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Archive for January, 2012

31st Jan – Ireland win game

Posted by ian on January 31st, 2012

Yes, it really is true. Ireland have finally won a game. Tonight we played Bulgaria, and we came out on top by 3 games to 1. Hopefully this will cement our position in 4th place. For the games records and scoretables, see Pandanet’s site.

Jan 25th , 28th – Top 8 news

Posted by ian on January 27th, 2012

Top 8 veterans Noel Mitchell and John Gibson were the first to resume play after the kick-off weekend. John took an early lead, but Noel pulled himself back in front to win by 12.5 points. On Saturday, Roman and Colin played their game, after a thrilling struggle to find a clock. Roman emerged victorious, with […]

15 Jan – Top 8 News

Posted by ian on January 15th, 2012

The Irish Championship League, affectionately known as the Top 8, kicked off in the plush surroundings of the Burlington Hotel in Dublin this weekend (thanks to Noel!). After a hard fought 4 rounds, the race for the top 2 places looks to be very much still open. In pole position on 3/4 are Roman, Colin […]

2012 Ladder Tournament

Posted by ian on January 11th, 2012

This year’s edition of the Irish Ladder Tournament will be starting at the end of January. The ladder is the first qualification stage in the Irish Championship. If you wish to join the event, please email Ian Davis at sivadnai at gmail.com. Admittedly, it is possible to join the ladder later in the year, but […]

10 Jan – Ireland draw again

Posted by ian on January 10th, 2012

Tonight Ireland advanced to 4th place in league C of the European team championships. We drew with. then league leaders, Italy. This is our third draw out of 4 now, and one day we might win a match. 🙂

NUI Galway Christmas Blitz

Posted by ian on January 10th, 2012

News just in, a report from Thomas Shanahan: The NUIG Go Society had a lovely Christmas blitz just before the winter break. A plethora of people attended and there was merriment in abundance. We played on 9 by 9 boards with 5 minutes SD per side. Everybody played everybody and dare I say it, a […]

Top 8 Kick Off Weekend

Posted by ian on January 1st, 2012

With the new year, comes the new Irish championship. The Top 8 will be starting this month, along with the ladder. The kick off weekend will take place on the 14th and 15th of January at the Burlington Hotel. There should be some room for spectators.