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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.

20 Oct – Irish Victory

Posted by ian on October 20th, 2013

Round 2 of the European Go Team Championships was played this weekend on IGS. Ireland faced the team from Kazahkstan, and managed to make amends for their opening loss to Cyprus, with a 4-0 victory. You can see the full results here. As of now, Ireland have regained their rightful position at the top of […]

19 May – Four Ireland

Posted by ian on May 19th, 2013

Ireland put in a solid performance to finish off the season in the European Team Championship. With a 4-0 defeat over Kazakhstan, we surged up the table to 4th place, just 1 rung lower than last year. Thomas Shanahan made his international debut with a 100 point win, overshadowing a classic win by rip-off from […]

23 Apr – The coast of Ireland

Posted by ian on April 24th, 2013

As the season of the European Team Championship draws to an end, Ireland find themselves mid table once again. This time we coasted to a draw against Bulgaria, fixing ourselves in 6th place in Division C. However, with the final match up-coming, against bottom of the table Kazakhstan, we have a chance to move up […]

19 Mar – Ireland win!

Posted by ian on March 19th, 2013

Ireland finally returned to winning ways tonight, eventually taking Cyprus down after a tense struggle. After Gavin got a bit carried away on board 1, we found ourselves on the wrong side of 1-0. Gradually though, helped by a series of rip-offs, we ploughed our way, Gibson-like, to a 3-1 victory.

22 Jan – Ireland win

Posted by ian on January 22nd, 2013

Finally, just as it seemed Ireland would plummet down to the dark, depraved depths of division C, we won a match. The hero of the day was Eoghan ‘Wonder’ Barry, who beat his opponent without a single move. Ireland 3 – Croatia 1

20 Nov – Ireland Lose

Posted by ian on November 20th, 2012

Ireland’s campaign to top League C was thrown into disarray tonight. The higher rated Slovakia trounced us by 4-0, with a default point on top. Lets wish for better luck against Slovenia in the next round.