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Matei Takes the Championship

Posted by Eoghan on December 14th, 2019

Matei Garcia emerged triumphant in the final game of the Championship series against James Hutchinson, taking his first Irish title. Playing as white, Matei established the larger moyo in the opening and used James’s invasion to solidify his gains. When Matei countered with his own invasion, James needed to kill to balance the game but […]

Matei Levels the Series

Posted by Eoghan on November 30th, 2019

Matei Garcia won the second game in the 2019 National Championship series, beating James Hutchinson by 6.5pts and forcing a third game to settle the title. The final game is provisionally scheduled for December 14th.

First Blood to James

Posted by Eoghan on November 3rd, 2019

James won the first game against Matei in the 2019 Championship series on KGS yesterday. The second match is provisionally scheduled for 3pm, Saturday November 16th in the Ireland room on KGS.

2020 Irish National Go Championship

Posted by Eoghan on October 28th, 2019

Entries are now open for the 2020 Championship, aka the Top 8. Entry is open to all Irish nationals, and to non-nationals resident in Ireland for a minimum of five years. In addition to determining the Irish Champion, places in the Championship carry points towards representing Ireland at the World Amateur Go Championship. Format The […]

Philippe Renaut 2017 Irish Champion

Posted by ian on March 2nd, 2018

The final game of the 2017 championship cycle was completed just at the end of February. Philippe Renaut managed to take the title out to Galway after a hard fight with Noel Mitchell on KGS. To see the final game read on …

Tortoise and Hare tie in Correspondence Championship

Posted by ian on September 18th, 2015

The final game in the Open section of the Irish Correspondence Championship has ended. After many interesting games, the early pace was set by Philippe Renaut, but he was eventually joined at the top of the table by Irina Davis. Since there were no tiebreakers, they are this year’s joint winners, on 9 wins from […]

Ken wins Intermediate

Posted by ian on August 31st, 2015

Ken Savage has won the second edition of the Irish Intermediate Correspondence Championship. There remain a few games, left to be played, but nobody can catch Ken given his perfect score of 11 wins from 11 games. In second place was young Alex Delogu on 10 wins. You can see the full results table here. […]

2014 TOP8 remaining games

Posted by Tiberiu Gociu on March 6th, 2015

On March 13th, Philippe won by resignation against Tom. On March 11th, Noel won by resignation against John. On March 8th, Philippe won a lost game against James. On March 5th, 2015 the first of the remaining TOP8 games was played: Philippe Renaut vs. Tiberiu Gociu. It was a very tense game until White managed […]

Top 8 ends

Posted by ian on April 17th, 2014

The first stage of the Irish Championship came to a close last night. Defending champion Noel Mitchell beat Roman Pszonka in the last game of the Top 8 league. It was not enough however, to grant him a place in the final. Roman and James Hutchinson will compete for the Irish title in a repeat […]

14 Nov – New Irish Champion

Posted by ian on November 14th, 2013

The Irish Championship came to a close at the Dublin Club on Wednesday night. The defending champion, Roman Pszonka, had an early gain in the opening, but Noel Mitchell came out on top in the end, winning by 1.5 points. Noel thus won the match by 2 games to 0, meaning that this living legend […]