The European Go Federation has announced an international team championship, with one team of a maximum of 12 players per country (matches will be 4 boards), to be played on the Internet with the final top 4 countries playing the finals at the European Go Congress in Bordeaux in 2011.
It was announced today that initial contracts for the 2nd World Mind Sports Games to be held in Manchester from 12th to 25 August 2012 have now been signed.
It is expected that there will be at least as many Go events as in the 1st WMSG in Beijing in 2008.
It is understood that Poker may be becoming provisional members of the IMSA and participating in these games.
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Following the recent decision of Council, the current season of the Online League has been extended to the end of the year as it has proved difficult to get matches played over the summer.
The next season will start on 1st January 2011
The first season of the Individual League will also commence on 1st January 2011.
It was announced at this year's EGF AGM that the World Womens Championship will be held, starting this year, for at least three years. Europe has been allocated one place in this event.
Students under the age of 30 are invited to take part in the 6th European Student Go Championship. It will take place in the beautiful 'Bessunger Schlösschen' ('small castle') in Darmstadt, 35km south of Frankfurt am Main from 10 to 12 September.
Thanks to sponsorship from Omikron, the first three players will share 500€ prize money. The Korean professional Yoon Young Sun will
I've put in a few changes to the online league site to provide for the forthcoming Individual League.
People can update their status under "Update account" to indicate that they want to play in the Individual League. At the moment they'll just get plonked into the one and only division - we'll decide how the league is structured when we see how many people want to be included.
BBC Radio 4 - "Why Go?" (30 minute documentary on Go by Chris Ledgard)
Listen on iPlayer - probably only until 20th May
Contributions by BGA members: Peter and Sheila Wendes, John Fairbairn and T Mark Hall.
The BBC website says:
"Why Go?" broadcast Thursday 13th May 2010 at 11:30 am on BBC Radio 4.
Carol Goodheir reports that BBC Alba did a news report on the Isle of Skye Tournament, in Scottish Gaelic, lasting just over two minutes.
It is available on YouTube. Any Manx or Irish Gaelic speakers might be able to follow it too, to some extent for sure.
The new BGA News service was launched on 10th April. The home page has been amended to make accessing news easier, featuring RSS.