Archive for February, 2010

28 Feb – Top 8 news

Posted by ian on February 28th, 2010

Colin MacSweeny and Rory Wales played their final Top 8 game for this year on KGS. Rory (w) fought hard, but was unable to prevent Colin getting his first win this year.

27 Feb -Connaught seal Interprovincial Victory

Posted by ian on February 28th, 2010

Connaught have won the first Online Interprovincial Championships with a 2-1 victory over Ulster on KGS tonight. Congratulations to them! The third place play-off is still to be completed, see tournament page.

2010 Irish Go Congress Update

Posted by eoghan on February 25th, 2010

The first entries are coming in for the Congress – you can see the list of entrants here. I’d encourage anyone planning on attending to get their entry in early – you’ll save a few quid and considerably ease the job of the tournament director. See the main tournament page for full details on how […]

Old Guard Show Whippersnappers A Thing Or Two

Posted by eoghan on February 25th, 2010

All action at Larry Murphys this evening as Eoghan Barry (B) went down in flames to Noel Mitchell (W) while John Gibson (W) held onto a lead while shedding what he later described as “non-essential” stones to squeak a 1.5 point victory over Colin MacSweeny. ¬†Only two games remain to be played in this year’s […]

20,22 Feb – Top 8 News

Posted by ian on February 20th, 2010

James and Michael played their Top 8 game on KGS on Saturday night. After a complicated struggled James (black) pulled clear in yose to win by 8.5 points. On Monday night James and Ian then played their game in Belfast Boat Club. Despite inventing a new joseki, James (white) won by 4.5 points. This means […]

16 February – Top 8 news

Posted by ian on February 17th, 2010

Noel (w) faced Rory (b) on KGS last night in another Top 8 battle. In what was an interesting game White gradually pulled himself back from a poor start to win by 9.5 points. This keeps alive Noel’s chances of reaching the final. The full scoretable is available.

Feb 6th, 7th – Top 8 Results

Posted by eoghan on February 6th, 2010

“Move 40 lost the game” said Rory Wales (W) after a game fraught with many basic errors on his part.¬† The Pride of Cork fought on for another hour but eventually capitulated to Eoghan Barry (B). The following day James Hutchinson (w) defeated Colin MacSweeny on KGS. Colin started well, having captured a massive group, […]

Feb 3rd,4th – Top 8 Results

Posted by eoghan on February 4th, 2010

Eoghan Barry (B) defeated John Gibson (W) in a game marred by a series of vile errors. White unwisely erred earlier and larger, and black was able to retain an early advantage on the board. The following day Ian (B) played Michael (W) on KGS and won by resignation after capturing a lid full of […]