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.

C2P - Coup2Pousse

Christopher Annachachibi, a Belgian player from Brussels, just launched a website dedicated to the game of go. He describes it as a "plateforme d’échange de connaissances et d’expériences sur le Go. Commentaires de parties en ligne ou hors ligne."

There is also a nice guide for beginners. Have a look at .

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:


Leuven 2013

Thomas Connor (3D,Brussels) won the 23th Leuven Go Tournament with 4/5. After a dramatic last game, Kwinten Missiaen (Leuven,3D) finished second with 3/5, before Dominique Versyck (1D) also with 3/5. Winning 4 games out of 5 were Dieter Daems, Jeremie Dubois-Lacoste, Roel van Nyen and Leslie Perez.There were 24 participants.
Complete results

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)

General Assembly of the Members 2012-13: minutes of the meeting

L'Assemblée Générale annuelle, organise de décision suprême de notre fédération, a eu lieu dimanche 20/01/2013.

Les points à l’ordre du jour étaient les suivants:
1. bilan des activités de 2012 (par la présidente)
2. rapport financier 2012 (par le trésorier)
3. discussion sur les activités futures de la Fédération
4. fixation du budget 2013 (et du montant de la cotisation fédérale 2013)
5. élection statutaire du conseil d’administration

Le PV de cette réunion sera prochainement disponible dans la section réservée aux membres. Mais sachez déjà que le nouveau CA est composé de
- Thomas Connor, président (nouvellement élu)
- Jan Ramon, trésorier (porlonge son mandat)
- Vincent Quoilin (nouvellement élu)
- Joost Vannieuwenhuizen (prolonge son mandat)
(Marie Jemine, Vincent Lochen et Jean-Denis Hennebert étaient démissionnaires).


De Jaarlijkse Algemene Vergadering vond plaats op zondag 20/01/2013.

Op de agenda stonden de volgende punten:
1. Activiteitenverslag 2012 (door de voorzitter)
2. Financieel verslag 2012 (door de penningmeester)
3. Discussie over de toekomstige activiteiten van de BGF
4. Vastleggen budget 2013 (incl. vastlegging lidgeld)
5. Verkiezing van het bestuur

Binnenkort zal het PV van deze vergadering beschikbaar zijn in de "section restricted to the members".
Maar wij laten al jullie weten de nieuwe samenstelling van de Raad van Bestuur:
- Thomas Connor, voorzitter
- Jan Ramon, schatbewaarder
- Vincent Quoilin
- Joost Vannieuwenhuizen
(Marie Jemine, Vincent Lochen et Jean-Denis Hennebert hebben ontslag genomen).

Go workshop

Olivier Drouot and Thomas Connor started animating a go workshop on the basis of once a week. The idea is to discuss a professional game for 1h to 1h30. The workshop is scheduled Chez Parrain, Rue de Roumanie 56 in Brussels on saturday at 4pm.

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: