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Council Meeting - February 2010

This note summarises the most significant discussions and decisions at the Council meeting on 22nd February.

Gerry Mills has announced that he plans to retire as Book Seller in November. Council would like to thank Gerry for the many years of outstanding service he has given to the British Go community.

Council spent some time discussing the future of the Book Shop, accepting that it is unlikely that any individual will be...

05-Mar-10 21-Apr-10
Council Meeting - May 2010

There was a meeting of BGA Council on 8th May 2010.
Here are the highlights:

  • Jenny Radcliffe was unanimously co-opted to Council. She takes over the Shodan Challenge and Chair of the Clubs and Membership Committee. John Collins takes over as the Chair of the Online Committee.
  • Implementing student trial membership (the 1st year special members scheme approved at the 2010 AGM) was discussed. It will be made available...
11-Oct-10 11-Oct-10
AGM Report

The short Annual General Meeting of the British Go Association was held at 20:00 on the Saturday evening of the British Go Congress in Cambridge.

The President, Roger Huyshe, chaired the meeting and, in his report, thanked Paul Barnard and John Collins who had stepped down from the roles of Membership Secretary and Online Committee Chairman, both after several years. He also stated that player development had taken a backseat due to...

18-Apr-17 19-Apr-17
Council Meeting Highlights: 2011-07-16

This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 16th July 2011 and preceding discussions

  • The Treasurer presented a draft budget, which implied a small loss. However, handover from the previous Treasurer had been problematic.
  • There was a discussion on subscriptions (since they were unchanged for a number of years), whether clubs should pay separately etc.
  • It was agreed, as a...
26-Oct-11 09-May-17
Council Meeting Highlights: 2011-03-13

This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 13th March 2011 and preceding discussions

  • Pentangle Puzzles and Game were appointed as the BGA's Preferred Supplier of Books and Equipment and the Booksellers Committee was disbanded. A volunteer for a tournament "box of books" would be sought
  • A £250 budget was approved for a future Strong Players Weekend
  • Paul Smith was...
26-Oct-11 09-May-17
2015 AGM and Annual Awards update

A summary of the AGM will be sent to all Association members in the next Newsletter and full minutes posted in the Members' Area in due course.

We thank Colin Maclennan for his service, on his retirement after 4 years on Council, and welcome elected new members Donald Campbell and Matt Marsh and co-opted member Gerry Gavigan (London Open organiser).

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01-Apr-15 11-Oct-17
Annual Awards to be initiated

Like some other sports organisations we have decided to initiate some British Go Association awards in order to encourage players and organisers. We have selected the following categories for this year:

  • Player of the year
  • Club of the year
  • Loss of the year (of a game)
  • President’s award for services to Go.

Your nominations in each category are solicited by 31st December 2014 with a...

11-Sep-14 13-Oct-17
Student membership rate reduced dramatically

For some while Council has been focusing its Clubs and Membership recruitment and development attention on the building up of University clubs.

There are a number of issues in the creation and support of these which we have been working on, but one of these issues is that students are extremely price sensitive and that in the digital age they now expect to receive almost all their information electronically, with printed material...

01-Aug-14 13-Oct-17
Game Review Service

Association members are reminded of a benefit that few have taken up recently, perhaps in part because it was low down the website tree.

The Game Review Service can be a very efficient way of improving your game as comments are tailored to the individual's strengths and weaknesses.

So why don't you send in a game today?

31-Jul-14 13-Oct-17
Learn to Play Go Week

As most of you are probably aware there has been an announcement about an international Learn to Play Go week from GoGameGuru:

"On Saturday, September 13, 2014, we’re going to go out into our local community and run a small Go teaching event. And we hope that you’ll join us – by organizing your own modest, local Go demonstration. If you already do this from time to time...

31-Jul-14 13-Oct-17
New Officials

I'm pleased to be able to announce that the following people have been appointed as Officials of our organisation:

  • Gerry Gavigan as the London Open Organiser
  • Maria Tabor as our new Marketing Manager

I'd like to welcome both of them on board - Please give them all they help they need.

13-Jul-14 13-Oct-17
AGM 2014 Papers

At the suggestion of one of our members we are pleased to announce that the reports submitted for the AGM are now available in the Members Area of our website.

This includes the unaudited accounts for 2013.

27-Feb-14 13-Oct-17
AGM 2014 Agenda

Apologies for the delay in issuing the following - it was intended for the Newsletter but not included by mistake (not the Editor’s).

The agenda for our AGM next Saturday to be held at Butlins, Bognor Regis 7:30pm is:

  • Election of Tellers
  • Minutes of the 2013 AGM
  • Matters Arising
  • Officers, Membership Secretary and Auditors reports
  • 2013 Accounts
  • Election of Officers and Auditor...
27-Feb-14 13-Oct-17
AGM on Saturday

You are reminded that the BGA's AGM is on Saturday evening (1st March), at the British Go Congress in Bognor Regis, starting at 19:30.

If you have not registered for the British Go Congress or EYGC and wish to attend please email eygc @ britgo.org, otherwise you will have to pay Butlin's day fee to enter the site.

27-Feb-14 13-Oct-17
AGM minutes

We'd like to apologise for the excessive delay, but the minutes of the 2013 AGM are now finally available online, via the Members Area.

13-Feb-14 13-Oct-17
New Tournament Registration System

Thanks to John Collins we now have a new system to handle online Registration for our Tournaments. This does not handle any payments, but allows anyone to enter a tournament using a simple online form, provide an ICS calendar entry and also look at the list of publicly available entrants.

This system is available as a free service to any Tournament Organiser who is a BGA member.

It provides a number of options for specifying...

04-Feb-14 13-Oct-17
British Go Association AGM

The 2014 AGM for the British Go Association will be held on 1st March 7:30pm as part of the British Go Congress at Butlins Resort, Bognor Regis

Any members with motions for inclusion on the Agenda are requested to send them to the Secretary by 15th January.

18-Dec-13 14-Oct-17
Council Meeting Minutes

The latest two sets of minutes are now available to be viewed by members here and here.

08-Oct-13 14-Oct-17
Council Meeting Highlights 2012-10

This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meetings 13th October and 2nd December 2012 and preceding discussions:

  • Membership is still dropping slightly - our membership churn appears to be too high, but more effort would be put into chasing up non-renewals
  • Some encouraging recruitment results had been seen by some University clubs, but more needed to be started, especially in locations...
07-Jan-13 21-Oct-17
Council Meeting Highlights 2012-07

This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 14th July 2012 and preceding discussions:

  • Some difficulty was being encountered with unestablished clubs exhibiting at Freshers Fairs, so the priority would be shifting to encouraging existing clubs to recruit and creating new University clubs.
  • Our representative at the World Amateur in 2013 would be the (new) British Champion, with...
05-Sep-12 21-Oct-17