The fifth season of the BGA Online League is now under way.
To balance the divisions out, I have moved Belfast and Billericay up to division 1, Glasgow up to division 2 and then done the draw for matches in each division.
As last year there are two matches between each pair of teams, a notional "home" and "away" match.
Due to a venue problem, the Trigantius has now moved from the Sunday to Saturday 9th March. Same details otherwise.
Full PDFs for issues 157 and 158 are now available online
Between March 31 and April 7 Michael Redmond, professional 9 dan, will be visiting the UK. Michael was born in the USA. but has been living in Japan for several years.
Michael will be hosting several events during that week.
The winners of the first Grand Prix for Double Digit Kyu players has been announced. Top player who started in the 10k - 19k range was Colin Maclennan and the top player who started in the range 20k-40k was Edmund Smith. They receive vouchers to Guo Juan's Internet Go School as prizes.
Please can I remind people that we will be closing off the current online league season on
Monday 31st December 2012 at 12 noon
Please try to get your outstanding games in wherever possible before then.
If you want to play the previous week, go right ahead, you will find it far more stimulating than the endless TV repeats and far less fattening than a further helping of plum pudding.
It is with regret that Council have decided to discontinue the Individual League.
So few games have been played that the results of the league would be meaningless.
We have therefore closed the current season and have consigned the league table as it currently stands to history.
It is our great pleasure to inform you that we, The Nihon Kiin, will release the English and Chinese version of ‘Cho U’s 4 by 4 Go Puzzle’ (developed by Zoo Corporation) on iPad and iPhone from 5th October 2012.
This app is based on the 4 by 4 puzzle which has been come up with the idea by Cho U Kisei and Oza who is the best go player in Japan. This puzzle is the 4 by 4 tsumego game, an int
The mail server has now been restored.
It was all a bit unfortunate that we were caught up in someone else's argument but thankfully this is now resolved.
Apologies to everyone (as far as I can give them) for the inconvenience which was outside our control.
Bytemark, who host the web and mail server, have been listed by Spamhaus as being the originators of Spam email.
It looks like it is one user whose Virtual Machine on one IP has been compromised but Spamhaus have listed the whole of Bytemark's IP blocks.
It is rather unlikely that mail will work in any consistent way as most ISPs (including Bytemark themselves) check against Spamhaus so thei