November

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Oct 312016
 

Looking forward… November

Cork Go Tournament 2016
December 3rd-4th. Keep tabs via the facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/2275359645938088/

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 – https://www.corkgo.org/?page_id=9

Looking back… October

PGETC
Following their 3-1 result against Kazakhstan in round one, Ireland finished 2-2 against Portugal in the second round. This leaves Ireland sitting at the top of D League with Cyprus – http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/draw/59

Weekly Commented Games
Philippe has been posting weekly. The most recent entry is a tesuji from the USGO Cotsen Open – http://www.irish-go.org/2016/10/23/tesuji-of-the-night/

Twitch
Justyna and Kim have a channel where they occasionally review games – https://www.twitch.tv/murugandi

New Equipment
Carol managed to get sets of 10 boards, stones, and clocks from the Korean Baduk Association (KABA), so the IGA currently has plenty of Go equipment.

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

Upcoming Tournaments

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Oct 092016
 

The date for the 2017 Confucius Cup has been announced – the weekend of March 3rd-5th.

The next Cork tournament is currently slated to take place on December 3rd & 4th in the Cork Cricket Club.

More details on both to follow.

Belfast Open Report

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Oct 092016
 

belfast open hall

Posted by Cian on the Irish Go google group

I travelled up on the Enterprise train from Dublin Connolly, which was
comfortable and inexpensive – at least when booked in advance!

I hadn’t been in Belfast in well over a decade. Lovely city, seems
very liveable – everything’s quite compact and you can walk from place
to place around the city centre easily.

The Belfast Boat Club was a great venue. The hall we played in was
bright and airy, and the bar wasn’t far away for food, coffee or
something stronger. I’ve attached one of Tibi’s photos to give a
flavour of it, I’m sure he won’t mind. :o)

Everyone pitched in for setup & teardown, and the tournament ran
smoothly end-to-end. The equipment sent by the Korean Amateur Baduk
Association to Belfast is really nice.

There were 14 players, which was a nice size for varied games and
getting to know one another. The Northern Irish players turned up in
force, Joel & Neil visited from Manchester & Edinburgh respectively,
Arthur, Matei & myself from Dublin, and Louise from Paris. Also a few
visitors – Mr. Wang’s wife was there early on to share photos from the
EGC in St. Petersburg, and Matei’s partner Rachel even got a game in
against José. We shared lunches, and a dinner on Saturday night.

Given that it was a small tournament, I was above the bar and got some
interesting games in against stronger players. :o) I lost
comprehensively to Mr. Wang, had somewhat closer games against James,
Matei & Tibi, and won against Louise.

All in all, great fun. Thanks very much to James for organizing it –
I’ll be back next year, and perhaps we can rustle up a bigger
contingent from Dublin. :o)

October

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Oct 042016
 

Looking forward… October

2016 Correspondence Tournament Results
James won the main title, with the intermediate going to Thomas – http://www.irish-go.org/2016/09/05/correspondence-winners/

Weekly Commented Games
James and Philippe are attempting to play a game in the Ireland room on KGS every friday morning, which they will then comment and make available on the IGA site – http://www.irish-go.org/2016/09/08/james-vs-philippe-weekly-commented-games/

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 – https://www.corkgo.org/?page_id=9

Looking back… September

Belfast Open
Results for the 2016 Belfast Open are up on the EGD – http://www.europeangodatabase.eu/EGD/Tournament_Card.php?&key=T160924D&pin=14850187
The BGA has also posted them – http://www.britgo.org/results/2016/belfast

KPMC 2016
Carol attended the 11th Korea Prime Minister Cup – http://kpmc.kbaduk.or.kr/eng/result/gameTable.asp

Thanks to everyone who provided updates for this issue!