Belgian Championships 1997
7 1997 - 14 1997

After 2 Saturdays of furious fights on the boards, Albrecht Heeffer has become the Belgian Champion for the year 1997.
Unfortunately, after 5 rounds 3 players had the same amount of points.
This meant that a play-off had to take place. It was decided that first there was going to be an all-play-all 3 round play-off, and then in case the scores were equal again, a quick-play with instant drop-out.
In case you wonder, this tournament went all the way resulting in a nice win by Albrecht. (from a message on Shogi-L by Matt Casters, 15.06.1997)

Nr  Nom                      Grade  Elo   Rondes               Pts Sos Sb  Cum   +/-
 1  Heeffer Albrecht         1 Kyu  1751   7+  3+  4+  2-  5+   4  17  13  13    +35
 2  De Schepper Bart         1 Dan  1865   6+  4- 11+  1+  8+   4  14  11  11     -3
 3  Casters Matt             2 Dan  1788  10+  1-  5+  8+  4+   4  14  10  11    +19
 4  Bertin Etienne           1 Kyu  1621  11+  2+  1-  9+  3-   3  16   8  11    +20
 5  Van De Velde Kristiaan   1 Kyu  1746   9+  8+  3-  7+  1-   3  15   7  11    -10
 6  Van Caenegem Geert       6 Kyu  1417   2- 13+  8- 11+ 10+   3  11   5   7    +26
 7  Volckaert Lieven         8 Kyu  1368   1- 10+  0+  5-  9+   3  11   4   8    +39
 8  Vereertbrugghen Walter   2 Kyu  1634  12+  5-  6+  3-  2-   2  16   5   8    -18
 9  Eeckhout Willem          6 Kyu  1478   5- 12+ 13+  4-  7-   2  12   3   7    -28
10  Beel Marc                2 Kyu  1556   3-  7- 12+  0+  6-   2  12   2   5    -49
11  Moerman Eric            13 Kyu  1202   4-  0+  2-  6- 13+   2  11   1   5     +3
12  Van Hentenryck Alain    13 Kyu  1200   8-  9- 10- 13+  0+   2   7   1   3     +3
13  Van Der Stichel K       13 Kyu  1159   0+  6-  9- 12- 11-   1   9   0   5    -38

Play Off

Nr  Nom                Grade  Elo   Rondes       Pts Sos Sb    +/-
 1  Heeffer Albrecht   1 Kyu  1751   3-  0+  2+   2   4   2     +7
 =  Casters Matt       2 Dan  1788   0+  3+  1-   2   4   2     +1
 =  De Schepper Bart   1 Dan  1865   1+  2-  0+   2   4   2     -7
 

Bart De Schepper vs Albrecht Heeffer (97 moves)
1st Play-off game [beginning]
Bart De Schepper vs Matt Casters (99 moves)
2nd Play-off game
Albrecht Heeffer vs Matt Casters (102 moves)
3rd Play-off game
Matt Casters vs Marc Beel (87 moves)
Round 1
Bart De Schepper vs Walter Vereertbrugghen (89 moves)
Round 2
Matt Casters vs Albrecht Heeffer (81 moves)
Round 2
Erik Moerman vs Bart De Schepper (96 moves)
Round 3
Matt Casters vs Kristiaan Van De Velde (48 moves)
Round 4 [begining]
Etienne Bertin vs Matt Casters (80 moves)
Round 5