The BGA introductory booklet, describing the background and rules of Go, and the BGA poster can be given free of charge to anyone desiring them other than for selling on.
For more information about the Rating System we operate see the Rating System FAQ.
Many BGA tournaments are run on the McMahon system, which tries to pair players of equal strength. This relies on players entering the tournament at a realistic grade so that fair games between players can be achieved.
British Championship events are run according to the rules defined in the BGA Championships Rules page (see section 5 above).
The main event at the annual British Go Congress is the British Open Championship, which is run under the rules defined in the
The official version of the rules for the British Go Championship, the British Pair Go Championship and the British Youth Championships is the BGA Championships Rules page.
The BGA underwrites the costs of running the above championship events, including prizes, using sponsorship money when possible. Entry fees will be set at a realistic level.
The BGA Council interprets clause 9 of the BGA Constitution:
9. Each affiliated club shall nominate a club member as club secretary. His duties shall include acting as club contact.
The following is copied from BGA Policy on Working with Children and Young People.
Council will try to ensure that membership income covers the costs of providing member services plus the administrative costs of the association, and that tournament income covers the costs of supporting tournaments, proposing motions at the AGM when the measures necessary to do so exceed its powe
This document states the current policies of the BGA.
This year Cambridge moved back from March to February and from the hospital to a city centre location. 46 players attend the event at St. Colomba's Church. Romanian 6 dan player Robert Mateescu, now in Cambridge, won the tournament, beating Matthew Macfadyen in the final. Matthew was equal second with Tim Hunt.
This year Cambridge moved back from March to February and from the hospital to a city centre location. 46 players attend the event at St. Columba's Church.