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

Corona Cup

To help us while away the hours while we’re confined to barracks, Lukas Podpera is organising an online tournament, the Corona Cup. Five rounds of competitive games, one per week until the end of April, to be played on KGS, with prizes for anyone who manages 4 or 5 wins. Entry fee is a very…

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Clubs Closed, Play Online

With the pubs closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, there will be no club meetings for the foreseeable future. In the meantime, let’s meet online — there will be a session tonight, and subsequent Wednesday nights, in the Ireland room on KGS. If you prefer the more recondite pleasures of heckling and criticising players…

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A Lot Done, More to Do

As you’ll have noticed, this website has had something of a facelift in the last few days. Massive thanks to Niall Tuohy for undertaking the task of writing a new WordPress theme for the IGA. The job does not end here — many of the pages on the site contain old and outdated information. Over…

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Lucas Cleans Up at the Congress

Supremely confident, Lucas arrived wearing a Champion sweatshirt Fresh out of self-quarantine after a trip home to China, Lucas Ye was hungry for Go this weekend. Sweeping the board, he won all ten of his games at the Irish Go Congress, taking first place in both the Rapid and Open tournaments. After an equally dominant…

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James Advances from Top 8

James beat Alex this morning to win the back-door bracket in the Top 8, advancing to face Matei in the Championship. In a game marked by complex middle game fighting, James’s thicker position brought him into the endgame with a significant lead on territory that Alex could not overcome in yose. James won by 11.5…

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