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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.

Philippe Renaut 2017 Irish Champion

Posted by ian on March 2nd, 2018

The final game of the 2017 championship cycle was completed just at the end of February. Philippe Renaut managed to take the title out to Galway after a hard fight with Noel Mitchell on KGS.
To see the final game read on …
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Cold Weather

Posted by ian on February 26th, 2018

The weather is always a good course of conversation in Ireland, and it seems that the Confucius Cup will be no exception to that.

According to Met Eirann Ireland is going to share in the cold weather that the rest of Europe has been experiencing. Please be prepared for cold temperatures and perhaps some snow. As of Thursday 3rd March there are severe disruptions to flights. You can follow Dublin Airport on twitter or facebook to keep up to date. However the best source of information is usually your own airline.

As of 18:00 1st March the event is still scheduled to go ahead with a reduced field.

AGM Notice

Posted by ian on February 11th, 2018

The Annual General Meeting of the Irish Go Association will take place on Saturday the 3rd of March during the Confucius Cup. Read on for the full details… Read the rest of this entry »

Irish Championship – Final games

Posted by Philippe Renaut on November 13th, 2017

Hi everybody,

Noel and Philippe will play the first game of the final of the Irish Championship this Wednesday at 10am on KGS in the Irish room.

Let the fight begin!

Philippe won first game by resignation :

 

Noel won second game by 23.5 pts

Review of ICC 2017

Posted by ian on October 15th, 2017

The Irish Correspondence Championship of 2017 had a reduced field, but there was no reduction in the intensity of the competition. Finishing in first place was Irina Davis with 6 wins from 7. There was a threeway tie for second place between Noel Mitchell, Philippe Renaut, and Piotr Gawron. Read on to see some of the key games between these 4.
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Dates for 2018 Confucius Cup set

Posted by ian on October 14th, 2017

The Irish Go Association is happy to tell you that the dates for the 2018 edition of the Confucius Cup have now been set. It will take place from the 2nd to the 4th of March, so please keep those days free in your diaries.

The event will be a Level B Bonus Point tournament in the EGF Grand Prix. Full details of the event for 2018 will follow in due course as all the details are finalised.

October News

Posted by ian on October 3rd, 2017

Some news items for October:

The Online Go Club is starting up again, this time its members are going to be connected via Discord.

The first club meeting should be a venue for some postmortem analysis of the PGETC round 1 games against Kazakhstan.

 

Results from KPMC #12

Posted by ian on September 13th, 2017

Kevin Farrell was representing Ireland at the 12th Korean Prime Minister’s Cup. He gave a creditable performance, picking up 2 wins over the course of 6 rounds to finish in 45th place. If I read the results table correctly, he won against Guatemala and Ecuador, but lost to Belgium, Sweden, Macau, and Romania. It was Yikang Zhao of China who won the event.

There are some partial game records available on the KPMC website: MacauSwedenGuatemalaBelgium.

No photos available yet.

Hopefully Kevin can add more detail later!

 

September Newsflash

Posted by ian on September 5th, 2017

A quick newsflash on some international topics. The Korean Prime Minister’s Cup will be starting on the 11th of September, Ireland are represented by Kevin Farrell. As in previous years, you can probably watch games live on the WBaduk server. The European Team Championships are also starting later this month on IGS.

Oh, and don’t forget about the Cork Tournament next month (25-26 November)

Upcoming Events

Posted by ian on June 22nd, 2017

Weekly Meetings (last update 7 Oct 2018)

Galway – Tuesday 20:00 in the Black Gate
Dublin – Wednesday 20:30 in Toners
Online – Thursday 20:00-22:00 on OGS
Stillorgan – Sunday 14:00-18:00 at PingZone, St Benildus College