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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.

17 Nov – Top 8 Playoffs

Posted by ian on November 17th, 2009

Claas and Noel played on KGS last night to see who joined Ian in the Irish Championship final. Noel, playing white, recovered well from something of a poor start. However, he was unable to catch up with Claas, who finished 4.5 points ahead after a rough game. This year’s Top 8 results can be reviewed […]

First Qualifiers for 2010 Top 8 Decided

Posted by eoghan on November 1st, 2009

With Cao Tong-Yu and Claas Roever unable to take their seats at the opening weekend of the 2010 Top 8 tournament (to be held in Dublin over the weekend of 16-17th January), Colin MacSweeny and Michael Thai have joined Ian Davis and Noel Mitchell as the qualifiers from this year’s Top 8. The remaining four […]

Top 8 Result – 17 Oct

Posted by ian on October 17th, 2009

Michael and Ian played their Top 8 game on KGS of a Saturday evening. Michael made a bad start, losing nigiri, and never recovered. After losing a central group he resigned, this result has been reflected in the championship table. As a reminder, the AGM, which takes places on the 21st of October at Larry […]

Assorted News

Posted by ian on September 18th, 2009

There has been some action in the Top 8 recently. Noel Mitchell played two games, defeating Colin MacSweeny, but then losing to Michael Thai. These results have been reflected in the championship table. At this late stage in the tournament the final positions are still very unclear. Also in the Ladder James Hutchinson moved up […]

Top 8 Result – June 24

Posted by ian on June 25th, 2009

Noel and Claas played their Top 8 game in Larry Murphy’s the Pembroke. Noel, playing white, emerged the winner after giving Claas two weak groups in the opening. This result has been reflected in the championship table. The Top 8 is now past the half way stage.

Top 8 Result – June 12

Posted by ian on June 12th, 2009

Ian and Claas played their Top 8 game tonight in the John Hewitt pub in Belfast. Claas (Black) tried very hard to lose in yose, but was unsuccesful, winning by 5.5 points. This result has been reflected in the championship table.

General News – May 27

Posted by ian on May 27th, 2009

Today the World Amateur Go Championship has started. This year there are two places to follow the action and the fortunes of our representative, Brian Gallagher. As well as the official website, there is also the excellent ranka website, with interviews, reports and reviews. Also Steve Flinter has withdrawn from this year’s Top 8.

Top 8 Result- 14 May

Posted by ian on May 14th, 2009

Ian and Noel played their Top 8 game last night at a busy Larry Murphy’s. In a close game Ian (w) won by komi after taking advantage of a yose mistake. This result has been reflected in the Championship Table. It was also decided at a committee meeting that the Korea Points available at each […]