2019-02 February

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Feb 092019

The unexpected Gutenberg update edition

WordPress has updated; the cogs and gears look different. Not sure how this will pan out on the site’s front end.

Looking forward… February

2019 Online Interprovincials
Teams are assembling for the renewed Online Interprovincials.

Further ahead… March

2019 Irish Go Congress
The Open & Rapid will take place over the weekend of March 22nd-24th

Weekly Meetings

Galway – Tuesday 19:30 in Mc Swiggans
Dublin – Wednesday 20:30 in Toners
Online – Thursday 20:00-22:00 on OGS
Stillorgan – Sunday 14:00-18:00 at PingZone, St Benildus College

West Cork
A new player in the Bantry area, Terry, is looking for other players in that region. If you are interested in getting in touch, email corkgo@gmail.com and I will pass along contact details.

Pandanet Go European Team Championship
Ireland took 3 of the 4 games against Belarus in Round 5.
On the 26th, Round 6 sees Ireland facing Iceland, currently the top of the table.

Looking back… January

2019 Irish Correspondence Tournament
This is now well underway

On the continent…

European Grand Prix
The EGF has posted an article explaining the structure of the Grand Prix, along with details of the recent 2018 Finale.
The winner, Ilya Shikshin, was promoted to become the first EGF-bestowed 3p

Saijo European Youth GO Tour
SEYGO is a new, long-term project, focusing on Go events for youth across Europe


Explore Baduk
A new website for our favourite game. Home to Go Studies: A History of Adventure which the author, Sinan Djepov, describes as “an adventure into the deepness of Go in my three months of study in the Ge Yuhong Go Academy as part of the CEGO Academic Programme in China, Beijing”.

Leela dev steps back
Developer Gian-Carlo Pascutto (gcp) has passed the torch on to the community

Transatlantic Professional Go Team Championship
Billed as a “formal setting for a healthy rivalry between the growing fields of EGF and AGA certified pros”, the 2019 TPGTC will be co-hosted by the EGF and AGA

ten years on…

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Sep 042016

Cork Go launched just over ten years ago, making it one of the longest running projects I’ve been involved with. As with my own go playing, there have been occasional breaks along the way. While it has never reached any great level of activity, dashboard stats show 115 posts to date – about one a month.

The biggest recent step was definitely the start of a monthly bulletin back in February, which met with positive feedback. So far, this little experiment has been well worth the time. The monthly format strikes a reasonable balance between timely content and production effort.

If anyone has ideas for the future of the site, or would be interested in getting involved in some way, feel free to post a comment below, or get in touch with me directly (check the Contact page).

News in Brief

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Nov 092012

UCC Go: There has been a change in our Sunday meetings – from now on we will be meeting in the Marlboro 32 pub (on Marlboro street obviously). They’re still be on from 4PM on as that’s when the pub opens! It’s a nice and quiet place on a Sunday afternoon.

Also, only one week until the tournament!

IGA: The previously announced IGA EGM will be held on Jan 26th, during the weekend of the Top 8 Kick-Off.

NUIG Go: November’s issue of Knight’s Atari is now online.

IGoLocal: Too late to be considered news, but it seems igolocal.net will not be making a return. The sidebar link to the right has been removed.

more is more

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Oct 042011

Hard to believe this site went live a little over five years ago. While there’s never been anything cutting edge about the place, time and technology have moved on. With monitors getting ever bigger, corkgo’s been getting relatively narrower and less space efficient. The old Ocadia theme wasn’t designed to handle a lot of the newer wordpress features, so attempts to activate stuff was hit and miss. To address these issues, I’ve (finally) switched over to Suffusion, which should scale well with whatever size your browser window is set to. There are a lot of other bells and whistles that I’ll now be able to play around with, so if something appears broken overnight, it’s probably just a test. If it’s still broken the next day, let me know.

Ratings Updated

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Sep 302006

I’ve updated the rating estimates in the People section. In case anyone was wondering, the club ratings have for some time been based on the KGS system, which has recently been overhauled. Where a player had a solid KGS rating, that was used. Where a player did not, his current handicaps against other players with solid ratings were used to estimate one for club use. This (in theory) has the advantage of giving some idea of relative strength compared to players outside the club, while not forcing members to play online. (In any case, most people know their strength relative to the others they play near their own level, so they don’t even need to worry about any of this.) Of course, it’s not totally accurate, but it generally works out within a stone or two. If anyone has a better idea, let me know.

online sgf viewing

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Sep 282006

You can now run thorugh some of Lucas’ recent games under the sgf section on the sidebar to the right. Consider this to be in beta atm. A clearer selection and a download archive are on the to do list.