Archive for the 'Top 8' Category

New Irish Champion and Top 8 news- 14 March

Posted by ian on March 14th, 2009

The 2008 Championship has come to a close. Claas Roever won a marathon 4 hour game against Noel Mitchell by 1.5 points. This has been updated in the championship table. Colin and Tong Yu played their Top 8 game today on KGS. Tong Yu (white) made simply more points in a relatively quiet game, winning […]

18 Feb – Top 8 Result

Posted by ian on February 18th, 2009

Last year’s championship may not yet be finished, but this year’s Top 8 continues onwards. Ian and Brian played on KGS on Wednesday night. Brian (black) built a large moyo, but Ian successfully lived inside after a difficult probe. In the end Brian had to resign. The standings have been updated in the 2009 championship […]

Irish Championship Final

Posted by ian on January 25th, 2009

Claas (black) won the second game of the final by 3.5 points against Noel to even the score at 1 win apiece. The stage is then set for the crucial deciding game.

First Top 8 Result in 2009

Posted by ian on January 7th, 2009

Newcomer Colin played against Claas last night in the first Top 8 game of the year. Claas won in aggressive style, by killing too many of Colin’s stones. You can find the results here.

Latest Results

Posted by eoghan on December 11th, 2008

Ian Davis (black) defeated John Gibson by resignation in the 4th/5th place play-off, the final game in the 2008 Top 8.  As a result, Ian gains automatic qualification to the 2009 Top 8 and the final qualification via the Ladder goes to Brian Gallagher. Meanwhile Noel Mitchell has taken the lead in the three-game Championship […]

Top 8 Play-Offs

Posted by eoghan on November 27th, 2008

The three-way play-off at the top of the table was completed last night with Noel decisively beating Stephen by resignation.  Stephen having lost to Claas, and Claas to Noel, the final position is 3rd – Stephen Flinter, 2nd – Claas Roever and 1st – Noel Mitchell. Noel and Claas will now play a three game […]

Top 8 ends in a 3 way play off

Posted by ian on October 7th, 2008

Noel (white) beat Steve in their last Top 8 game. There will now be a 3 way play off for the Irish Championship between Steve, Noel and Claas. The Top 8 results are viewable here . Brian and Bernard played the last game in the Top 8 on KGS with Bernard winning by resignation. In […]

Top 8 Result – 25 Sept

Posted by ian on September 25th, 2008

Claas ended his Top 8 with a win against Bernard tonight on KGS. In a difficult situation in the opening, Claas (white) ripped off his opponent and emerged with a powerful position. Bernard was unable to retrieve the game and resigned on move 132. This result has been reflected in the Championship Table.

Top 8 Result – 11th Sept

Posted by ian on September 11th, 2008

After a long hiatus in play, Noel and Bernard played on KGS tonight. Noel (Black) took the advantage in the opening and did not let the pressure ease off. Bernard resigned on move 141. This result has been reflected in the championship table.

Top 8 Result – 11 June

Posted by ian on June 12th, 2008

Noel (white) beat John last night in their Top 8 game in the Pembroke by a fair margin. This result has been reflected in the Championship Table.