourad de Villers1k-49
14.Yong Sen Huang1d-63
15.Joost Vannieuwenhuyse1k-106
16.Alain Laurent2k-143
17.Roel Van Nyen2k-145
18.Gints Engelen2k-184
19.Demian Walvisch2k-197
20.Victor Schneider3k-208
21.Laurens Teirlinck3k-217
22.Frauke Kuhn2k-229
23.Anthony Mariotti4k-325
24.Cedric Declerfayt4k-364
25.Kris Boyen4k-384
26.Jean-Denis Hennebert4k-390
27.Yvan Nollet4k-395
28.Frank Segers4k-430
29.Bernard Frank5k-439
30.Steve Hertecant5k-442
31.Simon Titus Prudlo5k-450
32.Aliocha Jaskolski5k-450
33.Yves Rezette5k-474
34.Naomi Bensel5k-474
35.Daniel French4k-475
36.Kenny Debacq4k-480
37.Guy Dusausoy5k-492
38.Guillaume De Keijser6k-503
39.Michael Silcher6k-527
40.Jelle Janssens5k-541
41.Tom Van Doorsselaere5k-562
42.Antoine Hovelaque6k-562
43.John Cassidy6k-567
44.Pierre Wegnez5k-576
45.Maarten Savels6k-582
46.Carl Bootland6k-586
47.Gertjan Verhaeren7k-659
48.Alexandre Terefenko6k-664
49.Sidi Mohamed Ed-Daoudi7k-678
50.Marcel Van Herck7k-722
51.Renaud Gaban8k-736
52.Guillaume Moyson8k-750
53.Gaspard Leleux8k-750
54.Wouter Baert8k-831
55.Gwanael Dagrain9k-850
56.Ward Segers8k-858
57.Philip Vlummens9k-898
58.Arnauld Mascret10k-912
59.Bram Westhovens10k-920
60.Nicolas Ferrard9k-944
61.Thomas Lemaire10k-1029
62.Raoul Richard10k-1043
63.Xavier Baele12k-1133
64.Guillaume Jouret13k-1202
65.Regis Fau14k-1343
66.Martin Laurent13k-1377
67.Dominique Pacucci13k-1386
68.eric Baijot15k-1516
69.David Dal Zot16k-1550
70.Maarten Baert16k-1565
71.Andreas Lorrain17k-1650
72.Jean-Paul Wittek17k-1650
73.Thomas Stassin17k-1671
74.Benoit Vanschoebeke18k-1737
75.Albrecht Rits18k-1750
76.Florent Delval19k-1850
77.Oyun Undorf19k-1850
78.Helena Coen20k-1950
79.Tolga Yaman20k-2033
80.Pierre-Jean Destexhe21k-2050
81.Gjeci Ledjona??????
82.Mescheder Daniel??????
83.vlemynckx Loïc??????
84.Merens Pierre??????
85.Honorez Germain??????
86.CHATELARD Solange??????
87.De Vogelaere Cyril??????
88.Servais Olivier??????
89.Gjeci Ledjona??????
90.Mescheder Daniel??????
91.Koornstra Robbert-Jan??????
92.Chaillié Raphaël??????
93.Martinon Antoine??????
94.Vandenbroeck Joris??????
95.VAN DER OUGSTRAETE Ludwig??????
96.Colom Andréa??????

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Results of tournaments and/or club games are to be sent to rating(at)gofed.be.

Annex: HALL OF FAME: List of dan players (ever member of the BGF) in Belgium

Ranking = best ever belgian ranking; Ratings = best ever EGF rating between 01/01/1996 and 01/03/2021 and best ever Belgian rating up till 01/03/2021 (In italics, players who are not active anymore - 01//03/2021)

Name Strenght (highest)
Lucas Neyrinck 6-d (2542 in 2018) (508 in 2018)
Jan Ramon 4-d (2422 in 2007) (345 in 2007)
Chen Qi (China) 4-d (2391 in 2017) (- in -)
Jan Bogaerts 4-d (2363 in 1999) (363 in 2003)
Thomas Connor 4-d (2381 in 2018) (346 in 2017)
François Gonze 4-d (2357 in 2018) (345 in 2018)
Alain Wettach 4-d (2336 in 2000) (323 in 2000)
Olivier Drouot (France) 3-d (2274 in 2015)(258 in 2015)
Lucman Bounoider 3-d (2269 in 2017)(258 in 2017)
Benjamin Gigot 3-d (2262 in 2011)(258 in 2011)
Kwinten Missaen 3-d (2260 in 2013)(249 in 2014)
Yong-Sen Huang (China) 3-d (2250 in 2007)(207 in 2002)
Mark Cumper (United Kingdom) 3-d (2244 in 1997)(226 in 1998)
Gabriel Mercier 3-d (2238 in 2017)(225 in 2017)
Michel Wettach 3-d (2237 in 1998)(227 in 1998)
Olivier Dodinval 3-d (2236 in 1998)(201 in 1997)
Kevin Prist 3-d (2228 in 2016)(218 in 2016)
Benjamin Demets 2-d (2263 in 2016)(157 in 2021)
Seung-Hee Hong (Korea) 2-d (2211 in 2011)(- in -)
Nicola Flagothier 2-d (2192 in 2019)144 in 2019)
Marie Jemine (♀) 2-d (2182 in 2018)(154 in 2018)
Nelis Vets 2-d (2178 in 2016)(205 in 2008)
Bram Vandenbon 2-d (2178 in 2018)(172 in 2014)
Ci-Yiu Wong 2-d (2174 in 1997)(148 in 1994)
Dieter Verhofstadt 2-d (2164 in 2003)(161 in 2004)
Thibaut Pillon (Swiss) 2-d (2162 in 2016)(150 in 2017)
Pierre Sevenants 2-d (2156 in 1996)(159 in 1995)
Dominique Versyck 2-d (2152 in 2013)(106 in 2013)
Pieter Beyens 2-d (2142 in 2010)(178 in 2004)
Christopher Anachachibi 2-d (2142 in 2011)147 in 2011)
Yue Wang 2-d (2100 in 2013)(109 in 2008)
Y-Cheng Li 2-d (2100 in 2005)(150 < 2001)
Vincent Lemaître 1-d (< 1996)(98 in 1995)
Takahisa Kikuchi (Japan) 1-d (- in -)(92 in 2012)
Alexis Gottcheiner 1-d (2194 in 2006)(48 in 2006)
Marc Ginoux 1-d (2186 in 2006)(90 en 1995)
Sven Cuyt 1-d (2106 in 2020)(16 in 2021)
Tom Croonenborghs 1-d (2087 in 2007)(69 in 2006)
Eric Paré (France) 1-d (2073 in 1998)(77 in 2008)
Claude Burvenich (♀) 1-d (2069 in 2000)(41 in 2000)
Frank Segers 1-d (2055 in 1997)(20 in 2001)
Simon Fain 1-d (2054 in 2008)(40 in 2009)
Kiem Lam 1-d (2034 in 2003)(25 in 2004)
Kristof Bossée 1-d (2017 in 2008)(54 in 2008)
Felix Beeckmans 1-d (2017 in 2009)(15 in 2009)
Vincent Croisier 1-d (2002 in 2003)(5 in 2003)
Pierre Kim 1-d (- in -)(50 in 2000)

Federation activities

What does the Belgian Go Federation ?

The Belgian Go Federation, a non-profit organization, promotes and organizes Go activities in Belgium.

In other words, the Belgian Go Federation is the tool by which Go related activities in Belgium are organized.

The BGF offers several services to its members.
Concretely, the BGF...

  • support Go activities in Belgium by providing material and assistance to clubs
  • promotes Go in various publications and in festivals (initiation stands)
  • organizes various competitions - generally free of charge but only for members
  • organizes the interclubs tournament
  • maintains the rating list (only members are published)
  • organizes go lectures given by strong players
  • organizes once a year a go weekend and from time to time, some other Go workshops.
  • publishes more or less regularly Newsletters or the BelGo magazine, keeping you up to date with what is happening in the Belgian Go-scene

Federation organization

The Belgian Go Federation purpose is to promote and develop Go in Belgium.
The Belgian Go Federation is part of the European Go Federation .

1. Board

The board is the core of the Belgian Go Federation. Board members are elected for a duration of 1 year, until the next General Assembly. It’s a volunteering job, without payment and members must respect the statuses and the internal rules.

Actual board members and contact info here.


Official representative of the Federation.
- Head of the meetings, ensures compliance of the statutes and rules of the Federation.
- Communicates verbally and in writing about Belgian Go Federation activities, and especially presides the annual General Assembly
- Globally, as head of the organization, mobilizes and inspires together the members to ensure success for the activities of the Belgian Go Federation.


Second to the president. Acts mostly as helping hand (or as backup) for the president.


Document and organizes administratively Federation activities
- Answers requests sent to the Federation and ensures the follow-up of projects (hundreds of mails per year...)
- Writes reports of board meetings and communicate them to members
- Takes care of everything regarding administrative tasks in the BGF organization, including archiving the information


Manages and controls the BGF accounts and the cash flow
- Verifies and performs the bookkeeping of the membership fees collected by club presidents
- Ensure the payments needed for services provided to the BGF
- Establishes balance accounts every year and submit them for approval to the board
- Communicates with the board about the budget expenses and risks related
- Various administrative tasks related to accounting: log of all financial operations, communication with the tax administration...


Assists the other members of the boards.
- No fixed assignment. Usually admins take up a few tasks to be distributed within the board.

2. Committees

Committees members are volunteers of the Federation who handle specialized activities.

Stock manager

Manages and stores all the material needed for the Federation tournaments (~ 50 Go sets)
- Collect and ensures the transport of material for clubs and tournaments

Gofed web site administrator

Ensures the maintenance and the 24/24 running of gofed.be site

Ratings administrator

Handles the update of the ratings and all questions related to this topic

Competition organizer

Handles competitions related matters: communication, room to find...)
The most important competitions are the Belgian Championship, the Bruxelles tournament and the Interclubs. But several other tournaments are organized every year in Belgium and around in Europe.

Communication editor

Communication is key. There are always gofed site pages to review, news to write, promotion to do on websites. translations of BGF documents to do...

Initiation specialist

Ensures promotion of Go during events, mostly festivals (Bruxelles Games Tournament, Made In Asia…).

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