Archive for the 'Championship' Category

24 Nov – New Irish Champion

Posted by ian on November 24th, 2012

Roman Pszonka won his first Irish Championship today. He beat reigning champion James Hutchinson by 4.5 points, playing with black. Csaba Mero, 6 dan, has commented the games for us (read on to see the games)

17 Nov – IGA Final Commences

Posted by ian on November 17th, 2012

As the UCC Open got underway in Cork, the Irish Final was being played out on KGS. Roman Pszonka (white) won against James Hutchinson by resignation after a nasty ko fight. If Roman wins again next week, we will have a new Irish Champion. You can download the game here.

10 Dec – New Irish Champion

Posted by ian on December 10th, 2011

James Hutchinson (white) beat defending champion Ian Davis today by 2.5 points. This means he takes his first national title.

3 Dec – Irish Final continues

Posted by ian on December 3rd, 2011

James Hutchinson fought his way back into the title match today, with a half point win. There will now be a deciding game!

Aug 20 – Championship Game finally played

Posted by ian on August 20th, 2011

The first game of the Irish Final took place today, illustrating the slow pace of life North of the border. Ian, lost nigiri, but recovered to win against James by 13.5 points and 37 minutes. As a reminder, if you want to play in the Irish Championship League, you need to qualify through the Ladder.

Nov 27 – Irish Final

Posted by ian on November 27th, 2010

The last game in the final of the Irish Championship took place in Belfast today. Ian, holding the white pieces, used his trademark Swan style to win by 7.5 points over James Hutchinson. Once again both players had chances to win the game, it will be interesting to see if James can improve on his […]

After a long year, the Irish Championship finally came to end in a tense game. As usual between these two it was a game that could have gone either way. After repeating the opening of the second game, Claas took an early lead by switching to a Gibson style strategy. However somewhere in the middlegame […]

Nov 28 – Irish Championship Finals

Posted by ian on November 28th, 2009

After two games this week, both played on KGS, Claas Roever and Ian Davis are all square at 1 win apiece. Ian won the first game playing Black, while Claas leveled with Black in the next game. The deciding game should take place next week.

Top 8 Result – October 22

Posted by stephen on October 23rd, 2007

On Monday evening, Steve (b) beat Noel (w) by 6.5 points. This result has been reflected in the latest Championship table. This result has been reflected in the 2007 Championship Table.