Sep 082017
 

We are pleased to announce The Cork Go Tournament of 2017, to be held over the 25th-26th of November.

Cork Go Tournament 2017

Here in friendly Cork, on the banks of the Lee by the famous St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, we are delighted to host another Go tournament for all you Go aficionados out there.

GENERAL INFO and RULES

This will be a class B Swiss Tournament (Handicapped -1) of 5 rounds; 50 minutes main thinking time and 3X30 seconds byoyomi. Komi will be set at 6.5 and Japanese counting will be used for scoring the game.

As always we will supply various teas, coffee, fruit, biscuits, and other goodies!

Saturday Sunday
9.30: Registration
10-12: Round 1 11-1: Round 4
1-3: Round 2 1-2: Lunch
3-5: Round 3 2-4: Round 5



VENUE: St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral Hall, Dean Street, Cork.

Entry Fee – €15/€10 (unwaged/students).

REGISTRATION
Please fill out the registration form
— OR —
You can email corkgotournament17@gmail.com with your name, email address, rank, and club.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Source: Cork Go Community

Sep 022017
 

Looking forward… September

PGETC
With team entries for the upcoming PGETC closing on the 12th, players may still have a few days to get their names in – http://www.corkgo.org/?p=1005

KPMC
Kevin of Galway will represent Ireland in the 2017 Korea Prime Minister Cup – http://www.irish-go.org/national-international/Korea/

Weekly Meetings
Cork – Meetings have moved to Monday nights at 19:00, but are still in Mr Bradley’s on Barrack Street – https://www.facebook.com/groups/191875150950
Galway – Tuesday at 20:00, usually at Westwood House Hotel. Anyone interested should email info [at] alexander [dot] ie or call Richard on 091 555800 to confirm
Dublin – Wednesday 20:30 in Toners – http://www.irish-go.org/clubs-tournaments/dublin/
Cobh – Thursday 20:30 in Whitepoint – http://www.corkgo.org/?page_id=9
Stillorgan – Sunday afternoons 14:00-18:00 at PingZone, St Benildus College – https://www.facebook.com/groups/213994972070977/permalink/917134471757020/

Looking back… August

Invisible – The Games of AlphaGo
An account of the story of AlphaGo, including commentaries of 73 games against human pros. Available electronically for €20 – https://gumroad.com/l/VmVNy (or get the dead-tree edition for slightly more)

Looking further back… June

Myosu
I missed the launch of this new (possibly quarterly) Baduk magazine at the tail end of June. Published by Myongji University Baduk Studies, it is aimed at English speakers – http://www.mjubadukstudies.com/en/2017/06/30/launching-global-baduk-magazine-myosu/

Thanks to those who have provided updates from around the country.

Aug 242017
 

We’re putting together the Irish panel for the PGETC this year: http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps

It starts in late September. We’ll be in league D along with Slovenia, Iceland, Cyprus, Greece, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Portugal, and newcomer Morocco.

It will involve 8 fixtures at the rate of roughly one a month, and the strongest available players from the panel play each match; there’s no need to play all of them.

Last year’s panel: http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/teams/11/IRL

We have 5 players so far, and ideally we’d have 12 on the panel.

If you can join in, head over to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/irish-go

Aug 242017
 

Meetings in Cork should resume next week. However, it looks like they will be moving to Monday nights (not Sundays, as earlier this year). Time and place to be confirmed. ** Update: Monday 28th 19:00 @ Mr Bradley’s **

Cobh meetings have been somewhat fluid over the summer, with Thursday nights occasionally shifting to Friday or Saturday. Tuesdays are hit and miss, as always.

 Posted by at 00:32
Aug 102017
 

The BGA has posted a short writeup of the recent Belfast Tournament:

Lucretiu Calota, the Romanian 4d from St Alban’s Club, won this year’s Belfast Tournament with a perfect score of five. Second place was taken by Karl Irwin, 4d from Belfast Club. Local organiser James Hutchinson (2d) took third. In all 15 players took part in the friendly event, held as usual at the Boat Club. Lower down the rankings Kevin Farrell (8k Galway) did very well winning all five games and Rachel Plomp (16k Dublin) won three games. [Tony Atkins]

Results

Aug 072017
 

Looking forward… August

Weekly Meetings
Galway – Tuesday at 20:00, usually at Westwood House Hotel. Anyone interested should email info [at] alexander [dot] ie or call Richard on 091 555800 to confirm
Dublin – Wednesday 20:30 in Toners – http://www.irish-go.org/clubs-tournaments/dublin/
Cobh – Thursday 20:30 in Whitepoint – http://www.corkgo.org/?page_id=9
Stillorgan – Sunday afternoons 14:00-18:00 at PingZone, St Benildus College – https://www.facebook.com/groups/213994972070977/permalink/917134471757020/
Cork** – Sunday nights 20:00 in Mr Bradley’s on Barrack Street – https://www.facebook.com/groups/191875150950

* Belfast are no longer meeting on mondays.
** Cork are taking a short break for the summer. Meetings will restart soon.

The Surrounding Game
Tom is investigating the possibility of screening The Surrounding Game in Cork – https://www.facebook.com/tomas.oseanachain.1/posts/840055966144800

Looking further ahead… September

PGETC
The PGETC is due to start up again shortly. If anyone is interested in participating in this online team tournament, kindly let Cian know – http://groups.google.com/group/irish-go

KPMC
Kevin of Galway will represent Ireland in the 2017 Korea Prime Minister Cup

Looking back… July

Belfast Open 2017
Results for the field of fifteen players – http://www.europeangodatabase.eu/EGD/Tournament_Card.php?&key=T170722B

Galway Movers
The loss of Claas to Hamburg, Germany last week was a great blow.
The club had a 4 Dan from Israel visit, also last week.

EGC 2017
The 2017 European Go Congress has just wrapped up – http://www.egc2017.eu

2016 Yearbook
The first ever Euro Go Yearbook was published – http://www.corkgo.org/?p=975

EGF Newsletter
The first edition of the twice-monthly EGF Newsletter was published (the second hit my inbox a few hours ago) – http://www.eurogofed.org/newsletter/

EGF AGM 2017
Notes and minutes are now available – http://www.eurogofed.org/index.html?id=145

Irish Correspondence Tournament 2017
Progress can be tracked at http://senseis.xmp.net/?IrishCorrespondence

Thanks to those who have provided updates from around the country.

Jul 202017
 

European Go 2016 Yearbook

In another first, July will see the publication of a European Go Yearbook covering 2016. Compiled by Kim “Murugandi” Ouweleen (4d), it will clock in at 576 pages! For an overview of the contents, and to download a few preview sections, head over to the EGF site.

While the regular price is €50 (including shipping within the EU), those attending the European Go Congress in Oberhof will be able to avail of a special discount of 30% (bringing the cost to €35). In response to CorkGo’s enquiry, it was confirmed that the yearbook may be made available in electronic format at a later date. However, focus is currently on the printed version.

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