Volunteers needed for 2020 festivals

Most of the 2020 festivals have been cancelled. The last one that remained "I Love Science Festival" has been cancelled 2 weeks before too. :(

I Love Science Festival CANCELLED
Brussels Expo (Palais 1) - Laeken

The Belgian Go Federation will be there in to present the game of Go and play many mini-board games with festival visitors.
To participate, you don’t need to be of very high level, but enthusiasm and a bit of preparation for presentation and pedagogy is needed.

Made In Asia
Brussels Expo - Laeken

Bruxelles Games Festival
Parc du Cinquantenaire - Brussels

EPFC - Enseignement de Promotion et Formation Continue
Avenue de l’Astronomie, 19 - 1210 Bruxelles

Coming soon (08/02 + 09/02): 30th Leuven Tournament

Leuven is the second tournament by order of importance (behind Brussels):

Info and registration:

Preliminaries Belgian Championship 2020

In two weeks on the weekend of the 30th November we hold the Preliminaries of the Belgian Championship. In this 7 round tournament the 4 best placed players qualify for the Belgian Championship Finals were they will be joined with 4 best placed players from the finals of 2019. The tournament is open to all members of the BGF and only to members.

Unfortunately a definitive location has yet to be decided, hopefully we can bring you news on this soon.

You can register by sending a mail to stating your name, club and level.

More info

2019 European Go Congress: in Brussels from 20/07 till 03/08

(tekst in NL hieronder; text in English hereunder)

Le congrès européen de go constitue l'événement majeur de la vie du go en Europe.

Il rassemblera plus de 600 joueurs à Bruxelles pendant 2 semaines, du 19 juillet au 3 août !

Le congrès, c'est, avant tout, le plus grand tournoi "open" d'Europe, en 10 rondes.

C'est aussi le championnat d'Europe - réservé à l'élite des Européens - qui désignera le champion d'Europe 2019;
ainsi que la phase finale du championnat d'Europe des Nations.

C'est, par ailleurs, maints tournois annexes moins formels: parties rapides, "rengos", 9*9, pour enfants,...

C'est enfin, des cours, des parties commentées, des parties simultanées animés par des joueurs professionnels (plus de 20 seront à votre disposition tous les jours !) sans oublier quantité d'événements connexes en soirée, plus funs les uns que les autres.

Plus d'information ici:

PS: nous avons besoin de volontaires (belges) pour aider à l'organisation. Si vous êtes disponible, ne fût-ce pour quelques heures, contactez-nous via: volunteers@egc2019. Merci d'avance.


(text in English hereunder)

Het Europese go congres is het hoogtepunt van het Europese go-jaar en hiervoor zullen meer dan 600 spelers zich verzamelen gedurende twee weken, van 19 juli tot 4 augustus!

Het congres is vooral het grootste “open” tornooi van Europa met tien rondes.

Het is ook het Europees kampioenschap, gereserveerd voor de Europese elite, waarmee de Europese kampioen 2019 zal aangeduid worden, alsook de eindronde van het Europees landenkampioenschap.

Daarnaast zijn er ook nog talrijke minder formele neventornooien: rapid partijen, “rengo”, 9*9, kinderen,..

Er zijn ook lessen, becommentarieerde partijen, simultaanpartijen door professionele spelers (> 20 zullen elke dag tot jullie beschikking zijn!) zonder alle randactiviteiten tijdens de avond te vergeten, sommige nog prettiger dan de andere.

Meer info op:

PS: wij zoeken naar (Belgische) vrijwillers om mee te helpen.
Als U bereid bent om een te zijn, contact ons via: volunteers@egc2019. Wij danken U bij voorbaat.


The European Go Congress is the biggest go event one in Europe and there will be more than 600 participants this year, between 19th of July and 04th of August.

The EGC if at first the biggest open Go tournament in Europe, 10 rounds tournament open to everyone.

Also, it's the place of the European Championship Final, only for best European players ! Along with this, there is the European Team Go Championship Final.

Furthermore, there is a lot of smaller and informal tournaments such as rapid tournament, blitz tournament, children tournament, rengo tournament, 9x9 tournament,...

But EGC is not only about competition but also about training and entertainment so there will be commented games, free-lectures for all level players, simultaneous games with professional players (> 20 pro players available each day !) and a lot of fun or go-related activities in the evenings.

More information available here:

PS: any (Belgian) helping hand is welcome, even for a few hours. Ready to help us ? then contact us via: volunteers@egc2019. We thank you in advance !

Registration for the 33rd Brussels Tournament is open

The Belgian Go Federation is happy to let invite you to the 33rd Brussels Go Tournament. Please, follow this link for all information and to register.

Mini Go Congress in Trier

The German Go Association is organizing a "Mini Go Congress" in Trier on January 13 & 14, 2018. Trier is about 250km away from Brussels, so actually quite easily reachable.

Further information and registration in French is available here:
and in German here:

Registration for the Selection Tournament of the Belgian Championship 2018 is open!

Registration for the Selection Tournament of the Belgian Championship 2018 is now open!

Please find all relevant information here.

Coming soon: the 32nd Brussels Tournament on the 28th & 29th of October

Do not miss the most important Belgian (go) event of the year !

More info:

25 Years EGCC Anniversary Go Tournament - 21 & 22 October

In order to celebrate its 25 years existence, the European Go Cultural Center organises a special tournament on the week-end of the 21st and 22nd of October.

The EGCC is located in Amstelveen, only a 2 hours drive from Brussels. This is an excellent opportunity to take part to a major European event, close to Belgium.

Full information and registration form are available under the following link:

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