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Cork

Posted by olivier on November 5th, 2008

Clubs

UCC Go Club was founded in 2007 in University College Cork and since then has grown to become one of the largest clubs in Ireland, as well as being the first varsity go club in the country. New members and visitors are always welcome to play, learn and share their experience.

Meetings take place weekly and up-to-date information can be found on their website.

Cork Go Club began meeting in 2003.  Player strength covers a broad range, from the lowest kyu levels, right up to 5 dan level players.  New players and visitors are always welcome and should email cork@irish-go.org or visit www.corkgo.org to get in touch with other members.

Tournaments

UCC Go Club held their debut tournament on 19th January 2008. The four-round McMahon tournament was won by Wei Wang (Cork).

The second UCC Go Tournament was a two day event, won again by Wei Wang (Cork), see scoretable. In November that year Wei Wang repeated his victory. Then in 2010, just as Wei Wang had left the country, Willem Koen Pomstra travelled from the Netherlands to win the event. He was not able to return to defend his title, but his fellow countryman, Kim Ouweleen, won in his place in 2011.