Irish Go Association


Seong-Jin Scoops the Cup

The decisive final round: (L to R) Mateusz, Xinqun, Niall, Cornel and Seong-Jin Kim Seong-Jin returned to Dublin in fine style, taking the top place in the 2023 Confucius Cup, to add to his previous victory in 2017. It was a hard-fought tournament, with three players tied on four wins at the top of…

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Confucius Cup Date Change: 23rd–25th September

At the request of our sponsor, the dates for the Confucius Cup have been changed to the following weekend, September 23rd–25th. Hope to see you all there.

Confucius Cup 2022

The Confucius Cup 2022 will take place over the weekend of 16th–18th September, at the Confucius Institute, on UCD Dublin’s Belfield campus. Full details to be confirmed but the tournament will take the usual format of a Rapid tournament on Friday night, followed by the Confucius Cup itself on the Saturday and Sunday. Expect…

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Lucas Cleans Up at the Congress

Supremely confident, Lucas arrived wearing a Champion sweatshirt Fresh out of self-quarantine after a trip home to China, Lucas Ye was hungry for Go this weekend. Sweeping the board, he won all ten of his games at the Irish Go Congress, taking first place in both the Rapid and Open tournaments. After an equally dominant…

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Irish Go Congress 2019 Report

In stark contrast to last year’s beasting, the 2019 Irish Go Congress took place last weekend in Dublin under clear skies. The Congress returned to its old home of the Teachers’ Club in Parnell Square, the scene of countless previous tournaments. Forty-two players competed over the course of the weekend, with visitors travelling from the…

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