Archive for January, 2004

European Oza Tournament

Posted by stephen on January 27th, 2004

As many of you probably�know, the 2004 European Oza tournament is being held at the European Go Centre in Amsterdam from February 5 – 8. Stephen Flinter (1d) (your editor) will be representing Ireland at this event. I hope to be able to post a number of articles during and after the tournament to give […]

The Game of Go

Posted by stephen on January 27th, 2004

The game of Go is probably the oldest board game in existence. It originated in China over 4000 years ago. The first mention of it in literature is by Confucius ( 500 B.C.). The game reached Japan in the 8th century and is now considered the national game of the country and played by approximately […]

History of The Irish Go Association

Posted by stephen on January 27th, 2004

After various informal Go groups met periodically from the 1970’s the TCD group & Collegians club amalgamated to form the IGA in 1989. The IGA became affiliated to the International Go Federation (IGF) and the European Go Federation (EGF) and started running the Irish Open Go Championships from 1990. We reached the 14th running of […]


Posted by stephen on January 21st, 2004

Welcome to the Irish Go Association web site. As you can see from the site, we're o­nly just getting started! However, over the coming weeks and months we expect to populate the site with everything related to Irish go, including the history of go in Ireland, the clubs in the country, the championships past and […]