The Galway Tournament will take place on May 6th-7th at the Galway Bridge Club, St Mary’s Road.
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.
This is the twelfth “issue”, which means I’ve been at this experiment for about a year now. Comments, feedback, and suggestions for change in 2017 are welcome!
Looking forward… January
Irish Correspondence Tournament 2017
This is now underway. Updates at http://senseis.xmp.net/?IrishCorrespondence
Top 8 + AGM
The AGM will be held in Ballsbridge Hotel, after the first day of the Top 8 (Jan 28th) – http://www.irish-go.org/2016/12/05/irish-top-8-agm-jan-28th-29th-2017/
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 – The Cork Club is taking a break, but will resume later in January*
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 weeknights at 20:00. Contact us if you are interested – 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 back… December
Cork Go Tournament 2016
A brief summary, with links to results, photos, and the IGA writeup – http://www.corkgo.org/?p=816
2017 Congress Location SNAFU
Final Answer: Oberhof, Germany – http://www.corkgo.org/?p=837
Thanks as always to those who provide updates from around the country.
The EGF has posted an interesting summary of research carried out by a team from China and Minnesota.
[activated] areas included the parts of the brain associated with concentration and attention, spatial perception, image manipulation, problem solving and memory processes (working memory storage and episodic memory retrieval)
source: EGF – Go & Brain
Sigup over at Sensei’s Library
UPDATE: Entry is now closed
As posted by the EGF, the next european go congress will be in Oberhof, Germany
The heated discussion on previous articles, and on the EGF L19 forum, suggests that there were going to be unhappy people whichever way this vote went, so hopefully everyone will stay calm at this outcome.
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/
source: HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!