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/

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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.

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Looking forward… December

Cork Go Tournament 2016
As I’m sure everyone is aware, this will take place in just a few days. Keep tabs via the facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/2275359645938088/

Irish Correspondence Tournament 2017
Ian has started a page over at SL to take signups for this – http://senseis.xmp.net/?IrishCorrespondence

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

Looking back… November

Top 8
James beat Noel in the first game of the final. SGF file available from KGS – http://files.gokgs.com/games/2016/11/22/jameshut-irelandgo.sgf

Weekly Commented Games
Philippe and James are at game 9 and counting – http://www.irish-go.org/2016/11/18/james-vs-philippe-game-9/

Cho Chikun vs Deep Zen Go
Cho beat Zen 2:1 – http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=13771

Murugandi & Ajka
Justyna and Kim broke the 100 follower mark – https://www.facebook.com/murugandiTwitch/

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

Nov 302016
 

For those who like to plan their Go vacations well in advance…

Dear club organisers,

Full information on the Leo Phillips Isle of Man Go Festival, with the recently confirmed new dates (30 July – 4 August), is at https://iomgocongress.wordpress.com/. We have also attached a PDF of a leaflet about the event (including entry form) – it would be great if you could spread the word by circulating this to members of your club.

As always, this unique event provides the chance to mix playing Go with sightseeing on the fascinating island. The mix of tournaments means you can spend almost all week playing Go, or less time if you wish.

We have put recent information about accommodation availability as a link from the page https://iomgocongress.wordpress.com/accommodation-in-port-erin/

We hope that a lot of Go players will be interested in the Go Festival, which in the past has always been a really enjoyable event. We have got some entries already and many other people have said they are interested in coming.

We would advise people to book early because, although we have moved the dates to make it easier to find accommodation, Port Erin is not a large place and the places to stay will get booked up at some point.

The page https://iomgocongress.wordpress.com/about/ gives information about how to enter. Please let us know if you need any more information about the event.

Thanks and best wishes,

Paul & Andrea Smith

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Looking forward… November

Cork Go Tournament 2016
December 3rd-4th. Keep tabs via the facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/2275359645938088/

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

Looking back… October

PGETC
Following their 3-1 result against Kazakhstan in round one, Ireland finished 2-2 against Portugal in the second round. This leaves Ireland sitting at the top of D League with Cyprus – http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/draw/59

Weekly Commented Games
Philippe has been posting weekly. The most recent entry is a tesuji from the USGO Cotsen Open – http://www.irish-go.org/2016/10/23/tesuji-of-the-night/

Twitch
Justyna and Kim have a channel where they occasionally review games – https://www.twitch.tv/murugandi

New Equipment
Carol managed to get sets of 10 boards, stones, and clocks from the Korean Baduk Association (KABA), so the IGA currently has plenty of Go equipment.

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

Oct 182016
 

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We are pleased to announce The Cork Go Tournament of 2016 on 3rd-4th of December.

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.
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GENERAL INFO
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 etc…
Tea, coffee, biscuits, AND cake will be provided!
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SCHEDULE
Saturday
9.30: Registration
10-12: Round 1
12-1: Lunch
1-3: Round 2
3-5: Round 3
Sunday
11-1: Round 4
1-2: Lunch
2-4: Round 5
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VENUE: Cricket Club, Richard Beamish Grounds, Mardyke Walk, Cork City, Co. Cork

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

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Keep tabs on the facebook event