Following a recent question the BGA have decided to offer a 33% discount on tournament fees for students entering the Congress this year. Youth entrants still receive the 50% discount.
The entry form is now available from the Events Calendar or the Congress Site. The site has also been updated with further details on food. How to make payment will be explained once an entry is received.
The following message from Matt Marsh, Tournaments Co-ordinator:
As some people will already have picked up from recent announcements about this year's British Go Congress, we have decided that (for this year only) we will be holding a somewhat slimmed-down British Championship.
Current information about the forthcoming face-to-face congress can be found Here
The summer 2021 edition of the BGJ is now available for members to read in the Members' Area, with printed copies being sent out later in the month. These are coming from
a different printing company than before and will be in full colour like the online version.
The minutes of the recent 2021 AGM are now available to members, and can be found in the members area of the website at
ADDENDUM: Please notify any errors or omissions to email@example.com
The spring 2021 edition of the BGJ is now available for members to read in the Members' Area, with printed copies being sent out later in the month.
A reminder that the AGM will this year be held on ZOOM on Friday 7th May at 20:00.
Any proxy votes must be set up in advance by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, arriving no later than the end of Wednesday 5th May, containing your name and address, who will be your proxy, and if you wish (this is optional) how you want them to vote.
The ZOOM meeting link has been added to the member's area of the website at https://www.britgo.org/history/councilnews - you will need to be logged in to the site to access it.
The deadline for nominations has now passed, however as explained below nominations for Council will still be accepted at the AGM. Officers nominated unopposed, and hence appointed for another year are:
President - Toby Manning
Treasurer - Richard Wheeldon
Secretary - Colin Williams
Nominated to be Council Members are:
Andrew Ambrose-Thurman, Gerry Gavigan, Matt Marsh, Peter Rootham-Smith
As there is still one Council vacancy, according to our constitution extra nominations for Council members can be accepted at the AGM itself. Any such nomination will need two supporters.
Details of the ZOOM meeting will be posted to the member’s area of the website, and circulated by a news item such as this a day or so before the event.
A number of further papers have been added to the AGM documents list, mostly relating to the motions on the agenda. They are quite short, and It would be very helpful if you could read them prior to the AGM. The documents list is just below the agenda on https://www.britgo.org/history/councilnews (you need to be logged in as a member)
Also added is a short paper asking you to consider standing for a place on the BGA Council. We have a number of Council members not standing again this year, so this year in particular we are looking for other BGA members to come forwards and assist with the running of the BGA. Any of the current Council members would be very happy to answer any questions you might have about what being in the Council is like. If you do decide to stand nominations must be received by the end of Friday 23rd April.
The usual officer’s reports will be added in the next few days.