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Welcome to the Irish Go Association (IGA) website. Learn about the ancient game of Go (aka Baduk or WeiQi) and find out where you can join one of our clubs throughout Ireland. Be sure to check out the IGA Discord channel where you can meet our community, talk about Go and organise activities online.

Clubs

Belfast — every other Monday from 18.30, Northern Lights (Ormeau Road)

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.

Tournaments

Top 8 — Dublin, February 25th–26th, venue TBA

British Go Congress — Belfast, March 31st–April 2nd

April Rip-Off — Teachers’ Club, Dublin 1, April 29th

Latest News

Ireland Stumble on Georgian Steppe

The third round proved anything but charming as Ireland dropped their first point of the season with a 2–2 draw against bottom-placed Georgia in the Pandanet Go European Team Championship. The evening started well, with Gavin Rooney and captain Philippe Renaut winning by wide margins on Boards 3 and 2. But then things…

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2023 Annual General Meeting

The 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Irish Go Association will take place online, at 8pm, Tuesday March 7th. All members are welcome to attend. The Agenda for the meeting will be:

  1. Minutes of Previous AGM
  2. Officers’ Reports
  3. Elections
  4. Motions
  5. Any Other Business

Detailed Draft Agenda Members are entitled to nominate candidates for…

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Correspondence Championship 2023 – Entries Open – Registration Extended

The correspondence championship will be starting once again in February, and entries will now open. Similar to previous years, this tournament is open to anyone who is Irish, has ever lived in Ireland, is married or otherwise related to someone Irish, or has any connection to Irish go, however tenuous.  Games will be played on…

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What Happened In 2022? A Year In Review

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With the holiday season leaving us refreshed and the new year upon us, let us take a look at what happened in Irish Go from the year behind us.

Ireland Top of the Table

Ireland defeated Slovenia 3–1 in the second round of the Pandanet Go European Team Championships last night, while Spain went down 0–4 to a reenergised UK team, leaving Ireland one point clear at the top of League C. The UK and Norway are tied for second place. Board 3 was the first to…

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