Irish Go Association

Nov 27 – Irish Final

The last game in the final of the Irish Championship took place in Belfast today. Ian, holding the white pieces, used his trademark Swan style to win by 7.5 points over James Hutchinson. Once again both players had chances to win the game, it will be interesting to see if James can improve on his…

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9 Oct – Irish Championship

Remember 6 months ago when the Top 8 finished and two players qualified for the final? Well today the first game in the final was actually played. It was a closely contested affair, and Ian Davis, playing black, pulled away in yose to win by 5.5 points against James Hutchinson.

28 Feb – Top 8 news

Colin MacSweeny and Rory Wales played their final Top 8 game for this year on KGS. Rory (w) fought hard, but was unable to prevent Colin getting his first win this year.

Old Guard Show Whippersnappers A Thing Or Two

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…

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20,22 Feb – Top 8 News

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…

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