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Visting Beijing Delegation for Confucius Cup Announced

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 08:53

The following players will be part of a Beijing sporting delegation attending the Confucius Cup event next month:

Ms Yingqin You – Professional Chinese Chess Player, Grandmaster, and World Champion
Ms Shuang Yang – Professional 5 Dan Go Player

Registration is open for the event occurring the weekend of March 4th-6th, full information is available here.

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IGA Newsletter Archive

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 15:25

A complete archive of IGA newsletters (except for the very first one from 1989!) is available here:

Please submit any articles you would like published in our newsletters to secretary (at) irish-go.org.

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February 2016 Newsletter

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 13:17

John Doyle has written an IGA newsletter which can be viewed here.

Please submit any articles you would like published in our newsletters to secretary (at) irish-go.org.

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Irish Go Online

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:18

Playing Go online is a great way to learn, improve and generally get more games in!

This week, we’re launching an online club as a fun way to play with other players in (or connected with) Ireland. This is well-suited to those of us who usually play online, or who can’t make it to face-to-face meetings as often as we’d like.

We especially want to teach and encourage new players, and to be a welcoming place to learn how to play, so if you have friends who would like to start, please let them know!

Details here.

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Tibi wins in Belfast

Sun, 31/01/2016 - 09:18

Tibi won the Belfast handicap tournament yesterday after winning his opening three games, and then taking a bye in the final round to make the draw nicer for the players.

BelfastHandicap Num Pl Name Rank Co Club NbW R1 R2 R3 R4 CAT NBW EXT EXR 1 1 Gociu Tiberiu 5K IE Belf 3 2+/b7 4+/w6 5+/w1 0- 1 3 7 7 2 2 Calota Lucretiu 4D RO Brsv 3 1-/w7 5+/w7 7+/w2 3+/w9 1 3 0 0 3 3 Aitken James 12K IE Belf 2 5-/b5 6+/w3 4+/w0 2-/b9 1 2 13 2 4 4 Ramsey Graham 12K IE Belf 2 6+/w3 1-/b6 3-/b0 8+/w4 1 2 8 0 5 5 Clarke Roger 6K IE Belf 1 3+/w5 2-/b7 1-/b1 7-/b5 1 1 14 0 6 6 Kirk Michael 16K IE Belf 1 4-/b3 3-/b3 8+/b0 0- 1 1 8 0 7 7 Hutchinson James 1D IE Belf 1 0- 0- 2-/b2 5+/w5 1 1 6 0 8 8 Velpuri Venkata 17K IE Belf 0 0- 0- 6-/w0 4-/b4 1 0 6 0 OpenGotha 3.35
31-01-2016 09:11

 

 

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Google DeepMind (AlphaGo) Defeats Fan Hui 5-0

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 10:45

John and Arthur appeared on last night’s RTE News to discuss Google’s DeepMind (AlphaGo) 5-0 defeat of current European Champion Fan Hui. The full report can be watched here:

More information can be found here.

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2016 AGM Report

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 10:41

The 2016 AGM report can be viewed here.

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James leads top 8 after kickoff weekend.

Sun, 17/01/2016 - 21:55

James leads the top 8 with 4/4 after the kickoff weekend. As only 7 players took part, some players had to take a bye. Noel, Steve, and Michael are all tied for second place on 2/3.

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AGM

Tue, 12/01/2016 - 12:10

The Irish Go Association’s AGM will take place this Saturday January 16th at 5pm in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, after the last round of the Top 8 tournament. The current agenda items are:

1. New venue for Dublin Go club.
2. Executive positions.

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Carol Wins Irish Women’s Championship

Mon, 11/01/2016 - 10:00

The Irish Women’s Championship was been decided in a nail-bitingly close match between Carol Doyle and Michele Renaut over the weekend. In the end, Carol won out by just 6.5 points. Well done to all ladies who participated this year, and we look forward to rematches next year!

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Registration Now Open for 2016 Irish Confucius Cup

Mon, 04/01/2016 - 17:19

Registration is now open for the 2016 Irish Confucius Cup occurring the weekend of March 4th-6th in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin. First prize for both the Go and Chinese Chess tournaments will be €1,000! Full details are available here.

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Belfast tournament announced

Fri, 27/11/2015 - 16:38

There will be a one day tournament in Belfast on Saturday January 30th.

Location : Belfast Boat Club

30mn by player + 2x30s byoyomi
4 rounds
Handicap Swiss tournament

Registration : 9-9:15
First round : 9:30-11
Second round : 11-12:30
-lunch break-
Third round : 1:30-3
Fourth round : 3-4:30

The room is booked until 5pm, at which point we have to leave as there is another function on after that.

Entries to james8hut(AT)hotmail(DOT)com
Entry fee: £5

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Philippe wins Irish championship

Fri, 30/10/2015 - 12:40

In the second game of the Irish championship, Philippe attempted a ninja star fuseki, and defeated James by half a point to claim the title.

Game attached here

Congratulations to him!

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