The Netherlands

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Go has been played in the Netherlands since at least the 1950's. The Amsterdam Go Club was the first official club, and was founded in 1959.

Dutch Go Association

The Dutch Go Association (Nederlandse Go Bond, abbreviated NGoB) is the central organisation of Go in the Netherlands. Amongst other things, the NGoB organizes several Dutch Championships (Overall, Ladies, Youth) and the Dutch team competition, and publishes the magazine GO. The NGoB was founded in 1959.

Website of the Dutch Go Association: [ext] http://www.gobond.nl/

Dutch Go Players

A list the strongest players of the Netherlands, both current and historical.

Name Rank   Events & Titles
Guo Juan 7 dan retired
Chinese 5p
4 × European Champion 1994-1997
7 × Dutch Champion 1996-2002
(not eligible to play in WAGC due to professional status)
Ronald Schlemper 7 dan ex-insei 3 × European Champion 1982, 1985, 1986
14 × Dutch Champion 1978-1980, 1982-1988, 1990, 1992-1994
WAGC 1979-1980, 1983-1984, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995
Rob van Zeijst 7 dan ex-insei 3 × European Champion 1981, 1990, 1993
1 × Dutch Champion 1981
WAGC 1982; ITBC 2005; WMSG 2008
Merlijn Kuin 6 dan   8 × Dutch Champion 2007-2009, 2011, 2013-2016; Samsung Cup 2010,2014; Dutch Rapid Champion 2009-2012,2014-2015
WAGC 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013-2016; KPMC 2008, 2009, 2015; WMSG 2008;
Frank Janssen 6 dan   5 × Dutch Champion 1989, 1991, 2005-2006, 2017
WAGC 1990, 1992, 1998, 2005, 2008, 2017; KPMC 2007; ITBC 2005; WMSG 2008;
Emil Nijhuis 6 dan ex-insei 2 × Dutch Champion 2003-2004
WAGC 2002, 2006; IWABC 2003;
Geert Groenen 6 dan   1 × Dutch Champion 2010
WAGC 2000, 2004, 2010; KPMC 2006, 2012; ITBC 2005; WMSG 2008;
Gilles van Eeden 6 dan   1 × Dutch Champion 1995
WAGC 1996, 1999;
Michiel Eijkhout 6 dan   WAGC 1994, 2001; WMSG 2008
Gerald Westhoff 6 dan   WAGC 1997
Mark Boon 6 dan   WAGC 1989
Peter Brouwer 6 dan   WAGC 2004 representing Denmark;
Danish Champion 2003; Dutch Rapid Champion 2013
Alexander Eerbeek 5 dan   1 × Dutch Champion 2012
WAGC 2012; KPMC 2013;
Robert Rehm 5 dan   1 × Dutch Champion 1977
WAGC 1981;
Erik Puyt 5 dan   WAGC 1985
Max Rebattu 5 dan   6 × Dutch Champion 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1975-1976
Koen Pomstra 5 dan   WMSG 2008
Rudi Verhagen 5 dan  
Rene Aaij 5 dan  
Filip Vanderstappen 5 dan   (Would have represented at WAGC 2008 had he had a passport then)
Zeno van Ditzhuijzen 5 dan  
Michiel Tel 5 dan  
Cas Muller† 5 dan  
Arend-Jan Westhoff 4 dan   WAGC 1987
Kim Ouweleen 4 dan   KPMC 2014
Herman Hiddema 4 dan   KPMC 2016
Bram Koster 4 dan   WMSG 2008
Renee Frehe 4 dan   7 × Dutch Female Champion 1995, 1998-2001, 2003, 2005
Marika Dubiel 2 dan   5 × Dutch Female Champion 2011-2015
Pieter Mioch ? dan[1] ex-insei  
Ab Schilp?[2]   1 × Dutch Champion 1960

[1]: Before Pieter Mioch moved to Japan, the last formal rank he received from the Dutch Go Association was 3 dan. Given his insei training, he is now probably at least 5-6 dan.

[2]: Schilp never received a dan rank from the Dutch Go Association, as his playing strength did not warrant it (he was a strong kyu player). He did receive an honorary 1 dan diploma from the Nihon Kiin for his efforts in spreading go.


The Netherlands last edited by HermanHiddema on June 8, 2017 - 10:50
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