Irish Go Association


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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Lu Xinqun Sweeps Rip-Off

Lu Xinqun plays James Hutchinson

Who was that masked man? Lu Xinqun (R) in action against James Hutchinson Newcomer to the Irish go scene Lu Xinqun dispatched Matei Garcia, James Hutchinson and Gavin Rooney en route to overall victory at the inaugural October Rip-Off. Further down the table, Tom Shanahan also managed a clean sheet to gain promotion to…

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October Rip-Off Tournament

In honour of John Gibson’s many contributions to Irish go, I present the inaugural October Rip-Off, a one-day tournament in the nation’s capital. The tournament will take place on October 30th, in the Teachers’ Club. The scene of many great rip-offs in years gone by, the Teacher’s Club is located in Dublin’s city centre,…

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Corona Cup

To help us while away the hours while we’re confined to barracks, Lukas Podpera is organising an online tournament, the Corona Cup. Five rounds of competitive games, one per week until the end of April, to be played on KGS, with prizes for anyone who manages 4 or 5 wins. Entry fee is a very…

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Cork Tournament Announced

The dates for the mighty Cork Tournament are announced. The 23rd and the 24th of November. A five rounder Swiss Handicap event – full details here. You can register here.

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