Results

5th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium makes a draw with Italy

On 05/02, Belgian team (Lucas Neirynck +, Lucman Boinoder +, Gabriel Mercier -, Sven Cuyt -) makes a draw against Italy.

This a good result as Italy is the leader team in B-league....but still: Belgium remains in last position.

Results of the round here: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/679

Standings: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Kim Ouweleen (NL, 4d) wins in Leuven

Kim OUWELEEN (4d) from Netherlands won the 31th edition of the tournament of Leuven.
20 players participated in this on-line tournament.
Glenn Kjetil VASDAL (1d from...Norwegen) and Sven CUYT (BE, 1d) completed the podium.
Kim remained the only undefeated competitor.

Complete results

4th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium got his 1st point against a direct rival, Croatia

Belgian team (Jan Ramon -, Lucman Bounoider-, Gabriel Mercier +, Sven Cuyt +) made a draw against Croatia in the 4th round of the ETC.

Belgium remains at the last place in the B-league. :-(

Results of the round here: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/678

Standings: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Interclub Results 2020

The results of the 2020 interclub are in. We had 6 participating clubs this year Ath,Phénix, Hasselt, Gent, Leuven and Pantin. Leuven was ultimately victorious with Phénix and Hasselt in second and third place respectively.

Unfortunately we had to void a large number of matches because the players where not paying members of the federation. This had a large impact on the result, changing the final winner. Hopefully we can work to avoid this in future interclubs.

Detailed results can be found here

Kim Young-Sam wins unbeaten the 2nd Corona Cup

The 2nd edition of the Corona Cup was very successful: no less than 400 (!) players participated in this tournament, played on-line due to the Covid crisis (let us hope there will never be a 3rd edition ! ;-).

Like the 1st edition, organized during the 1st lock-down, the Korean ex-insei Kim Young-Sam (8-d) won unbeaten. He confirms more than ever his leading place in the European rating list.

Silver medal was Artem Kachanovski, who was the only top competitor with 5 wins.

Artem ended ahead of four players with 4 wins:
- Ilya Shikchin,
- Lucas Podpera (who organized the tournament),
- Anton Chernykh
- and Kim Seong-Jim (who was beaten by the the other Kim, but also, surprisingly enough, by a mere 5-d).

Our country fellow Lucas Neirynck ends 8th with a 3/6 score.

Complete results here: https://goweb.cz/turnaj/ii-corona-cup-2020-online/

3rd round of the European Team Championship: Belgium crushed by the Netherlands (0-4)

Things are going worse and worse for the Belgian team (Lucas, Lucman, Gabriel, Sven): our guys lost heavily to the Dutch team (0-4), despite the presence of our champion, Lucas Neirynck.
But Lucas was confronted to one of the European legendary player, Rob Van Zeijst (7-d) and lost.
And the 3 other games were imbalanced on paper, with three Dutch 6-dan opposed to our low dan Belgian guys.
(note: Gabriel wrote in the FaceBook page of the BGF (https://www.facebook.com/groups/100421440086165/) that he and Lucman missed opportunities to win their game)

Belgium remains of course at the last place in the B-league. :-(

Results of the round here: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/677

Standings: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Thomas Connor, 2020 Belgian champion of quick (blitz) games

Thomas Connor (4d) won the 2020 Belgian champion of quick (blitz) games with 6/7, ahead of Jan Ramon, 4d (5/7). Marie Jemine (2d) completed the podium (4/7). Four players got 3 wins: Sven Cuyt (1k), Michael Silcher (4k), Guillaume De Keijser (6k) and Jean-Denis Hennebert (4k). Xavier Bael (10k) ended with 1 point.

This edition was played online on OGS go server.

2nr round of the European Team championship: Belgium lost again (1-3 against Switzerland)

Surpringly, Belgium team, even if "on paper" much stronger than the Swiss team, lost to the Helvetes (Lucas - (!) , Jan -, Lucman -, Gabriel +).

Belgium occupies now the last position in the B-league ! :-(

Results of the round here: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/676

Standings: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Lucas Neirynck, not only champion of Belgium, but also champion of France !

Lucas Neirynck is doing well lately: after his win to Alexander Dinerstein, and shortly after having won his 10th title of champion of Belgium, he became also...champion of France (open, as he has not the french nationality). Lucas lives presently in Paris.
He managed to win (among others) against pro Tanguy Le Calvé and against Benjamin Dréan-Guénazia, a strong 6-d.
Results here: https://cdf.jeudego.org/rondes-et-resultats/

Ilya Chikchine 2020 European Champion.

By winning the final against Ali Jabarin (2-1), Ilya Chikchine became European Champion for 2020.
This is already his 7th European title (he was already champion in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017 and in 2019).
Only Jürgen Mattern (DE) has won more titles (8, in the years '60 and '70) than Ilya.

Complete results of the European Go Championship here: https://www.eurogofed.org/egc/2020.html

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