The short Annual General Meeting of the British Go Association was held at 20:00 on the Saturday evening of the British Go Congress in Cambridge.
The President, Roger Huyshe, chaired the meeting and, in his report, thanked Paul Barnard and John Collins who had stepped down from the roles of Membership Secretary and Online Committee Chairman, both after several years. He also stated that player development had taken a backseat due to DeepMind’s AlphaGo matches, but this year training sessions were being planned for the autumn.
The membership accepted his and the other officers' reports (including that of new Membership Secretary Chris Kirkham) and on the recommendation of the auditor, Pat Ridley, approved the accounts for 2016. These showed a surplus thanks to DeepMind sponsorship and the omission of a strong player training day.
The Council were re-elected with Richard Wheeldon replacing John Collins.
A summary of the AGM will be sent to all Association members in the next Newsletter and full minutes posted in the Members' Area in due course.
Like some other sports organisations we have decided to initiate some British Go Association awards in order to encourage players and organisers.
For some while Council has been focusing its Clubs and Membership recruitment and development attention on the building up of University clubs.
There are a number of issues in the creation and support of these which we have been working on, but one of these issues is that students are extremely price sensitive and that in the digital age they now expect to receive almost all their information
Association members are reminded of a benefit that few have taken up recently, perhaps in part because it was low down the website tree.
The Game Review Service can be a very efficient way of improving your game as comments are tailored to the individual's strengths and weaknesses.
So why don't you send in a game today?
As most of you are probably aware there has been an announcement about an international Learn to Play Go week from GoGameGuru:
"On Saturday, September 13, 2014, we’re going to go out into our local community and run a small Go teaching event. And we hope that you’ll join us – by organizing your own modest, local Go demonstration. If you alr
I'm pleased to be able to announce that the following people have been appointed as Officials of our organisation:
I'd like to welcome both of them on board - Please give them all they help they need.
At the suggestion of one of our members we are pleased to announce that the reports submitted for the AGM are now available in the Members Area of our website.
This includes the unaudited accounts for 2013.
Apologies for the delay in issuing the following - it was intended for the Newsletter but not included by mistake (not the Editor’s).
The agenda for our AGM next Saturday to be held at Butlins, Bognor Regis 7:30pm is:
You are reminded that the BGA's AGM is on Saturday evening (1st March), at the British Go Congress in Bognor Regis, starting at 19:30.
If you have not registered for the British Go Congress or EYGC and wish to attend please email eygc @ britgo.org, otherwise you will have to pay Butlin's day fee to enter the site.