Join the British Go Association

We welcome anybody who loves the game of Go, is interested in the game or just wants to support the idea of promoting Go. Joining us connects you to a group of enthusiastic Go players and a keen and dedicated organisation. School and Youth organisations may join as a club.

Membership gives you

Your money also goes towards

  • affiliation fees to the European Go Federation and the International Go Federation
  • support of the rating system
  • our promotional activities, especially for children and other young players and external events
  • materials and other help for your own promotional activities
  • subsidising teaching activities for our members at all levels
  • loans of sets, clocks, draw computer and mobile phone for tournaments
  • representation of the game of Go to Government and other international and sporting organisations
  • public liability and loss/damage insurance for BGA events

Clubs are entitled to

  • have a free entry in our online directory and map
  • have their own free pages hosted on our website
  • free quantities of our promotional literature
  • subsidised visits for teaching purposes by dan players
  • loans of sets, clocks, draw computer and mobile phone for tournaments
  • public liability and loss/damage insurance for tournaments
  • publicity for tournaments and events through the website and the British Go Journal
  • use our free tournament registration system

Startup clubs are also entitled to

  • free loans of boards and stones
  • limited financial backing, e.g. guarantees for room bookings

Make a Donation

Help with our outreach to publicise Go and teach new people to play - please make a donation in addition to joining:

Annual Membership costs

Standard (UK residents)£24
Concessionary*£15
Family*£32
Overseas (Europe)£28
Overseas (Rest of World)£32

Help us reduce our administration: join for up to five years for Standard, Family or Overseas membership by paying in advance at the current rate.


New members

Online submission: Fill in this form and make your payment.

Offline: Fill in this form, print and send it with your payment to: Paul Barnard, BGA Membership Secretary, 16 Braemar Close, Swindon SN3 1HY

Renewing members

Please pay and then if any of your details have changed fill in this form.

Payment Methods

  • By Paypal or Debit/Credit Card:
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    OR send your payment to the Paypal account treasurer@britgo.org and email the appropriate information to the Membership Secretary.

  • By Post: Sterling (UKP/GBP) cheques or drafts, made payable to British Go Association
  • By Electronic transfer: contact the Membership Secretary for our bank details.

*Concessionary Membership

This rate applies to UK residents who are:

  • under-18 or
  • under-26 and studying full-time at a UK approved educational establishment or
  • receiving an unemployment, disability or Pension Credit benefit

*Family Membership

This rate entitles up to two adults and any number of children at the same UK address to join at a reduced rate - you receive one copy of the British Go Journal.





Last updated Tue Feb 04 2014. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.