After Skye :
The rules and conditions of tournaments not covered by sections 5, 6.1 and 6.2 are at the discretion of the tournament organiser.
Tournament organisers are asked to note that entrants may assume that:
The AGM approved the AGA-style rules with no opposition by the AGM on 5th April 2008. The statement of the Go rules used in BGA tournaments is found in Rules of Play.
Books stalls are provided at tournaments at the discretion of the BGA Book Seller. (A BGA book stall is not usually provided at events where a local supplier is actually selling Go books and equipment, because we wish to encourage them to stock these).
The BGA Tournament Coordinator maintains a calendar of tournaments and helps tournament organisers to identify free dates and to avoid clashing tournaments and reduced entries to tournaments in consecutive weeks. However, this help is advisory and the date of a tournament is ultimately at the discretion of the tournament organiser.
The BGA provides facilities for hosting tournament entry forms on the BGA web site. These facilities and many other recommendations are described in Publicising Go Tournaments.
The BGA underwrites the costs of running the British Congress. By approval of Council, the BGA may also underwrite the costs of other tournaments considered important to the BGA, for example Toyota Tour events such as the London Open.
The BGA Levy is a fee paid by tournaments to the BGA in exchange for use of the BGA tournament equipment (sets, clocks, laptop, software and mobile phone), public liability and loss/damage insurance, publicity (see section 6.6) and submission of results to the rating system.
The BGA is asked to nominate official representatives for various international tournaments. In general we operate a points system to help Council decide who should be nominated.