Irish Go Association


Turkey Sweep Ireland Before Them

On Tuesday night, Ireland faced Turkey in Round 6 of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship. Turkey demonstrated all of the strength and depth that has kept them in pole position in League B since the start of the season with a 4–0 clean sweep. Newly-minted 2-dan John Courtney offered Ireland’s best hope…

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Croatia Prevail Against Ireland

Croatia emerged the clear victor in a bruising fifth round encounter with Ireland in the Pandanet Go European Team Championship, winning the match 4–0. Karl Irwin’s was the first head on the block, his match taking place on Monday evening. Karl pinned everything on central influence, building a massive moyo. His framework ultimately…

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Ireland Draw Again

Ireland managed their second consecutive draw in the Pandanet Go European Team Championship, going 2–2 against Austria in the fourth round. Although things looked dark after Karl Irwin and Matei Garcia lost on Boards 1 and 4 respectively, the best was yet to come. Playing black on Board 3, John Courtney ratcheted up…

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Swings and Roundabouts in PGETC, WAGC

Ireland took on Switzerland in round 3 of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship. Three of the games were played over the weekend before the scheduled date and Ireland got off to a difficult start with Karl Irwin resigning to John Walch 4d on board 1 and Philippe Renaut losing by a couple…

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Serbia Too Much for Ireland

Ireland faced Serbia in the second round of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship. Serbia fielded a strong team, headed up by the Mitic brothers, Dusan and Nikola — both 7d, and seasoned competitors at the top level of European Go. With captain Milos Bojanic 4d on board 3, it seemed Ireland’s best…

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