Feb 032017

A slight overlap this time, as we are already a few days into the news for this month.

Looking forward… February

Ireland’s 4th round (vs Cyprus) is undecided, with the remaining board to be played this tuesday, the 7th, as 20:00 CET – http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/363#2

Cork City
Go restarts in Bradley’s Pub, Barrack St at 20:00 this Sunday (the 5th) – https://www.facebook.com/groups/191875150950

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 various venues around the city – 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 – Meetings 20:00 most Thursdays in Whitepoint – http://www.corkgo.org/?page_id=9

*The Cork group will be making use of Discord on a trial basis. To get an invite, contact Padraig or myself.

Looking further ahead…

Registration is now open for the 2017 Irish Confucius Cup – http://www.irish-go.org/2017-irish-confucius-cup/

The Galway Tournament will take place on May 6th-7th at the Galway Bridge Club, St Mary’s Road – http://www.irish-go.org/galway-main-tournament-2017/

A one-day Pair Go event is being organised on Sunday May 14th in the Japanese Embassy in Nutley Centre. Interested pairs should contact the IGA committee.

Looking back… January (and a bit of February)

Top 8 (2016)
James won the first two games (of three) in the final against Noel, claiming the 2016 Irish Champion title – http://www.irish-go.org/2016-irish-championship-table

Top 8 (2017)
The first four(-ish) rounds took place in Ballsbridge Hotel last weekend – http://www.irish-go.org/2017/01/29/top-8-week-end-results/

The 2017 IGA AGM took place on the first day of the Top 8 weekend. Minutes: http://www.corkgo.org/?p=884

Tony Goddard (1947-2017)
For those who remember Tony Goddard, it seems that he passed away last weekend. For a few years he was living in Belfast, working at QUB. He started a Go club there during his stay, as well as taking part in the Chess scene. During that time he played in the Irish Open, winning it in 1994 – http://www.britgo.org/node/5745

Irish Correspondence Tournament 2017
Progress can be tracked at http://senseis.xmp.net/?IrishCorrespondence

Dutch Female Champ 2017
Justyna tied for 1st. There will be a best-of-three playoff later this year – http://www.eurogofed.org/index.html?id=101

Marika (left) and Justyna (right) playing the final game

Attempting to meet twice weekly this year. Averaged about 1.5/week in Jan.

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

p.s. Remember to renew your annual IGA membership – http://www.irish-go.org/about/#whyjoin

Jan 222017

Since the new year, meetings in Cobh have been running on thursday nights in Whitepoint. Start time is around 20:00. Player strength ranges from 9k down into the 20’s.

We aim to continue the irregular tues/weds nights in Ballyvoloon as well. Details will be updated here when the schedule settles down.

 Posted by at 14:37

Cobh Meetings

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Sep 112011

The Cobh crew seem to have settled on Wednesday evenings as a reasonably reliable night to play. Time can vary depending on our host’s schedule, but it’s usually around 20:00-22:00 in Whitepoint. Get in touch for more info.

 Posted by at 01:54

Meeting Times

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Jan 272008

The UCC Go Club meets every wednesday night (19:00-22:00) in room G20 of the Kane Building.

The Cobh crew meets up irregularly. If you’ll be in the area and are interested in meeting up, get in touch and we’ll organize something.

 Posted by at 23:40

Summer Update

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Jun 242007

Although there hasn’t been any post here for a while now, it’s not that there hasn’t been any activity locally. There have been occasional meetings in Cobh and play continues fairly regularly in Cork. I’ve just not been following play there as closely as someone who’s supposed to be letting others know what’s happening should. (Personal rambling kept to my own blog.) Things always lose cohesion slightly during the summer, with people being preoccupied by exams, vacations, etc. The Yahoo group continues to be the best method to get in touch with other members anyway; this site is more useful for allowing new players in Cork to find us. I will try to make time to catch up on the various forums and such that are linked this week. Expect another update when you see it…

 Posted by at 14:20

Cobh session Tuesday

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Mar 182007

For any players in the Cobh area, there will be a meeting this tuesday. Time and venue to be confirmed, but likely around 20:00 either in Cobh or out past Ballymore. The plan is to try out this time for 2-3 weeks and if people turn up, continue on a permanent basis.

 Posted by at 15:28
Mar 132007

Cork Times
Friday @ 20:00 – Arcadia Hall (just across from the train station)
Sunday nights will hopefully resume in the near future.

Cobh Times
Regular play in Cobh has been suspended for the moment. If someone’s interested in organizing these, kindly make it known.

 Posted by at 13:00