The 2014 Irish Go Congress
The Teachers Club
36 Parnell Square West
Map – Directions
Celebrating 25 years of Go in Ireland, The Irish Go Association in association with The UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland is pleased to present the 2014 Irish Go Congress. As usual, the Congress will take place at the Teachers Club in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, and will comprise of two tournaments:
– The Rapid
– The Confucius Cup
The Rapid, to be held on the Friday evening, will follow a Swiss format with time allowances reducing each round.
The following cash amounts will be awarded to the top five finishers of the Confucius Cup:
1st place – €400
2nd place – €300
3rd place – €200
4th place – €100
5th place – €50
|Fri 14th Feb||19:00||17th Irish Rapid Play Round 1|
|Sat 15th Feb||09:00||Tournament registration|
|10:00||3rd Confucius Cup Round 1|
|14:00||Confucius Cup Round 2|
|17:00||Confucius Cup Round 3|
|Sun 16th Feb||10:30||Confucius Cup Round 4|
|13:30||Confucius Cup Round 5|
The top board from each round will be broadcasted on the KGS server, look for user ‘IGA’ in the active games tab. A video stream will also be broadcasted on UStream.
Registration is now open for the Congress, with discounted entry fees for those who register and pay before February 1st, 2014. The standard entry fee will remain set at €25 for The Confucius Cup tournament, and €10 for the Rapid. The early registration discount will be €5 for visitors. Irish residents will receive a €3 discount for either registering early or being a member of the IGA, and a €5 discount if both conditions apply. Students and the unemployed can avail of the concession rate of €12 for early entry, €15 on or after February 1st.
To register, fill in the online form or else email the tournament director, Rory Wales, with your name, contact email address, entry rank, and club. Entry fees may be paid by bank transfer, Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org), or cheque – please indicate if you want to pay by bank transfer in your email and I will provide you with the necessary bank details. Cheques (in euro only) can be posted to 25 Elm House, Sussex Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland. If you choose to send cash through the mail, it is entirely at your own risk.
Watch this space for further details or email the Tournament Director, Rory Wales, to be added to the mailing list for updates.
A list of registered players can be found here. The results from last year’s tournament are here.
Several accommodation options are listed on this Google Map. Across the road from the Teachers Club are several hotels and guesthouses, for instance the Charles Stewart. One hostel we have had players use in the past is Dublin City Bunkhouse. A few players have also opted to rent an apartment with airbnb.com and staydublin.com. Another website is visitdublin.com.