Nov 292015

Last weekend, UCC’s Mardyke Pavilion hosted the 9th annual Cork Go Tournament. The turnout was modest, with a total of 11 people participating across the two days. A shame, since the atmosphere, and the weather, were great!

UCC Go Tournament 2015 - Day 1

UCC Go Tournament 2015 – Day 1

In a break with recent years, the tournament was Class B, with no bar set. Attendees ranged from 2k down to first-time tournament goers.

Geoffrey (FR 3k) waltzed through the event with 5/5 wins. Second place was secured by Piotr (PL 6k) with 4 wins. Third went to Brian (IE 15k) a new local player. The full results table can be found on the EGD.

UCC Go Tournament 2015 - Day 2

UCC Go Tournament 2015 – Day 2

Kudos to Mike, first time tournament director, for pulling off the event so smoothly. Looks like it will be in good hands for the next few years. Unless I am miscounting, 2016 will be the milestone 10th tournament – no pressure ^^

Sep 302015

Have not seen anything quite on this scale before…

ConGo – Massively Multiplayer Consultation Go Server

ConGo is a new go server for massive multiplayer consultation go. There is only one game being played at a time. Each player is automatically added to either the black or the white team. Every member on each team gets to vote on the next move. The move with the most votes is chosen.

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Sep 302015

Tournament details have been posted on the facebook event:

We are pleased to announce The Cork Go Tournament of 2015 – 21st ~ 22nd of November.

Here in friendly Cork on the banks of the Lee, we are delighted to host another Go tournament for all you go aficionados out there.
This will be a class B Swiss Tournament (Handicapped) of 5 rounds; 50 minutes main thinking time and 3X30 seconds byoyomi.

There will be lots of prizes- 1st,2nd, 3rd, best beginner, best sandbagger etc…
Tea, coffee, biscuits AND cake will be provided!
9.30: Registration
10-12: Round 1
12-1: Lunch
1-3: Round 2
3-5: Round 3
11-1: Round 4
1-2: Lunch
2-4: Round 5
* We will also organise to go out for dinner on Saturday evening, please let us know if you’d like to join us.
VENUE: Mardke Pavillion, UCC.

Entry Fee – €15/€10 (unwaged or students)
To pre-register please send an email to with you name,rank and club.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Sep 292015

Two tournament announcements this month!

The annual Cork Go Tournament is scheduled for November 21st/22nd.

Looking further ahead, the 2016 Irish Confucius Cup will run March 4th-6th.

More details on both as they become available.

UCC Go Tournament 2014

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The Cork Go Collective is pleased to announce –

The UCC GO Tournament of 2014!

This will be a Swiss tournament (handicap -1)  of 5 rounds with 50 minutes main thinking time and 3 by 30 seconds byōyomi, held on the 15th and 16th of November, 2014.

There will be lots of prizes:-

1st – 150 euro

2nd – 100 euro

3rd – 50 euro


There will also be prizes for best beginner, best sandbagger etc… etc…

Tea, coffee, biscuits AND cake will be provided!

Venue: Mardyke Pavillion, UCC, Cork.





9.30 Registration

10.00 – 12.00 First Round

12.00 – 1.00 Luncheon

1.00-3.00 Second Round

3.30 -5.30 Third Round


11.00 -1.00 Fourth Round

1.00-2.00 Afternoon Tea

2.00 – 4.00 Fifth Round

4.30  Prize Ceremony

Entry: 15 euro/ 10 euro(for unwaged/students).

To register please email –  or check out