The Autumn 2022 edition of the BGJ is now available for members to read in the Members' Area, with printed copies having being sent out to those that receive them.
Just a reminder that this weekend, 20/21 August, sees the first two matches in the best of 3 between Gaoge Wang and Bruno Poltronieri for the 2022 British Championship.
They start at 12:00 each day and will be streamed live on the London Go Centre YouTube channel. Please do look in sometime over the weekend. The time limits are quite long so the matches are likely to run for several hours.
Matthew Macfadyen will be providing a commentary which we hope to be on KGS. Matthew will also be answering questions on the YouTube channel, so may well advertise the KGS event there.
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.
The Spring 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 May.
The BGA AGM will be held online by ZOOM at 19:30 on Thursday 26th May 2022. An invite will be created and published a week or so before the meeting.
Any member’s resolutions are to be submitted to the BGA Secretary (secretary @ britgo.org) not later than Thursday 14th April 2022. Each such item will require the support of two BGA members.
The agenda will be published to members via the website no later than Thursday 28th April 2022.
The Winter 2021-2022 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 February.
Some time ago the traditional Candidates / Challengers structure of the British Championship was changed to reduce it to just one qualifying tournament, the 'Candidates'. Sadly Covid and lockdown has meant we have not managed to use this new approach until this year. In 2021 the qualifying event was the hastily arranged British Congress at Leicester.
The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed a recent change made to the eligibility conditions for the British Championships.
The new eligibility criteria are shown in section A5 of the Championship rules, and for the Youth Championship in section F5 on the same Eligibility Rules page.
The intent behind the changes is to:
1. Clarify the rules on eligibility, by defining it in terms of either holding a British passport, or being a resident of the UK. Exactly how we measure those criteria has also been clarified.
In their January meeting the BGA Council agreed to a significant change to the Levy system.
The new scheme has the benefit of extreme simplicity for TDs to administer, and involves them asking only
• Are you a member (or youth member) of the BGA or any other national association?
• Is this your first tournament?
We-Go would like to advertise their open tournament this Sunday January 16th. This is an online tournament (so players from across Canada are welcome!), and with current Covid conditions it's a great time to join an online event. See the full details on the event page at Event Page