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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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Entries Open for National Championship

Entries are now open for the 2022 Championships. The tournament is open to all Irish nationals, and to non-nationals who have been permanently resident in Ireland for at least five years, and are eligible for Irish citizenship. You must also be a member of the Irish Go Association. The tournament will take place in…

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Your New Irish Champion is… Matei

The news is coming a little late but the second game in the Championship took place on Saturday, May 31st on KGS. Matei Garcia emerged victorious against James Hutchinson to win the series 2–0, retaining his title for a second consecutive year. Congrats to Matei!

First Blood to Matei

Matei Garcia started his title defense in fine style with a win by resignation over challenger James Hutchinson. Taking black, Matei built a territorial lead early on, and sealed the victory late in the game by killing a large group. The date of the second game in the series will be announced in the near…

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