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2020 Top8 – Behind the scene

Posted by Philippe Renaut on January 29th, 2020

This year the Top8 was a very successful tournament. Attracting more than 16 candidates, it had to go through an unusual process of qualification games. The quality of the tournament was achieved thanks to some great organisation, or should I say a great organizer; the one and only Eoghan Barry. The pool phase for qualifications […]

AGM 2020 announced

Posted by Carol Doyle on January 29th, 2020

The 2020 AGM will be held after the Irish Open prizegiving ceremony on Sunday 1st March in the playing hall. IGA members are invited to submit motions for discussion. Please send to Carol at

Matei Levels the Series

Posted by Eoghan on November 30th, 2019

Matei Garcia won the second game in the 2019 National Championship series, beating James Hutchinson by 6.5pts and forcing a third game to settle the title. The final game is provisionally scheduled for December 14th.

Irish Go Congress 2020

Posted by Matei Garcia on November 3rd, 2019

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are more than pleased to announce that the Irish go Congress will be back once again in 2020, hopefully even bigger and better than last time!.To commemorate that 2020 is a leap year, what better date to have the Congress on than the 29th of February?, so save the date for […]

First Blood to James

Posted by Eoghan on November 3rd, 2019

James won the first game against Matei in the 2019 Championship series on KGS yesterday. The second match is provisionally scheduled for 3pm, Saturday November 16th in the Ireland room on KGS.

2020 Correspondence Championship

Posted by Eoghan on October 28th, 2019

The dust has barely settled on Philippe’s victory in the 2019 championship, but I’m going to open entries for the 2020 Correspondence Championship anyway. In a possibly foolhardy attempt at innovation, I’m going to hold the 2020 tournament on OGS, partly because it’s easy to set tournaments up there, partly because it has a handy […]

2020 Irish National Go Championship

Posted by Eoghan on October 28th, 2019

Entries are now open for the 2020 Championship, aka the Top 8. Entry is open to all Irish nationals, and to non-nationals resident in Ireland for a minimum of five years. In addition to determining the Irish Champion, places in the Championship carry points towards representing Ireland at the World Amateur Go Championship. Format The […]

A letter from Dragon

Posted by ian on October 19th, 2019

Congratulations are due to Philippe Renaut, who is this year’s Irish Correspondence Champion, chalking up eight wins in the competition. There was a large tie for second, as Irina, James, and Noel all had seven wins each. The results are on Senseis

Change to KPMC selection

Posted by James Hutchinson on October 4th, 2019

Please be advised that the selection process for the KPMC has changed. See: Korea page

Confucius Cup Final Standings

Posted by Eoghan on September 29th, 2019

 Num   Pl   Name   Rank   Co   Club   NbW  R 1  R 2  R 3  R 4  R 5  MMS SOS DC 1  1  Kim Young-Sam 8D DE JIGS 5 4+/w0 5+/b0 2+/w0 3+/w0 7+/b0 39 183 0 2  2  Lisy Pavol 7D SK Vlky 3 7+/w0 3+/b0 1-/b0 6-/w0 4+/w0 37 185 0 3  3  Boviz Dominik 6D HU MGE 3 […]