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World Amateur Go Championship

Posted by ian on July 9th, 2014

The World Amateur Go Championship (WAGC) took place in Korea this year, normally it is in Japan. Ireland’s representative this year was John Gibson. Every year the field seems to get stronger, and gone are the days when you could expect mark down an easy victory when you saw that you had been drawn against […]

04 Sep – Irish success at WAGC

Posted by ian on September 4th, 2013

James Hutchinson represented Ireland this year at the 34th World Amateur Go Championship in Japan. He scored a very creditable 4 points from the 8 rounds. You can read about the secrets of his success in the online magazine Ranka, in this article. He had wins against Italy, Bulgaria, Portugal and Belarus. Congratulations to James! […]

24 Aug – Belfast on form

Posted by ian on August 24th, 2013

Belfast players did well at the popular Isle of Man Go Congress last week. James Hutchinson(1d) claimed a top ten finish in the main tournament with 3/5, and 2nd in the afternoon tournament with 2/3. Paul Kelly(6k) also put in a solid performance with 3/5 and 2/3 in the same events. Next weekend, James will […]

16 – May Ireland in WAGC

Posted by ian on May 16th, 2012

The World Amateur Go Championships took place this year in Guanzhuo, China. 55 countries took part in the competition, as well as an extra player from the host nation. Ireland were represented by Colin MacSweeney, who performed very well. With an initial win over John Leuner of South Africa, Ireland moved into first place at […]

World Amateur Go Championship

Posted by ian on May 2nd, 2012

The World Amateur Go Championship is approaching. The IGF’s online new channel, Ranka¬†will be providing full coverage. Ireland are going to be represented by Colin MacSweeny this year, we wish him luck in his individua,l international debut, on the 11th of May. Ireland expects a podium finish.

30 May – James in Japan

Posted by ian on June 1st, 2011

James Hutchinson had an impressive run at the World Amateur Championship. He beat Denmark, Portugal, Argentina, and Brazil – finishing with 4 wins out of 8. This is a very creditable result, giving Ireland a position of 36th place in the competition. See IGF and Ranka reports

30 May – WAGC news

Posted by ian on May 29th, 2010

After a good start in the competition, John had a bit of an unlucky draw in the closing rounds. He finished in 52nd place with 2 wins and a lot of SOS. Full results table here.

21 May – General News

Posted by ian on May 21st, 2010

The 31st World Amateur Go Championship will be taking place in China this year. Ireland will be represented by the venerable John Gibson. You can follow the action via the ranka online magazine. Update – John won his first round game, see article for details.

WAGC Results

Posted by ian on May 30th, 2009

Brian Gallagher finished on 3/8 points, securing 52 place for Ireland. He scored wins over Cyprus, Phillipines and Chile. China’s Yuqing Hu won the event for the second time. See ranka online for excellent coverage.

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.