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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.

james vs Philippe – Weekly commented games – Game 3

Posted by Philippe Renaut on September 23rd, 2016

Another game this morning full of fresh coffee flavour…

The game was agan very passioante, with an early overplay by Philippe, that triggered a sequence where he finished with a weak group, but then a slow move by James made white come back into the game and taking a progressive clear lead pushing James to try audacious invasion to win the game…

Remember that if you get tired of these posts you can just tell us and we will stop posting the games ;-)!

Enjoy the comments and see you next week!

 

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James vs Philippe – Weekly commented games – Game 2

Posted by Philippe Renaut on September 17th, 2016

Yesterday took place the second morning duel between James and Philippe.

It was a clear win by James after a bad overplay by Philippe at move 81 and a very safe covering of bad aji by James. There was still some messing around after that but the game was pretty much hopeless for Philippe.

See you next week for another commented game!

 

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James vs Philippe – Weekly commented games – Game 1

Posted by Philippe Renaut on September 9th, 2016

The first skirmish took place this morning and was won by ptitlou (Philippe) by resignation after a tense fight and a last tricky multi-step-ko race in byo-yomi for both players.

Exciting game for both and thank you to the brave public for coming this early in the morning on KGS to give us support!

The commented game can be found here : ptitlou – jameshut / Game 1

See you next week!

James & Philippe

 

James vs Philippe – Weekly commented games

Posted by Philippe Renaut on September 8th, 2016

Dear go players, James “Famous” Hutchinson (2d) and myself – Philippe “Little Pea” Renaut (2d) have decided to try to play a weekly game on Friday mornings at 9am (30mn+2*30s byo) that we will comment afterwards. It will be played on KGS, Ireland Room.

We cannot guarantee that it will be absolutely every week but we will do our best. I will try to do a weekly post of our commented games so that you can all benefit from our – probably entirely wrong and mistaken – analysis of the game (if we find a 7d walking around to help us doing a real deep analysis of the game we will definitely try to lure him in!).

If you find these posts and commented games boring it will easily be removed from the page so just let us know!

James & Philippe

Correspondence Winners

Posted by ian on September 5th, 2016

The  longest running event of the year came to an end this week, with James Hutchinson claiming the 2016 Irish Correspondence Title on Dragon Go Server. He scored a steady 6/6, edging out Noel Mitchell and Philippe Renaut into second place. The Intermediate Title was won by Thomas Shanahan, who scored 7/7, finishing ahead of Piotr Gawron, then Alex Delogu. Full results are available on the tournament page.

Belfast Open 2016

Posted by James Hutchinson on July 5th, 2016

The Belfast Open tournament will take place at Belfast Boat Club in the Stranmillis area of Belfast on the 24th and 25th of September. Belfast Boat club is close to the city centre and thus relatively easy to find. There is ample free car parking space beside the venue.

The event will be played in the Main Function Room (downstairs) of Belfast Boat Club. (You can ask at reception if you get lost) The Belfast Open is an EGF Class B tournament, and will count toward both Irish Korea Points and the British Stacey points. This year we will have 5 rounds.

Rules

Japanese Rules, 6.5 komi
50 minutes maintime, 30 seconds 3 times overtime
McMahon tournament, Handicaps ?MMS-1, SOS only tiebreaker.

Schedule
Saturday 24th September
– Registration: 9:30 to 10:30
– Round 1: 11:00 to 13:15
– Round 2: 14:00 to 16:15

– Evening (optional): We usually go for a meal somewhere.

Sunday 25th September
– Round 3: 9:00 to 11:00
– Round 4: 11:30 to 13:30
– Round 5: 14:30 to 16:30
– Prizegiving after 16:30

Entry Fees:
Please pre-register for the event before 24th September to avoid the penalty fee
Normal: 12 pounds (Concession: 8 pounds)
One Day Only: 7 pounds (Concession: 5 pounds)
Concessions (Unemployed, Students, OAPs)
Penalties (Not a member of any National Go Organisation OR Late registration) 2 pounds

To enter email James (james8hut [at] hotmailDOTcom)

If you want to find a place to stay let us know and we can try to find some suggestions for you.
See you all there.

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.