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  • 2022-08-13

    The notes from the Council's Strategy Day in September 2021 have been published at

  • 2022-08-08

    Games 1 and 2 in the best of 3 title match between Gaoge Wang and Bruno Poltronieri will be at the London Go Centre on the 20th and 21st of August starting at 12:00 each day.

    Thanks to the efforts of the LGC the match will be streamed live on the London Go Centre YouTube Channel, and we are pleased to have a commentary by Matthew MacFadyen. The streaming will allow you to ask questions and discuss the match whilst it is in progress.

    We plan to publish full analyses of the games a little while after the event, both in the BGJ and on the BGA YouTube Channel.

    Please could anyone who is willing and able to act as Referee for one or more of the days contact Tournaments-…

  • 2022-08-06

    The Summer 2022 edition of the BGJ is now available for members to read in the Members' Area, with printed copies being sent out around the middle of August.

  • 2022-07-09

    For Saturday 2nd July the friendly Japan Society North West (JSNW) asked the BGA team if we'd like to return, to run stalls at their Japanese festival.

    We signed up for 3 stalls, unsurprisingly - we've featured at many JSNW Japan Days or Doki Doki festivals over the years, as Calendar and News-followers will know.

    Some events have also been held in Manchester (see below).

    There were many Japanese-themed actors, stage acts and stalls, so there was plenty to keep families interested all day.

    This year's venue was the same as the previous one held in the city - the Liverpool…

  • 2022-07-07

    The Welsh Open returned for its 28th edition on the 25th and 26th June. The venue was once more the Min Y Mor Hotel in Barmouth, which gives the chance to stay on site, to socialise over the Saturday evening dinner or to quickly pop to the beach and enjoy the weather. A total of 22 players came to play including a number from South Wales, North West and South West England and further away. Top player this year was London’s Peikai Xue (3d) who won all six games, shown here receiving prizes and the Brian Timmins Plaque from organiser Martin Harvey. Equal second were Cardiff’s Dylan Carter…