We've just been informed that the 1st Zhu Gang Cup World Team Go Championship will be held from 19th to 26th December 2013 in Guangzhou City, Guang Dong province in China. The competition is composed of three kinds of teams: Seeded teams (China, Japan, Korea and Chinese Taipe), Wild Card teams (China, Japan and Korea) and Non-seeded teams. European players are invited to take part in this competition as non-seeded teams. The sponsors will pay for all costs in China, with players having to pay for their own travel arrangements.
We're trying to put together a UK team of three players (potentially with a non-playing captain), albeit at short notice and at an inconvenient time of year. If you're interested please get in touch with me and I'll send to the detailed information that we have. The closing date for us to submit our team is 9th December.
You will, of course, need to be a BGA member!