First Go Meeting of New UCC Term

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Sep 172013

Greetings and Salutations on this fine lovely and wet day!

Our first meeting shall be this Thursday in Boole 5 from 6.30 until 8.30 p.m.

There will be some Hikaru, an introduction to the game, and some play afterwards!

…from the UCC Go Club mailing list.

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UCC Doubles Down this Autumn

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Aug 272013

From the UCC Go mailing list…

Greetings and Salutation!

I hope your Summer has gone well and you are all eager to return to the Go Club this coming Autumn.

Below are a couple of things to note:-

a. Clubs day will be the 17th of Septemeber! If anyone wants to volunteer to help out man the stand, do get in touch.

b. We will now have two meetings per week:-

    Tuesdays (Practice): WGB_G02 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
    Thursdays (Lessons): Boole 5 from 6.30 p.m. until 8.30 p.m.

The Tuesday meeting will be a usual meeting for fun , chatting, and playing Go as we did last year.
However, the Thursday meeting will be a bit different. It will be a lesson meeting- where we shall play an episode of Hikaru No Go followed by a magnificently inspiring lesson by yours truly :P The lessons will start from the basics and progress to the various fundamental aspects of Go, e.g. Life and Death, Shape, Influence and Territory, etc… etc…
If you are quite motivated to start now here are some recommendations

    A nice online tutorial.
    This book is a super read!
    Two nice places to play online KGS (for this you have to download an application to play) and NOVA (for this you can play in your web browser). My user name is Seanachain in both, if you see me there, invite me to a game!

Ok, that’s all for now folks!

The Go Club Ensemble

Nova? I think he meant Kaya ;)

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UCC Tournament 2012

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Nov 252012

Last weekend saw the 6th annual UCC Go Club Tournament. In a pleasant break with tradition, there were no storms, floods, or blizzards to dampen spirits. The weather could nearly have been described as clement, if not for a spot of rain on the second day…

The venue was the Mardyke Pavilion, which was undoubtedly the best venue the tournament has seen to date. The shot below does not do it justice, although it does capture the colour coordinated chairs ^^ In the foyer, there were two go board cakes, a picture of which can be seen on the NUIG Go Soc’s latest post.

UCC Go Club Tournament 2012

A total of 31 players took part this year; the largest ever turnout. A full table of results is available from the EGD.

It’s fair to say that the event was a resounding success. A big thanks to Justyna and the rest of the UCC Go Club committee for a job well done! It remains to be seen how they’re going to top this one next year.


The IGA has a brief post with results.

News in Brief

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Nov 092012

UCC Go: There has been a change in our Sunday meetings – from now on we will be meeting in the Marlboro 32 pub (on Marlboro street obviously). They’re still be on from 4PM on as that’s when the pub opens! It’s a nice and quiet place on a Sunday afternoon.

Also, only one week until the tournament!

IGA: The previously announced IGA EGM will be held on Jan 26th, during the weekend of the Top 8 Kick-Off.

NUIG Go: November’s issue of Knight’s Atari is now online.

IGoLocal: Too late to be considered news, but it seems will not be making a return. The sidebar link to the right has been removed.

News in Brief

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Oct 242012

There will be no UCC Go meeting this weekend due to the Jazz Festival. Odd how Corkonian go players (native and adopted) will endure storms, floods, and blizzards to attend a go tournament, but the threat of a city full of people is enough to stop play ^^

Coincidentally, the Galway Go Soc will have an extra meeting this week. Karma and all that.

The IGA has commented on Ireland’s performance in round 2 of the Pandanet European Team Championship.

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