Irish Go Association


Entries Open for 2024 Irish Championship

Entries are now open for the 2024 Irish Championship. As in recent years, the Championship will take place in three stages: Qualifiers, Top 8, and Final. Qualifiers will be played online through January and February, with the Top 8 taking place in Dublin over the first weekend in March. Entry is open to…

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Finals Game 3 — Philippe’s Analysis

In his analysis of the third game of the 2023 Championship Final, Philippe reveals the extensive joseki preparation that laid the foundation for his ultimate victory. Would-be Irish Champions, take note!

New Irish Champion: Philippe Renaut

The three-month journey to find the 2023 Irish Champion came to an end last night when Philippe Renaut won the deciding game in the Final against Lu Xinqun. Both finalists came the long way, advancing from the Qualifiers to the Top 8 and on to the Final, matching each other blow for blow…

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Finals Game 2: Philippe’s Analysis

Philippe gives his thoughts on the second game in the Championship Final, in which Xinqun scored an emphatic win to level the series. (Read Philippe’s review of the first round game). The deciding game to determine the Irish Champion for 2023 will be played this Wednesday, March 29th,…

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Ireland on a Roll; Xinqun Levels Championship

Ireland continued their winning streak in the Pandanet Go European Team Championship with a 3–1 victory over Spain on Tuesday night. The games were complex, bloody affairs with all four decided by comfortable margins. Gavin Rooney was the first to finish: an ill-judged invasion left his opponent cut in two with fatal consequences,…

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