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Jul 052020

Looking forward… July

Irish Summer Go Cup
A new online tournament which started last month and looks set to run through September.

Further ahead… August

Korean Prime Minister’s Cup
This will be held on Tygem in August

The AGA has announced the 2020 eGo Congress to take the place of the cancelled US Go Congress.

Weekly Meetings

All local meetups are on hiatus. The IGA encourages people to play online.
Galway – visit their club on OGS
Dublin – Wednesday 19:00 in the Irish room on KGS
Online – Thursday 20:00-22:00

Pandanet Go European Team Championship
10th PGETC
Ireland lost out on promotion by the smallest of margins. There is a brief summary on the IGA site, a mention in the BGA article, and a results table on Pandanet.

Looking back… June

Irish Championship
Matei retains his title for the second year running.

Irish Summer Go Cup
Round 1 – commentary and game records
Round 2 – commentary and game records

On the continent…

European Pro Online Go League
Season 2 started last month with some important changes, including a best-of-three match format, patreon perks, and two commentators for every game. Progress can be tracked here.

European Go Congress 2021
EGC 2021
Postponed until 2021. (Romania will host 2022.)


AlphaGo vs the World
A new series on Michael Redmond’s Go TV

Coronavirus Impacts Tournaments

  • The previously postponed World Go Championship 2020 and Senko Cup World Go Women’s Strongest Player 2020 have now been cancelled.
  • The Ask Island Go Retreat has been cancelled for this year. The organisers plan to try again next year.