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September Newsflash

Posted by ian on September 5th, 2017

A quick newsflash on some international topics. The Korean Prime Minister’s Cup will be starting on the 11th of September, Ireland are represented by Kevin Farrell. As in previous years, you can probably watch games live on the WBaduk server. The European Team Championships are also starting later this month on IGS. Oh, and don’t forget […]

Correspondence Winners

Posted by ian on September 5th, 2016

The  longest running event of the year came to an end this week, with James Hutchinson claiming the 2016 Irish Correspondence Title on Dragon Go Server. He scored a steady 6/6, edging out Noel Mitchell and Philippe Renaut into second place. The Intermediate Title was won by Thomas Shanahan, who scored 7/7, finishing ahead of […]

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. […]

Correspondence Championship 2015

Posted by ian on October 27th, 2014

As if Irish Go players didn’t have enough excitement, with the upcoming UCC tournament, the finale of the Ladder, and the  announcement of the next Confucius Cup – along comes another event. For those who enjoy life in the slow lane, registration is now open for the 2015 Irish Correspondence Championship. The format is very […]

James takes Correspondence title

Posted by ian on October 3rd, 2014

Both James have now secured victory in the Irish Correspondence Championship. James Hutchinson topped the Open section with 9 wins, losing only one game. That game was to Martin Klemsa, who shared second place with Irina Davis and Noel Mitchell. Earlier this year, James Aitken had won the Intermediate section. The competition proved to be […]

James and the Dragon

Posted by ian on June 27th, 2014

The winner of the Intermediate section of the 2014 Irish Correspondence Championship has been decided tonight. James Aitken, who plays at Belfast Go Club, came out on top. He scored 8 wins out of 9, losing only to Julia Bohle, who seemed to grow in strength as the championship progressed. In second place was Kevin […]

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 […]

7 Jan – Ireland reboot in PETGC

Posted by ian on January 7th, 2014

After a rather low key start to the European Team Championship, Ireland sprung into life mid-season against the United Kingdom. Gavin graciously avoided winning on time on board 1, whilst Ian and Justyna used komi well to win with white. James, still somewhat suspiciously playing under the wrong flag, came out on the wrong side […]

Nov 12 – Irish Correspondence Championship

Posted by ian on November 12th, 2013

For those of you who like to play the game at a considerably slower pace, the following tournament should interest you. The Irish Correspondence Championship will run on DGS and OGS, hopefully starting next month. If you want to register to play, see the page for more details.