Irish Go Association

Clubs

NOTE: Club meetings in Dublin and Galway are suspended during the Covid-19 Outbreak.

Cork — Alternate Tuesdays 20:30, in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Hall, (check Facebook to confirm)

Galway — Tuesdays, 19:00, in McSwiggan’s

Dublin — Wednesday, 19:00, in Toners

Tournaments

Irish Go Congress (review)

Top 8

Galway, June 13th/14th (details coming soon)

Latest News

2020 Top8 – Behind the scene

This year the Top8 was a very successful tournament. Attracting more than 16 candidates, it had to go through an unusual process of qualification games.

The quality of the tournament was achieved thanks to some great organisation, or should I say a great organizer; the one and only Eoghan Barry.

The pool phase for qualifications

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AGM 2020 announced

The 2020 AGM will be held after the Irish Open prizegiving ceremony on Sunday 1st March in the playing hall.

IGA members are invited to submit motions for discussion. Please send to Carol at secretary@irish-go.org

2020 Top 8 Results

The Top 8 tournament took place this weekend at the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin.

Philippe Renaut, Kevin Farrell, Alex Delogu and Chris Rafferty advanced from the qualifying rounds to join the four top finishers from last year, Matei Garcia, James Hutchinson, Roman Pszonka and Michael Thai.

For the first time, the tournament followed a double

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Matei Takes the Championship

Matei Garcia emerged triumphant in the final game of the Championship series against James Hutchinson, taking his first Irish title.

Playing as white, Matei established the larger moyo in the opening and used James’s invasion to solidify his gains. When Matei countered with his own invasion, James needed to kill to balance the game

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Ireland Stay Top

Ireland remain top of Division C in the Pandanet Go European Team Championships, after drawing last night’s match against second-placed Slovakia. Philippe was the sacrificial lamb, losing on board 1 against Pavol Lisy 2p, but on the lower boards James and

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