Looking forward… January
The deadline for applications to the 2020 World Amateur Womenâ€™s Go Championship in Tokyo is on the 5th.
Irish Women’s Championship
Carol and Michele will advance to the final of the 2019 Irish Womens Go Championship. This best of three will kick off in the new year.
Top 8 (Irish Championship)
The main tournament runs the weekend of 25thâ€“26th. The best-of-three series will follow in February.
Further ahead… February
Irish Go Congress
The Rapid and the Irish Open will take place in Dublin over the weekend of the 28th February – 1st March
Galway – Tuesday 19:30 in Mc Swiggans
Cork – every other Tuesday* 20:30 in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Hall
Dublin – Wednesday 19:00 in Toners
Online â€“ Thursday 20:00-22:00
Stillorgan – Sunday 14:00-18:00 at PingZone, St Benildus College
Cork – every other Sunday* 20:30 at Mr Bradleys, Barrack St
* The rebel county alternates between two venues and nights. Best to check in advance if planning to attend.
Looking back… December
2019 Top 8 (Irish Championship)
Matei emerged triumphant in the final game of the Championship.
On the continent…
30 years of Pair Go
Several teams from Europe were in Tokyo to participate in tournaments organised by the Japan Pair Go Association to celebrate 30 years of Pair Go at international level.
VÃ¤sterÃ¥s Open 2020
A two-day tournament in Sweden on 8th-9th Feb.
KGS+ Now Free
The AGF has “a very long list of things [they] want to improve”, such as removing reliance on Java, to open KGS up to more people.
The Littlest 1-dan
Today’s Power Report gives an update on the exploits of Nakamura Sumire, along with other events from the month just gone.
Learn (Basic) Joseki
A new site listing 248 joseki for kyu players.