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Results of the 26th Brussels Tournament

The 26th Brussels Tournament took place on Oct. 29th and 30th in Palais du Midi, Brussels.

The Belgian Go Federation organized it and 77 participants took part. There were players from all around Europe, and even further: Belgium of course, but also Hungary, Germany, France, Great-Britain, Turkey, Finland, Slovakia, Poland, but also Brazil, China and Korea!

It was an Ecup tournament level 4, in five rounds MacMahon.

The last round was very exciting because six top players (Csaba Mero, Chen Lei, Vincent van Gelderen, François Gonze, Simon Billouet and Kang Kyoungnang) had already three wins and one loss; note the achievement of François, Belgian 4d, who managed to beat two 6d.

Finally, after a very long and breath-taking game between Kang and Csaba, that was observed passionately by dozens of players in live but also about 150 players on KGS, Csaba managed a win by 3,5 and took the first place.

It was a great tournament and we hope to have even more players next year. Congratulations to all!

Links:

    Full Results

6th KPMC Final in Korea

Lucas Neirynck represented Belgium at the 6th KPMC in Korea. He did a great result: he won against Uffe HOLMSGAARD RASMUSSEN (Denmark), Rory WALES (Ireland) and Ron Lavi (Israel), and lost against Satoshi HIRAOKA (Japan), Gabriel Benmergui (Argentina) and King Yau Anson NG (Hong Kong). He is the 24th player out of 70, which is a nice achievement regarding the rude competition.
Complete results here: http://www.eurogofed.org/results/world/kpmc2011.htm

Go workshop with In-Seong Hwang

A workshop will take place on Dec. 10th and 11th (weekend) in Brussels.

Location will be precised soon. We try to find a place quiet enough and easily accessible.

The teacher will be In-Seong Hwang, Korean 7d, and official instructor in Switzerland. He's been much appreciated at the Go camp, so he proposed to innovate with a second teaching experience, in winter.

You can find his teaching program and some sample documents here.

If you want to take part, you have to pay the teaching fees before November 1st!

If we don't have enough players to organize the class, we will have to cancel, that's why we have to know soon enough, thank you for your understanding.

In-Seong Hwang is a very good teacher, and we hope many players will take the time to enjoy his lessons and improve faster thanks to him.

Click here for complete information and preregistration!

26th Brussels Tournament

26th Brussels Tournament on Oct. 29th and 30th: information (English) and online registration

26e Tournoi de Bruxelles les 29 et 30 octobre: information (français) et inscription en ligne

26str Brussels Go Tornooi 29-30 Oktober, 2011: informatie (Nederlands) en online registratie

Youth and Student Championship Results

Only four participants took part to this year Youth and Student Championship. It was argued that the age limit should have been at 29 instead of 20, because there is a European Student Championship where students can take part until 29. Next year we will take it into account.

Given the small number of participants, we decided to make it a round-robin championship (meaning everyone plays against each other once).

Player 1 2 3 4
Kevin Prist 1d *** 0 0 1
Ly Duc Khang 1k 1 *** 1 1
Kevin Annachachibi 1k 1 0 *** 1
Adrian Dzienisiuk 6k 0 0 0 ***

It comes out that Ly Duc Khang is our Student Champion and Adrian Dzienisiuk is our Youth Champion.

2nd Pandanet European Team Championship Round 1 Belgium - UK

It was our first round for this new season, and we fought proudly, though the opponent was much stronger on paper. Congratulation to the team! Find the games on the website.

Belgium United Kingdom Score
Lucas Neirynck (Cucurucucu) 4d Bei Ge (folders) 5d 1-0
Jan Ramon (janr) 4d Des Cann (Shuko) 3d 1-0
Nelis Vets (Nelis) 1d Alex Selby (icecream) 3d 1-0
Kwinten (Kwik) 1d Andrew Simons (Uberdude) 3d 0-1

Interclub season 2011: intermediate results

Hello all Belgian Go players !

It is my duty and honour to announce the intermediate results of the 2011 Interclub tournament. This year we have 3 participating clubs: Antwerpen, Gent and Leuven. Because of the low number of teams, we have decided to double the number of rounds played and have all couples of teams play both home and away.
So far, half of the rounds have been played.

Antwerpen has managed to win a game (congratulations to Dennis Wolfs). Gent has won three games so far, and current leader (and winner of the 2010 season) is Leuven.
Congratulations to all participating teams, and good luck in the next rounds !

Your interclub tournament organiser,
Robby

Cooperation with Switzerland and In-Seong Hwang

I have the great pleasure of announcing that many new projects are taking place with the Swiss Go Association and their Official Go instructor, In-Seong Hwang, Korean 7d. After his wonderful work (which all players highly enjoyed) at the Go camp (report and pictures), In-Seong Hwang offered to go on working with us to develop Go in Belgium.

We have so many new and entertaining projects... You can read some here in English or en français.

It is a great opportunity to grab for us!

2011 Belgian Go Camp Report

We had a great time at the 2011 Belgian Go Camp. There were 33 participants; the teachers were In-Seong Hwang, 7d from Korea, and Lucas Neirynck, 4d Belgian champion. Find a full report here and the pictures here. See you at the next Go camp!

Ghent Go Tournament

The Ghent tournament is finished. We had a nice group of about 23 players. There were only 2 dan-level players, but we did have a very nice and consistent group of players between 10 and 15 kyu, making it a very rewarding tournament for beginning players. The tournament was -of course- free, but the players were very generous in their donations, so we had nice prizes for the winner Kwinten Missiaen and numbers 2 and 3, Bram Vandenbon and Dominique Versyck respectively.

Full results.