Cork Go Tournament 2017

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Sep 082017

We are pleased to announce The Cork Go Tournament of 2017, to be held over the 25th-26th of November.

Cork Go Tournament 2017

Here in friendly Cork, on the banks of the Lee by the famous St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, we are delighted to host another Go tournament for all you Go aficionados out there.


This will be a class B Swiss Tournament (Handicapped -1) of 5 rounds; 50 minutes main thinking time and 3X30 seconds byoyomi. Komi will be set at 6.5 and Japanese counting will be used for scoring the game.

As always we will supply various teas, coffee, fruit, biscuits, and other goodies!

Saturday Sunday
9.30: Registration
10-12: Round 1 11-1: Round 4
1-3: Round 2 1-2: Lunch
3-5: Round 3 2-4: Round 5

VENUE: St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral Hall, Dean Street, Cork.

Entry Fee – €15/€10 (unwaged/students).

Please fill out the registration form
— OR —
You can email with your name, email address, rank, and club.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Source: Cork Go Community


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Sep 022017

Looking forward… September

With team entries for the upcoming PGETC closing on the 12th, players may still have a few days to get their names in –

Kevin of Galway will represent Ireland in the 2017 Korea Prime Minister Cup –

Weekly Meetings
Cork – Meetings have moved to Monday nights at 19:00, but are still in Mr Bradley’s on Barrack Street –
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
Dublin – Wednesday 20:30 in Toners –
Cobh – Thursday 20:30 in Whitepoint –
Stillorgan – Sunday afternoons 14:00-18:00 at PingZone, St Benildus College –

Looking back… August

Invisible – The Games of AlphaGo
An account of the story of AlphaGo, including commentaries of 73 games against human pros. Available electronically for €20 – (or get the dead-tree edition for slightly more)

Looking further back… June

I missed the launch of this new (possibly quarterly) Baduk magazine at the tail end of June. Published by Myongji University Baduk Studies, it is aimed at English speakers –

Thanks to those who have provided updates from around the country.