Looking forward… December
2021 Top 8
Entries are now open for the qualifying tournament for next year’s National Championship. Deadline: December 15th
Second Ireland-France Match
A sequel to the recent Grenoble-Ireland match will take place on Monday 7th of December. More details on the IGA Discord.
Philippe would like to remind people that annual membership fees will be due soon:
If you love Irish go and want to help making it grow, please donâ€™t forget your membership, it is nearly a gift, as the membership is for now 10â‚¬ (yes for the whole year!). Next year we will try to have some of these special events for members only so donâ€™t forget to renew or take the membership if you are new to the IGA!
If you have not already joined the IGA Discord server, you can do so using this link – https://discord.com/invite/4vSnhjd
After facing Lithuania in Round 2, all 4 games went to Ireland. The third round is scheduled for January 26th. Ireland’s opponent is South Africa, who have won all their games so far, putting them just a single board point ahead at the top of the leaderboard.
Looking back… November
James has organised a live online rengo tournament on KGS
Philippe posted an article covering the first round of this project.
The 2nd 2020 Corona Cup kicked off last month
On the continent…
The EC 2020 Online was won by Ilya Shikshin. The EGF have posted an interview with Ilya and the IGF have posted an interview with Jean-Yves Papazoglou, EGF Vice-President, discussing organisation of the EC.
World Amateur Women’s Go Championship
Also from the UK, Alison Bexfield has posted a small writeup on playing in this tournament
Founded to train promising European youths, the academy is looking for additional supporters
Hikaru no Go
A new live-action remake is available on iQIYI
For those stuck at home and looking for something else to stream, the full AlphaGo movie is available on Deepmind’s youtube channel
Murugandi Christmas Sale
Kim’s art prints and postcards are discounted on Etsy