33rd World Amateur Go Championship

François Gonze, our representative in this 33rd World Amateur Championship, won 3 games (out of 8) and ended 40th out of 56 competitors.

Winner was, as expected, the Chinese player (Qiao) ahead of the Korean one.

Best Westerner was Hungarian Pal Balogh (6th)

Follow the competition and see the results here:

2nd Pandanet European Team Championship: 8th round: Serbia - Belgium 3-1

Monday 16 April 2012, 20:00 CET/CEST

A defeat of Belgium despite a good prestation (victory by Kwinten against a 4-d and a short defeat by Lucas against of the young rising star, Dusan Mitic 6-d).

It will be difficult now to go up to 1st division.

Dusan Mitic (StrayCat) 6 dan Lucas Neirynck (Cucurucucu) 4 dan B+2.5
Nikola Mitic (nidza92) 5 dan Nelis Vets (Nelis) 2 dan W+Resign
Mijodrag Stankovic (keks) 4 dan Kwinten Missiaen (Kwik) 1 dan W+22.5
Milos Bojanic (Bojanic) 4 dan Dominique Versyck (dversyck) 1 dan W+Resign

détails here:

2nd Pandanet European Team Championship round 7: Belgium - Denmark 3-1

Tuesday 20 March 2012, 20:00 CET/CEST

A splendid victory by Belgium.

Jannik Rasmussen (JRDK) 4 dan Lucas Neirynck (Cucurucucu) 4 dan B+Resign
Thomas Heshe (daydreamer) 4 dan Jan Ramon (janr) 4 dan B+Resign
Uffe Rasmussen (Laudrup) 3 dan Nelis Vets (Nelis) 2 dan W+8.5
Torben Pedersen (Denmark5) 3 dan Dominique Versyck (dversyck) 1 dan B+Resign

Belgian Championship 2012

Lucas Neirynck won the Belgian Championship 2012 with 8 wins out of 9. Jan Ramon ended second with 7 wins. Four players made 5 wins, and based on SODOS 3rd-6th place go to Kwinten Missiaen, Kevin Prist, Bram Vandenbon and Francois Gonze. Both weekends were played in Cafe Amedee in Leuven and a number of games were broadcast on KGS.

2nd Pandanet European Team Championship : round 6 : Belgium - Israël 1-3

This time we were beaten by a stronger team (f.i. neither Lucas nor Kwinten played).We got our only victory by forfeit. (21/02/2012)

Ali Jabarin 6-d Jan Ramon 4-d W+Forfeit
Ofer Zivony 3-d Nelis Vets 2-d W+Resign
Ron Lavi 3-d Dominique Versyck 1-dn B+Resign
Tal Michael 1-d Marie Jemine 2-k W+Resign

Complete results here

2nd Pandanet European Team Championship : round 5 : Belgium - Slovakia 3-1

A beautiful victory for Belgium, who played without Jan Ramon.

Note the incredible performance of Lucas, who managed to beat one of the raising star of European Go, young Pavol Lisy (who incredibly enough passed from 1-st to 5-d in 18 months !).

Lucas Neirynck 4-d Pavol Lisy 5-d B+51.5
Nelis Vets 2-d Maros Kral 3-d B+13.5
Kwinten Missiaen 1-d Marian Hrdina 2-d B+Resign
Dominique Versyck 1-d Martin Strelka 1-k W+Resign


Belgium Championship Final

After the first weekend of the final only Lucas Neirynck is undefeated. Jan Ramon scored 4/5 and 3 players are following with 3/5.
Second part of the final in the weekend of 17-18 March in Café De Amedee in Leuven.

1 Annachachibi Kevin 1k BE 10- 2- 3- 4- 5- 0
2 Annachachibi Christopher 2d BE 9+ 1+ 10+ 3- 4- 3
3 Neirynck Lucas 4d BE 8+ 9+ 1+ 2+ 10+ 5
4 Wettach Alain 2d BE 7- 8- 9- 1+ 2+ 2
5 Missiaen Kwinten 2d BE 6+ 7- 8- 9- 1+ 2
6 Wang Yue 1d BE 5- 10- 7+ 8- 9- 1
7 Vandenbon Bram 1d BE 4+ 5+ 6- 10- 8- 2
8 Ramon Jan 4d BE 3- 4+ 5+ 6+ 7+ 4
9 Gonze Francois 4d BE 2- 3- 4+ 5+ 6+ 3
10 Prist Kevin 1d BE 1+ 6+ 2- 7+ 3- 3

Leuven 2012

The 22nd Leuven Tournament was won by Jan Ramon (4D/Leuven) with a perfect score of 5/5. Second place was for Huang Yong-Sen (3D) with 3/5, before Fatih Sulak (2D) and Dan Groza (1k) with both 3/5. Philipp Kocks (17k) won all his games and Pablo Gonzalez-Alvarez (17k) scored 4/5.

Complete results: are here/a>.

2nd Pandanet European Team Championship Round 4 Belgium - Austria

Great, we played this one very well. Congratulations!
Find the games on the website.

Belgium Austria Score
Lucas Neirynck (Cucurucucu) 4d Viktor Lin (Sandmann) 5 dan 0-1
Jan Ramon (janr) 4d Wolfgang Krames (Koffein) 3 dan 1-0
Nelis Vets (Nelis) 1d Schayan Hamrah (schayan355) 2 dan 1-0
Kwinten Missiaen (Kwik) 1d Bojan Cvjetkovic (Geas) 1 dan 1-0

Belgian Championship Preliminaries 2012

Up to twenty players took part to the Belgian Championship last week. It's always an interesting tournament, with ghost players emerging from the shadows, and surprises in the results even in games played with a large gap of level.

Results are online, congratulations to all! Finals will take place on 3rd, 4th, 17th and 18th March 2012, and we'll try to find a quiet place to guarantee seriouse games.

Tournament information page

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