Belgian Go Federation - Rating list

Version: 30 November 2019


1 .Thomas Connor4d346
2 .Francois Gonze4d322
3 .Bram Vandenbon2d176
4 .Gabriel Mercier3d174
5 .Pieter Beyens2d137
6 .Sven Cuyt1k-7
7 .Mourad de Villers1k-49
8 .Joost Vannieuwenhuyse1k-99
9 .Laurens Teirlinck3k-217
10 .Frauke Kuhn2k-229
11 .Gints Engelen3k-283
12 .Kenny Debacq4k-352
13 .Kris Boyen4k-360
14 .Cedric Declerfayt4k-364
15 .Jean-Denis Hennebert4k-390
16 .Jelle Janssens4k-413
17 .Frank Segers4k-424
18 .Bernard Frank5k-439
19 .Steve Hertecant5k-442
20 .Tom Van Doorsselaere5k-470
21 .Guy Dusausoy5k-472
22 .Yves Rezette5k-474
23 .Daniel French4k-475
24 .Maarten Savels6k-566
25 .John Cassidy6k-586
26 .Michael Silcher6k-611
27 .Marcel Van Herck6k-695
28 .Wouter Baert8k-716
29 .Guillaume Moyson8k-750
30 .Gertjan Verhaeren7k-778
31 .Ward Segers8k-858
32 .Philip Vlummens9k-903
33 .Guillaume Jouret13k-1201
34 .Martin Laurent13k-1377
35 .Regis Fau15k-1517
36 .Andreas Lorrain17k-1650
37 .Thomas Stassin17k-1671
38 .Albrecht Rits18k-1750

Belgian Go Federation - Rating list

Rating list of the members of the BGF

For more information, please consult the rating list FAQ.

Version: 30 November 2019

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1.Thomas Connor4d346
2.Francois Gonze4d322
3.Bram Vandenbon2d176
4.Gabriel Mercier3d174
5.Pieter Beyens2d137
6.Sven Cuyt1k-7
7.Mourad de Villers1k-49
8.Joost Vannieuwenhuyse1k-99
9.Laurens Teirlinck3k-217
10.Frauke Kuhn2k-229
11.Gints Engelen3k-283
12.Kenny Debacq4k-352
13.Kris Boyen4k-360
14.Cedric Declerfayt4k-364
15.Jean-Denis Hennebert4k-390
16.Jelle Janssens4k-413
17.Frank Segers4k-424
18.Bernard Frank5k-439
19.Steve Hertecant5k-442
20.Tom Van Doorsselaere5k-470
21.Guy Dusausoy5k-472
22.Yves Rezette5k-474
23.Daniel French4k-475
24.Maarten Savels6k-566
25.John Cassidy6k-586
26.Michael Silcher6k-611
27.Marcel Van Herck6k-695
28.Wouter Baert8k-716
29.Guillaume Moyson8k-750
30.Gertjan Verhaeren7k-778
31.Ward Segers8k-858
32.Philip Vlummens9k-903
33.Guillaume Jouret13k-1201
34.Martin Laurent13k-1377
35.Regis Fau15k-1517
36.Andreas Lorrain17k-1650
37.Thomas Stassin17k-1671
38.Albrecht Rits18k-1750

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Annex: HALL OF FAME: List of all-time players of dan strenght active (member of the BGF) in Belgium

Ranking = best ever belgian ranking; Ratings = best ever EGF rating between 01/01/1996 and 31/12/2019 and best ever Belgian rating up till 31/12/2019 (In italics, players who are not active anymore - 31/12/2019)

Name Strenght (highest)
Lucas Neyrinck 6-d (2542 in 2018) (508 in 2018)
Oscar Vazquez (Spain) 5-d (2519 in 2018) (457 in 2017)
Jan Ramon 4-d (2422 in 2007) (345 in 2007)
Chen Qi (China) 4-d (2391 in 2017) (- in -)
Jan Bogaerts 4-d (2363 in 1999) (363 in 2003)
Thomas Connor 4-d (2381 in 2018) (346 in 2017)
François Gonze 4-d (2357 in 2018) (345 in 2018)
Alain Wettach 4-d (2336 in 2000) (323 in 2000)
Olivier Drouot (France) 3-d (2274 in 2015)(258 in 2015)
Lucman Bounoider 3-d (2269 in 2017)(258 in 2017)
Benjamin Demets 3-d (2263 in 2016)(- in -)
Benjamin Gigot 3-d (2262 in 2011)(258 in 2011)
Kwinten Missiaen 3-d (2260 in 2013)(249 in 2014)
Yong-Sen Huang (China) 3-d (2250 in 2007)(207 in 2002)
Mark Cumper (United Kingdom) 3-d (2244 in 1997)(226 in 1998)
Gabriel Mercier 3-d (2238 in 2017)(225 in 2017)
Michel Wettach 3-d (2237 in 1998)(227 in 1998)
Olivier Dodinval 3-d (2236 in 1998)(201 in 1997)
Kevin Prist 3-d (2228 in 2016)(218 in 2016)
Seung-Hee Hong (Korea) 2-d (2211 in 2011)(- in -)
Nicolas Flagothier 2-d (2192 in 2019)144 in 2019)
Marie Jemine 2-d (2182 in 2018)(154 in 2018)
Nelis Vets 2-d (2178 in 2016)(205 in 2008)
Bram Vandenbon 2-d (2178 in 2018)(172 in 2014)
Ci-Yiu Wong 2-d (2174 in 1997)(148 in 1994)
Dieter Verhofstadt 2-d (2164 in 2003)(161 in 2004)
Thibaut Pillon (Swiss) 2-d (2162 in 2016)(150 in 2017)
Pierre Sevenants 2-d (2156 in 1996)(159 in 1995)
Dominique Versyck 2-d (2152 in 2013)(106 in 2013)
Pieter Beyens 2-d (2142 in 2010)(178 in 2004)
Christopher Annachibi 2-d (2142 in 2011)147 in 2011)
Yue Wang> 2-d (2100 in 2013)(109 in 2008)
Y-Cheng Li 2-d (2100 in 2005)(150 < 2001)
Vincent Lemaître 1-d (< 1996)(98 in 1995)
Takahisa Kikuchi (Japan) 1-d (- in -)(92 in 2012)
Alexis Gottcheiner 1-d (2194 in 2006)(48 in 2006)
Marc Ginoux 1-d (2186 in 2006)(90 en 1995)
Tom Croonenborghs 1-d (2087 in 2007)(69 in 2006)
Eric Paré (France) 1-d (2073 in 1998)(77 in 2008)
Claude Burvenich 1-d (2069 in 2000)(41 in 2000)
Frank Segers 1-d (2055 in 1997)(20 in 2001)
Simon Fain 1-d (2054 in 2008)(40 in 2009)
Kiem Lam 1-d (2034 in 2003)(25 in 2004)
Kristof Bossée 1-d (2017 in 2008)(54 in 2008)
Felix Beeckmans 1-d (2017 in 2009)(15 in 2009)
Vincent Croisier 1-d (2002 in 2003)(5 in 2003)
Pierre Kim 1-d (- in -)(50 in 2000)

Federation activities

What does the Belgian Go Federation ?

The Belgian Go Federation, a non-profit organization, promotes and organizes Go activities in Belgium.

In other words, the Belgian Go Federation is the tool by which Go related activities in Belgium are organized.

The BGF offers several services to its members.
Concretely, the BGF...

  • support Go activities in Belgium by providing material and assistance to clubs
  • promotes Go in various publications and in festivals (initiation stands)
  • organizes various competitions - generally free of charge but only for members
  • organizes the interclubs tournament
  • maintains the rating list (only members are published)
  • organizes go lectures given by strong players
  • organizes once a year a go weekend and from time to time, some other Go workshops.
  • publishes more or less regularly Newsletters or the BelGo magazine, keeping you up to date with what is happening in the Belgian Go-scene

Federation organization

The Belgian Go Federation purpose is to promote and develop Go in Belgium.
The Belgian Go Federation is part of the European Go Federation .

1. Board

The board is the core of the Belgian Go Federation. Board members are elected for a duration of 1 year, until the next General Assembly. It’s a volunteering job, without payment and members must respect the statuses and the internal rules.

Actual board members and contact info here.


Official representative of the Federation.
- Head of the meetings, ensures compliance of the statutes and rules of the Federation.
- Communicates verbally and in writing about Belgian Go Federation activities, and especially presides the annual General Assembly
- Globally, as head of the organization, mobilizes and inspires together the members to ensure success for the activities of the Belgian Go Federation.


Second to the president. Acts mostly as helping hand (or as backup) for the president.


Document and organizes administratively Federation activities
- Answers requests sent to the Federation and ensures the follow-up of projects (hundreds of mails per year...)
- Writes reports of board meetings and communicate them to members
- Takes care of everything regarding administrative tasks in the BGF organization, including archiving the information


Manages and controls the BGF accounts and the cash flow
- Verifies and performs the bookkeeping of the membership fees collected by club presidents
- Ensure the payments needed for services provided to the BGF
- Establishes balance accounts every year and submit them for approval to the board
- Communicates with the board about the budget expenses and risks related
- Various administrative tasks related to accounting: log of all financial operations, communication with the tax administration...


Assists the other members of the boards.
- No fixed assignment. Usually admins take up a few tasks to be distributed within the board.

2. Committees

Committees members are volunteers of the Federation who handle specialized activities.

Stock manager

Manages and stores all the material needed for the Federation tournaments (~ 50 Go sets)
- Collect and ensures the transport of material for clubs and tournaments

Gofed web site administrator

Ensures the maintenance and the 24/24 running of gofed.be site

Ratings administrator

Handles the update of the ratings and all questions related to this topic

Competition organizer

Handles competitions related matters: communication, room to find...)
The most important competitions are the Belgian Championship, the Bruxelles tournament and the Interclubs. But several other tournaments are organized every year in Belgium and around in Europe.

Communication editor

Communication is key. There are always gofed site pages to review, news to write, promotion to do on websites. translations of BGF documents to do...

Initiation specialist

Ensures promotion of Go during events, mostly festivals (Bruxelles Games Tournament, Made In Asia…).

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