Archive for the 'WAGC' Category

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 Also Steve Flinter has withdrawn from this year’s Top 8.

Ireland fails to win WAGC

Posted by ian on June 2nd, 2008

Ireland failed to win the World Amateur Championship again this year. Ian managed only 52nd place with 3 wins from 8, beating Peru, Bulgaria and Azerbaijan. Hopefully some games will be added shortly. You can find some photos of the event at flickr .

WAGC Game Record – Round 7

Posted by olivier on August 24th, 2007

In round 7 of the WAGC, Noel played against Luxembourg. The game record is available for download.

Noel Games from WAGC 2007

Posted by olivier on June 17th, 2007

Here are the SGF files for some of the games played by Noel at the WAGC. Feel free to review the games and send me the SGF file updated with your comments and I will upload them on this site. Round 1: Noel Vs H. Araki (Morocco) Round 3: Noel Vs Choi (Australia) Round 4: […]

WAGC Game Reviews Wednesday 20th of June

Posted by olivier on June 13th, 2007

Noel has kindly offered to review his games played recently at the WAGC. Everybody is invited to join and comment. Where: Pembroke Pub, Pembroke Street, Dublin 2. When: Wednesday 20th of June at 8PM.

Irish Results at the 28th WAGC

Posted by olivier on June 13th, 2007

This year, Noel Mitchell was our representative at the World Amateur Go Championship in Tokyo. The championship was won by Chinese player Ziteng SHAN . Noel won 3 games out of 8 and finishes in 44th place out of 68 players. The full result table can be found here. Noel recorded his first game, which […]

Go in Kyoto

Posted by stephen on June 20th, 2006

I (Steve) had the pleasure of spending a few days in Kyoto in early June following the WAGC in Sasebo. One of the things I managed was to visit a traditional Go salon. I had previously discovered that there was a go salon just around the corner from the hotel in which I was staying. […]

2006 WAGC Round 1

Posted by stephen on June 15th, 2006

This is the round 1 game between Stephen Flinter (1d, black) from Ireland and Kivanc Doganay (2d, white) from Turkey. This full game record is available with comments from a Japanese pro.

At the WAGC

Posted by stephen on June 15th, 2006

The 2006 World Amateur Go Championship was held in Huis Ten Bosch, Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture.  Steve Flinter was the Irish representative on this occasion.  He was disappointed to only finish with 2 wins out of a possible 8, meaning he finished in 60th position out of a record 68 participants.  Check out the full table […]

Previous Irish WAGC Representatives

Posted by stephen on August 27th, 2004

Record of WAGC representatives to-date: 2007 Noel Mitchell 2006 Stephen Flinter 2005 Bernard Palmer 2004 Noel Mitchell 2003 Chris Rafferty (Korean tournament) 2002 John Gibson 2001 Brian Gallagher 2000 Stephen Flinter 1999 Noel Mitchell 1998 Chris Rafferty 1997 Paul Donnelly 1996 Noel Mitchell 1995 Stephen Flinter 1994 John Gibson 1993 Noel Mitchell 1992 Noel Mitchell […]