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  • 2023-01-29

    The 2023 AGM will be held online by ZOOM at 20:00 on Thursday 20th April 2023. A meeting link will be issued shortly before the meeting.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: This year as part of the transfer to incorporated status, two AGMs will be held on the same evening, using the same ZOOM session. The structure will be:

    1. AGM of the unincorporated Association. This will include a final motion to dissolve the old Association, as the assets will have been transferred to the new incorporated body - as agreed in the 2022 AGM.

    2. Immediately following will be an AGM for the new incorporated BGA. This will include all the necessary elections for Officers and Directors as set out in the Company Articles, and for members of the Disputes…

  • 2023-01-27

    Scott Cobbold retained the British Youth Go Champion title by winning all his games at the championships held on Saturday 21st January. The event, covering the school year 2022 to 2023, was held, as was the 2021 British Youth Go Champoionships, at the Leicester County Bridge Club. 48 youngsters from 5 to 18 years old battled for the age group titles and awards were also given for best player below the 5k bar and for the best Novice. Noteworthy results were by Ryan Zhang who won four games to be Under-10 champion and overall runner up, Hanna Kudla who won all five below the bar (taking the Under-16 title) and Charlie Field (son for fomer Furze Platt player Simon Field) who won his first four in the Novice Section. Best school was plainly…

  • 2023-01-25

    The UK team beat Norway 3-1 in the third match of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship C League season. Unfortunately for Ireland their top board didn’t show up and, despite wins for Gavin Rooney and Philippe Renault, they could only draw, with penalty points for the missing game. However this meant that the UK team moved up from second to top place. [See here for League Page with game records.]

    Bruno Poltronieri wrote: I won my game as white against Heming Hanevik by resignation, when I was ahead by about 17 points. I wasn’t too comfortable with the opening after two different corner josekis which I’m not used to playing much. However my opponent then played a couple of slack…

  • 2023-01-25

    Full details of the 2023 Congress, to be held in Belfast in conjunction with the Irish Go Association, have just been announced. The information page, containing a link to the entry form, is at

    Early entries would be of great assistance to the organisers.

    We have been warned that accommodation in Belfast will be busy that weekend (due to an Elton John concert) so early booking of rooms is recommended.

  • 2023-01-19

    The UK youth go team played Turkey in round 3 of the 4 round European Youth Go Team Championship.

    On paper it looked to be a close match with two boards looking in favour of Turkey and two in favour of the UK EYGTC team and one even in terms of stated grades. However, grades can be unreliable as some young people can improve very fast through the tournament duration or have not played sufficient tournament games to have their grade keep up with their playing strength. Claire Chen played a solid game on board 1 for the UK, picking up a good win by resignation. Gene Wong on board 2 also showed how much he has improved over the past few months with…