Over the last year the BGA has been increasing the amount of resources it puts into teaching. We have run a number of teaching events, and are running a number of "introductory" events to youngsters, generally through the "gifted and talented" programme.
The Irish Rapid handicap tournament on the Friday evening before the 21st Irish Open ended in a four-way tie. After braking it, the winner was Edwin Brady from St Andrews. Second was Justyna Klezcar, third was Willem-Koen Pomstra and fourth Bernd Sambale.
All games played at handicap plus 1.
Congratulations to the UK representatives Anson Ng and Vanessa Wong!
This event took place in the ancient town of Sibiu in Romania. 48 under-16s and 75 under-12s took part.
The 21st Irish Open was held as usual in the Teachers' Club in Dublin and again was part of the Pandanet Go European Cup.
The 21st Irish Open was held as usual in the Teachers' Club in Dublin and again was part of the Pandanet Go European Cup. There attendance was 41, the strongest being the winner Ondrej Silt (6 dan Czechia).
This note summarises the most significant discussions and decisions at the Council meeting on 22nd February.
Gerry Mills has announced that he plans to retire as Book Seller in November. Council would like to thank Gerry for the many years of outstanding service he has given to the British Go community.
Council spent some time discussing the future of the Book Shop,