Join the Irish Go community on the IGA Discord channel!

Throughout the week we talk all things Go. Every Wednesday evening from 8pm players from all across Ireland play each other via Discord and the OGS Ireland room.

Beginners welcome, teaching games and reviews can be arranged during the session.

Come and say hi!

Clubs

Dublin — Wednesdays, from 19.30 until closing, in Toner’s

Lisburn — Saturdays, 10am — Facebook

NOTE: Regular meetings have not yet resumed in Cork or Galway. Please check their web pages to make enquiries.

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Galway

Tournaments

Ulster Open
Lisburn, April 23rd, 2022

Confucius Cup
UCD Dublin, 16th–18th September, 2022

Latest News

Announcing: the IGA League

Do you hunger for more competitive games? Do you nurse a lingering desire to avenge your last tournament defeat? Does the gap yawning between the Ulster Open and the Confucius Cup fill you with ennui and despair? Fear not, we have you covered: starting from mid-May, the IGA League will bring you three…

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April Rip-Off: The Gong Show

go Cheng Gong vs. James Hutchinson

Cheng Gong (L) vs. James Hutchinson Sometimes you just happen to be in Dublin for a weekend, notice that there’s a tournament on, stop by on a whim…and proceed to sweep all before you to take the top prize. Visitor Cheng Gong, formerly of the London club, took three straight wins to top the…

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John Gibson (1948–2022)

“There, that’s an insidious little move…” It is with great sorrow that we report the death of John Gibson, one of the Irish Go Association’s longest-serving and best-loved members. In the course of a long career in Go, John achieved a ranking of one kyu, representing Ireland four times at the World Amateur Go…

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John Courtney New Irish Champion

In another hotly contested game full of complex fighting John Courtney emerged the victor against Alex Delogu to take his first Irish Championship title. John is only the ninth Champion in the 33-year history of the tournament, and although he has some way to go to match previous multiple winners including Matei Garcia (3), Ian…

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First Blood to John

In the first game of this year’s Championship, John Courtney managed a solid win against Alex Delogu. Following complex middle game fighting with weak groups on both sides, John emerged with a territorial lead that proved unassailable. Alex now needs to win both the remaining games to take the championship. Review the full game

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