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

Looking forward… February

PGETC
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…

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

May
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/

May
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/

AGM
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

Cobh
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

Christmas Break

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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/

source: HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

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Cork Go Tournament 2016

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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.

December

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Dec 012016
 

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.

Cork Go Tournament 2016

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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

September

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Sep 042016
 

This month’s bulletin has been delayed for a legion of reasons. However, there is more content that any previous issue. Enjoy!

Looking forward… September

Belfast Open
The 2016 Belfast Open will run September 24th-25th – http://www.irish-go.org/2016/07/05/belfast-open-2016/

KPMC 2016
Carol will represent Ireland at this year’s Korean Prime Minister’s Cup – http://senseis.xmp.net/?KPMC

Cork Meetings
Cork players are considering a change of meeting night – https://www.facebook.com/groups/191875150950/permalink/10153695951865951/

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

Further ahead…

Pandanet Go European Team Championship 2016
League C has been split in two. This places Ireland in League D for the upcoming 7th PGETC – http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/333

Irish Women’s Championship
Anyone with an opinion on the future of the Irish Women’s Championship should express it on the google group – https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/irish-go/6ltttO9kRJE

MIAGC
The Malaysian International Amateur Go Championship has issued an open invitation to all Go associations and clubs worldwide – https://forums.online-go.com/t/malaysia-international-amateur-go-championship/8679
Online preliminaries are in October – http://www.miagc.org

Looking back… August

corkgo.org
Cork Go is online for 10 years – http://www.corkgo.org/?p=770

EGF AGM
Although the AGM was held in July, a report was published last month – http://www.eurogofed.org/index.html?id=65

Go after Alpha
Top European players comment on the future of the game – http://www.eurogofed.org/index.html?id=67

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

ten years on…

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Sep 042016
 

Cork Go launched just over ten years ago, making it one of the longest running projects I’ve been involved with. As with my own go playing, there have been occasional breaks along the way. While it has never reached any great level of activity, dashboard stats show 115 posts to date – about one a month.

The biggest recent step was definitely the start of a monthly bulletin back in February, which met with positive feedback. So far, this little experiment has been well worth the time. The monthly format strikes a reasonable balance between timely content and production effort.

If anyone has ideas for the future of the site, or would be interested in getting involved in some way, feel free to post a comment below, or get in touch with me directly (check the Contact page).