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New Membership Rates In Effect

The new membership rates and classes agreed at the last AGM are now in effect. If you join between now and the end of this year, your membership will continue through to the end of 2023. If you have already paid membership in 2022, you don’t need to do anything at this point — you…

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Gavin Rooney First League Champion

The smoke is clearing after the first season of the IGA League and Gavin Rooney has clawed his way to the top step on the podium. Victory in the second leg of his match against Lu Xinqun gave Gavin a decisive 5–1 record against some of the strongest players in the country. Further down…

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Announcing: the IGA League

Do you hunger for more competitive games? Do you nurse a lingering desire to avenge your last tournament defeat? Does the gap yawning between the Ulster Open and the Confucius Cup fill you with ennui and despair? Fear not, we have you covered: starting from mid-May, the IGA League will bring you three…

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April Rip-Off: The Gong Show

go Cheng Gong vs. James Hutchinson

Cheng Gong (L) vs. James Hutchinson Sometimes you just happen to be in Dublin for a weekend, notice that there’s a tournament on, stop by on a whim…and proceed to sweep all before you to take the top prize. Visitor Cheng Gong, formerly of the London club, took three straight wins to top the…

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John Gibson (1948–2022)

“There, that’s an insidious little move…” It is with great sorrow that we report the death of John Gibson, one of the Irish Go Association’s longest-serving and best-loved members. In the course of a long career in Go, John achieved a ranking of one kyu, representing Ireland four times at the World Amateur Go…

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