Belgian Championship second weekend

In the second weekend of the Belgian Championship, Kevin Prist lost against Jan Ramon and Lucas Neirynck lost against Kwinten Missiaen. As Jan had already lost to Lucas in the first weekend, before the last round three players had 7 points.
In the last round, Jan won from Bram Vandenbon.
But Hitchcock was hanging by, as Lucas and Kevin were to meet in this last round: Should Kevin wins, Jan would be Belgian champion. If Lucas wins, Lucas would be champion.
The game, which lasted very long and counted nearly 400 moves (both players ended with negative points !), was finally decided with the last ko !
Kevin felt short of just ONE ko thread and thus lost by half a point. Ironically enough, there was actually still another ko thread ...that a tired and byo-yomied Kevin did not see !
So, Lucas became a little luckily Belgian champion 2013, and Jan an unfortunate silver medal.
In the end, the first five (qualitiving) places went to Lucas Neirynck, Jan Ramon, Kwinten Missiaen, Kevin Prist and Bram Vandenbon (curiously enough, places 1 to 7 are the same as in 2012 !) See full results

First week-end of the Belgian Go Championship

The first week-end of the Belgian Go Championship ended today. Two players have 5 wins: Lucas Neirynck and Kevin Prist. See .

Some games have been broadcasted on KGS with the account BelChamp13.

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

As feared, Belgium was crushed by the very strong team of Finand (who is leading the B-division).
After 6 out of the 9 rounds, we are still 4th (out of 10 teams) and will very probably stay in B-division next year.

Results of the 6th round:


5th round of the "European Team Go Championship": Belgium -Poland 2-2

Belgium made draw against Poland in the 5th round of the European team go ch'ip, which was played in January.
A logical result: the strenght of both teams being on paper equivalent.

Complete results, for each player here:

After 5 of the 9 rounds, Belgium is now 4th (out of the 10 teams of the B-league)

5th Ghent Tournament: results

Here are, with some delay (but beter late than never), the results of the 5th Ghent tournament which took place in April 2012.

Winner was Dominik Versyk (1D), ahead of Jean Rey (1D, Lille) and Bram Vandenbon (1D).
There were 21 participants.

Complete results

4th round of the "European Team Go Championship" : Netherlands - Belgium 3-1

Belgium was beaten for the 1st time in this competition.
We are 3rd presently in the B-league.

Please find here the complete results of the 4th round in B-league:

3rd round of the "European Team Go Championship" : Belgium - Norway 4-0 !

Based on ranking Belgium outclassed Norway. The Belgian team lived the to the expectations and pulled off their 3th consecutive victory, this time against Norway.

This places Belgium on top after three rounds (with an impressive 11-1 record !) !

Dreaming of promotion seems premature as several strong countries remain. Next round against the Netherlands will likely provide a serious test.

Games and results here:

Interclubs 2012: final results

Interclubs season 2012 has been finished.

All games were played with no forfeited games.

The teams played double rounds, so every club had a chance to enjoy the atmosphere of all the other clubs.

The tournament was exciting, as the final results are very close:
Gent got third place with 5 points (10 weighted points). Antwerpen gets second place with 6 points (11 weighted points). Leuven takes the title and the trophy with 7 points (and an amazing 15 weighted points).

I would like to congratulate all teams with these nice results. Extra congratulations go to Leuven for the victory. I would like to thank the captains Kris Boyen, Joost Vannieuwenhuyse and Kenny Debacq and look forward to the 2013 interclub tournament.

Robby Goetschalckx,
Interclubs organisor

Preliminaries Belgian Championship 2013

There were 13 participants.
The 5 best "on paper" are qualified for the final round.

1. François GONZE - 4d - 7/7
2. Yue WANG - 2d - 6
3. Dominik VERSYCK - 1d - 5
4. Ci-Yiu WONG - 2k - 4 - 28 SOS-1 - 30 SOS
5. Michael MEESCHAERT - 1k - 4 - 28 SOS-1 - 29 SOS

6. Kris BOYEN - 4k - 4 - 26 SOS-1
7. Demian WALSHISCH - 4k - 4 - 25 SOS-1
8. Benoit HUBERT - 3k - 3 - 27 SOS-1
9. Kenny DEBACQ - 6k - 3 - 21 SOS-1
10. Alex VAN HAEREN - 10k - 3 - 20 SOS-1
11. Laurent MONSEUR - 14k - 3 - 17 SOS-1
12. Thomas DETOURNAY - 5k - 2
13. Maciej SKONIESCKA - 15k - 1

Complete results will follow later

Results of the 7th Korean Prime Minister Cup

Kwinten Missaen, 2-d, our representative in the 7th Korea Prime Minister Cup ended 24th in a field of 70 participants.
He made 3/6 (with a victory against a 3-d).
Not quite unexpectedly, the winner was a Korean ahead of a Chinese.

Here are the complete results:

and here, you can read some interesting interviews of some European top players:

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