Andrew Simons (3 dan) is giving a series of audio lectures online as part of the BGA's Shodan Challenge. All are welcome to attend, the target audience is around 10 kyu to 1 kyu. They are fortnightly at 8pm on Thursdays in the British Room on KGS (http://www.gokgs.com) under the account 'Uberdude'.
We would like to start the next season of the online leagues at the beginning of February.
The individual league has already got under way, but we do need all those who are listed to confirm that they will play. Please can people look at http://league.britgo.org/ileague.php and let me know if they are listed and shouldn't be or vice versa.
We'd like to apologise for the pictures from the London Open that were missing from previous reports.
They have now been uploaded again, so please visit the Final report to see them.
At the request of the Brazilian Go Association we have given them permission to translate into Portuguese articles from the British Go Journal, with appropriate acknowledgements. This will help them popularise the game in Brazil, where the 2016 World Mind Sports Games is scheduled to be held.
Hopefully this will also help promote Go in Portugal, Mozambique, Angola and other Portuguese-speaking
Some of the eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that Council decided at its last meeting to cease printing and posting our Newsletter, with the April 2012 issue being the last.
We've created a number of display panels, following up Tony Atkins excellent production of some at A3 size on display at Leicester, having seen what the French did at the European Go Congress.
These are designed to be useable for external events and exhibitions and are downloadable from our website.
A belated welcome to 3 new UK Clubs: Grimsby, Llansannan (North Wales) - now moved to Abergele - and Northampton.
Also, welcome back to the resurrected club in York and the reopened location in Edinburgh following a fire earlier this year.
There have also been some venue changes for Birmingham, Milton Keynes and Leeds in the last few months, so don't forget to check the [club list](/c
BGJ 157 will be sent to members of the BGA shortly - join now to receive future printed issues.
This year's Shodan Challenge is now underway, with around 20 challengers hoping to achieve their goals over the next year.
Although the challenge has now officially started, people are still more than welcome to sign-up.
The Shodan Challenge for 2011-2012 is now scheduled to start on 1st July.
We've got a new organiser, Chris Bryant, who's working hard with some new ideas to stimulate the players involved and help with ensuring that everybody improves. So please sign-up now.