8th round of European Team Championship : Belgium - Norway : 4 - 0

Belgium knocked Norway down 4-0 on the 8th round of European Team Championship held on IGS. We are currently ranked #6 out of 10 in League B and it looks extremely unlikely for Belgium to go down one league at the end of this year's championship.

Complete results are available at

7th round of the European team Championship: Belgium - Slovenia 1-3

Belgium lost against Slovenia, and will have to fight until the very end to avoid relegation into C league.

Complete results here:

Standings after 7 out of the 9 rounds:

6th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium - Netherlands 0-4

No miracle: Belgium has been (rather logically according to the rankings) crushed by Netherlands 0-4...

Complete results here:

Standings after 6 out of the 9 rounds:

5th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium - Germany 1-3

Belgium lost, once again with 1-3, this time against Germany. François succeeded in winning his game, but it was not enough...
Belgium is moving slowly to the bottom of the B-league...:-(

Complete results of the round here:

Present standings:

Ilya Chikchine wins 1st internet European baduk championship

Ilya Chikchine (7-d, Rus, 23 years old) won the 1st Internet Baduk Championship with a 7-1 score, ahead of rising star Pavol Lisy (7-d, SK, 18 years old). Pavol (who was the only competitor to have beaten Ilya) made 5-2. So did The reigning European champion, frenchman Fan Hui (2-p), who got the Bronze medail.
Ex multi European champion Alexander Dinerstein (3-p) and young Artem Kachanovski (7-d) follow with 4-3 score...
The constatation that another pro, Catalin Taranu (5-p), ended as penultimate with a 2-5 score reflects the high level of this tournament !

Complete result here:

4th round European Team Championship: Belgium - Austria 1-3

Despite another great performance by Lucas, who defeated one of European top player, young Victor Lin, Belgium lost to Austria. Belgium stands now 7th (out of the 10 teams in the B-league)

Complete results here:


PS: note the victory of Ukraine on Russia...4-0 in A-league! (interestingly linked to the present events :-)

Preliminaries of the Belgian Championship 2014

Only 4 players participated in the preliminaries of the Belgian championship 2014 !

Thus of course, all are qualified for the finals:
Gonze Francois (3pt)
Boyen Kris (2pt)
Versyck Dominique (1pt)
Vannieuwenhuyse Joost (0pt)

As a 5th player was missing (!), the Board decided to invite the best non-qualified finisher of the Belgian Finals of 2013. According to this decision, WONG Chi-Yiu (who had ended 9th in the finals last year) is also qualified.

3rd round of the European Team Championship: Belgium - Slovakia 2-2

In the 3rd round of the European Team Championship, Belgium (composed this time by Lucas, Jan , Nelis and Dominique) made draw against Slovakia.

Complete results of the 3rd round:

After 3 of the 9 rounds, Belgium is in the middle of the standings of the B-league

Standing after 3 rounds:

2013 belgian Blitz championship : Dominique Versyck won his 3rd consecutive title !

Dominique Versyck has won the 2013 Belgian blitz championship. This is his 3rd consecutive title.
(this tournament has been played in May, but we forgot to mention it at that time; as "late is beter than never", we do it now !)

There were only 5 (!) participants this year.

Here are the results: (all games played handicap minus 2 stones).

1. Dominique VERSYK (2-d) 4/4
2. Thomas CONNOR (3-d 3/4
3. Nelis VETS (2-d) 2/4
4. Demian WALWISH (3-k) 1/4
5. Jean-Denis HENNEBERT (5-k) 0/4

2nd round of the European Team Championship: Belgium-Italy 3-1

In november, Belgium team (composed by Lucas, Jan, Nelis and Dominik) won against Italy in the 2nd round of the European Team Championship.

Here are the complete results of the 2nd round:

Here are the standing after 2 rounds:

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