May 032021
 

Looking forward… May

Live Twitch Event
To celebrate StarWars Day (not really) Stephen and Matei will be reviewing a live OGS game between James and Philippe on Twitch at 20:00 this tuesday, May 4th.

2021 Correspondence Championship
Both Division A and Division B are in progress

Further ahead… June

WAGC 2021
Gavin will head to Vladivostok, Russia to represent Irish at the 41st World Amateur Go Championship 2021, June 4th-9th.

Weekly Meetings

The IGA encourages people to play online while all local meetups are suspended.
Online – Wednesday 20:00 on Discord, with games played primarily in the OGS Ireland Group
Galway – visit their club on OGS

If you have not already joined the IGA Discord server, you can do so using this link – https://discord.com/invite/4vSnhjd

Pandanet Go European Team Championship
11th PGETC
Ireland drew 2-2 against Norway in round 6 and will face Spain in the final round on the 11th.

Looking back… April

IGA Twitch Channel
Philippe has created a “mid-Kyu level” channel where he plans to review games played on Wednesday evening in the OGS Irish room
He followed up with creation of a YouTube channel – part of the first Twitch stream has been made available for posterity.

Go On Air
Tibi appeared on Liveline at short notice (start at 1:02:07)

IGA AGM
Minutes from this year’s AGM are now available

On the continent…

EGC 2020-2021
Both the European Go Congress and European Youth Championship have been cancelled for this year.

New EGF Rating Algorithm Implemented
Discussions on L19 and the OGS forums

Tenuki

Statistical Supremacy
Following on from last month’s news that Sumire set a new record for promotion to 2-dan in Japan, yesterday’s Power Report details the success that she and several other Japanese female pros are having so far this year.

Interactive AI analysis meme
Interactive AI analysis now available on OGS
Forgot to mention this one last month

Bugcat’s thread guide
An attempt to collect a non-exhaustive list of threads on OGS that might hold long-term interest

Mar 292021
 

Looking forward… April

IGA Twitch Channel
Philippe has created a “mid-Kyu level” channel where he plans to review games played on Wednesday evening in the OGS Irish room

2021 Correspondence Championship
Both Division A and Division B are in progress

Weekly Meetings

The IGA encourages people to play online while all local meetups are suspended.
Online – Wednesday 20:00 on Discord, with games played on OGS/IGS/KGS
Galway – visit their club on OGS

If you have not already joined the IGA Discord server, you can do so using this link – https://discord.com/invite/4vSnhjd

Pandanet Go European Team Championship
11th PGETC
Ireland drew 2-2 against Denmark in round 5 and will face Norway in round 6 on the 20th.

Looking back… March

2021 IGA AGM
This year’s AGM took place on March 24th. Keep an eye on Discord for updates.

2021 Top 8
Matei won the first two of three potential games, securing his third consecutive championship

Ireland v France
The are two reviews of the battle against the Lyon-Shinogi club that took place on Friday 19th

On the continent…

European Go Journal February 2021
European Go Journal
The EGF have launched a new monthly publication. The February issue is available for free.


48th Paris International
The 2021 Paris International Go Tournament will take place on OGS from the 3rd to 5th of April

3rd Corona Cup 2021
This is ongoing from 8th March – 20th April

EGC 2020-2021
The status of this year’s EGC will be announced by the end of the month:
Given the current situation with COVID-19, it is impossible to predict anything now. We hope that the Congress will take place this year. However, we need to announce that the deadline for reporting whether the Congress will take place according to plan or not, is the end of April.

BGA YouTube Channel
Following on from the success of the London Go Centre channel, the BGA now has its own, starting with some of Mateusz Surma’s recent lectures and game reviews

Tenuki

Girl Power
AGA’s Power Report last month had a summary of Nakamura Sumire’s progress, as well as noting that Yoshida Mika has become the first female Japanese Pro to win 700 official games.
On the flip side, Korean 2p Kim Eun-ji has been suspended from competing for a year after she admitted using AI during an online competition.

Feb 282021
 

Looking forward… March

2021 IGA AGM
This year’s AGM will take place online, Wednesday 24th of March at 20:00. All are welcome to attend (though only members will have voting rights). Keep an eye on Discord for updates.

2021 Top 8
The best-of-three between James and Matei will take place on the first three (or possibly two) Wednesdays in March.

Ireland v France
The next Irish vs French Club battle, against the famous Lyon-Shinogi club, will take place on Friday 19th at 19:30 Irish time

2021 Correspondence Championship
This is now underway

BGA Online Congress 2021
Also currently underway

Czech Go Association 1st Weekend Online Tournament
A 5-round online tournament happening the first weekend in March

6th New York Go League
Registration is open to anyone with a stable rank with any association or online go server until March 13th

Weekly Meetings

The IGA encourages people to play online while all local meetups are suspended.
Online – Wednesday 20:00 on Discord, with games played on OGS/IGS/KGS
Galway – visit their club on OGS

If you have not already joined the IGA Discord server, you can do so using this link – https://discord.com/invite/4vSnhjd

Pandanet Go European Team Championship
11th PGETC
Ireland lost 3-1 to Slovakia in round 4, dropping to 3rd position on the leaderboard. This is a single point behind Denmark, who Ireland will face in round 5 on the 23rd.

Looking back… February

2021 Top 8
Results so far

Tournoi de l’OGGRE (Online Go GREnoble)
Tournoi de l’OGGRE (Online Go GREnoble)
The Tournoi de l’OGGRE (Online Go GREnoble) took place on the first weekend in February. (Scroll down the page for details in English.)

On the continent…

EGF SGM
The EGF has posted some info about their recent Special General Meeting

Further afield…

North American Go Federation
North American Go Federation
AGA and CGA announce the formation of NAGF

Chinese-English Dictionary of Weiqi Terms
This may be publicly available soon

Tenuki


Multilingual Go Book Project
The project has completed their French and Spanish versions. They have also managed to print 25 copies in Greek, which have been sent to the Greek Go Association, and 25 copies in English, which are available for free upon request.

Feb 282021
 

Hi everyone!

It is high time to have our General Assembly for 2021.
We will organize it online, due to the Covid situation on Wednesday 24th of March at 8pm Irish time.
As we are hoping a maximum attendance, you are all welcome to join, but only registered members will have voting rights.
The Agenda will be the Following

1. Minutes of the previous AGM. Vote to accept minutes
2. Presentation of President report and treasurer Account. Vote to accept reports
3. Election of new officers
4. Motions for discussion (and vote)
5. Any other business

I am now looking for Motions you would like to discuss and applications for the Officers role.
I took the Presidency temporarily after Eoghan resigned. I am happy to go on next year if there are no other candidates.
Same situation for Padraig as Secretary.

I want to have a few topics discussed during AOB:
– 2021 budget
– membership
– status of the various tournaments for 2021
– website status update

but feel free to send me more before the assembly.
I will also circulate accounts, reports and link to the online meeting beforehand.
I also want to thank Eoghan for helping me organizing this first Assembly.

Philippe Renaut, IGA President

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November

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Nov 012020
 

Looking forward… November

Take Two
The 2nd 2020 Corona Cup will kick off tomorrow. (Registration is open until midnight tonight, November 1st.)

Franco-Irish Tournament
The first match against Grenoble is being organised to take place probably on Monday the 9th of November. As of last week, Philippe was still looking for additional signups, especially double-digit kyus. Interested players should respond on Discord.

If you have not already joined the IGA Discord server, you can do so using this link – https://discord.com/invite/4vSnhjd

Weekly Meetings

The IGA encourages people to play online while all local meetups are suspended.
Online – Wednesday 20:00 on Discord, with games played on OGS/IGS/KGS
Galway – visit their club on OGS

Pandanet Go European Team Championship
11th PGETC
As mentioned on facebook, Ireland secured a 3-1 victory against Greece in the first round. With a 5-week gap, round 2 is scheduled for December 1st. Ireland will face Lithuania who, along with South Africa, won all their games in the first round.

Looking back… October

EGM
After last month’s Zoom meeting, a new channel was set up on Discord to discuss potential changes and improvements #iga_admin_public

On the continent…

Recent News
Artem has posted a roundup of recent(ish) happenings on the EGF site.

European Championship
This was cancelled but subsequently moved online for 2020.

EGF Academy
Founded to train promising European youths, the academy is looking for additional supporters

Tenuki

Jena International Go School starting English Go News
JIGS announced they will be streaming news in English every Monday evening on Twitch

Chess Cheats
Proportion of computer assisted cheating increases across several competitive games played online during pandemic

October

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Sep 302020
 

Looking forward… October

EGM
All IGA members are invited to attend a general meeting on Zoom at 19:30 this tuesday. Details in the #discussions channel on the IGA Discord server.

If you have not already joined the IGA Discord server, you can do so using this link – https://discord.com/invite/4vSnhjd

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
11th PGETC
This is scheduled to begin on Tuesday 20th. Ireland has been placed in league C alongside Denmark, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Slovakia, South Africa, and Spain.

Looking back… September

Irish Summer Go Cup
The new online tournament has now ended, with team ChoChiHun emerging victorious. Final comments and game review posted by Philippe. Articles and reviews for all previous rounds: semi-finals, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

On the continent…

EGF Academy
Founded to train promising European youths, the academy is looking for additional supporters

Tenuki

4th New York Go League
Due to COVID-19, NYGHS has opened the league to all players with a stable rank in the AGA, CGA, EGF, or a credible server. Registration closes soon.

Ratings & Rankings
OGS is looking into rank conversion between different organisations and servers. Reference is also made to a discussion about upcoming changes to the EGF system.

September

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Sep 022020
 

Looking forward… September

Irish Summer Cup
The final will take place on Monday at 20:00 between the two remaining teams – ChoChiHun and Takemiya.

Further Ahead… October

11th PGETC
Cian will be passing the captaincy to Philippe this year. If you are interested in participating, head over to the IGA Discord server.

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

Looking back… August

Korean Prime Minister’s Cup
Philippe reached the top 32 while representing Ireland in this year’s KPMC

Irish Summer Go Cup
Results so far for this new online tournament
Semi-Finals – review by Philippe
Round 10 – commentary and game records
Round 9 – commentary and game records
Round 8 – commentary and game records
Round 7 – commentary and game records
Round 6 – commentary and game records
Round 5 – commentary and game records
Round 4 – commentary and game records
Round 3 – commentary and game records
Round 2 – commentary and game records
Round 1 – commentary and game records

On the continent…

EGF Academy
Founded to train promising European youths, the academy is looking for additional supporters

European Students vs Fudan University Team
The EGF has published an article covering a tournament between European Students and team from Fudan University in China

EGF AGM
Minutes have been published and a summary is also available. Date for next year is undecided.

Tenuki

Baduk Stadium
A stadium exclusively for Go is being planned in South Korea for 2023.

2020 e-Go Congress
Results and videos.

Mind Sports Olympiad
This year’s MSO was moved online. With free entry and the travel barrier removed, attendance was up. The Go events were hosted on OGS. The BGA has posts covering 19×19, 13×13, and 9×9