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 OGS, time controls will be Fischer time of two weeks basic plus one day per move. Assuming I get enough entries, I will separate the tournament into brackets of 6–8 players, so you shouldn’t be overwhelmed with games, and the games should be at least somewhat balanced.
In order to enter, please fill out this Google Form with your name, OGS username and rank, whichever one you think is most accurate, so if there’s enough entries we can split by rank similar to last year. All ranks and levels welcome of course!
Entries close at midnight, Sunday January 30th. I’ll set the brackets on the 31st, and you’ll have a week in which to accept your invitation to the tournament. Games will start at 9am, Monday February 7th.
Last year there were some early timeouts due to OGS requiring that you must make your first move within 48 hours, regardless of the time controls. I will look into this to see what can be done about it, but best to be aware of it when signing up, and I’ll post any updates I have regarding it.