Ireland, Online  Comments Off on April
Mar 302016

A whole season down already! But at least all the clubs seem to have emerged from hibernation now.

Looking forward… April

Weekly Meetings
Online – Thursdays 20:00-22:00 on OGS – http://www.irish-go.org/clubs-tournaments/online/
Dublin – Wednesdays 20:30 in Toners – http://www.irish-go.org/clubs-tournaments/dublin/
Cork – Saturday night 20:00(-ish) in the Cricket Club Bar – https://www.facebook.com/groups/191875150950
Cobh – Most Tuesdays 20:00. Contact us if you are interested – https://www.corkgo.org/?page_id=9
Belfast – Monday nights are moving to the Brewbot Pub on Ormeau Road – https://www.facebook.com/BelfastGoClub/?fref=ts
Galway – The club is now meeting every Tuesday 20:00 at various venues in Galway city. Anyone interested should call Richard on 091 555800

Looking back… March

2016 Confucius Cup
Rory has posted a comprehensive report covering the tournament, including results, photos, and a selection of game records – http://www.irish-go.org/2016-irish-confucius-cup-report/

The weekly Adventuring Party podcast featured Cian as their special guest in the latest episode (Per, March 2016). His lucid representation of our favourite game can be found on the Adventuring Party’s feed – https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/per-march-2016-go-irish-go/id304124403?i=365840683&mt=2

Ireland drew 2-2 with South Africa in round 8 of the 2015/2016 Pandanet Go Euro Team Championship – http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/303#4
It seems round 6 also just finished. A 2-2 draw vs Kazakhstan – http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/301#3 – Hmm, I see a pattern emerging…

Skynet drew a step closer – AlphaGo won 4 of its 5 games against Lee Sedol

On a tangentially random note, the 4th Isle of Skye Tournament was held the first weekend of March – http://www.britgo.org/tournaments/skye
This originally drew my attention when I heard coverage of the first one – what sounded like Irish caught my ear (turned out to be Scottish Gaelic). Also, as it is held every second year, I only fail to attend this one half as often as the Confucius Cup…

Continued thanks to all my informants, without whom this operation would not be nearly as productive.