Irish Go Association


24 Aug – Belfast on form

Belfast players did well at the popular Isle of Man Go Congress last week. James Hutchinson(1d) claimed a top ten finish in the main tournament with 3/5, and 2nd in the afternoon tournament with 2/3. Paul Kelly(6k) also put in a solid performance with 3/5 and 2/3 in the same events. Next weekend, James will…

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16 – May Ireland in WAGC

The World Amateur Go Championships took place this year in Guanzhuo, China. 55 countries took part in the competition, as well as an extra player from the host nation. Ireland were represented by Colin MacSweeney, who performed very well. With an initial win over John Leuner of South Africa, Ireland moved into first place at…

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World Amateur Go Championship

The World Amateur Go Championship is approaching. The IGF’s online new channel, Ranka will be providing full coverage. Ireland are going to be represented by Colin MacSweeny this year, we wish him luck in his individua,l international debut, on the 11th of May. Ireland expects a podium finish.

30 May – James in Japan

James Hutchinson had an impressive run at the World Amateur Championship. He beat Denmark, Portugal, Argentina, and Brazil – finishing with 4 wins out of 8. This is a very creditable result, giving Ireland a position of 36th place in the competition. See IGF and Ranka reports

30 May – WAGC news

After a good start in the competition, John had a bit of an unlucky draw in the closing rounds. He finished in 52nd place with 2 wins and a lot of SOS. Full results table here.

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