Tournaments

Participate in the 3rd season of the "Belgian Go Master League" ! (closing registrations: 25/10)

Participez à la 3ème saison de la "Belgian Go Master League" (BGML): en ligne, du 1 novembre au 20 décembre !

(Ré)Inscriptions possibles jusqu'au 25 octobre, via ce formulaire électronique: https://forms.gle/C975BXEoS9CJCikD9.

Pour rappel, il s'agit d'un tournoi dans lequel chaque joueur est placé dans une division de 5 joueurs. Chacun affronte les autres joueurs de sa division pendant un cycle (de 2 mois).
À l'issue de chaque cycle, le premier de chaque division est promu dans la division supérieure. Les autres joueurs sont répartis en fonction de leur classement BGF.

Les parties se jouent sur OGS (online-go.com). Les contacts entre les joueurs se passent sur le "Belgian Baduk Café" en mode Discord (invite link: https://discord.gg/ufyEUsEpN9)

Nous avons prévu des adaptations afin de faciliter la prise de contact entre joueurs et maximiser ainsi le nombre de parties jouées; d'autre part, les parties de la 1ère division se joueront dorénavant avec webcam.

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Neem deel aan de 3de seizoen van de "Belgian Go Master League" (BGML): online, van 1 november tot 20 december.

(Her)inschrijvingen mogelijk tot 25 oktober via dit elektronisch formulier: https://forms.gle/C975BXEoS9CJCikD9.

Ter herinnering, dit is een toernooi waarin elke speler in een divisie van 5 spelers wordt geplaatst. Elke speler speelt één partij tegen elke andere speler van zijn divisie, dit gedurende een cyclus (van 2 maanden). Aan het einde van elke cyclus wordt de eerstgeplaatste speler van elke divisie gepromoveerd naar een hogere divisie. De overige spelers worden opnieuw gedistribueerd op basis van hun Belgische rating.

De partijen worden gespeeld op OGS (online-go.com). Alle toernooi-gerelateerde communicatie gebeurt via de "Belgian Baduk Café" Discord server (invite link: https://discord.gg/ufyEUsEpN9)

let op: we hebben enkele aanpassingen voorzien die het makkelijker maken voor spelers om contact met elkaar op te nemen, en zo het aantal gespeelde spellen te maximaliseren; daarbij zullen de wedstrijden van de 1e divisie voortaan gespeeld worden met een webcam.

By Jhen at 20/10/2021 - 15:25 Tournaments Calendar

Use of Go programs in human Go tournaments

Just a reminder.

Traditionally we used to play Go human vs human. And up to a few decades ago, computer Go levels were also too low to provide a sensible help to Go players. But nowadays, the strength of AI Go programs has evolved tremendously, way beyond the level of the world top Go pros players.

So for sure, many of us like to use Artificial Intelligence to analyze games or simply to see moves played by computers. And this is perfectly fine and also a modern and efficient way to progress.

But in a human vs human competition, the hidden use of computers spoils the fun of the suspense of a fair game played between players of sensibly around the same levels.

So, for your information, the Belgian Go Federation has some tools to detect such cheating and for the first time these tools have been used to analyze suspicious games and confirm the use of computer assistance.

The cost to pay if you get caught cheating with a computer is a loss of the game and several months exclusion from competition/Go Federation activities.

So for your own enjoyment and the respect of your opponent, please keep computers aside when you are playing tournament games in which they are not allowed.
Thanks !

Result for the second round of the interclub

The results of the second round of the interclub are in.

Gent-Phénix 0-3
Ath-Pantin 2-1

All results can be found at https://www.gofed.be/node/1242.

Interclubs 2021 it's now - result of first round -

The Interclubs season 2021 is ongoing and the first round has already been played. But it's only a start there are still 4 rounds to come...
See results there

This year there are 5 participating clubs: Ath, Ghent GGG, Bruxelles Phénix, Bruxelles Pantin and Leuven.

Who can play ?

If you are a registered player (i.e. fee paid for 2021 in the Federation) from any of these 5 clubs, you can participate - according how many free places there are in your club. If you are interested to participate, please contact at your club your Interclubs capitain or club president.

How are Interclubs games played ?

The Interclubs games are played in teams of 3 vs 3 and the time settings are 1 hour + Canadian byo-yomi 20 stones in 5 minutes.

Once again this year the Interclubs is played in a 5 round round-robin tournament.
Because there is an odd number of participating clubs one club will have to be bye every round (i.e. no play).

The duration of each round is 6 weeks, matches must be played in this period.
The scheduling of the matches is agreed between clubs. The 3 games can be played on different days and times since we play online this year.

SEYGO Tour 2020 (youth < 20 years old)

The first phase of the SEYGO Tour 2020 will take place in Grenoble, on February 1st and 2nd, in parallel with the Grenoble International Go Tournament (TIGGRE - Ellie Cup).

European young players will play in 3 categories (U20, U16, U12) and will receive points and prizes, as explained on the SEYGO page of the EGF website (https://eurogofed.org/seygo/).

We are expecting a large number of participants in the TIGGRE - Ellie Cup (see the website http://tiggre-elliecup.jeudego.org/), many young players in the SEYGO Tour competitions and several dozens of kids from the Grenoble area who will play a « beginners tournament ». We are also happy to announce the presence of two Chinese delegations, one from Beijing (CEGO Group, with Ge Yuhong Academy) and the other one from Suzhou.

25th European Youth Go Championships 2020 - Stubičke Toplice, Croatia March 11-14, 2020

The European Youth Go Championships is the top European youth tournament.

There are three categories: under 12, under 16 and under 20.

The EYGC 2020 will be held in Stubicke Toplice, a beautiful spa town 40 km north of Zagreb, between 11th March 2020 and 14 March.

Dedicated webpage: https://eygc2020.hgos.hr/

Registration: https://eygc2020.hgos.hr/registration/

3rd edition of the TIGGRE Ellie Cup -and first stage of the SEYGO Tour Grenoble 1 and 2 February 2020

The third edition of the TIGGRE - Ellie Cup (International Go Tournament) will take place in Grenoble on 1 and 2 February.

The Ellie Cup (top group of the TIGGRE) will be a bonus C tournament, part of the 2020 European Grand Prix. Registration has already started on the website : tiggre-elliecup.jeudego.org (cheaper registration before 30 November).
Great news for young players : the TIGGRE Ellie Cup will host the first stage of the SEYGO Tour 2020. There will be a SEYGO competition in each of the age categories U20, U16 and U12, and many prizes and points to gain for European youth (more on https://www.eurogofed.org/seygo/project.html)

Reminder: the Go&Ski winter camp will take place in Vaujany, near Grenoble, the week before the TIGGRE Ellie Cup. Stage-go-ski.jeudego.org

Brussels Tournament

The Brussels Tournament takes place on 26/10 and 27/10.
You can register by sending a mail to board@gofed.be stating your name, country, club and level.

More info can be found here.

Pandanet League Team Looking for Participants

Hello dear all, it's time to *register for Pandanet league season 2018/2019*
If you don't know it, Pandanet League is an european team tournament played on Pandanet server (for preliminary rounds) followed by a qualification tournament and the final which will be played at next European Go Congress, in 2019 in Brussels !

How it work: about one game played every 3 weeks, on tuesday evening (usually start at 20h) on Pandanet Go Server. Each team has to provide 4 players for the matchs to avoid penalties. Players are selected by Team Captain (me for Belgium) ofr each match. Next season start in september and first match should be around 3rd week of september

A team is composed of 6 (min) to 12 players (max). So in order to have flexibility in the choice of players, it's better to have a full team of 12 peoples ! (It's better to have a weak player than no player at all which result in penality).

Who can participate ? Any Belgian Citizen which is a member of Belgian Go Federation.

You'll have to be ready to play on tuesday evenings (for about 2h30) and ready to be fair-play (you'll have to sign an agreement that you wont cheat, use book or bot during your games), be ready in time for the games and greet the opponents. (And in case of problem, it's the team captains who try to find an arrangement).

You want to participate for Belgium ? (which has been promoted in B-League and thus as a chance to participate to qualification tournament in june) ? Please fill this doodle and contact me here, through Facebook, or ask liusasori on KGS Go Server or answering me by email (for older team players).

https://doodle.com/poll/9pe53e4npyhcvxa8

Hoping for you to be highly motivated, and ready for the Finals in Brussels !

Your Devoted Belgian Team Captain,

Gabriel Mercier.

Registration for the Pandanet Go European Team Championship

Dear Go players,

with this message I'm happy to inform you the next season of Pandanet Go European Team Championship will start on mid-September.
This time Belgian Team will play in C-League and there will be 7 matches all over the year (11 last year).
If you want to be a member of the Belgian team, please just fill the doodle (with your first name, family name and rank):

https://doodle.com/poll/4qvqpkf33s5we3z6

The 12 top ranked participant will be accepted in the team (but qualification tournament can be organised if there is much more than 12 participants).

Condition to be a member of the Team:
1° Having belgian citizenship.
2° Agreed to play for Belgium only (cannot change team after season start).
3° Be ready to play a game on tuesday evening (usually from 20h to 23h) every months (on internet).
4° Fill this doodle before 31th of August with complete name and rank.
5° Send me before 31th of August your Pandanet account username (http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/pandanet).
You can contact me through KGS (search for liusasori in Belgian Room) or Facebook (on Belgian Go Federation group)

Complete schedule will be send at the beginning of the season so I expect you to put it in your agenda and to free your tuesday evenings ????

This is a great opportunity to play against other european players (and even pros sometimes) without leaving your room !

Please read the infos about the matches before season starts:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

With great expectations for this year (we have to come-back in B-league!).
your devoted team captain,
Gabriel Mercier.

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