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

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

May 032021
 

Looking forward… May

Live Twitch Event
To celebrate StarWars Day (not really) Stephen and Matei will be reviewing a live OGS game between James and Philippe on Twitch at 20:00 this tuesday, May 4th.

2021 Correspondence Championship
Both Division A and Division B are in progress

Further ahead… June

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

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

Pandanet Go European Team Championship
11th PGETC
Ireland drew 2-2 against Norway in round 6 and will face Spain in the final round on the 11th.

Looking back… April

IGA Twitch Channel
Philippe has created a “mid-Kyu level” channel where he plans to review games played on Wednesday evening in the OGS Irish room
He followed up with creation of a YouTube channel – part of the first Twitch stream has been made available for posterity.

Go On Air
Tibi appeared on Liveline at short notice (start at 1:02:07)

IGA AGM
Minutes from this year’s AGM are now available

On the continent…

EGC 2020-2021
Both the European Go Congress and European Youth Championship have been cancelled for this year.

New EGF Rating Algorithm Implemented
Discussions on L19 and the OGS forums

Tenuki

Statistical Supremacy
Following on from last month’s news that Sumire set a new record for promotion to 2-dan in Japan, yesterday’s Power Report details the success that she and several other Japanese female pros are having so far this year.

Interactive AI analysis meme
Interactive AI analysis now available on OGS
Forgot to mention this one last month

Bugcat’s thread guide
An attempt to collect a non-exhaustive list of threads on OGS that might hold long-term interest

April

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Mar 292021
 

Looking forward… April

IGA Twitch Channel
Philippe has created a “mid-Kyu level” channel where he plans to review games played on Wednesday evening in the OGS Irish room

2021 Correspondence Championship
Both Division A and Division B are in progress

Weekly Meetings

The IGA encourages people to play online while all local meetups are suspended.
Online – Wednesday 20:00 on Discord, with games played on OGS/IGS/KGS
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

Pandanet Go European Team Championship
11th PGETC
Ireland drew 2-2 against Denmark in round 5 and will face Norway in round 6 on the 20th.

Looking back… March

2021 IGA AGM
This year’s AGM took place on March 24th. Keep an eye on Discord for updates.

2021 Top 8
Matei won the first two of three potential games, securing his third consecutive championship

Ireland v France
The are two reviews of the battle against the Lyon-Shinogi club that took place on Friday 19th

On the continent…

European Go Journal February 2021
European Go Journal
The EGF have launched a new monthly publication. The February issue is available for free.


48th Paris International
The 2021 Paris International Go Tournament will take place on OGS from the 3rd to 5th of April

3rd Corona Cup 2021
This is ongoing from 8th March – 20th April

EGC 2020-2021
The status of this year’s EGC will be announced by the end of the month:
Given the current situation with COVID-19, it is impossible to predict anything now. We hope that the Congress will take place this year. However, we need to announce that the deadline for reporting whether the Congress will take place according to plan or not, is the end of April.

BGA YouTube Channel
Following on from the success of the London Go Centre channel, the BGA now has its own, starting with some of Mateusz Surma’s recent lectures and game reviews

Tenuki

Girl Power
AGA’s Power Report last month had a summary of Nakamura Sumire’s progress, as well as noting that Yoshida Mika has become the first female Japanese Pro to win 700 official games.
On the flip side, Korean 2p Kim Eun-ji has been suspended from competing for a year after she admitted using AI during an online competition.