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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.

2016 Ladder is now on

Posted by Tiberiu Gociu on May 2nd, 2016

All,

Now you can start challenging other players.
http://www.irish-go.org/national-international/ladder/

If I missed anyone please get back to me and I’ll adjust the entries.
Let the games begin!

2016 Ladder starts

Posted by Tiberiu Gociu on April 18th, 2016

The (in)famous Ladder tournament is back again for 2016 and is open to all Irish folks (residents or not) and friends.
To register please send an email to ladder [at] irish-go [dot] org or contact Tibi.

Let the games begin!

MinGyu Oh and Nicholas Dang Win 2016 Confucius Cup

Posted by Rory Wales on March 8th, 2016

A report containing results, photos, and game records is available here.

Confucius Cup Latest Results

Posted by Rory Wales on March 5th, 2016

The latest results of the Confucius Cup Go tournament are available here.

On Friday evening at the Gresham Hotel, in addition to the Rapid Go tournament, there will be:

  • A Rapid (Xiangqi) Chinese Chess Tournament, the format will be 7 rounds, time limits of 5 minutes + 3 seconds.
  • A Blitz (Western) Chess Tournament. About 20 players from the Irish Chess Union (ICU) will be attending, the format will be available soon, presumably similar to the Chinese Chess.

The Rapid Go, Chinese Chess, and Chess tournaments will all start at 7pm.

Full information about the Confucius Cup weekend is available here.

Please come along if you can, it should be a fun event!

Visting Beijing Delegation for Confucius Cup Announced

Posted by Rory Wales on February 5th, 2016

The following players will be part of a Beijing sporting delegation attending the Confucius Cup event next month:

Ms Yingqin You – Professional Chinese Chess Player, Grandmaster, and World Champion
Ms Shuang Yang – Professional 5 Dan Go Player

Registration is open for the event occurring the weekend of March 4th-6th, full information is available here.

IGA Newsletter Archive

Posted by Rory Wales on February 2nd, 2016

A complete archive of IGA newsletters (except for the very first one from 1989!) is available here:

Please submit any articles you would like published in our newsletters to secretary (at) irish-go.org.

February 2016 Newsletter

Posted by Rory Wales on February 2nd, 2016

John Doyle has written an IGA newsletter which can be viewed here.

Please submit any articles you would like published in our newsletters to secretary (at) irish-go.org.

Irish Go Online

Posted by Cian Synnott on February 2nd, 2016

Playing Go online is a great way to learn, improve and generally get more games in!

This week, we’re launching an online club as a fun way to play with other players in (or connected with) Ireland. This is well-suited to those of us who usually play online, or who can’t make it to face-to-face meetings as often as we’d like.

We especially want to teach and encourage new players, and to be a welcoming place to learn how to play, so if you have friends who would like to start, please let them know!

Details here.

Tibi wins in Belfast

Posted by James Hutchinson on January 31st, 2016

Tibi won the Belfast handicap tournament yesterday after winning his opening three games, and then taking a bye in the final round to make the draw nicer for the players.

BelfastHandicap

Num Pl Name Rank Co Club NbW R1 R2 R3 R4 CAT NBW EXT EXR
1 1 Gociu Tiberiu 5K IE Belf 3 2+/b7 4+/w6 5+/w1 0- 1 3 7 7
2 2 Calota Lucretiu 4D RO Brsv 3 1-/w7 5+/w7 7+/w2 3+/w9 1 3 0 0
3 3 Aitken James 12K IE Belf 2 5-/b5 6+/w3 4+/w0 2-/b9 1 2 13 2
4 4 Ramsey Graham 12K IE Belf 2 6+/w3 1-/b6 3-/b0 8+/w4 1 2 8 0
5 5 Clarke Roger 6K IE Belf 1 3+/w5 2-/b7 1-/b1 7-/b5 1 1 14 0
6 6 Kirk Michael 16K IE Belf 1 4-/b3 3-/b3 8+/b0 0- 1 1 8 0
7 7 Hutchinson James 1D IE Belf 1 0- 0- 2-/b2 5+/w5 1 1 6 0
8 8 Velpuri Venkata 17K IE Belf 0 0- 0- 6-/w0 4-/b4 1 0 6 0

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