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Old Guard Show Whippersnappers A Thing Or Two

Posted by eoghan on February 25th, 2010

All action at Larry Murphys this evening as Eoghan Barry (B) went down in flames to Noel Mitchell (W) while John Gibson (W) held onto a lead while shedding what he later described as “non-essential” stones to squeak a 1.5 point victory over Colin MacSweeny. ¬†Only two games remain to be played in this year’s […]

20,22 Feb – Top 8 News

Posted by ian on February 20th, 2010

James and Michael played their Top 8 game on KGS on Saturday night. After a complicated struggled James (black) pulled clear in yose to win by 8.5 points. On Monday night James and Ian then played their game in Belfast Boat Club. Despite inventing a new joseki, James (white) won by 4.5 points. This means […]

16 February – Top 8 news

Posted by ian on February 17th, 2010

Noel (w) faced Rory (b) on KGS last night in another Top 8 battle. In what was an interesting game White gradually pulled himself back from a poor start to win by 9.5 points. This keeps alive Noel’s chances of reaching the final. The full scoretable is available.

Feb 6th, 7th – Top 8 Results

Posted by eoghan on February 6th, 2010

“Move 40 lost the game” said Rory Wales (W) after a game fraught with many basic errors on his part.¬† The Pride of Cork fought on for another hour but eventually capitulated to Eoghan Barry (B). The following day James Hutchinson (w) defeated Colin MacSweeny on KGS. Colin started well, having captured a massive group, […]

Feb 3rd,4th – Top 8 Results

Posted by eoghan on February 4th, 2010

Eoghan Barry (B) defeated John Gibson (W) in a game marred by a series of vile errors. White unwisely erred earlier and larger, and black was able to retain an early advantage on the board. The following day Ian (B) played Michael (W) on KGS and won by resignation after capturing a lid full of […]

Jan 27 – Top 8 Result

Posted by ian on January 28th, 2010

Another Top 8 game took place at Larry Murphy’s last night. Noel Mitchell (playing black) moved firmly back into contention for the final with a win by resignation over John Gibson. This result has been recorded in the top 8 scoretable.

Jan 21 – Top 8 continues

Posted by ian on January 21st, 2010

With the memories of the kick off weekend still fresh in their minds, Eoghan and Ian did battle on KGS in a committee clash. In a dull moyo based game without even a hint of excitement, Ian used komi well to win by 17.5 points. This result has been reflected in the Top 8 scoretable. […]

Jan 17 – Top 8 Kicks Off

Posted by ian on January 17th, 2010

The 2010 Top 8 kick off weekend ran very smoothly in the excellent surroundings of the Burlington Hotel, ably secured by a certain Mr N.Mitchell. Taking an early lead where the northerners James Hutchinson and Ian Davis, both finishing the weekend on 4/4. You can find all the results in the Top 8 scoretable.

After a long year, the Irish Championship finally came to end in a tense game. As usual between these two it was a game that could have gone either way. After repeating the opening of the second game, Claas took an early lead by switching to a Gibson style strategy. However somewhere in the middlegame […]

Nov 28 – Irish Championship Finals

Posted by ian on November 28th, 2009

After two games this week, both played on KGS, Claas Roever and Ian Davis are all square at 1 win apiece. Ian won the first game playing Black, while Claas leveled with Black in the next game. The deciding game should take place next week.