The first skirmish took place this morning and was won by ptitlou (Philippe) by resignation after a tense fight and a last tricky multi-step-ko race in byo-yomi for both players.
Exciting game for both and thank you to the brave public for coming this early in the morning on KGS to give us support!
The commented game can be found here : ptitlou – jameshut / Game 1
See you next week!
James & Philippe
Dear go players, James “Famous” Hutchinson (2d) and myself – Philippe “Little Pea” Renaut (2d) have decided to try to play a weekly game on Friday mornings at 9am (30mn+2*30s byo) that we will comment afterwards. It will be played on KGS, Ireland Room.
We cannot guarantee that it will be absolutely every week but we will do our best. I will try to do a weekly post of our commented games so that you can all benefit from our – probably entirely wrong and mistaken – analysis of the game (if we find a 7d walking around to help us doing a real deep analysis of the game we will definitely try to lure him in!).
If you find these posts and commented games boring it will easily be removed from the page so just let us know!
James & Philippe
The longest running event of the year came to an end this week, with James Hutchinson claiming the 2016 Irish Correspondence Title on Dragon Go Server. He scored a steady 6/6, edging out Noel Mitchell and Philippe Renaut into second place. The Intermediate Title was won by Thomas Shanahan, who scored 7/7, finishing ahead of Piotr Gawron, then Alex Delogu. Full results are available on the tournament page.
The Belfast Open tournament will take place at Belfast Boat Club in the Stranmillis area of Belfast on the 24th and 25th of September. Belfast Boat club is close to the city centre and thus relatively easy to find. There is ample free car parking space beside the venue.
The event will be played in the Main Function Room (downstairs) of Belfast Boat Club. (You can ask at reception if you get lost) The Belfast Open is an EGF Class B tournament, and will count toward both Irish Korea Points and the British Stacey points. This year we will have 5 rounds.
Japanese Rules, 6.5 komi
50 minutes maintime, 30 seconds 3 times overtime
McMahon tournament, Handicaps ?MMS-1, SOS only tiebreaker.
Saturday 24th September
– Registration: 9:30 to 10:30
– Round 1: 11:00 to 13:15
– Round 2: 14:00 to 16:15
– Evening (optional): We usually go for a meal somewhere.
Sunday 25th September
– Round 3: 9:00 to 11:00
– Round 4: 11:30 to 13:30
– Round 5: 14:30 to 16:30
– Prizegiving after 16:30
Please pre-register for the event before 24th September to avoid the penalty fee
– Normal: 12 pounds (Concession: 8 pounds)
– One Day Only: 7 pounds (Concession: 5 pounds)
Concessions (Unemployed, Students, OAPs)
– Penalties (Not a member of any National Go Organisation OR Late registration) 2 pounds
To enter email James (james8hut [at] hotmailDOTcom)
If you want to find a place to stay let us know and we can try to find some suggestions for you.
See you all there.