The 2012 Irish Go Congress
The Teachers Club
36 Parnell Square West
The Irish Go Association in association with The UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland is pleased to present the 2012 Irish Go Congress. The Congress will comprise of two tournaments:
– The Rapid
– The Confucius Cup
The Rapid, to be held on the Friday evening, will follow a Swiss format with time allowances reducing each round.
The following cash amounts will be awarded to the top three finishers of the Confucius Cup:
1st place – €400
2nd place – €300
3rd place – €200
|Friday 2nd March||19:00||15th Irish Rapid Play Round 1|
|Saturday 3rd March||09:00||Tournament registration|
|10:00||1st Confucius Cup Round 1|
|14:00||Confucius Cup Round 2|
|17:00||Confucius Cup Round 3|
|Sunday 4th March||10:30||Confucius Cup Round 4|
|13:30||Confucius Cup Round 5|
|18:30||Irish Go Association Dinner|
Registration is now open for the Congress, with discounted entry fees for those who register and pay before March 1st, 2012. The standard entry fee will remain set at €25 for The Confucius Cup tournament, and €10 for the Rapid. The early registration discount will be €5 for visitors. Irish residents will receive a €3 discount for either registering early or being a member of the IGA, and a €5 discount if both conditions apply. Students and the unemployed can avail of the concession rate of €12 for early entry, €15 after March 1st.
To register, email the tournament director, Rory Wales, with your name, contact email address, entry rank, and club. Entry fees may be paid by bank transfer, Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org), or cheque – please indicate if you want to pay by bank transfer in your email and I will provide you with the necessary bank details. Cheques (in euro only) can be posted to 25 Elm House, Sussex Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland. If you choose to send cash through the mail, it is entirely at your own risk.
Watch this space for further details or email the Tournament Director, Rory Wales, to be added to the mailing list for updates.
A list of registered players can be found here.
Several accommodation options are listed on this Google Map. Across the road from the Teachers Club are several hotels and guesthouses, for instance the Charles Stewart. One hostel we have had players use in the past is Dublin City Bunkhouse. A few players have also opted to rent an apartment. You can find a lot of choices on various websites, such as this one.