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James vs Philippe – Weekly commented games – Game 1

Posted by Philippe Renaut on September 9th, 2016

The first skirmish took place this morning and was won by ptitlou (Philippe) by resignation after a tense fight and a last tricky multi-step-ko race in byo-yomi for both players. Exciting game for both and thank you to the brave public for coming this early in the morning on KGS to give us support! The […]

James vs Philippe – Weekly commented games

Posted by Philippe Renaut on September 8th, 2016

Dear go players, James “Famous” Hutchinson (2d) and myself – Philippe “Little Pea” Renaut (2d) have decided to try to play a weekly game on Friday mornings at 9am (30mn+2*30s byo) that we will comment afterwards. It will be played on KGS, Ireland Room. We cannot guarantee that it will be absolutely every week but […]

Belfast Open 2016

Posted by James Hutchinson on July 5th, 2016

The Belfast Open tournament will take place at Belfast Boat Club in the Stranmillis area of Belfast on the 24th and 25th of September. Belfast Boat club is close to the city centre and thus relatively easy to find. There is ample free car parking space beside the venue. The event will be played in the Main Function Room […]

2016 Ladder is now on

Posted by Tiberiu Gociu on May 2nd, 2016

All, Now you can start challenging other players. http://www.irish-go.org/national-international/ladder/ If I missed anyone please get back to me and I’ll adjust the entries. Let the games begin!

2016 Ladder starts

Posted by Tiberiu Gociu on April 18th, 2016

The (in)famous Ladder tournament is back again for 2016 and is open to all Irish folks (residents or not) and friends. To register please send an email to ladder [at] irish-go [dot] org or contact Tibi. Let the games begin!

MinGyu Oh and Nicholas Dang Win 2016 Confucius Cup

Posted by Rory Wales on March 8th, 2016

A report containing results, photos, and game records is available here.

Confucius Cup Latest Results

Posted by Rory Wales on March 5th, 2016

The latest results of the Confucius Cup Go tournament are available here.

On Friday evening at the Gresham Hotel, in addition to the Rapid Go tournament, there will be: A Rapid (Xiangqi) Chinese Chess Tournament, the format will be 7 rounds, time limits of 5 minutes + 3 seconds. A Blitz (Western) Chess Tournament. About 20 players from the Irish Chess Union (ICU) will be attending, the […]

Visting Beijing Delegation for Confucius Cup Announced

Posted by Rory Wales on February 5th, 2016

The following players will be part of a Beijing sporting delegation attending the Confucius Cup event next month: Ms Yingqin You – Professional Chinese Chess Player, Grandmaster, and World Champion Ms Shuang Yang – Professional 5 Dan Go Player Registration is open for the event occurring the weekend of March 4th-6th, full information is available […]

IGA Newsletter Archive

Posted by Rory Wales on February 2nd, 2016

A complete archive of IGA newsletters (except for the very first one from 1989!) is available here: Please submit any articles you would like published in our newsletters to secretary (at) irish-go.org.