Dec 012021
 

Looking forward… December

2021 Irish Winter Rengo
Currently underway – check Discord or the IGA site for updates!

Lisburn Go
The Lisburn Go Club will hold an introductory go session on Wednesday Dec 1st in Lisburn chess rooms at 6:30pm

Awesome Baduk
Baduk is Awesome
Yeon-woo is offering a limited number of free teaching games. For details, see this brochure, and use this form to sign up.

Massachusetts Go Association
MGF League
“As the league is completely online, it’s open to anyone who may be interested from 30kyu–1kyu.” – AGA E-Journal

Further ahead… January

2022 National Championship
Entries are now open for next year’s Championship/Top 8. The initial double-elimination stage will be online, with the Top 8 in Dublin, and the championship best-of-three being players’ choice.

TIGGRE – Ellie Cup
TIGGRE – Ellie Cup
Takes place on the 29th and 30th of January in the Grenoble Centre des Congrès

Go & Ski course
Like Go and Skiing? This combinational camp runs from the 31st of January to the 5th of February in Vaujany.

Weekly Meetings

Dublin – Tuesday 19:30 in Toners
Online – Wednesday 20:00 on Discord, with games played primarily in the OGS Ireland Group
Galway – visit their club on OGS

Pandanet Go European Team Championship
12th PGETC
Ireland finished 3-1 against Slovakia in the second round.
After a break for Christmas, the next matches will be against Spain in the third round on January 25th.

Looking back… November

Ulster Open 2021
Results from Lisburn

On the continent…

Online European Championship 2021
Taking place online (OGS, Nov 23rd – Dec 5th) due to the cancellation of the European Go Congress.
Article and overview on the EGF site.
Discussion on L19.

EGC 2022
European Go Congress 2022
web site for next year’s EGC

Tenuki

Go Magic
A rare problem collection for everyone
The “Yi Kuo” endgame problem collection, composed by the legendary Chinese master Huang Longshi, can be found inside the final free lesson “treasure chest” of Go Magic‘s course “Huang Longshi: Legend of Blood and Tears”.

Lepidoptera & Shell
Murugandi has added two new go-related mugs in time for the holiday season, along with a 20% Christmas discount.

China’s “Go theme park”
Ten Games in Danghu

IGA Resources

Join the IGA Discord server – https://discord.com/invite/4vSnhjd – or follow us on Twitch, YouTube, or Instagram
IGA Discord serverIGA Twitch channelIGA YouTube channelIGA Instagram feed

Nov 012021
 

Looking forward… November

Ulster Open 2021
Taking place in Lisburn on Saturday November 20th

Further ahead… December

2021 Irish Winter Rengo
Entries are now open – details on the IGA site

Even further… January

TIGGRE – Ellie Cup
TIGGRE – Ellie Cup
Takes place on the 29th and 30th of January in the Grenoble Centre des Congrès

Go & Ski course
Like Go and Skiing? This combinational camp runs from the 31st of January to the 5th of February in Vaujany.

Weekly Meetings

Dublin – Tuesday 19:30 in Toners
Online – Wednesday 20:00 on Discord, with games played primarily in the OGS Ireland Group
Galway – visit their club on OGS

IGA Resources

Join the IGA Discord server – https://discord.com/invite/4vSnhjd
A “mid-kyu level” channel on Twitch
Twitch streams archived on YouTube
The recently minted Instagram account

Pandanet Go European Team Championship
12th PGETC
Ireland won just a single game against Norway in the first round.
Ireland faces Slovakia in the second round on the 16th.

Looking back… October

October Rip-Off
Eoghan has posted a writeup of this inaugural tournament

British Go Congress
Niall placed second in this year’s “Lighting Championship

London Go Centre
London MindSports Centre
The London Go Centre is now open at its new home

On the continent…

6th European Pro Qualification 2021
Won by Stanisław Frejlak, who is now the 8th European Professional

European Pair Go Championship 2021
Won by Natalia Kovaleva 5d and Dmitrij Surin 6d for the 7th time

Online European Youth Go Championship
Coverage of the EYGC courtesy of the European Go Journal

PolGoTe
Polgote.com
Mateusz Surma is crowdfunding The Marketplace of Online Go Lessons which has garnered some discussion on the OGS forum

EGC 2022
European Go Congress 2022
web site for next year’s EGC

Tenuki

On the Shoulders of Giants
KGS gets in on the AI action

32nd International Amateur Pair Go Championship postponed
Due to take place in December, this has been postponed until November/December 2022 due to COVID

Oct 012021
 

Looking forward… October

October Rip-Off
The inaugural October Rip-Off, will take place in the Teachers’ Club in Dublin on the 30th

2021 British Congress
Planned as a face-to-face event with a somewhat slimmed-down British Championship

Further ahead… November

Ulster Open 2021
Taking place in Lisburn on Saturday November 20th

Weekly Meetings

Dublin meetings have resumed!

Dublin – Tuesday 19:30 in Toners
Online – Wednesday 20:00 on Discord, with games played primarily in the OGS Ireland Group
Galway – visit their club on OGS

IGA Resources

Join the IGA Discord server – https://discord.com/invite/4vSnhjd
A “mid-kyu level” channel on Twitch
Twitch streams archived on YouTube
The recently minted Instagram account

Pandanet Go European Team Championship
12th PGETC
The 12th Pandanet Go European Team Championship season 2021-2022 will start on Tuesday 12th October

Looking back… September

Combates des Clubs
Combates des Clubs
The 4-against-4 match with the French online Club Stones in the Shell took place on the 15th. Three of the games were reviewed in French:
Board 1 review
Board 2 review
Board 3 review

Turkey
8 simultaneous games were played in the first Turkey/Ireland league event. The reviews can be watched on the IGA’s twitch.

On the continent…

6th European Pro Qualification 2021
Monday to Sunday, October 25 – 31

European Women’s Championship 2021
The winner of this year’s EWC was Dina Burdakova 5d

EGJ journal logo
European Go Journal
The EGF has publish an update on the state of the EGJ, which now has its own site

Fudan Europe logo
2nd Fudan – Europe Online Go Festival
Intro, progress report, and results

European Team Championship
France secured its 3rd consecutive championship

EGC 2022
European Go Congress 2022
The web site for next year’s EGC is online

Tenuki

All-Encompassing
The EGF welcomes Kyrgyzstan as its newest non-member

32nd International Amateur Pair Go Championship postponed
Due to take place in December, this has been postponed until November/December 2022 due to COVID

Sep 022021
 

Looking forward… September

4v4
There will be a 4-against-4 match with the French online Club Stones in the Shell at 19:30 on the 15th. Interested players should contact Philippe (@thelonious on Discord) asap.

Turkey
Philippe is also looking for as many players as possible of all levels for a large event involving Turkey, probably at the end of the month.

Further ahead… October

2k to 4d event
Something is also being arranged with Hong Kong in October, possibly Sunday 10th. Interested players between 2k and 4d should contact Philippe.

2021 British Congress
Planned as a face-to-face event with a somewhat slimmed-down British Championship

Weekly Meetings

The rumours are true – Dublin meetings have resumed!

Dublin – Tuesday 19:30 in Toners
Online – Wednesday 20:00 on Discord, with games played primarily in the OGS Ireland Group
Galway – visit their club on OGS

IGA Resources

Join the IGA Discord server – https://discord.com/invite/4vSnhjd
A “mid-kyu level” channel on Twitch
Twitch streams archived on YouTube
The newly minted Instagram account

Looking back… August

tricky C4 invasion played by the Japanese player
Korean Prime Minister Cup
Some notes on James’ participation in this year’s KPMC, where he reached the top-32 knock-out phase. Groups are listed here

2021 Correspondence Championship
A few words to remind everyone that they only have four study months until the 2022 edition.

On the continent…

European Women’s Championship 2021
This year’s EWC will be played on OGS over the weekend of the 4th-5th

European Go Journal World of Tesuji sample
European Go Journal
World of Tesuji sample article from the EGJ

EGF AGM 2021
EGF 2021 AGM Updates
Lorenz has posted some highlights with a link to the minutes

EGC 2022
European Go Congress 2022
The web site for next year’s EGC is online

European Go Journal February 2021
2021 Mind Sports Olympiad
The MSO Open (19×19) was held online

Tenuki

32nd International Amateur Pair Go Championship postponed
Due to take place in December, this has been postponed until November/December 2022 due to COVID

Aug 012021
 

Nearly There

Rumours of at least one club reopening for outdoor play are hopefully not greatly exaggerated.

Looking forward… August

Korean Prime Minister Cup
James is representing Ireland in this year’s online KPMC. Groups are listed here

Weekly Meetings

The IGA encourages people to play online, especially while all local meetups are suspended.
Online – Wednesday 20:00 on Discord, with games played primarily in the OGS Ireland Group
Galway – visit their club on OGS

IGA Resources

Join the IGA Discord server – https://discord.com/invite/4vSnhjd
A “mid-kyu level” channel on Twitch
Twitch streams archived on YouTube
The newly minted Instagram account

Looking back… July

Irish Summer Go Cup
Category winners were Matei (2k+), Eoghan (3-8k), Ruari (9-20k), and Clara (U18s)
Final standings
Tournament page

2021 Correspondence Championship
Division A has finally finished. Chris finished at the top of the table without a single loss.

On the continent…

2021 EGF AGM
This was held last tuesday. Minutes are expected soon from the 9-hour (!) event. Meanwhile, the agenda is here and there is some discussion on L19.

Transatlantic Professional Go League
The 1st tournament is underway, with games played every Saturday and Sunday
Calvin Sun posted some commentary on his game with Andrii Kravets

Tenuki

32nd International Amateur Pair Go Championship postponed
Due to take place in December, this has been postponed until November/December 2022 due to COVID

Additional Options
If the Bulletin does not fully scratch your need for regular Go news, Stephen has pointed out some reviews of other publications on OGS:
European Go Journal
Dutch Go Magazine
British Go Journal
AGA E-Journal
Go World News

Interactive Diagrams on Sensei’s Library
Make diagrams on SL interactive

Polyominoes
For the curious

The AGA Songbook
No, really

Jun 302021
 

Looking forward… July

Irish Summer Go Cup
This 5-round online tournament runs Wednesday nights from June 30th to July 28th.
Round 1 results and the standings afterwards.

2021 Correspondence Championship
Division A is still in progress

2021 US e-Go Congress
This will take place online from July 17-25, on OGS, KGS, and Pandanet

Further ahead… August

Korean Prime Minister Cup
James will represent Ireland (online) at this year’s KPMC

Weekly Meetings

The IGA encourages people to play online while all local meetups are suspended.
Online – Wednesday 20:00 on Discord, with games played primarily in the OGS Ireland Group
Galway – visit their club on OGS

IGA Resources

Join the IGA Discord server – https://discord.com/invite/4vSnhjd
A “mid-kyu level” channel on Twitch
Twitch streams archived on YouTube

Looking back… June

WAGC 2021
IGA reports from the 41st World Amateur Go Championship 2021:
First day, first round
Gavin secures 31st place for Ireland
Artem has also posted interviews with some of the other European participants

On the continent…

Transatlantic Professional Go League
The 1st tournament is underway, with games played every Saturday and Sunday

Tenuki

Making the move online
A report from the Durham tournament in the UK about their experience of moving the tournament online

June

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May 312021
 

The ‘not quite a bank holiday weekend’ edition

Brought to you by the foibles of the Gregorian calendar

Looking forward… June

Irish Summer Go Cup
Signups are now open for this 5-round online tournament taking place Wednesday nights in July

2021 Correspondence Championship
Division A is still in progress

WAGC 2021
Gavin will head to Vladivostok, Russia to represent Ireland at the 41st World Amateur Go Championship 2021, June 4th-9th.

Further ahead… August

Korean Prime Minister Cup
If you are interested in representing Ireland at this year’s KPMC, please email secretary@irish-go.org

Weekly Meetings

The IGA encourages people to play online while all local meetups are suspended.
Online – Wednesday 20:00 on Discord, with games played primarily in the OGS Ireland Group
Galway – visit their club on OGS

If you have not already joined the IGA Discord server, you can do so using this link – https://discord.com/invite/4vSnhjd

IGA on Twitch
A “mid-kyu level” channel

IGA YouTube channel
Twitch streams made available for posterity

Pandanet Go European Team Championship
11th PGETC
Ireland won 3 of their 4 games against Spain in the final round, finishing in 4th position overall.

Looking back… May

2021 Correspondence Championship
Carol won Division B with a perfect 6-0 result

On the continent…

Euro Pro League goes Transatlantic
In cooperation with the new NAGF, the EGF announced the 1st Transatlantic Professional Go League. It will include EGF pros, AGA pros, and two strong European amateurs. See the league page for more details.

Go Magic
One Dream… One Goal
A new project aiming to provide “everything you might possibly need on your way to Go mastery”. See the EGF article for more details.

Awesome Baduk
Baduk is Awesome
World class lessons provided as 10-15 minute video lectures by topic and level

Tenuki

Go Variants
Detective Go – asymmetrical variant with a team of detectives trying to find a fugitive that plays hidden moves
Fractional Multicolour Go – multiplayer variant where individual stones can have multiple colours simultaneously
Fractional Multicolour Go