The April Rip-Off

alex and james at the go board

Step right up and show us your dirtiest tricks. The one-day Go tournament in honour of the late, great Go trickster, John Gibson, is returning to Dublin on Saturday, April 29th. The venue, The Teachers’ Club, is located in the centre of Dublin, easily accessible by public transport and with many local accommodation options available.

The Details

Three rounds, McMahon format, handicap of difference in McMahon Score minus one.
Time Limits: 45 minutes main time plus 5 periods of 30 seconds byo-yomi (EGF Class B)
Entry Fee: €15 standard. €10 concession. Payment will be collected as cash on the day.
Venue: The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1. (Map)

  • 3 x €10 vouchers for
  • 2 x €20 vouchers for Guo Juan’s Internet Go School

The Schedule

11:00: Sign-In
11.30: Round One
13.45: Lunch
14.45: Round Two
17.00: Round Three
20.00: Dinner


Pre-registration has now closed. Sign-up will now be at the door on the day. The current list of entrants can be seen below.


If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Tournament Director Niall Tuohy at

Current Entrants

Table will be updated intermittently. Last update: 26/04/2023

Xinqun Lu3 DanDublin
Przemek Dyszczyk2 DanLublin
Stephen Flinter1 DanDublin
Marc Stoehr1 KyuStockholm
Alex Delogu1 KyuDublin
Adam Heslop2 KyuEdinburgh
Peter Kasko2 KyuDublin
Stephen Nulty2 KyuDublin
Eoghan Barry3 KyuDublin
Loic Schaefer4 KyuNo Club
Tiberiu Gociu4 KyuBelfast
Niall Tuohy4 KyuDublin
Byoung-Ju Lee5 KyuDublin
Tan Pham Minh Vo6 KyuDublin
Stig Petersen8 KyuUK – SCam
Matej Duricek14 KyuDublin
Joseph Learoyd20 KyuDublin


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