The Chinese professional and Vice-Chairman of the Chinese Weiqi Association, Wang Runan (8p), visited the British Museum on Saturday 7th September. He spoke to a lecture theatre containing nearly 100 people interested in Chinese Culture, including some British Go players, on the subject of Weiqi (Go) in Chinese Culture.
We now have agreement to hold a stall at the Mind Sports Festival in Cardiff on September 14-15th. This will be run by the British Go Association in conjunction with the Cardiff Go Club.
There is some information about this and other Mind Sports Festivals here: http://www.mindsportsfestivals.com.
The London Go Picnic held on Sunday 21st July was very successful.
Go featured on part 4 of "Child Genius" on Channel 4 on 2nd July. Oscar Selby was shown visiting the Oxford Tournament and playing in the British Youth go Championships at Aston, against various young players and receiving a prize from Tony Atkins.
With the completion of the 2012/13 season we're pleased to announce that Chris Bryant is taking over from Andrew Simons as team captain for the next season.
We've got a new club in East Sussex; see Seaford.
Letchworth Garden City Go Club met for the first time on Thursday April 18.
Nine people attended, including organizer Alison Bexfield 2d and husband Simon 1d.
Congratulations to Martha McGill on becoming the 200th player to be awarded a dan certificate by the BGA!
Congratulations also to Dylan Carter for becoming the 201st.
See our Dans list for a full list of all dan players with certificates awarded by us.
Here are the latest scores in the 2012 Double-Digit-Kyu Grand Prix, following the Coventry tournament.
With great regret we have to announce that Norman Tobin died on 20th October 2012, after a long illness.
Norman was a long-time member of the British Go Association, starting in the 1970s, was Newsletter Editor in 1987-8, Honorary Secretary 1982-5 and President from 1985 to 1991. He was also a significant donor to the Association prior to his final illness.