Were then meeting on Sundays 12:00-18:00 at Nippon Club Salon, Samuel House, 6 St. Alban's Street London SW1Y 4SQ (Near Piccadilly Circus tube station) All players were invited to attend. A Board Fee was charged.
All British players were welcome to join the Polish Go Association's Internet Cup. The main prize was a teaching game with a top pro. Prizes for other winners were Go books (up to 25 USD). They had players registered from 6 dan to 16 kyu from Poland, Japan, China, Spain, Romania, Canada, and so on.
Their mission is to promote the enjoyment and fellowship of go, primarily over the Internet, in the form of matches, tournaments, game reviews, teaching and events. In addition, Wings produces English language go books aimed at serious players who wish to improve their game. Wings uses various existing go servers, such as KGS, the Zone and NNGS, to meet and to host events. The Wings Go Club is the first virtual chapter of the American Go Association. Membership is free. Their website is www.wingsgoclub.org and British players are invited to participate in their activities. They had various on-line tournaments planned for 2001. Contact John Stephenson
Asian Wanderer were providing Japanese cultural holidays including a home stay and sightseeing.
John Fairbairn was promoted to 3 dan and Tim Hunt to 2 dan.
The paper newsletter was newly edited by Jil Segerman.
Alison Jones (BGA President) became Alison Bexfield by marrying Simon Bexfield (CLGC President) on 11/03/00.
The annual general meeting of the BGA was held on 29/04/00 at the Novotel Ipswich during the British Go Congress. The same officers were re-elected with Chris Dawson taking the empty council position. Brian Timmins work over the last 15 years (publicity, membership and BGJ Editor) was recognised with a presentation.
Tim Hunt had newly taken on this job.
After more than ten years as Journal Editor, Brian Timmins had stepped down from this position. The BGA would be recognising his contribution to British Go as Editor, Membership Secretary and Publicity Officer at the AGM. The new editor was David Woodnutt.