Sep 042016
 

This month’s bulletin has been delayed for a legion of reasons. However, there is more content that any previous issue. Enjoy!

Looking forward… September

Belfast Open
The 2016 Belfast Open will run September 24th-25th – http://www.irish-go.org/2016/07/05/belfast-open-2016/

KPMC 2016
Carol will represent Ireland at this year’s Korean Prime Minister’s Cup – http://senseis.xmp.net/?KPMC

Cork Meetings
Cork players are considering a change of meeting night – https://www.facebook.com/groups/191875150950/permalink/10153695951865951/

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/191875150950
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 Tuesdays 20:00. Contact us if you are interested – http://www.corkgo.org/?page_id=9

Further ahead…

Pandanet Go European Team Championship 2016
League C has been split in two. This places Ireland in League D for the upcoming 7th PGETC – http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/333

Irish Women’s Championship
Anyone with an opinion on the future of the Irish Women’s Championship should express it on the google group – https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/irish-go/6ltttO9kRJE

MIAGC
The Malaysian International Amateur Go Championship has issued an open invitation to all Go associations and clubs worldwide – https://forums.online-go.com/t/malaysia-international-amateur-go-championship/8679
Online preliminaries are in October – http://www.miagc.org

Looking back… August

corkgo.org
Cork Go is online for 10 years – http://www.corkgo.org/?p=770

EGF AGM
Although the AGM was held in July, a report was published last month – http://www.eurogofed.org/index.html?id=65

Go after Alpha
Top European players comment on the future of the game – http://www.eurogofed.org/index.html?id=67

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

Sep 042016
 

Cork Go launched just over ten years ago, making it one of the longest running projects I’ve been involved with. As with my own go playing, there have been occasional breaks along the way. While it has never reached any great level of activity, dashboard stats show 115 posts to date – about one a month.

The biggest recent step was definitely the start of a monthly bulletin back in February, which met with positive feedback. So far, this little experiment has been well worth the time. The monthly format strikes a reasonable balance between timely content and production effort.

If anyone has ideas for the future of the site, or would be interested in getting involved in some way, feel free to post a comment below, or get in touch with me directly (check the Contact page).

Aug 012016
 

Looking forward… August

Belfast Open
Signups are open for the 2016 Belfast Open, which will run September 24th-25th
http://www.irish-go.org/2016/07/05/belfast-open-2016/

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/191875150950
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 – Most Tuesdays 20:00. Contact us if you are interested – http://www.corkgo.org/?page_id=9

New Dublin Club?
Roman is looking for players interested in regular meetings on Sunday afternoons in Stillorgan – https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/irish-go/9rJ27woQyDE

Looking back… July

Cian has stepped into the role of captain for next year’s PGETC.

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

Jun 302016
 

Things are getting quiet for the summer months…

Looking forward… July

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/191875150950
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 – Most Tuesdays 20:00. Contact us if you are interested – http://www.corkgo.org/?page_id=9

Looking back… June

37th World Amateur Go Championship – John finished in 49th position for Ireland – http://www.ranka.intergofed.org/?page_id=13885

DeepMind prize fund to be split between EGF, AGA, Korean Baduk Association, UNICEF UK, and Raspberry Pi/Code Club – http://www.eurogofed.org/index.html?id=55

James is looking for someone to act as captain for next year’s PGETC as he will be stepping down. Interested persons should post on https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/irish-go or one of the facebook groups.

May 302016
 

Before we begin…
James is looking for someone to act as captain for next year’s PGETC as he will be stepping down. Interested persons should post on https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/irish-go or one of the facebook groups.

Looking forward… June

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/191875150950
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 – Most Tuesdays 20:00. Contact us if you are interested – http://www.corkgo.org/?page_id=9

Looking back… May

Top 8
Noel beat Tibi in the last game of the main tournament – https://online-go.com/game/5149599
This places Noel 1 point ahead of Michael, avoiding a tie-break and pitting Noel against James in the final – http://www.irish-go.org/national-international/top-8/

2015/2016 Pandanet Go Euro Team Championship
Round 10 – Ireland beat Lithuania 3-1 (after only one of their players turned up)
Round 11 – Unfortunately Ireland closed out the last round with 0-4 against Croatia
The final scoreboard and full list of rounds can be found at http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/draw/49