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Renaut dodges ladder breaker

Posted by ian on December 1st, 2014

Sunday the 30th of November saw the end of this year’s Irish Ladder tournament. Sitting on top of the pile of combatants was Philippe Renaut of le club de Galway. After playing his way to the top, he survived numerous challenges to his pole position. In second place was James Hutchinson, third placed was Ian […]

August News

Posted by ian on August 25th, 2014

You may have expected nothing to happen on the Irish Go Scene until the upcoming Belfast Go tournament, but you were entirely wrong. Not 1, but 3 full ladder games have been played! As a result Philippe Renaut, newly resident in Co. Galway, has reached the top rung. James Hutchinson, the reigning champion slips down […]

31 Jan – A Tale of Two Tournaments

Posted by ian on January 31st, 2014

As February beckons from behind the calendar, we reach out to our members to bring them news of two events. 1. The IGA Ladder tournament will start on February the 17th, this event is open to all IGA members.  As well as being a qualification pathway to the Irish Championship League, it can also help […]

Dec 1 – Hutchinson wins Ladder

Posted by ian on December 1st, 2013

James Hutchinson has won this year’s IGA ladder competition. He saw off Tiberiu Gociu in the final challenge of the competition. Top 5 positions were as follows: James Hutchinson Ian Davis Eoghan Barry John Gibson Tiberiu Gociu

1 Dec – 2012 Ladder Ends

Posted by ian on December 1st, 2012

The ladder came to a close at midnight last night. James Hutchinson finished in first place. The qualification spots for the Top 8 went to: Justyna Kleczar, Eoghan Barry, John Gibson, and Rory Wales.

2012 Ladder Tournament

Posted by ian on January 11th, 2012

This year’s edition of the Irish Ladder Tournament will be starting at the end of January. The ladder is the first qualification stage in the Irish Championship. If you wish to join the event, please email Ian Davis at sivadnai at Admittedly, it is possible to join the ladder later in the year, but […]

1 Dec – Irish Ladder ends

Posted by ian on December 1st, 2011

The IGA ladder has a new winner this year. Roman Pszonka took the top spot during the last weekend of play, by beating Ian Davis, who finished in second. In third place, with a last minute win, was Tiberiu Gociu, who played the most games this year. The qualifiers for the Top 8 are then: […]

11 Oct – Ladder Report

Posted by ian on October 11th, 2011

For statistics fans, here are a few figures I put together, they only include data up till the end of September. (If you notice a mistake feel free to point it out!) The four players currently in the qualification spots for next year are: Roman Pszonka, Tiberiu Gociu, Eoghan Barry and Rory Wales. Games Played […]

Jan 30 – General News

Posted by ian on January 30th, 2011

Three more Top 8 games have taken place, Ian beating Colin and Eoghan on home ground at KGS, whilst Colin defeated Claas in Galway. Full results are available on the Top 8 page Meanwhile Tibi beat John in the first Ladder game of this year, earning revenge for his defeat in the Interprovincials.

2010 Ladder Begins

Posted by eoghan on January 9th, 2010

The Ladder is back up and running (indeed the first game of the season has already been played…curse you, James Hutchinson).  Open to all IGA members, the Ladder tournament runs from January to the end of November.  The basic idea is simple – the players in the tournament are arranged in a ladder based on […]