Jan 012017
 

This is the twelfth “issue”, which means I’ve been at this experiment for about a year now. Comments, feedback, and suggestions for change in 2017 are welcome!

Looking forward… January

Irish Correspondence Tournament 2017
This is now underway. Updates at http://senseis.xmp.net/?IrishCorrespondence

Top 8 + AGM
The AGM will be held in Ballsbridge Hotel, after the first day of the Top 8 (Jan 28th) – http://www.irish-go.org/2016/12/05/irish-top-8-agm-jan-28th-29th-2017/

Weekly Meetings
Dublin – Wednesdays 20:30 in Toners – http://www.irish-go.org/clubs-tournaments/dublin/
Online – Thursdays 20:00-22:00 on OGS – http://www.irish-go.org/clubs-tournaments/online/
Cork – Sunday nights 20:00(-ish) in the Cricket Club Bar – https://www.facebook.com/groups/191875150950The Cork Club is taking a break, but will resume later in January*
Belfast – Monday nights at the Brewbot Pub on Ormeau Road – https://www.facebook.com/BelfastGoClub/?fref=ts
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
Cobh – Irregular weeknights at 20:00. Contact us if you are interested – http://www.corkgo.org/?page_id=9

*The Cork group will be making use of Discord on a trial basis. To get an invite, contact Padraig or myself.

Looking back… December

Cork Go Tournament 2016
A brief summary, with links to results, photos, and the IGA writeup – http://www.corkgo.org/?p=816

2017 Congress Location SNAFU
Final Answer: Oberhof, Germany – http://www.corkgo.org/?p=837

oberhof

Thanks as always to those who provide updates from around the country.

Dec 232016
 

The EGF has posted an interesting summary of research carried out by a team from China and Minnesota.

go brain

[activated] areas included the parts of the brain associated with concentration and attention, spatial perception, image manipulation, problem solving and memory processes (working memory storage and episodic memory retrieval)

source: EGF – Go & Brain

 Posted by at 21:31
Dec 212016
 

As posted by the EGF, the next european go congress will be in Oberhof, Germany

The heated discussion on previous articles, and on the EGF L19 forum, suggests that there were going to be unhappy people whichever way this vote went, so hopefully everyone will stay calm at this outcome.

**update**
The EGF president, Martin Stiassny, posted an open letter apologising and clarifying the situation. Reaction has been muted.

Dec 082016
 

The Cork Go Club will be breaking for the holidays and we’ll be back in full swing come mid January 2017! Please feel free to join the group Cork Go Community for the most up to date information ! https://www.facebook.com/groups/191875150950/

source: HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

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Dec 072016
 

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This year saw a relatively modest turnout, tying with 2015 as the smallest to date (11 players total). With no bar in place and such a small field, several of the later games involved 9-stone handicaps. Let’s just say some of the DDK players had an interesting sunday!

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The EGD has the usual detailed results listing.

The IGA has posted a brief article.

There are some photos on the Cork facebook page.