Results

WAGC: Chinese Ma Tianfang is 2021 amateur world champion (despite a loss against Polish Stanislaw Frejlak)

Chinese Ma Tianfang (7d) won the 2021 edition of the WAGC (World Amateur Go Championship), despite a surprising loss against Polish Stanislaw Fejlak (7d) !

Stanislaw also won against the Japanese representative.
Unfortunately he lost his 2 last games, to the Korean representative, and to Lukas Podpera (CZ).
Had Stanislaw won that last game, he would have been world champion ex-aequo !

Three other players ended with a 5/6 score: the ones from Taïwan, from Korea and Lukas Podpera (in that order).

Stanislaw Frejlak ended 5th, as best player with 4 wins, ahead of Hong-Kong and of the Frenchman Benjamin Dréan-Guénazia (who also beat the Japanese !).

"Our guy" was Jan Ramon, who ended 30th with a 3/6 score and logical results (wins to: Spain 1d, Finland 2d Ecuador 2d; lost to: Croatia 3d, Israël 6d and Canada 7d).

There 57 participants, among whom about the half were physically present in Vladivostok and the other half (Jan f.i.) played on line.

Complete results here: https://wagc2020.org/results_en

8th round of the European Team Championship: 1st win for Belgium (against Turkey, 3-1)

Belgian team got his 1st win of the season, against Turkey (Lucas Neirynck +, Jan Ramon +, Lucman Bonoider +, Gabriel Mercier -) !

Thanks to this win, Belgian is no longer last ranked... but not yet out of danger.

Last round (in which Belgium will play Sweden, a direct concurrent) will be decisive !

The rules specify that the last ranked team will be demoted to lower (here c-league) league whereas the one before last will play a play-off against the 2nd best ranked of the lower league to determine which one will "move" from a league to another.

Results of the round here: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/682

Standings: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

7th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium lost against Finland (1-3).

On 13 April, Belgian team lost 1-3 to Finland (Lucas Neirynck +, Lucman Bounoider -, Gabriel Mercier -, Sven Cuyt -).

This means not only that Belgium remains last, but also that the threat of a relegation to C-league is increasing.
But there are still 2 rounds to go to avoid this.

Results of the round here: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/681

Standings: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

6th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium makes a draw with Germany

On 09/03, Belgian team (Lucas Neirynck +, Lucman Boinoder -, Gabriel Mercier +, Sven Cuyt -) makes a draw against Germany, thanks to a feat by Gabriel (2-d), who succeeded to beat a 5-d !

This is the 3 draw following.
Belgium remains in 10th and last position, but as there are only 2 points difference with team classed 6th, Belgium is far from doomed to the C-league !

Results of the round here: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/680

Standings: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Preliminaries Belgian championship 2021

A desappointing reduced number of participants (6 only ! ) took part in the 2021 preliminaries of the Belgian championship. Still the competition went very smoothly.
The 4 qualified players for the finals are: Lucman Bounoider (3d), Thomas Connor (4d), Alexandre Terefenko (6k) and Guillaume De Keijser (6k). Congratulations to them !

Complete results here: https://www.gofed.be/tournament/results&tournament=BCP&year=2021

PS: the already qualified players are: Lucas Neirynck (6d), François Gonze (4d), Sven Cuyt (1d) and Gints Engelen (2k).

5th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium makes a draw with Italy

On 05/02, Belgian team (Lucas Neirynck +, Lucman Boinoder +, Gabriel Mercier -, Sven Cuyt -) makes a draw against Italy.

This a good result as Italy is the leader team in B-league....but still: Belgium remains in last position.

Results of the round here: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/679

Standings: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Kim Ouweleen (NL, 4d) wins in Leuven

Kim OUWELEEN (4d) from Netherlands won the 31th edition of the tournament of Leuven.
20 players participated in this on-line tournament.
Glenn Kjetil VASDAL (1d from...Norwegen) and Sven CUYT (BE, 1d) completed the podium.
Kim remained the only undefeated competitor.

Complete results

4th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium got his 1st point against a direct rival, Croatia

Belgian team (Jan Ramon -, Lucman Bounoider-, Gabriel Mercier +, Sven Cuyt +) made a draw against Croatia in the 4th round of the ETC.

Belgium remains at the last place in the B-league. :-(

Results of the round here: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/678

Standings: https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

Interclub Results 2020

The results of the 2020 interclub are in. We had 6 participating clubs this year Ath,Phénix, Hasselt, Gent, Leuven and Pantin. Leuven was ultimately victorious with Phénix and Hasselt in second and third place respectively.

Unfortunately we had to void a large number of matches because the players where not paying members of the federation. This had a large impact on the result, changing the final winner. Hopefully we can work to avoid this in future interclubs.

Detailed results can be found here

Kim Young-Sam wins unbeaten the 2nd Corona Cup

The 2nd edition of the Corona Cup was very successful: no less than 400 (!) players participated in this tournament, played on-line due to the Covid crisis (let us hope there will never be a 3rd edition ! ;-).

Like the 1st edition, organized during the 1st lock-down, the Korean ex-insei Kim Young-Sam (8-d) won unbeaten. He confirms more than ever his leading place in the European rating list.

Silver medal was Artem Kachanovski, who was the only top competitor with 5 wins.

Artem ended ahead of four players with 4 wins:
- Ilya Shikchin,
- Lucas Podpera (who organized the tournament),
- Anton Chernykh
- and Kim Seong-Jim (who was beaten by the the other Kim, but also, surprisingly enough, by a mere 5-d).

Our country fellow Lucas Neirynck ends 8th with a 3/6 score.

Complete results here: https://goweb.cz/turnaj/ii-corona-cup-2020-online/

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