Archive for January, 2016

Tibi wins in Belfast

Posted by James Hutchinson on January 31st, 2016

Tibi won the Belfast handicap tournament yesterday after winning his opening three games, and then taking a bye in the final round to make the draw nicer for the players. BelfastHandicap Num Pl Name Rank Co Club NbW R1 R2 R3 R4 CAT NBW EXT EXR 1 1 Gociu Tiberiu 5K IE Belf 3 2+/b7 […]

Google DeepMind (AlphaGo) Defeats Fan Hui 5-0

Posted by Rory Wales on January 28th, 2016

John and Arthur appeared on last night’s RTE News to discuss Google’s DeepMind (AlphaGo) 5-0 defeat of current European Champion Fan Hui. The full report can be watched here: More information can be found here.

2016 AGM Report

Posted by Rory Wales on January 28th, 2016

The 2016 AGM report can be viewed here.

James leads top 8 after kickoff weekend.

Posted by James Hutchinson on January 17th, 2016

James leads the top 8 with 4/4 after the kickoff weekend. As only 7 players took part, some players had to take a bye. Noel, Steve, and Michael are all tied for second place on 2/3.


Posted by Rory Wales on January 12th, 2016

The Irish Go Association’s AGM will take place this Saturday January 16th at 5pm in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, after the last round of the Top 8 tournament. The current agenda items are: 1. New venue for Dublin Go club. 2. Executive positions.

Carol Wins Irish Women’s Championship

Posted by Rory Wales on January 11th, 2016

The Irish Women’s Championship was been decided in a nail-bitingly close match between Carol Doyle and Michele Renaut over the weekend. In the end, Carol won out by just 6.5 points. Well done to all ladies who participated this year, and we look forward to rematches next year!

Registration Now Open for 2016 Irish Confucius Cup

Posted by Rory Wales on January 4th, 2016

Registration is now open for the 2016 Irish Confucius Cup occurring the weekend of March 4th-6th in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin. First prize for both the Go and Chinese Chess tournaments will be €1,000! Full details are available here.