The BGA AGM was held on the evening of Saturday 10th April 2010 at Teviot Row House in Edinburgh.
The newly elected officers and Council members are:
President: Jon Diamond, Treasurer: Simon Mader, Secretary: Jonathan Chin, Auditor: Alison Bexfield.
Council Members: Edwin Brady, Brian Brunswick, John Collins, Geoff Kaniuk, Toby Manning.
Congratulations to all those elected.
Additionally, the three...
|Council Meeting - February 2010||
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, accepting that it is unlikely that any individual will be...
|Council News (2009 and before)||21-Apr-10||21-Apr-10|
|Play Go introductory booklet now available||
The revised version of our Play Go Booklet has now been printed and is available in quantity. A number of copies have been distributed to all BGA clubs.
Copies will be available at most tournaments, but if you can't get to a tournament soon enough for your requirements then please contact the BGA Secretary to request some to be posted to you. A nominal charge may be made...
|Council Meeting - May 2010||
There was a meeting of BGA Council on 8th May 2010.
|Council Meeting - August 2010||
There was a meeting of BGA Council on 14th August 2010.
|Highlights of the BGA Council Meeting, 2010-11-28||
There was a meeting of BGA Council on 28th November 2010. Here are the highlights:
|Council Meeting - November 2010 agenda||
There will be a meeting of BGA Council on 28th November 2010.
|Council Meeting - March 2011 Agenda||
There will be a meeting of BGA Council on 13th March 2011.
|BGA Council News||
Apologies for the delay - the highlights of the Council meeting held in March and July have now been posted online. Minutes of all Council meetings are available to BGA members by contacting the Secretary.
The next Council meeting is being held on 6th November 2011. Please contact a Council member if you wish to raise anything for discussion there.
|Youth Development: Can you help?||
Our most pressing requirement is for people to help with a number of activities in our Youth Development area, helping Paul Smith. Some of these are smallish activities and can be done from your own home, so if you can spend some time please contact Paul to discuss what he needs and how he can fit the time you have available and the sort of thing you would like to do in to his programme of...
|BGA Priorities for 2012||
Happy New Year to all our members and other Go players
The BGA is continuing its regular activities, such as Membership Administration, the Youth Grand Prix and the BGJ, however Council has been discussing what and how to prioritise our development activities for 2012 and this is what we've come up with:
Quite a number of our clubs are just about hanging on, a few have given up recently and some...
HELP NEEDED: we want to find out more about how you access our news, as you may have seen advertised in the Spring 2012 issue of the British Go Journal, so that we can serve you better.
This is especially important because our printed Newsletter will cease from the April 2012 issue and we need help in deciding how/what to replace it with.
So please can you fill in the...
|British Open 2013||
We don't have any offers to host the 2013 British Open currently, so we're inviting people to submit offers to run this annual tournament.
In the last few years we've been to Edinburgh, Malmesbury and this year to Durham, so it would be nice to have a location in the South East for 2013; but we're prepared to consider any offers.
If you're interested please talk to any Council member.
|Council Members 2012||
Jenny Radcliffe has announced that she will not be standing again for Council at this year's AGM.
This means that there will definitely be at least one vacancy on Council. If you're interested in standing for Council (or even just playing a role in our organisation) please contact one of the Council members, or send your nomination in to the Secretary prior to the AGM.
We'd like to...
|Subscriptions Policy Consultation||
The AGM will be considering a proposal from Council on subscriptions. Council is initiating a discussion on some aspects of subscription policy on the bga-policy mailing list with to get some member feedback, preferably before the AGM.
If you want to join the discussion please join this list (you need to be a BGA member) and search the archive for postings made on and after 15th March.
|AGM 2011 Minutes||
Held at: Malmesbury Town Hall, 9th April 2011
The meeting opened at 7:34pm and those present (22 in number) signed the attendance sheet.
 Election of tellers
Steve Bailey and Jenny Radcliffe were appointed tellers.
 Reading of the...
Alison Bexfield would like to retire as our Auditor after many years in the role.
We're confident that the Accounts are now under control, so that the role can revert to that it is supposed to be according to the Constitution, i.e a checking role on the Annual Accounts produced by the Treasurer.
This doesn't need any formal accounting training, and anyone numerate should be able to undertake this role, so we're asking for...
|33rd World Amateur Go Championship||
It appears that there has been some serious mis-communications and Matthew Macfadyen, who had been invited to play, turned down the invitation some time ago.
Unfortunately we only discovered this yesterday after seeing the list of players entered.
Francis Roads had been told that he had been nominated as our representative in the event that Matthew wasn't going to play, since he was 2nd in the points list, so we've apologised...
|33rd World Amateur Go Championship||
Sam Aitken, currently 4 dan and resident in China since October, will be representing us at the 33rd World Amateur Go Championship being held in Guangzhou, China later this week.
We'd like to specially thank the IGF and the Chinese organisers for allowing this late entry.