Taken from the 2000 Ranka Yearbook
The 1999 Irish Open, part of the European Grand Prix, was of a very high standard this year, with 32 participants, 22 of whom were 2-kyu or stronger. The winner was Matthew Macfadyen 6-dan (UK), with Eduardo Lopez Herrero 6-dan (Argentina) in second place, and Andrew Grant 2-dan (UK) in third. Highest placed of the Irish was Noel Mitchell 2-dan in 11th place – the first year that we haven’t placed in the top ten in our own tournament!
The 1999 Irish Championship was won by Noel Mitchell, who represented Ireland in the 21st WAGC in Oita, Japan. He finished in 44th place with 3 wins.
European Go Congress 2001
Ireland is hosting the European Go Congress from 24 July to 4 August 2001, with assistance from the British Go Association. We are looking forward to welcoming many friends from all over the world. Further details will be available on the web site in the near future.