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Nov 27 – Irish Final

Posted by ian on November 27th, 2010

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 […]

9 Oct – Irish Championship

Posted by ian on October 9th, 2010

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

Posted by ian on February 28th, 2010

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

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. […]