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2018 Belfast go tournament

Posted by James Hutchinson on August 10th, 2018

There will be a one day tournament in Belfast on Saturday September 29th. Location : Belfast Boat Club 30mn by player + 2x30s byoyomi 4 rounds Handicap Swiss tournament Registration : 9-9:15 First round : 9:30-11 Second round : 11-12:30 -lunch break- Third round : 1:30-3 Fourth round : 3-4:30 Normally we go to Cutter’s […]

Irish Rapid Cancelled

Posted by ian on March 2nd, 2018

Due to ongoing extreme weather conditions the decision has been taken to cancel the Irish Rapid on Friday night. Travel, even in Dublin itself, is very difficult. A RED weather warning remains in place today. Regarding Saturday and Sunday. The Confucius Cup will no longer be an EGF Grand Prix event, it will still take […]

Cold Weather

Posted by ian on February 26th, 2018

The weather is always a good course of conversation in Ireland, and it seems that the Confucius Cup will be no exception to that. According to Met Eirann Ireland is going to share in the cold weather that the rest of Europe has been experiencing. Please be prepared for cold temperatures and perhaps some snow. […]

AGM Notice

Posted by ian on February 11th, 2018

The Annual General Meeting of the Irish Go Association will take place on Saturday the 3rd of March during the Confucius Cup. Read on for the full details…

Irish Championship – Final games

Posted by Philippe Renaut on November 13th, 2017

Hi everybody, Noel and Philippe will play the first game of the final of the Irish Championship this Wednesday at 10am on KGS in the Irish room. Let the fight begin! Philippe won first game by resignation :   Noel won second game by 23.5 pts

October News

Posted by ian on October 3rd, 2017

Some news items for October: The Online Go Club is starting up again, this time its members are going to be connected via Discord. The first club meeting should be a venue for some postmortem analysis of the PGETC round 1 games against Kazakhstan.  

Results from KPMC #12

Posted by ian on September 13th, 2017

Kevin Farrell was representing Ireland at the 12th Korean Prime Minister’s Cup. He gave a creditable performance, picking up 2 wins over the course of 6 rounds to finish in 45th place. If I read the results table correctly, he won against Guatemala and Ecuador, but lost to Belgium, Sweden, Macau, and Romania. It was Yikang […]

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 […]

Upcoming Events

Posted by ian on June 22nd, 2017

Belfast : 4 rounds of fun on Sep-29

Pair go in the Japanese embassy

Posted by James Hutchinson on May 29th, 2017

Thanks to the Japanese Ambassador and Cultural Deparment for hosting Go events in the embassy to mark the 60th anniversary of Japan/Ireland diplomatic relations. Pair Go 1st Rachel Plomp & Matei Garcia 2nd Naomi O’Dhea & John Gibson Rengo 1st Chris Rafferty & John Courtney 2nd Geoffrey Crespino & Patrick Burke The prizes were presented […]