Welcome to our website. The Irish Go Association is the official organisation for promotion of the ancient oriental game of Go in Ireland. We are members of the European Go Federation and the International Go Federation, and organise numerous club and tournament events throughout the year. The IGA promotes awareness of the game including teaching sessions and providing public infomation. Please read further here for details of member benefits and our activities.

Philippe wins Irish championship

Posted by James Hutchinson on October 30th, 2015

In the second game of the Irish championship, Philippe attempted a ninja star fuseki, and defeated James by half a point to claim the title.

Game attached here

Congratulations to him!

2015 Cork Go Tournament – Nov 21st-22nd

Posted by rory on October 1st, 2015

We are pleased to announce The Cork Go Tournament of 2015 – 21st ~ 22nd of November. More information about can be found here.

2016 Irish Confucius Cup Date Announced

Posted by rory on September 28th, 2015

Ireland’s largest Go and Chinese Chess tournament, The Confucius Cup, will occur next year the weekend of March 4th-6th 2016. More details to follow soon.

Connaught win interprovincials

Posted by James Hutchinson on September 23rd, 2015

Connaught secured their third inter provincial title with a 2-1 victory over Ulster. Congratulations to them.

Tortoise and Hare tie in Correspondence Championship

Posted by ian on September 18th, 2015

The final game in the Open section of the Irish Correspondence Championship has ended. After many interesting games, the early pace was set by Philippe Renaut, but he was eventually joined at the top of the table by Irina Davis. Since there were no tiebreakers, they are this year’s joint winners, on 9 wins from 10 games. In a tie for third with 7 wins were Noel Mitchell, James Hutchinson, and Michael Plikk.

Full results are here.

More Go Lessons with Fan Hui

Posted by rory on September 8th, 2015

The Confucius Institute for Ireland has generously sponsored more Go lessons to the Irish Go Association.
Fan Hui 2p will be giving lessons starting tomorrow, September 9th on KGS.

More details can be found here.

Ken wins Intermediate

Posted by ian on August 31st, 2015

Ken Savage has won the second edition of the Irish Intermediate Correspondence Championship. There remain a few games, left to be played, but nobody can catch Ken given his perfect score of 11 wins from 11 games. In second place was young Alex Delogu on 10 wins.

You can see the full results table here. Congratulations to Ken, and to everyone who took part this year.

Karl wins Belfast

Posted by James Hutchinson on August 9th, 2015

Karl Irwin was victorious in the recent Belfast tournament with a perfect 5/5. James Hutchinson was second. His seventh year in a row to make the top 3 without winning. In third place was visiting Louise Roullier from France.

Full results to follow.

James Plays Well at WAGC

Posted by rory on June 11th, 2015

James Hutchinson 1d represented Ireland over the last week at the 36th World Amateur Go Championship in Bangkok, Thailand. He finished in 45th place after wins against Azerbaijan, Belarus, Portugal, and Costa Rica, and losses against Switzerland, Cyprus, Mongolia, and Lithuania. James’ most notable game was his 7.5 win point against Bahadur Tahirbayov 6d from Azerbaijan. Full results are available here. Well done James!

Ireland end league campaign with victory

Posted by James Hutchinson on June 3rd, 2015

Ireland secured victory in their final league match of the campaign with a 3-1 win over Greece. The top two boards were shared in early games over the weekend, whilst reputation alone was enough to secure boards 3 and 4, as the Greeks were obviously too frightened to face John and Tibi. This victory secured our position as the best team in the bottom half of the division!

Final league standings here
Some stats here