A lot to cover this month. I have dropped the numbers from the title, going back to just the month name. Looked a bit unwieldily and these bulletins aren’t really intended for archival purposes anyway. Comments to the usual address…
Looking forward… April
2019 Online Interprovincials
Round 2, at some point
The first round of the Transatlantic Pro Go Team Championship is scheduled for 20:00 CET on April 7th
The Young One
The AGA’s Power Report has coverage on the career of 9-year-old Nakamura Sumire, who will make her professional debut this month
Further ahead… September
2019 Belfast Go Tournament
There will be a one day tournament in Belfast on Saturday September 14th
Ireland trounced Cyprus 4-nil in the 7th round.
Although Ireland and Iceland now both have the same match points, and total board points, and first board points, Iceland’s second board has more points than Ireland’s second board, so Iceland remain at the top of the table. For now…
The penultimate round will be against Kazakhstan on the 16th, with the final round versus Portugal taking place in May.
Looking back… March
2019 Irish Go Congress
Results for the Open are available
This took place during the Irish Go Congress. No minutes posted yet but Eoghan has stepped into the position of president.
2019 Irish Correspondence Tournament
On the continent…
2019 Euro Pro Championship
Held last month in Jena, Germany. The EGF has a report.
Grand Slam Qualification
EGF article covering the 2019 tournament. The Grand Slam itself will take place at the end of April.
Catalin Taranu has proposed creating an European Youth Elite team
The Future of Go in the West
A lengthy but worthwhile read, focusing on online content
How to “Teach” Go
Taking a different approach to introducing new players.
A comparison of ranks across servers & associations from OGS survey data