Announcement

Save the date / coming soon: 3rd edition of the tournament of "Brussels - le Pantin": 13+14/04

Third Pantin Tournament: April 13 & 14, 2024
Brussels go club Le Pantin is proud to announce its third tournament!

Tournament format
System: 4 rounds MacMahon
Time limit: 45 min
Byo-yomi: 5*20 sec
Rules: Japanese
Komi: 6,5
Handicap: -2

Results will be taken into account in the Belgian rating.
Please note that the tournament venue is a bar. It should be calm but we cannot guarantee it.

Registration and entry Fee
If you want to register, please email us to club_lepantin@gofed.be with your last name, first name, rank and club (if you have any). For your information, there will only be 20 places so be aware! The registration fee includes one free drink per day.

Registration AND payment until April 10: 5€
Registration from April 11: 10€

Payment preferably by cash but feel free to ask our bank account if this is easier for you.
If you wish to cancel your pre-registration before April 12, you will be fully refunded.

Please use the same email address (club_lepantin@gofed.be) for any questions.

Venue:
Le Pantin
Chaussée d’Ixelles, 355
1050 Ixelles

Easily reachable by public transport from Central Station (bus 71) and Bruxelles-Midi Station (tram 81).

Schedule
Saturday April 13
10:00 - 10:45 registration (and confirmation of pre-registrations)
11:00 round 1
13:30 - 15:00 break
15:00 round 2

Sunday April 14

11:00 round 3
13:30 - 15:00 break
15:00 round 4

Save the date: coming soon : 2024 Belgian championship preliminaries 24+25/02

Tournament to qualify 4 players for the final stage of the Belgian Championship
Players of all levels are welcome.
No registration fees but only for members of the Belgian Go Federation.
More info and registration form here: https://www.gofed.be/node/1416

Coming soon (Sunday 26/11 PM): Belgian blitz/quick games championship (on-line) (15 min pp)

More info and registration form: https://www.gofed.be/node/1397

Palmares (former winners and results of the previous editions): https://www.gofed.be/en/tournament/blitz

coming soon: the 37th edition of the Brussels tournament (28+29/10)

!! The Brussels tournament is THE biggest tournament in Belgium !!!

Where ? In the premises of the Chinese-Belgium Association Av. Paul Deschanel 92, 1030 Schaerbeek - a very nice place 20 mn from the center of Brussels. (same place as last year)

Five rounds MacMahon without handicap; Timing: 1 hour per player + byo-yomi: 15 stones for 5 minutes; Komi: 6.5

NB: Christopher Anachachibi (2d) will be present to comment your game (free of charge).

More information: https://www.gofed.be/en/tournament/brussels

Registration form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8Iuhl91V9i72HEnmFrhg0UbJoEjC4...

!! Register as soon as you can: the premises of the tournament can host a maximum of 72 players !!

List of the registered players (as on 24th of October): 66 registrations, still 6 possible.

# Name Rank .
1 Adrien Mansy 25k .
2 Andreas Götzfried 4d .
3 Aveaux Matthieu 2 dan .
4 Baijot Eric 8K ok
5 Beguin Adam 16 kyu .
6 Ben Mehnert 7 Kyu ok
7 BOUKRICHA MOAD 10 kyu .
8 Bram Westhovens 4k ok
9 Brévière Lionel 5K ok
10 Cornel Burzo 6d ok
11 Daniel Maier 1k .
12 Didier Lesesvre 4k ok
13 Durbec Amélia 7k .
14 Emanuel de Jong 6 Kyu ok
15 Eon Serge 3k .
16 Filipe Vasconcelos 8k .
17 Frank Bernard 4k ok
18 Frank Segers 4k ok
19 French Daniel 5k .
20 Gaëtan de Menten 10k .
21 Geerlings Bert 3dan .
22 Gerry Gavigan 9 kyu .
23 Guillaume Léo 14K ok
24 Guillaume Roux 1d .
25 Guy Dusausoy 5k .
26 Hennebert Jean-Denis 5 kyu .
27 Henneric Audrey 5KYU ok
28 Jan Ramon 3D .
29 Jan van Loenen 1 dan ok
30 Jinming HE 3D ok
31 Joël Elsen 17Kyu ok
32 Jonathan Decembry 7k .
33 Joost Vannieuwenhuyse 2k .
34 Julien DARTIGUE 1Kyu .
35 Kampwart Ad 4 Dan .
36 Kenny Debacq 4 Kyu .
37 Léon Groenemeijer 3 kyu ok
38 Leplat Franck 2kyu ok
39 Lise Werquin 7k ok
40 Louis Baudaux 1 Kyu .
41 Malak Hayan 20k ok
42 Marina Kocheva 18k ok
43 NGUYEN Jeffrey 14Kyu .
44 Olivier Boas 2 dan .
45 PACUCCI Dominique 9k ok
46 Pascal Wezenberg 5 kyu .
47 Peter Hoeve 5k ok
48 Philippe Tranchida 2kyu .
49 Pittonet Jonathan 3 kyu .
50 Sergiu Dan Iugulescu 3 Dan .
51 Shiyan (Steven) Wang 5k .
52 Sven Cuyt 2d .
53 Terefenko Alexandre 5 kyu .
54 THIEBAULT LOIC 5 ku ok
55 Thi Thu Huyen Tran 12k ok
56 Tom Van Doorsselaere 5k ok
57 Van Nyen Roel 2 Kyu ok
58 VANSCHOEBEKE Benoît 13k ok
59 Victor Schneider 1kyu ok
60 Voja Stojanvovic 5k ok
61 Xavier Baele 7 Kyu .
62 Xin Shu 5Dan ok
63 Yannick Kuy 5kyu .
64 Zihan Yan 6d ok

Andreii Kravets, European champion 2023

The European Championship is tradionally organized during the European Go Congress (this year in Leipzig).

The 32 best European players play a knock-out tournament (with 2 "lives", till the quarters of finals) to determine the European champion.

In a 5-hour final against Ali Jabarin 2p, Andrii Kravets 1p emerged victorious.

Andrii is Ukranian, 32 years old from Ukraine and playing as a pro since 2017.

In the small final, Ashe (ex-Oscar) Vázquez 7d beat Fredrik Blomback 7d to take the bronze-medal position.

Link to the describing article here: https://www.egc2023.de/en/european-championship-finals-andrii-kravets-1p...

Here are the complete results of the European championship: https://www.egc2023.de/en/european-championship-2/

Note that "our" Lucas Neirynck lost in the 1st round (1/16 of finals) of the main section to Csaba Merö (HU, 6-d) and then in the 1st round of the loser's section to Martin Ruzicka (CZ, 5-d).:-(

*****

The open European championship has been overwhelmingly dominated by Asiatic players, who trusted the 8 first places...with the exception of Dominik Boviz who succeeded in beating among others Kim Daehwi, the silver medail and ended on the podium
1 Ryu, Insu kr 7 Dan 10/10
2 Daehwi, Kim kr 7 Dan 8
3 Boviz, Dominik hu 6 Dan 8 (wins against Xiao and Daehwi !)
4 Yang, Yaoling uk 7 Dan 7
5 Jeong, Jiwoo kr 7 Dan 7
6 Park, Junghun kr 7 Dan 6 (won the WE tournament with 5/5)
7 Xiao, Yicheng uk 6 Dan 6 (2nd in the WE tournament with 4/5)
8 Kim, Dohyup kr 7 Dan 6 (3rd in the WE tournament with 4/5)
...

There were 671 participants, among whom 5 Belgian:
Bram Westhovens (7-k) got 9 out of 10 in the main tournament and ....5/5 in the WE tournament (thus a splendid 14/15 !) . Congratulations to him !
Yvan Nollet (5-k) got 2/3 in the main tournament and 2/2 in the WE tournament
Frank Segers (4-k) got 1/5 in the main tournament (and did not participate in the WE tournament)
Lucas Levrouw (10-k) got 2/5 in the main tournament and in the WE tournament
Lucas Neirynck (6-d) got 2/5 in the main and in the WE tournament

Here are the complete results of the open European championship: https://www.egc2023.de/en/open-european-championship/#tab-41122

Coming soon: 13th edition of the Ghent tournament: 01+02/07

Come and enjoy !

All info and registration form : https://www.gofed.be/node/1379

Coming soon: the 33rd edition of the Leuven Tournament (06+07/05)

You are soon welcome in Leuven, traditionnaly the 2nd most important tournament in Belgium (after the Brussels tournament).

https://www.gofed.be/en/tournament/leuven

Coming soon (11+12/03): preliminaries Belgian championship

On WE 11+12/03 the preliminaries rounds of the Belgium Championship will be organised.
This tournament is reserved to our BGF members but it is free of charge.
A particularity: it is played without handicap.
The best 4 players will join the already 4 qualified players (the best 4 in last year championship) in the final rounds in June.

Please come and play !
The tournament starts Saturday at 10 AM exactly !

Practical info here: https://www.gofed.be/node/1356

Registered players (last updated Wednesday 08/03/2023 5 PM ):
1. Lucas Neirynck 6D
2. Marie Jemine 1D
3. Joost Vannieuwenhuyse 1k
4. Roel Van Nyen 2k
5. Renaud Gaban 2k
6. Victor Schneider 2k
7. Guillaume De Keijser 5k
8. Ghislaine Weissgerber 8k
9. Midas Vanooteghem 8k
10. Moad Boukricha 12k
11. Adam Beguin 18k

2023 European Congress will be held in Leipzig (Germany)

The 65th EGC in 2023 will be organised from July 22 – August 5, 2023 in Markkleeberg near Leipzig (Germany).
You can already register on the EGC 2023 website and enjoy the early bird fee.

https://www.egc2023.de/en/home-en/

The European Go Congress is an annual event held by the European Go Federation for go players of all levels. The central event is the European Go Championship held during the Congress. The two-week championship will be accompanied by numerous other tournaments, workshops and evening events.

Thanks to the DGoB (German Go Federation) for proposing to host the annual Congress at short notice, due to the war in Ukraine, where it was originally planned to be held.

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