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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.

15-Mar-12 15-Mar-12
Auditor

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...

09-Apr-12 09-Apr-12
2012 AGM Summary

The 2012 AGM was held at the University of Durham Students Union on 21st April 2012.

Full minutes will be available in due course, but the main points were:

  • Maria Tabor is elected to Council, following Jenny Radcliffe's retirement
  • Phil Beck is elected as Auditor to replace Alison Bexfield who retires after 9 years. [Paul Barnard is appointed as Membership Secretary to replace Phil Beck.]
  • The accounts...
02-May-12 15-May-12
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...

03-May-12 03-May-12
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.

07-May-12 07-May-12
New Trifold Leaflet

A draft update to our Trifold flyer has been produced and we'd like your comments on it, before its printed later this year.

The major changes are:

  • Front now reflects the format of the Play Go booklet
  • Membership secretary change
  • Subscription rate changes
  • Introduction of "Brief Rules" section

It's available here.

10-May-12 10-May-12
Council Meeting Highlights 2012-03

This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 11th March 2012 and preceding discussions:

  • Draft accounts were presented for 2011, with a significant loss reported. Alison Bexfield was producing the accounts for 2010 from paper records, which would be available by the AGM.
  • A subscription increase was approved for submission to the AGM, with a consultation about concessions on ...
25-May-12 25-May-12
Council Meeting Highlights 2012-04

This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 22nd April 2012 and preceding discussions:

  • All existing Officials, as per the website, were re-appointed, with Maria Tabor replacing Jenny Radcliffe as Chair of the Tournament Committee.
  • The trifold leaflets needed updating with new subscription rates and change of Membership Secretary. It was decided not to reprint them immediately...
25-May-12 25-May-12
BGA Membership Drive 2012

This year, the BGA is making a concerted effort to attract new players to the game of go by encouraging new go clubs to form in Universities and Colleges. We are asking as many as possible of our existing go clubs to consider sponsoring a new club in their local University or College by running a “go stall” at the “Freshers’ Fair” event in October, and helping any interested students to set up a new Go club and get it established.

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30-May-12 30-May-12
AGM Minutes 2012

Held at: Dunelm House, Durham, 21st April 2012
Chaired by: Jon Diamond (President)

The meeting opened at 6:18pm and those present were asked to sign the attendance sheet.

[1] Election of tellers

Graham Black and Jenny Radcliffe were appointed tellers....

07-Jun-12 07-Jun-12
Council Meeting Highlights 2012-07

This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 14th July 2012 and preceding discussions:

  • Some difficulty was being encountered with unestablished clubs exhibiting at Freshers Fairs, so the priority would be shifting to encouraging existing clubs to recruit and creating new University clubs.
  • Our representative at the World Amateur in 2013 would be the (new) British Champion, with...
05-Sep-12 05-Sep-12
Korean Prime Minister’s Cup qualification consultation

A consultation on changes to this is being initiated this afternoon on the bga-policy mailing list. All BGA members are welcome to comment.

01-Dec-12 01-Dec-12
World Amateur Championship

In May this year we told you that Francis Roads should have been our nominated representative at this year's World Amateur, but there had been some miscommunications and that, at a very late stage, Sam Aitken had stepped in to represent us.

As you're probably aware our policy is that the person with the highest number of points in this table, subject to a number of conditions will...

23-Dec-12 23-Dec-12
Council Meeting Highlights 2012-10

This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meetings 13th October and 2nd December 2012 and preceding discussions:

  • Membership is still dropping slightly - our membership churn appears to be too high, but more effort would be put into chasing up non-renewals
  • Some encouraging recruitment results had been seen by some University clubs, but more needed to be started, especially in locations...
07-Jan-13 25-Apr-13
Paul Smith and Maria Tabor to retire from Council

Although I've written in the forthcoming British Go Journal that all Council members are offering themselves for re-election, it turns out that two of the existing members have recently decided not to for a variety of personal reasons.

We thank them for their efforts and hope that they will still continue working with the BGA to promote and develop Go in the UK.

Nominations for Council members are therefore solicited - this...

20-Mar-13 20-Mar-13
AGM Summary 2013

The BGA AGM was held during the British Go Congress at Stevenage between 18:45 and 19:45 on 6th April.

  • The previous minutes were accepted, as were the accounts for 2012, presented by the Treasurer and approved by the Auditor.
  • The President, Secretary and Membership Secretary also presented reports.
  • The officers, auditor and three council members were re-elected. Fred Holroyd rejoined Council after being...
06-Apr-13 08-Apr-13
Council Meeting Minutes - 2013-06-16

Held at: Royal Festival Hall, London

Present: Council members: Brian Brunswick, Jonathan Chin, John Collins, Jon Diamond, Fred Holroyd, Roger Huyshe, Colin Maclennan, Toby Manning.

The meeting was opened at 10:28

[1] Apologies for absence

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08-Oct-13 11-Oct-13
Council Meeting Minutes

The latest two sets of minutes are now available to be viewed by members here and here.

08-Oct-13 09-Oct-13
Council Meeting Minutes - 2013-07-08

Minutes of British Go Association Council Meeting (13f)

Held at: online via skype conference call, 8th July 2013

Present: Council members: Brian Brunswick, Jonathan Chin, John Collins, Jon Diamond, Fred Holroyd, Roger Huyshe, Toby Manning

The meeting was opened at 20:04....

09-Oct-13 09-Oct-13
British Go Association AGM

The 2014 AGM for the British Go Association will be held on 1st March 7:30pm as part of the British Go Congress at Butlins Resort, Bognor Regis

Any members with motions for inclusion on the Agenda are requested to send them to the Secretary by 15th January.

18-Dec-13 18-Dec-13