Results

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 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)

European team championship: 1st round: Belgium lost heavily to Serbia (0-4)

In the 1st round of the 9th edition of the Pandanet Cup (the European Team Championship) played on 2 October Belgian team (Jan , Lucman, Gabriel , Roel) was smashed (0-4) by on-paper stronger Serbian team (in which played the terrible Mitic brothers, both 7-dan).

Results of the round:
https://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/493

Chinese Liyan Lyu wins 13th Korean Prime Minister Cup; Bram Vandenbon made 3/6 (25th)

The "usual suspects" dominated the 13th edition of the Korean Prime Minister Cup (which is +/- the Korean version of the World Amateur Championship):

The (unbeaten) winner was Li Yan Lyu, from China.

Behind him followed: Korean Chan Ho Jung, Japanese Fukashi MURAKAMI and ChiHin Chan from Hong Kong (all with 5 victories out of 6 rounds).

Best Westerner (and European) was Rob Van Zeijst (NL) who ended 5th.

Our representative this year was Bram Vandenbon (2d).
He ended 25th (out of a field of 59 contenders) with 3/6 (wins against Chili, Mexico and Argentina; losses to Netherlands, Hong Kong and Italy).

Complete results here: http://kpmc.kbaduk.or.kr/eng/result/gameTable.asp

Yoon Nam-gi (KR, 7d), winner of the 2018 Open European Championship

In an exciting finish, Yoon Nam-gi (KR, 7d) won the Open European Championship. He ended up as the only player with 1 loss.

Behind him, 3 players ended with 2 losses, in the order of SOS tie-breaker:
- Kim Dae-hyuk (KR, 7d), who was the only who managed to beat Yoon
- Liao Xingwen, professional player (6p) from China, who was long the favourite but suffered two losses at the tailend of the tournament, against Yoon Nam-gi and against Kim Young-sam.
- Kim Young-sam (KR, 7d), the best ranked player in Europe.

Further, 6 players ended with 7 wins out of 10, ranked 6th to 10th.
The best among them are still other Asian competitors: Lou Yun Xiao (5th), Hong Sungwon (6th) and Cho Eunjin (7th).
Best Europeans were: Dominik Boviz (HU, 6d) (8th), ahead of Mateusz Surma (PL, 1p) (9th) and former European champion (1981, 1990, 1993) Rob Van Zeijst (NL, 7d) (10th).

There were in total 900 participants, among whom 9 Belgian ones.
All our compatriots ended with +/- average results (except Pierre Detivaux who scored 4/5 as a 3 kyu).

Complete results here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WMxarqLdjSBFkxIDAxGYPdAsGpkxkZge/view

NEXT YEAR THE EUROPEAN GO CONGRESS IS ORGANIZED IN BRUSSELS. BE THERE !!!

Liao Xingwen (China, 6p) wins the WE tournament of the European Go Congress in Pisa

The Weekend Tournament of the European Go Congress in Pisa gathered 653 players (among whom 10 Belgian ones).

It has been won by the Chinese pro Liao Xingwen (6p) who remained unbeaten.

Behind him, with one defeat: three Korean amateurs: Yoon Nam-gi (2nd), Kim Young-sam (3rd) and Hong Sung-won (4th),
and another Chinese pro, Liu Sijia (5th).

Further, among a dozen of competitors with 3 wins, best European are Artem Kachanovskyi and Alexander Dinerstein...

Best Belgian is Lucas Neirynck (5d), 28th, with 3/5.
Congratulations to Joost Vannieuwenhuyse (1k) and Bart Caers (10k) who both got 4 victories.

Complete results here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/16DnlQ5JNrUR1f9c3Gk46O4QupCrB5wTE/view

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