August 2012

Committee: 
Youth
Person: 
Peter Wendes

To increase the exposure of Go in schools and other educational facilities, by establishing and maintaining contacts with schools, education authorities and throughout the world of education and visits schools to give an introduction to Go.

Also gives advice to other Go players on teaching Go and setting up clubs for youth Go.





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Phone: 
02392 267648




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Chairman: 
Toby Manning

The Youth Committee exists to promote Go amongst young people up to the age of about 18.

Members: 
Role Job Description Person
Child Protection Adviser

As described in the policy on working with children and young people, the Child Protection Adviser provides advice to members involved in youth go activities.

Members should contact the CPA to discuss any situation of concern that may come to their notice.

Sue Paterson
Education

To increase the exposure of Go in schools and other educational facilities, by establishing and maintaining contacts with schools, education authorities and throughout the world of education and visits schools to give an introduction to Go.

Also gives advice to other Go players on teaching Go and setting up clubs for youth Go.

Peter Wendes
Junior Web Site Editor

Edits the junior section of the web site, including the lists contained thereon.

Ex-officio (see Online Committee)

Martin Harvey
Schools Internet Go Server Developer

Develops and maintains the code of the SIG server.

Alex Selby
UK Go Challenge

Organises the annual UK Go Challenge competition for schools.

Tony Atkins
UK Youth Team

Organises international matches with other countries, normally via the Internet.

Martin Harvey
Youth Championship

Organises the annual British Youth Go Championship.

Tony Atkins
Youth Contacts

Maintains contact lists of school clubs, teachers and junior players; and sends out information on junior Go via the youth-go list

Paul Smith
Youth Grand Prix

Organises the Youth Grand Prix

Tony Atkins
Youth Representative - North East

Co-ordinates contact with schools in a particular area, providing advice and help where needed.

VACANT
Youth Representative - Northern Ireland

Co-ordinates contact with schools in a particular area, providing advice and help where needed.

Ian Davis
Youth Representative - Scotland

Co-ordinates contact with schools in a particular area, providing advice and help where needed.

VACANT
Youth Representative - South West and South Wales

Co-ordinates contact with schools in a particular area, providing advice and help where needed.

Neil Moffat
Youth Representative - Thames Valley

Co-ordinates contact with schools in a particular area, providing advice and help where needed.

Tony Atkins
Youth Representative - West Midlands

Co-ordinates contact with schools in a particular area, providing advice and help where needed.

VACANT
Youth Squad Leader

Leader of the UK Youth Go squad.

This squad provides coaching and competitions for keen juniors who are aiming to become strong enough to represent the UK in the European Youth Championships in the Netherlands in March 2015.

Juniors who have reached 30 kyu or stronger and who wish to join the squad should contact the above for more information.

Alison Bexfield
Youth Teaching

Organises online teaching sessions for promising junior players

Roger Huyshe
Youth Teaching Materials

Produces teaching materials that are suitable for Youth players.

Ian Davis




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Committee: 
External Relations
Person: 
Toby Manning

Represents the Association on the Mind Sports Council (English Chess Federation and English Bridge Union plus ourselves)





Last updated Sun Jul 21 2013. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Chairman: 
Toby Manning

The aim of getting Go as well known with the British public as chess is a long way off; but that is the direction in which we are aiming. We do this by talking to the press and radio and TV with the aim of encouraging coverage of Go and Go events, and by lobbying local and national politicians.

Members: 
Role Job Description Person
Archivist

The Archivist looks after our Archive which contains material relating to the history of the Association, including old minute books, and most English-language Go publications. The job includes maintaining an inventory of the contents of the archive. Please contact the Archivist before sending new items for inclusion in the archive.

Barry Chandler
EGF representative

Main contact with the European Go Federation

Jon Diamond
Exhibitions

Suggests and encourages publicity and teaching stands at various external events.

Also provides support to anyone who wants to run an Exhibition, giving advice, sharing experience, providing kit and leaflets etc

VACANT
Marketing

The Marketing Manager is responsible for initiating, managing and monitoring of all marketing initiatives. These include

  • encouraging and helping with publicity for our own tournaments and other events
  • identifying and developing publicity for other target opportunities
  • participating in exhibitions and other kinds of external events
  • handling relations with other external UK organisations not directly covered by other officials, e.g. the Anglo-Japan Society
VACANT
Mind Sports Council

Represents the Association on the Mind Sports Council (English Chess Federation and English Bridge Union plus ourselves)

Toby Manning
Press

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.

Peter Wendes
Sponsorship

Solicits and encourages Sponsorship for the Association and its events.

Jon Diamond
Sports and Recreation Alliance

Our representative to the Sports and Recreation Alliance (used to be called CCPR).

Toby Manning




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Committee: 
Publications
Person: 
Jon Diamond

Solicits and manages advertising in the British Go Journal and on the website.





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Chairman: 
Roger Huyshe

This exists to provide teaching and mentoring support to members who are trying to improve their game. The aim to us to raise the level of play of those who want to learn more about Go.

Members: 
Role Job Description Person
Analysis Service

Provides members with the chance to get their games commented on by a stronger player. Games should be sent to the Analyst who will either review them himself or pass them to other members of the committee for review. If your game is very interesting, your permission may be sought to publish it in the British Go Journal. Electronic game records are preferred, but paper game diagrams are OK too.

Paul Barnard
Double Digit Kyu Support

Provides support for the training and encouragement of players at and below 10 kyu.

Roger Huyshe
National Trainer

This is a job required as part of the European Go and Cultural Centre's training programme. He or she acts as an interface for teaching material produced between the EGCC and the BGA. He or she also should encourage training through a network of trainers and provide training courses and materials.

Andrew Simons
Online Study Group

Organises the Online Study Group, formerly the Shodan Challenge, setting up and maintaining the list of challengers and their mentors.

Billy Woods
Rating and Grading

Monitors the rating and grading system, determines if any changes are needed and makes them.

Geoff Kaniuk
Training Consultant

Provides the BGA with training advice and material that can be used to run seminars or courses.

Matthew Macfadyen




Last updated Sat Nov 23 2013. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Chairman: 
Jon Diamond

The aim of this committee is to publish a high-quality Journal for the benefit of members and any other printed and online publications such as publicity materials (Flyers, Introduction to Go etc.).

Members: 
Role Job Description Person
Advertising Manager

Solicits and manages advertising in the British Go Journal and on the website.

Jon Diamond
Bookseller

Selling books and sets at tournaments and other events.

The bookseller also wishes to help those organising outreach events of any form to achieve the benefits of bulk buying. Organisers are encouraged to contact the bookseller to discuss requirements and transport arrangements.

Roger Huyshe
British Go Journal Editor

The Journal Editor is responsible for the production of up to four editions of the Journal every year. Distribution is handled by the Membership Secretary.

The main tasks that need to be undertaken to produce it are the collation, selection and layout of the Journal contents in preparation for printing. This includes the production of game diagrams (also in a format for the website) and typesetting. Another task is liaising with the printers.

Maintaining and expanding the pool of contributors, and developing content through commissioning and discussions with contributors, is also of great importance.

Pat Ridley
British Go Journal Editorial Consultant

Advises and assists the editor of the Journal.

Barry Chandler
Handbook Editor

Responsible for producing new editions of the BGA Organisers' Handbooks.

Nick Wedd
Newsletter Editor

Responsible for producing electronic Newsletters per year and inserts into the BGJ. The Newsletter contains recent news and tournament results and also contact information for forthcoming tournaments.

Jil Segerman
Publicity Material

Responsible for producing new editions of publicity materials.

Jon Diamond




Last updated Tue Mar 19 2013. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Phone: 
01223 563932
Grade: 
2 dan

Paul, 50, lives in Cambridge. He works as a software developer at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. He learned to play Go when he was 9 years old from a book by the games collector R C Bell. He later started a Go club in his school and they competed in the British Schools Championship in 1980.

He was promoted to 1-dan in 1993 and 2-dan in 1996.





Last updated Sun Apr 21 2013. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Phone: 
01530 245298
Phone: 
07798 825299
Grade: 
3 dan

Toby learned the rules of Go when he was a teenager in the 1960’s, but it was when he went to Cambridge in 1971 that he first really concentrated on the game. During his three years at University he got to be 1 kyu, and was firstly secretary then President of the University Go Society.





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