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...
|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...
|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).
|Deadline for 2011 AGM proposals||
Reminder to BGA members:
The 31st December deadline for submitting proposals for consideration at the 2011 AGM is nearly here.
|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.
|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:
Your nominations in each category are solicited by 31st December 2014 with a...
|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...
|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?
|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...
I'm pleased to be able to announce that the following people have been appointed as Officials of our organisation:
I'd like to welcome both of them on board - Please give them all they help they need.
|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.
|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:
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.
|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.
|Council Meeting Minutes||08-Oct-13||09-Oct-13|
|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:
|AGM Summary 2013||
The BGA AGM was held during the British Go Congress at Stevenage between 18:45 and 19:45 on 6th April.
|Paul Smith and Maria Tabor to retire from Council||
Although I've written in the forthcoming British Go Journal that all Council members are offering themselves for re-election, it turns out that two of the existing members have recently decided not to for a variety of personal reasons.
We thank them for their efforts and hope that they will still continue working with the BGA to promote and develop Go in the UK.
Nominations for Council members are therefore solicited - this...
|How to Play Go licensed||
In March the BGA was approached by a Taiwanese Game Manufacturer who wanted to use the text and diagrams from our “How to Play GO” booklet in a new Go set produced in volume for the North American and European market. They said “We found the 'How to play Go' on your web site is very clear and easy to understand”.
Accordingly the BGA has granted them a non-exclusive licence to use this text (with appropriate acknowledgements etc.) for...
|World Amateur Championship||
In May this year we told you that Francis Roads should have been our nominated representative at this year's World Amateur, but there had been some miscommunications and that, at a very late stage, Sam Aitken had stepped in to represent us.
As you're probably aware our policy is that the person with the highest number of points in this table, subject to a number of conditions will...