The World Amateur Go Championships took place this year in Guanzhuo, China. 55 countries took part in the competition, as well as an extra player from the host nation. Ireland were represented by Colin MacSweeney, who performed very well. With an initial win over John Leuner of South Africa, Ireland moved into first place at the end of round 1. A few defeats came our way after this, but with victories over China (2) and Brazil, Colin finished on 6 points. This saw us take 46th place, a good result.