Irish Go Association


Author: Eoghan

John Courtney New Irish Champion

In another hotly contested game full of complex fighting John Courtney emerged the victor against Alex Delogu to take his first Irish Championship title. John is only the ninth Champion in the 33-year history of the tournament, and although he has some way to go to match previous multiple winners including Matei Garcia (3), Ian…

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First Blood to John

In the first game of this year’s Championship, John Courtney managed a solid win against Alex Delogu. Following complex middle game fighting with weak groups on both sides, John emerged with a territorial lead that proved unassailable. Alex now needs to win both the remaining games to take the championship. Review the full game

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Alex and John Best in Top 8

John and Peter endure chilly conditions in the backdoor bracket final at Toner’s.
John is about to warm things up with the cut that kicked off the fighting. Alex Delogu and John Courtney emerged the strongest of the contenders in the Top 8 and will contest this year’s Championship. Alex went undefeated in three…

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Dublin Club Meetings Return to Wednesday Nights

From next week, Collegians Go Club will return to its traditional, pre-lockdown meeting night of Wednesday. Location and time remain the same, Toner’s on Baggot Street from 7.30pm to closing. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on February 9th.

An April Rip-Off

With the Confucius Cup deferred until September, what better opportunity to return to the Teachers’ Club for another day of rip-offs, trick plays, and general treachery? Can anyone unseat reigning champion Lu Xinqun? Who will carry off the coveted Golden Hamete prize? The April Rip-Off will take place on April 2nd, 2022 at the Teachers’…

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