The correspondence championship will be starting once again on Sunday February 18th, and entries are open.
Games will be played on OGS, as part of the Ireland group. 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.
Time controls will be Fischer time of two weeks basic plus one day per move. The aim is for divisions of 6–8 players around your own strength, but it may be slightly more or less depending on the number of signups.
I will start creating the divisions on Sunday February 11th and you will have a week in which to accept your invitation to the tournament. Games will start at 6pm, Sunday February 18th.
OGS requires that you must make your first move of the game within 48 hours, regardless of the time controls. I will try to keep an eye on players’ games and clear this timer manually should the Black player look like they will time out within this 48 hour period.