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First Qualifiers for 2010 Top 8 Decided

Posted by eoghan on November 1st, 2009

With Cao Tong-Yu and Claas Roever unable to take their seats at the opening weekend of the 2010 Top 8 tournament (to be held in Dublin over the weekend of 16-17th January), Colin MacSweeny and Michael Thai have joined Ian Davis and Noel Mitchell as the qualifiers from this year’s Top 8. The remaining four […]

Assorted News

Posted by ian on September 18th, 2009

There has been some action in the Top 8 recently. Noel Mitchell played two games, defeating Colin MacSweeny, but then losing to Michael Thai. These results have been reflected in the championship table. At this late stage in the tournament the final positions are still very unclear. Also in the Ladder James Hutchinson moved up […]

2009 Ladder Tournament

Posted by eoghan on December 11th, 2008

Roll up, roll up…you know you want to play. Old lags may prefer to skip directly to the end for the section on rules changes, new bugs can cock an ear to my sales pitch in full. Ladder Tournament – what’s that then? The Ladder runs throughout the year. The players competing are ranked in […]

2008 Ladder Wrap-Up

Posted by eoghan on December 1st, 2008

Eight months and fifty-nine games later, the 2008 Ladder Tournament is over, and it remained exciting to the very end with Colin MacSweeny and Paul Brennan duking it out for a spot in next year’s Top 8 tournament in the final game yesterday. The overall winner was Cao Tong-Yu, perhaps better known outside Cork as […]

IGA Ladder – Rules Update

Posted by eoghan on September 9th, 2008

Recent events have called for clarification of the rules regarding multiple challenges and when challenges may legitimately be declined – hopefully this spells things out in more black and white terms. Rule 12 now reads: “A player who has received a challenge is not required to accept further challenges until the match has been played […]

IGA Ladder – Keep Us Posted (UPDATED)

Posted by eoghan on August 20th, 2008

Up to now, the Committee has been fairly lax about the requiring competitors to inform us when challenges are issued and accepted, and the results of games.  Inevitably, this has finally resulted in a problem this week, when a challenge made in good faith had to be voided as illegitimate.  The problem has been settled […]

Ladder Recap – June 2008

Posted by eoghan on July 1st, 2008

There were six games played in the Ladder this month, a slight drop from the seven in each of the previous months.  You could even say that we managed only five, given that the month started with Brian forfeiting to John.  The first actual game of the month saw Colin exact revenge on me for […]

Eoghan Barry Joins Ladder Committee

Posted by olivier on June 5th, 2008

The Ladder Committee is please to welcome Eoghan Barry as a new member. As a reminder ladder participants should forward challenge invitations to one or more ladder committee members. Current Committee members are: Olivier Deme: secretary at irish-go dot org Stephen Flinter: stephen at flinter dot com Ian Davis: ian dot davis at durge dot […]

IGA Challenge Ladder Starting 1st of March

Posted by olivier on February 8th, 2008

The IGA is pleased to announce the launch of its new challenge ladder tournament. The tournament will start on the 1st of March and all players wishing to play this ongoing event are invited to pre-register by sending an email to: info at irish-go dot org Please, specify your name and strength. The tournament is […]

New Challenge Ladder Tournament!

Posted by olivier on December 31st, 2007

The IGA is pleased to introduce a new permanent ladder-based tournament. The IGA Challenge Ladder Tournament! This tournament is open to IGA members and will start during the month of January 2008. The ladder rules can be found here.