Council News etc.

This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 11th March 2012 and preceding discussions:



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It appears that there has been some serious mis-communications and Matthew Macfadyen, who had been invited to play, turned down the invitation some time ago.

Unfortunately we only discovered this yesterday after seeing the list of players entered.

Francis Roads had been told that he had been nominated as our representative in the event that Matthew wasn't going to play, since he was 2nd in the points list, so we've apologised to him already. However, there is insufficient time before the event (8 days) for Francis to re-arrange his life, get a visa etc, even if he were to be permitted to play, since we've passed the IGF deadline for submission of names (15th March).



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The 2012 AGM was held at the University of Durham Students Union on 21st April 2012.

Full minutes will be available in due course, but the main points were:

  • Maria Tabor is elected to Council, following Jenny Radcliffe's retirement
  • Phil Beck is elected as Auditor to replace Alison Bexfield who retires after 9 years. [Paul Barnard is appointed as Membership Secretary to replace Phil Beck.]
  • The accounts for 2010 and 2011 were approved
  • New subscriptions rates were approved as follows:
    • Standard £24
    • Family £32
    • Concessions £15
    • European £28
    • Rest of World £32
    The State Retirement Age concession was replaced by one for those receiving the Pension Credit.
  • The proposed location for the 2013 British Go Congress is Stevenage


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Happy New Year to all our members and other Go players

The BGA is continuing its regular activities, such as Membership Administration, the Youth Grand Prix and the BGJ, however Council has been discussing what and how to prioritise our development activities for 2012 and this is what we've come up with:

Club Development

Quite a number of our clubs are just about hanging on, a few have given up recently and some are reported as not being terribly friendly to novices.

We will be focussing on trying to spread best practice from the active clubs to less active ones. We also be trying other methods of encouraging clubs not just to play more, but also to recruit and teach new players.

We also need to know what the BGA can additionally provide to help clubs.



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This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 6th November 2011 and preceding discussions:



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This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 16th July 2011 and preceding discussions



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This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 13th March 2011 and preceding discussions



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In March the BGA was approached by a Taiwanese Game Manufacturer who wanted to use the text and diagrams from our “How to Play GO” booklet in a new Go set produced in volume for the North American and European market. They said “We found the 'How to play Go' on your web site is very clear and easy to understand”.

Accordingly the BGA has granted them a non-exclusive licence to use this text (with appropriate acknowledgements etc.) for a sum of £1,000.

Edwin Brady was instrumental in getting the booklet updated in 2010, but a large number of other people were involved in producing the text (noting also those involved in the previous version in 2004). We think this agreement is a testament to the quality of the work undertaken by all those involved and thank them all.



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There was a meeting of BGA Council on 28th November 2010. Here are the highlights:



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There was a meeting of BGA Council on 14th August 2010.
Here are the highlights:



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