Results

European Team Championship: 7th round: Belgium lost to Austria 1-3 (and the hope of being promoted to A-league)

On 19/03, Belgian team lost to a direct competitor, Austria (1-3), losing the hope of being promoted to the A-league next season.

On board 1, Lucas Neirynck lost to Victor Lin by 2,5 points. As François Gonze (board 2) and Gabriel Mercier (board 4) also lost, the victory by Jan Ramon (board 3) was not enough to avoid the defeat...

Now Belgium (8 points) stands in the middle of the "peloton" in this B-league which is dominated by Austria (12 points) and Serbia (11 points).

There are still 2 rounds to go.

Results of the round: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/499

Standings: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps
(at the right of the screen)

Europan Team Championship - 6th round: Belgium made draw against Turkey (2-2)

On 19/02/2019, Belgian team made draw against Turkey.

Lucas Neirynck won (against Denis Karadaban) and so did Gabriel Mercier, but François Gonze and Nelis Vets lost.

Belgium is now still 3rd (with 8 points), 2 points behind Serbia (with the 2 Mitic brothers, both 7-d) and Austria (with Viktor Lin, a strong 6-d)...

Results of the round: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/498

Standings: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps
(at the right of the screen)

François Gonze (4d) winner in Leuven

François Gonze (4d, Louvain-la-Neuve) has won with a prefect score the 29th edition of the tournament of Leuven ahead of his clubmate Gabriel Mercier (3d) and Nelis Vets (2d, Leuven).

Two other competitors remained unbeaten:
Laurent Calmus (5k, Brussels Le Pantin) and
Alexandre Teferenko (10k, Ath).

There were 33 participants.

Complete results: https://www.gofed.be/tournament/results?tournament=LEU&year=2019

European Team Championship, 5th round: Belgium made draw against Netherlands 2-2

On 22th of January, Belgian team made draw against the Netherlands (2-2).
Lucas Neirynck (6-d) won against Gilles Van Eeden (6-d), but François Gonze (4-d) lost against the other dutch 6-d, Peter Brouwer. Jan Ramon won and Gabriel Mercier lost.

Belgium is now 3rd with 7 points, but the standings are very close (there are only 2 points difference between the leader and the 6th team)

Results of the round: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/497

Standings: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps
(at the right of the screen)

European Team Championship, 4th round: Belgium won against Sweden 3-1

By beating on 11/12/2018 a strong Swedish team (Lucas +, Jan +, Gabriel -, Nelis +) in the 4th round of the ETC , Belgium remains in the race for the title in the B-league.

Results of the round: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/496

Standings: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps
(at the right of the screen)

Favourites qualified in the preliminaries rounds of the 2019 Belgian Championship

The favourites qualified for the final rounds through the preliminaries rounds of the 2019 Belgian Championship (in which only 9 contestants played).

These are: Jan Ramon (3-d), Gabriel Mercier (3-d), Lucman Bonoider (3-d) and Nelis Vets (2-d).

They will join Lucas Neirynck (6-d), François Gonze (4-d), Thomas Connor (4-d) and Thibaut Pillon (2-d) in the final rounds in Spring 2019.

Complete results: https://www.gofed.be/tournament/results&tournament=BCP&year=2019

Note the final rounds formula has changed: instead of a round-robin (everybody meets everybody) with 10 finalistes during 2 WE, it will now be played with 8 finalists in a "double-life" knock-out tournament (in one WE).

European Team Championship, 3rd round: Belgium won against Great-Britain (3-1)

In the 3rd round of the European team championship, played on 20th of November,, Belgian team (Lucas +, Ramon +, Lucman -, Gabriel +) won 3-1 against Great-Britain !

Belgium stands presently 4th (out of 10 teams) with 4 points (2 victories, 1 defeat).

Results of the round: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/495

Standings: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps
(at the right of the screen)

European team championship: 2nd round: Belgium won against Norway (3-1)

In the 2nd round of the European team championship, Belgian team (Lucas +, Lucman -, Gabriel +, Dominik +) won 3-1 against Norway !

Results of the round: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/494

Standings: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps
(at the right of the screen)

Jan Ramon is Belgian champion...of rapid games !

Jan Ramon won the 2018 edition of the Belgian championship of the quick games, which took place during the federal go WE in Nessonvaux

Complete results follow soon.

Lucas Neirynck (6d), first Belgian to win the Brussels tournament and first Belgian 6-d

Lucas Neirynck (BE, 6d) won the 2018 Brussels tournament ahead of Zichen Wang (CH, 4d) and Jan Ramon (BE, 4d).

There were 59 participants.

Complete results can be found here.

Lucas became also the 1st Belgian ever to reach the 6-d level !
Just for the record: the 1st Belgian...
1-d: Marc Ginoux (1988)
2-d: Alain Wettach (1993) (ChiYiu Wong had reached > 100 pts in 1992)
3-d: Alain Wettach (1996)
4-d: Jan Bogaerts (1999)
5-d: Lucas Neirynck (2012)

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