Irish Go Association

Dec 2 – 2009 Irish Championship ends in time for Christmas

After a long year, the Irish Championship finally came to end in a tense game. As usual between these two it was a game that could have gone either way. After repeating the opening of the second game, Claas took an early lead by switching to a Gibson style strategy. However somewhere in the…

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Nov 28 – Irish Championship Finals

After two games this week, both played on KGS, Claas Roever and Ian Davis are all square at 1 win apiece. Ian won the first game playing Black, while Claas leveled with Black in the next game. The deciding game should take place next week.

17 Nov – Top 8 Playoffs

Claas and Noel played on KGS last night to see who joined Ian in the Irish Championship final. Noel, playing white, recovered well from something of a poor start. However, he was unable to catch up with Claas, who finished 4.5 points ahead after a rough game. This year’s Top 8 results can be…

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First Qualifiers for 2010 Top 8 Decided

With Cao Tong-Yu and Claas Roever unable to take their seats at the opening weekend of the 2010 Top 8 tournament (to be held in Dublin over the weekend of 16-17th January), Colin MacSweeny and Michael Thai have joined Ian Davis and Noel Mitchell as the qualifiers from this year’s Top 8. The remaining four…

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Top 8 Result – 17 Oct

Michael and Ian played their Top 8 game on KGS of a Saturday evening. Michael made a bad start, losing nigiri, and never recovered. After losing a central group he resigned, this result has been reflected in the championship table. As a reminder, the AGM, which takes places on the 21st of October at…

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