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Posted by Rory Wales on January 12th, 2016

The Irish Go Association’s AGM will take place this Saturday January 16th at 5pm in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, after the last round of the Top 8 tournament. The current agenda items are: 1. New venue for Dublin Go club. 2. Executive positions.

Carol Wins Irish Women’s Championship

Posted by Rory Wales on January 11th, 2016

The Irish Women’s Championship was been decided in a nail-bitingly close match between Carol Doyle and Michele Renaut over the weekend. In the end, Carol won out by just 6.5 points. Well done to all ladies who participated this year, and we look forward to rematches next year!

Registration Now Open for 2016 Irish Confucius Cup

Posted by Rory Wales on January 4th, 2016

Registration is now open for the 2016 Irish Confucius Cup occurring the weekend of March 4th-6th in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin. First prize for both the Go and Chinese Chess tournaments will be €1,000! Full details are available here.

Belfast tournament announced

Posted by James Hutchinson on November 27th, 2015

There will be a one day tournament in Belfast on Saturday January 30th. 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 The room is booked until […]

Philippe wins Irish championship

Posted by James Hutchinson on October 30th, 2015

In the second game of the Irish championship, Philippe attempted a ninja star fuseki, and defeated James by half a point to claim the title. Game attached here Congratulations to him!

2015 Cork Go Tournament – Nov 21st-22nd

Posted by Rory Wales on October 1st, 2015

We are pleased to announce The Cork Go Tournament of 2015 – 21st ~ 22nd of November. More information about can be found here.

2016 Irish Confucius Cup Date Announced

Posted by Rory Wales on September 28th, 2015

Ireland’s largest Go and Chinese Chess tournament, The Confucius Cup, will occur next year the weekend of March 4th-6th 2016. More details to follow soon.

Connaught win interprovincials

Posted by James Hutchinson on September 23rd, 2015

Connaught secured their third inter provincial title with a 2-1 victory over Ulster. Congratulations to them.

More Go Lessons with Fan Hui

Posted by Rory Wales on September 8th, 2015

The Confucius Institute for Ireland has generously sponsored more Go lessons to the Irish Go Association. Fan Hui 2p will be giving lessons starting tomorrow, September 9th on KGS. More details can be found here.

Karl wins Belfast

Posted by James Hutchinson on August 9th, 2015

Karl Irwin was victorious in the recent Belfast tournament with a perfect 5/5. James Hutchinson was second. His seventh year in a row to make the top 3 without winning. In third place was visiting Louise Roullier from France. Full results to follow.