Irish Go Association


Xinqun Advances to the Championship

The Top 8 took place this weekend in Dublin, despite the best efforts of the weather gods to disrupt things with a heavy fall of snow on Friday morning. Lu Xinqun went undefeated, winning the top bracket with victories over Xu Mushi, Przemek Dyszczyk, and John Courtney, and securing his place in the Championship final….

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The Big Showdown: Xinqun vs. Philippe

Philippe Renaut defeated Przemek Dyszczysk last night in the final game of this year’s Top 8 to win the backdoor bracket and join Lu Xinqun in the Final. Philippe and Xinqun have already met twice in this year’s Championship, with Philippe winning the game in Qualifiers and Xinqun taking the honours in their…

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Kyus Go Hungry in Qualifiers

A rapacious horde of dans greedily devoured all five qualification spots for the Top 8 — of the kyus, Stephen Nulty came closest to denying them, losing games to go against Matei Garcia and Przemek Dyszczyk by a combined total of 7 points. The 2023 Top 8 takes place this weekend in Dublin’s…

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Alex and John Best in Top 8

John and Peter endure chilly conditions in the backdoor bracket final at Toner’s.
John is about to warm things up with the cut that kicked off the fighting. Alex Delogu and John Courtney emerged the strongest of the contenders in the Top 8 and will contest this year’s Championship. Alex went undefeated in three…

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Entries Open for National Championship

Entries are now open for the 2022 Championships. The tournament is open to all Irish nationals, and to non-nationals who have been permanently resident in Ireland for at least five years, and are eligible for Irish citizenship. You must also be a member of the Irish Go Association. The tournament will take place in…

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