Archive for the 'Internet Go' Category

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.

23 Oct – Ireland Triumph

Posted by ian on October 23rd, 2012

Ireland once again showed who was boss in the European Team Go League tonight. The team staged a magnificent tactical draw over their opponents, Spain. The fine wins on the top boards where balanced by calculated losses on the bottom boards. Ireland’s campaign to promotion continues on its way, in healthy shape.

8 Oct – Baduk Movies

Posted by ian on October 8th, 2012

Every so often a new Go website comes along. Most are short lived, but BadukMovies has been around 6 months ago, and is slowly gathering more followers. I’d like to recommend it as a place to discover little gems of Go Baduk wisdom. It’s two contributors are dutch dan players, at least one of whom […]

2 Oct – Ireland Roar

Posted by ian on October 2nd, 2012

After 2 seasons which offered only mediocre results, Irish fortunes have clearly turned around. Tonight, a flawless victory was achieved against Portugal. The 4-0 scoreline, which was justly deserved, tells a clear story. We have delivered what can only be described as a wake up call to the rest of Europe, and indeed the world. […]

22 Aug – Euro Teams

Posted by ian on August 22nd, 2012

The European Team Championship, which is sponsored by Pandanet, and thus taking place on IGS, will start in mid September. If you are free on Tuesday nights, and able to use a computer to play Go, please contact Ian Davis. Having an extra supply of players is always useful. email to ian.davis at

31 May – Ireland take 3rd place in Euro Teams

Posted by ian on June 1st, 2012

After a fairly mediocre season in the European Team Championship last year, the Irish team have managed to turn their performance around. We finished on a high, with a 4-0 whitewash of Portugal. This allowed us to pass Turkey, and take outright 3rd place in Division C. If our improvement in form continues, we may […]

24 Apr – Ireland win by reputation

Posted by ian on April 29th, 2012

Ireland won by default last Tuesday, in the European Team Go Champsionships, when their opponents failed to turn up. Bosnia clearly were intimidated by our powerful reputation, and realised, quite correctly, that turning up would not change the scoreline. A flawless 4-0 performance. The result will eventually be displayed here.

11 Mar – Ireland Triumph

Posted by ian on March 11th, 2012

In a sudden change of form, Ireland have actually started winning games in the European Team League. Today, we best Kazakhstan by 4 games to nil. Congratulations to Michael Hutchinson who claimed his first international win for Ireland. As the season comes to a close, there looks to be an increasing chance that we can […]

Feb 21 – Ireland draw again

Posted by ian on February 21st, 2012

Ireland, with the aid of a sneaky bye on board 2, upset the odss to take a draw against league leaders Norway tonight, in the European league. This keeps us in good shape for this season, with 4th place looking very possible.

31st Jan – Ireland win game

Posted by ian on January 31st, 2012

Yes, it really is true. Ireland have finally won a game. Tonight we played Bulgaria, and we came out on top by 3 games to 1. Hopefully this will cement our position in 4th place. For the games records and scoretables, see Pandanet’s site.