The Treasurer controls the finances of the BGA, preparing annual accounts and a report for approval by members at the AGM. The Treasurer also ensures that all bills and affiliations are promptly paid, and that Council committees are properly funded and submit regular and frequent reports.
The President takes the chair at any official BGA meeting, General or Council, and represents the BGA at formal events and in the BGA’s relations with other organisations.
Acts as a first point of contact for members of the press. He or she also provides assistance to other Go organisers in preparing press releases.
John encountered Go vaguely in 1969, at Cambridge in 1972 and again in 1976 and always meant to get into it seriously but never quite got round to it until 2005 when he rolled up at St Albans Go club from which they haven't yet found an excuse to chuck him out.
He's sort of crawled out of the DDK pit painfully slowly since then.
Jonathan is a member of the Cambridge Club and has been BGA Secretary since 2010.
Barry first encountered Go at 6th form after a friend found it in Lasker's Go and Go Moku. They played on a vertical maths classroom chequered chalkboard.
At Oxford Freshers Fair he found a Go club, even two. Too many names to mention from that period - but Matthew was still a kyu player in the first year and mostly taught Barry up from beginner to 6 kyu.