Results

A duo of winners in Leuven: Gabriel Mercier and Nicola Flagothier

The 30th edition of the Leuven Go Tournament was won by Gabriel Mercier (2D) and Nicolas Flagothier (2D), who ended with 4 wins each and the same SOS and SODOS!

Third place was shared by Joren Oris (1k) and Sven Cuyt (1D).

Six other people managaged tot win 4 games out of 5.

Although there were no high dan players, 35 people participated in the tournament, which was organised by a new tournament director, Tom Van Doorsselaere and which saw un unusual high consumption of coffee, Duvel and cake.

Complete results: https://www.gofed.be/tournament/results?tournament=LEU&year=2020

6th round of the European team championship: Belgium crushes Sweden 4-0

On 04/02/2020, Belgium team, composed by Lucas Neirinck (+), Jan Ramon (+), Gabriel Mercier (-) and Nelis Vets (+), crushed the Swedish one by 4-0 in the 6th round of the ETPC.

Results: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/596

Belgium is presently 3th out of 10 teams and can dream to be promoted in A-division.

Standings after the 6th round: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps (extreme right on the screen).

5th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium makes draw against Finland

Mid-Januari, Belgium team (Lucas Neirinck +, Gabriel Mercier (-), Joost Van Nieuwenhuyzen (–) et Laurent Teirlinck (+)made a draw against Finland in the 5th round of the ETPC.

Results: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/595

Belgium is presently 5th out of 10 teams.

Standings after the 5th round: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps (extreme right on the screen).

4th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium draws against Italy

Mid-december, Belgium (Lucas Neirynck +, Jan Ramon -, Gabriel Mercier - , Nelis Vets +) made a draw against Italy in the 4th round of the ETPC.

Results: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/594

Belgium is presently 6th out of 10 teams.
Standings after the 4rd round: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps (extreme right on the screen).

Lee Se-tol retires !

South Korean Go master Lee Sedol, widely considered as one of the greatest Go players of the modern era and only human to score a win against AlphaGo, announced his retirement.

Lee, 36 years old, had started playing Go when he was six years old and has turned professional in 1995.

In a career spanning 24 years, Lee scored 18 victories in global competitions and 32 wins in local events.

He declared his retirement was primarily motivated by the invincibility of AI Go programs.

See this article: https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20191127004800315

Info van de VRT: https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2019/11/28/wereldkampioen-bordspel-go-stopt...

Leuven wins the 2019 interclubs

The club of Leuven prolongs its national title

This year, six clubs have participated.

Completed results: https://www.gofed.be/node/1140

3rd round of the European team Championship: Belgium - Serbia 1-3

On 19/11, despite having mobilized one of strongest possible team (Lucas 6d, François 4d, Jan 4d and Lucman 3d), Belgium has been beaten by Serbia.

Still, note the remarkable victory of Lucas - by half a point ! - against Dusan Mitic, one of the two terrible "Mitic brothers" (his brother Nikola did win, against François).

Results: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/593

Standings after the 3rd round: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps (extreme right on the screen)

Interclub Results 2019

The results of the 2019 interclub are in. We had 6 participating clubs this year Ath,Phénix, Hasselt, Gent, Leuven and Antwerpen. Leuven was ultimately victorious with Gent and Ath in second and third place respectively

Detailed results can be found here

Jan Ramon wins 2019 Brussels tournament

Jan Ramon triumphed unbeaten in the 2019 edition of our Brussels tournament.

The big surprise was the 2nd place by Sven Cuyts (1k), who won against two 3d and two 2-d competitors !

Dick Riedeman (3d), best player with 3 wins by the SOS tie-breaker, completed the podium.

Beside Sven, 4 (other) participants got 4 wins: Kenny Debacq, Ondrej Skacel (from...Czechia) en two members of Riedeman's family. Congratulation to them !

Complete results here: http://www.europeangodatabase.eu/EGD/Tournament_Card.php?&key=T191026E

In the history of the Brussels tournament, it is the 1st time that a kyu player ended on the podium (see: https://www.gofed.be/en/tournament/brussels). Without willing to minimize Sven's impressive achievement, this was only possible because of the desappointing small number of "dan" competitors (#6!).
Actually , there were only 38 participants in total, also the smallest ever number for a Brussels tournament.
This being said, all of them have had good time...and those who were absent are wrong !

2nd round of the European Team Championship 2019-20: Belgium made a draw against Lithuania

In the 2nd round (played on 29-10-2019), Belgian team made a draw against Lithuania.

The Belgian team was composed by Jan Ramon (4d) (+), Lucman Bounoider (3d) (+), Gabriel Mercier (2d) (-) and Nelis Vets (2d) (-)

Results: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/592

Standings after the 2nd round: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps (extreme right on the screen)

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