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.
Registration is now open for the 2014 Irish Go Congress occurring the weekend of February 14th-16th in Dublin. Celebrating 25 years of Go in Ireland, this promises to be a very special event. Full details are available here.
The Irish Championship came to a close at the Dublin Club on Wednesday night. The defending champion, Roman Pszonka, had an early gain in the opening, but Noel Mitchell came out on top in the end, winning by 1.5 points. Noel thus won the match by 2 games to 0, meaning that this living legend has now won the title 16 times in all, no mean feat! Read on to see the game
For those of you who like to play the game at a considerably slower pace, the following tournament should interest you.
The Irish Correspondence Championship will run on DGS and OGS, hopefully starting next month. If you want to register to play, see the page for more details.
Apologies for the delay, but the results for this event are now finally available here. A total of 15 players took part in the tournament this year, a good number of which were new faces to the competition. Co-founder of the club, Tibi Gociu claimed the glory this year, with 3 wins and 2 byes, pushing Josefa Kubitova took second place.
Round 2 of the European Go Team Championships was played this weekend on IGS. Ireland faced the team from Kazahkstan, and managed to make amends for their opening loss to Cyprus, with a 4-0 victory. You can see the full results here. As of now, Ireland have regained their rightful position at the top of the table.
Colin MacSweeny represented Ireland this year at the Korean Prime Minister’s Cup. The full results are available at wbaduk. Colin finished in 46th place, with a balanced effort of 3 wins and 3 losses. His victims were the Philippines, Azerbaijan, and Portugal. Well done Colin!
The Irish Final finally kicked off last night in the new venue of the Dublin club – the Baggot Inn. Noel Mitchell (black) lived inside of Roman Pszonka’s moyo to clinch the first game. Will he manage to find a second victory to move to 16 titles? Read on to see the game