Looking forward… June
Given the continuing epidemic, a physical tournament will obviously not be possible. Awaiting further updates.
All local meetups are on hiatus. The IGA encourages people to play online.
Belfast – Monday 19:00
Tuesday 19:30 in Mc Swiggans visit their club on OGS
Cork – every other Tuesday* 20:30 in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Hall
Dublin – Wednesday 19:00 in
Toners the Irish room on KGS
Online – Thursday 20:00-22:00
A 4-0 victory over Norway allowed Ireland to finish in second place in League C, securing a playoff against Sweden. This has been scheduled for the 16th at 20:00 on IGS and will consist of 5 rounds (to avoid a draw).
Looking back… May
Final results now available
On the continent…
European Pro Online Go League
Progress can be tracked here
The EGF has posted a summary of some recent events, including trivia such as the Corona Cup having 361 participants.
2020 2021 Update
This has been postponed until 2021. Romania will now host 2022.
Through the Years
When they say Long Correspondence, they are not kidding… Over 1200 players have signed up to this +1 week per move tournament.
Love Letter to KataGo
Go AI past, present, and future
KGS adds web registration
Helping you avoid Java completely.
Conversations about Go in China
Professional Go resumes in Japan
The Nihon Ki-in resumes tournament activity this month.
Coronavirus Impacts Tournaments
- The WAGC won’t be happening in Vladivostok this June – it’s now postponed until 2021.
- This year’s Korea Prime Minister Cup will be played on Tygem.
- The Ask Island Go Retreat has been cancelled for this year. The organisers plan to try again next year
- According to the IGA, the Nihon Ki-in board is holding meetings to discuss whether to cancel or postpone international Go tournaments which are planned to take place in Japan in the coming months.