2017 Irish Go Association AGM Minutes

Minutes of the AGM of the Irish Go Association

Place: Ballsbridge hotel, Dublin 2
Date: January 28th, 2017
Time: 5pm
Attendees: Arthur Cater, Michael Thai, Phillipe Renaut, Claas Roever, Noel Mitchell, John Gibson, Rory Wales, Peter Kasko

2016 summary (Rory)
– President: Rory
– Vice: Tibi
– Treasurer: John
– 23 members in 2016
– Association did fairly well
– Bought 25 ING clocks / £20 each / £500
– Most budget spent on clocks – should last for a reasonably long period of time
– Negative: very few new players
– Rory stepping down after 5 years, suggested that Tibi take over

Confucius Cup Update
– Well established
– Rory has done an extraordinary work maintaining it on his own
– Organisation for future years has to be divided – suggested solution is one (two) person(s) looking after the logistics coming up to the cup weekend (may be outside Dublin), one person managing the cup weekend itself (preferably a “Dubliner”)
– Rory to establish a connection with Prof Wang and whoever takes over
– Suggestion to involve the institute a lot more
– Suggestion to employ a contractor for organising traveling matters for invited players

More discussions to follow after the Confucius Cup weekend (3rd-5th March)

Pair Go Summary (John)
– There will be a Pair Go tournament on Sunday May 14th at the Japanese Embassy in Nutley Centre.
– As it will be a one day event probably a two or three round event for 4 pairs would be simplest.
– The President of the World Pair Go Association will fly in from Paris to present a prize.

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