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Contents

1 Introduction
 1.1 Overview
 1.2 The British Go Association
I  Running a Club
2 Starting A Club
 2.1 Setting Up
 2.2 Club Management
3 Publicity For Clubs
 3.1 Publicity for New Go Clubs
 3.2 Regular Publicity
 3.3 Club Web Site
 3.4 Open Evenings and Freshers’ Fairs
  3.4.1 Timing and Publicity
  3.4.2 Running the Open Evening
4 Teaching Beginners
 4.1 Teaching the rules
 4.2 Starting To Play
  4.2.1 Board Size
  4.2.2 Teaching Games
  4.2.3 Computer Programs
5 Competitions for Clubs
 5.1 Club Ladder
  5.1.1 Prizes
  5.1.2 Limitations
  5.1.3 Representing the Ladder
 5.2 Club Championship
 5.3 Club Tournaments
6 Teaching Events
 6.1 Demonstration games
 6.2 Game analyses
 6.3 Visits by stronger players
 6.4 Study sessions
 6.5 Teaching Exercises
  6.5.1 Killing Game
  6.5.2 Strategic Thinking
 6.6 Other possibilities
II  Running a Tournament
7 Planning a Tournament
 7.1 Date and Venue
 7.2 Format
 7.3 Publicity
  7.3.1 Tournament Website
  7.3.2 Flyers/Entry Forms
  7.3.3 Email Announcements
  7.3.4 Other Forms Of Publicity
 7.4 Timetable
 7.5 Prizes
 7.6 Entry Fee
  7.6.1 BGA Levy
 7.7 Miscellaneous Points
  7.7.1 Getting Equipment
  7.7.2 Laptop
  7.7.3 BGA shop
  7.7.4 Public Liability Insurance
  7.7.5 Social Event
  7.7.6 Accommodation
 7.8 Longer Events
 7.9 British Go Congress
8 Running a Tournament
 8.1 Before the Tournament
 8.2 General Points
 8.3 Organising The Draw
  8.3.1 Using a Computer
  8.3.2 Producing a Draw by Hand
 8.4 Presenting The Results
 8.5 Side Events
  8.5.1 Novices Tournament
  8.5.2 Self Pairing Tournaments
 8.6 After the Tournament
9 The McMahon System
 9.1 Overview
 9.2 The Bar
 9.3 Handicaps
 9.4 Sleeping Players
 9.5 Forfeits
 9.6 Overall winner
10 Producing the Draw
 10.1 Schedule
 10.2 Pre-registration
 10.3 Workplace
 10.4 Registration On The Day
 10.5 Closing The Register
 10.6 Changes to the Register
 10.7 Pairing For Round 1
 10.8 Results
 10.9 Finale
11 Other Tournament Systems
 11.1 Simple knockout
 11.2 Double elimination knockout (Judan system)
 11.3 Generalised knockout
 11.4 Zone systems
 11.5 Swiss system
 11.6 Zoned Swiss system
 11.7 Round Robin
 11.8 Swiss knockout
 11.9 Mixed Systems
A Default Rules for BGA Tournaments
 A.1 Komi
 A.2 Triple Ko
 A.3 Overtime
B Useful Contacts
 B.1 Email addresses
 B.2 Links
C Sample Press Release




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