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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.

Upcoming Events

Posted by ian on June 22nd, 2017

Irish Championship – Final games

Posted by Philippe Renaut on November 13th, 2017

Hi everybody,

Noel and Philippe will play the first game of the final of the Irish Championship this Wednesday at 10am on KGS in the Irish room.

Let the fight begin!

Philippe won first game by resignation :

 

Noel won second game by 23.5 pts

Review of ICC 2017

Posted by ian on October 15th, 2017

The Irish Correspondence Championship of 2017 had a reduced field, but there was no reduction in the intensity of the competition. Finishing in first place was Irina Davis with 6 wins from 7. There was a threeway tie for second place between Noel Mitchell, Philippe Renaut, and Piotr Gawron. Read on to see some of the key games between these 4.
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Dates for 2018 Confucius Cup set

Posted by ian on October 14th, 2017

The Irish Go Association is happy to tell you that the dates for the 2018 edition of the Confucius Cup have now been set. It will take place from the 2nd to the 4th of March, so please keep those days free in your diaries.

The event will be a Level B Bonus Point tournament in the EGF Grand Prix. Full details of the event for 2018 will follow in due course as all the details are finalised.

October News

Posted by ian on October 3rd, 2017

Some news items for October:

The Online Go Club is starting up again, this time its members are going to be connected via Discord.

The first club meeting should be a venue for some postmortem analysis of the PGETC round 1 games against Kazakhstan.

 

Results from KPMC #12

Posted by ian on September 13th, 2017

Kevin Farrell was representing Ireland at the 12th Korean Prime Minister’s Cup. He gave a creditable performance, picking up 2 wins over the course of 6 rounds to finish in 45th place. If I read the results table correctly, he won against Guatemala and Ecuador, but lost to Belgium, Sweden, Macau, and Romania. It was Yikang Zhao of China who won the event.

There are some partial game records available on the KPMC website: MacauSwedenGuatemalaBelgium.

No photos available yet.

Hopefully Kevin can add more detail later!

 

September Newsflash

Posted by ian on September 5th, 2017

A quick newsflash on some international topics. The Korean Prime Minister’s Cup will be starting on the 11th of September, Ireland are represented by Kevin Farrell. As in previous years, you can probably watch games live on the WBaduk server. The European Team Championships are also starting later this month on IGS.

Oh, and don’t forget about the Cork Tournament next month (25-26 November)

Pair go in the Japanese embassy

Posted by James Hutchinson on May 29th, 2017

Thanks to the Japanese Ambassador and Cultural Deparment for hosting Go events in the embassy to mark the 60th anniversary of
Japan/Ireland diplomatic relations.

Pair Go 1st Rachel Plomp & Matei Garcia
2nd Naomi O’Dhea & John Gibson

Rengo 1st Chris Rafferty & John Courtney
2nd Geoffrey Crespino & Patrick Burke

The prizes were presented by the President of the World Pair Go Association Koichiro Matsuura.

Tom and Jan, Galway champions

Posted by Philippe Renaut on May 8th, 2017

This week-end was an incredible sunny setting for our tournament in Galway, and we were delighted to host 15 players from all over Europe!

Sweden, Scotland, Spain, UK, that was amazing to see people coming from this far to join our little tournament and the atmosphere was definitely here for some nice fights on the board. With a range of level from 3D to 15k, the group was split into two categories to avoid heavy handicap and we can say that all the games up to the end saw heavy fighting, with at least two games finishing on a 0.5pts victory!

The winner of the tournament in the second category (<7k) is Jan from Galway go club and the winner of the tournament in the first category is Tom from Cork go club with an impressive 5 wins in a row. He takes the handmade and soon to be famous GGG – Galway Go Glub trophy, made of old millenary celtic bog wood, to Cork and the trophy will be challenged next year by plenty of European players ready to take it to their homeland!

You can see below the results and some pictures of all the great crowd!

Thank you all for making this tournament a success, and thank you to the incredible Galway go team for all being there, so active, smiling and supportive in the organisation! See you next year!
Galway Go Tournament 2017

1 1 Shanahan Thomas 4K IE Cork 5 4+/w0 2+/b2 12+/w2 3+/b4 5+/b4 1 5
2 2 Garcia Matei 1K IE Dubl 4 6+/b1 1-/w2 4+/w3 5+/b3 7+/w0 1 4
3 3 Renaut Philippe 2D IE Galw 3 5-/w0 6+/b0 7+/w1 1-/w4 4+/w6 1 3
4 4 Collins Peter 4K UK Bris 2 1-/b0 10+/w0 2-/b3 12+/w0 3-/b6 1 2
5 5 Wen George 3D UK Belf 2 3+/b0 7+/w2 6-/w3 2-/w3 1-/w4 1 2
6 6 Hillarp Tiger 1D SE Mal 2 2-/w1 3-/w0 5+/b3 7-/b0 9+/w6 1 2
7 7 Roever Claas 1K IE Galw 2 0+ 5-/b2 3-/b1 6+/w0 2-/b0 1 2
8 8 van Haaren Jan 14K IE Galw 4 17+/w0 13+/b1 0+ 9+/b5 10-/b5 2 4
9 9 Kong Tom 8K IE Gal 3 11+/w0 14+/b0 10+/b0 8-/w5 6-/b6 2 3
10 10 Colas Rocher 6K ES Zara 3 12+/b0 4-/b0 9-/w0 14+/w2 8+/w5 2 3
11 11 Farrell Kevin 9K IE Galw 3 9-/b0 12-/b2 17+/w5 15+/b0 13+/w2 2 3
12 12 Daniel Roger_J_N 7K UK CLon 2 10-/w0 11+/w2 1-/b2 4-/b0 15+/w3 2 2
13 13 Cater Arthur 12K IE Dubl 2 15+/w0 8-/w1 16+/b1 17-/w4 11-/b2 2 2
14 14 Brennan Richard 10K IE Galw 2 16+/b0 9-/w0 15-/w1 10-/b2 17+/w5 2 2
15 15 Palmer Roy 11K IE Galw 2 13-/b0 17+/w3 14+/b1 11-/w0 12-/b3 2 2
16 16 Renaut Michele 10K IE Galw 2 14-/w0 0+ 13-/w1 0+ 0- 2 2
17 17 Plomp Rachel 15K IE Dubl 1 8-/b0 15-/b3 11-/b5 13+/b4 14-/b5 2 1

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Pair go championship now includes rengo

Posted by James Hutchinson on May 6th, 2017

If interested, please contact John Gibson for details of the event on Sunday May 14th.