Council and Officials

Council and Officials Officials by Commitee Officals by Person Vacancies

Council has created a number of Committees, with a Council member as chairman, and appoints members to each (known as Officials). Each Committee has Terms of Reference that can be seen by clicking on the Committee name. To see more about each person click their name.

The smooth running of the British Go Association depends on the freely given time of all those listed, and others. Council would like to thank them all. Volunteers are always welcome - please consult the list of vacancies and contact the President to discuss the opportunities.

Contact the BGA.

Committee: Clubs and Membership
Role Job Descripton Person
Club Equipment loan

Responsible for managing the equipment, typically sets, that are available for loan to clubs.

Our current inventory, of which only some items are available for loan, can be seen here.

Neil Sandford
Membership Secretary

Responsible for maintaining our membership database, sending out renewal reminders, processing membership applications and issuing membership cards. Any enquiries about Go and the Association can be received and dealt with, especially those of the kind: "Is there a club or another player in my area?".

The Membership Secretary also looks for possibilities for formation of new clubs and provide contact information to those wishing to do so. Labels are provided for the despatch of mailings to the membership and currently despatch is arranged of the British Go Journal.

Chris Kirkham
Universities Liaison

Helps new university clubs get underway and offers help to existing clubs.

Joanne Leung
Committee: External Relations
Role Job Descripton Person
Archivist

The Archivist looks after our Archive which contains material relating to the history of the Association, including old minute books, and most English-language Go publications. The job includes maintaining an inventory of the contents of the archive. Please contact the Archivist before sending new items for inclusion in the archive.

Barry Chandler
Mind Sports Council

Represents the Association on the Mind Sports Council (English Chess Federation and English Bridge Union plus ourselves)

Toby Manning
Sponsorship

Solicits and encourages Sponsorship for the Association and its events.

Jon Diamond
Sports and Recreation Alliance

Our representative to the Sports and Recreation Alliance (used to be called CCPR).

Toby Manning
Committee: Governance
Role Job Descripton Person
Governance Committee Member Andrew Ambrose-Thurman
Governance Committee Member Colin Williams
Governance Committee Member Mohammed Amin
Governance Committee Member Neil Sandford
Committee: Marketing and Publications
Role Job Descripton Person
British Go Journal Editor

The Journal Editor is responsible for the production of up to four editions of the Journal every year. Distribution is handled by the Membership Secretary.

The main tasks that need to be undertaken to produce it are the collation, selection and layout of the Journal contents in preparation for printing. This includes the production of game diagrams (also in a format for the website) and typesetting. Another task is liaising with the printers.

Maintaining and expanding the pool of contributors, and developing content through commissioning and discussions with contributors, is also of great importance.

Pat Ridley
British Go Journal Editorial Consultant

Advises and assists the editor of the Journal.

Barry Chandler
Marketing

The Marketing Manager is responsible for initiating, managing and monitoring of all marketing initiatives. These include

  • encouraging and helping with publicity for our own tournaments and other events
  • identifying and developing publicity for other target opportunities
  • participating in exhibitions and other kinds of external events
  • handling relations with other external UK organisations not directly covered by other officials, e.g. the Anglo-Japan Society
Vacant
Newsletter Editor

Responsible for producing electronic Newsletters per year and inserts into the BGJ. The Newsletter contains recent news and tournament results and also contact information for forthcoming tournaments.

Jil Segerman