Irish Correspondence Championship

Posted by ian on November 12th, 2013

The 2015 Irish Correspondence Championship is now open for registration. There are 2 differences in the rules this year. Firstly, we request you be an IGA member to play, and secondly the time limits are very slightly faster than last year. The competition should begin on the 1st of January 2015.

To register, please email sivadnai at gmail dot com or contact Ian Davis through some other means. Please let me know your Dragon or OGS account! Once again we will probably have an Open an Intermediate section – but the exact composition will depend on the number of entrants. The IGA committee have agreed to put award some prizes to the winners this year.

The results from 2014 are here.

System: League format will be used, with the number of leagues depending on the number of entrants. You will play 1 game against each person in your league.
Rules: Japanese Rules, 6.5 komi, all games to be played on even. Time Limits should be set to Fischer Time 45 days main time (and maximum time) with + 0.5 days per move. Clocks run on weekends. IGA membership requested.
Servers: The default server is Dragon Go Server, but we can also use Online Go Server
Notes:In correspondence play, you should feel free to refer to various sources of information on the game to help decide your play. You should not feel free to use a computer program to decide your play. :)

How To

Search for your opponent here
Use the Invite this user button to create a game offer
Set the following options:
– Rules Japanese
– Komi 6.5
– Manual setting (even or handicap game): Nigiri
– Main Time 45 days  (It will not go above 45 days if I am not mistaken)
– Fischer + 0.5 days per move
– Clock runs on weekends
– Rated (If you want)


Registered so far…

Ian Davis (javaness)
Irina Davis (bigfox)
Carol Doyle (bluehorse)
Alex Delogu (AD26)
Bahvesh Dadhania ()
Philippe Renaut (?)
Kim Anh Kenneth Eastman (The3rdCoyote)
Roger Clarke (rhubarber)
Peter Kasko (?)
Martin Klemsa (erestor)
James Hutchinson (jameshut)
John Gibson (ishidaogo)
Tiberiu Gociu()
Thomas Shanahan (seanachain)
Ken Savage (Rodge)
Kevin Doherty (jamble)
Aonghus O’Lochlainn (Aonghus)
James Aitken (j-aitken)
Noel Mitchell (goaddict)
Julia Bohle