Welcome to our website. The Irish Go Association is the official organisation for promotion of the ancient oriental game of Go in Ireland. We are members of the European Go Federation and the International Go Federation, and organise numerous club and tournament events throughout the year. The IGA promotes awareness of the game including teaching sessions and providing public infomation. Please read further here for details of member benefits and our activities.

James Hutchinson wins 2018 Irish championship

Posted by James Hutchinson on March 15th, 2019

The concluding game of the 2018 Irish championship took place today. James beat Cian by resignation. The game can be found here:

James wins first game in 2018 final

Posted by James Hutchinson on March 1st, 2019

The first game of the 2018 final took place today. James beat Cian by 8.5 points.

The game can be found here:

PGETC updates

Posted by ian on February 24th, 2019

This year Ireland are well placed in the PGETC league. We stand in second place mid season, with a game in hand. On Tuesday the 26th we face a key match against Iceland, who are currently in first place. Grace of some blue circle play by Karl Irwin, we’re already 1 game up with 3 left to play. Could this be our chance for promotion? Tune in to IGS to follow the action.

Irish Go Congress 2019

Posted by Eoghan on December 19th, 2018

I say, you chaps, let’s rock this joint in an old school way…for 2019 the Dublin tournament will return to it’s ancestral home, the Teachers’ Club on Parnell Square. The Irish Go Congress 2019 (to give it its full name) will be comprised of two tournaments — the Rapid, and the 29th Irish Open — and take place over the weekend of the 22nd-24th of March. It will be the social event of the season.

Full details on the tournament page. Or just cut to the chase and pre-register.

Online Competitions open for Registration

Posted by ian on November 24th, 2018

The Pandanet European Go Team Championship is not the only show in town on the internet. There are two homegrown events for IGA members to participate in next year.

The Irish Interprovincials, another team competition. (But a better one, obviously)

The Irish Correspondence Championship – experience life in the slow lane.

2018 Correspondence Title Shared

Posted by ian on November 8th, 2018

The 2018 Irish Correspondence Title was shared between James Hutchinson and Noel Mitchell. They both won 9 games from 10. In third place was Irina Davis on 8 wins. See full results.
Registration for next year is open.

Piotr wins in Belfast

Posted by James Hutchinson on October 5th, 2018

Piotr Gawron made the long and arduous trip from Dublin to Belfast and his efforts were rewarded with victory in the annual Belfast tournament. 10 players took part, and a good time was had by all before a committed few made their way to the brewbot for yet more go, before a celebratory feed at boojum.

Results are to be found here

Galway Club has a new venue

Posted by ian on August 16th, 2018

The Galway Club is still meeting at the same time (7:30pm every Tuesday), but it is now at The Black Gate, Francis Street, Galway City

2018 Belfast go tournament

Posted by James Hutchinson on August 10th, 2018

There will be a one day tournament in Belfast on Saturday September 29th.

Location : Belfast Boat Club

30mn by player + 2x30s byoyomi
4 rounds
Handicap Swiss tournament

Registration : 9-9:15
First round : 9:30-11
Second round : 11-12:30
-lunch break-
Third round : 1:30-3
Fourth round : 3-4:30

Normally we go to Cutter’s Wharf for lunch, and in the evening possibly to the brewbot or some restaurant for post tournament festivities.

Entries to james8hut(AT)hotmail(DOT)com
Entry fee: £5

Cian early leader in Top 8

Posted by ian on June 26th, 2018

In something of a surprise, Cian Synnott took an early lead in the Top 8 this weekend. The event took place at the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, with Noel working his usual magic in arranging the venue. Cian scored 4 wins over 3 former champions: Noel, James, and Stephen, and against newcomer John Courtney. Finishing on 3 wins were Belfast players James and Tibi.

Full results are here. The tournament continues!
Tibi posted photos on facebook.