|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.
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...
|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:
|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.
|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:
It's available here.
|Council Meeting Highlights 2012-03||
This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 11th March 2012 and preceding discussions:
|Council Meeting Highlights 2012-04||
This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 22nd April 2012 and preceding discussions:
|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.
|AGM Minutes 2012||
Held at: Dunelm House, Durham, 21st April 2012
The meeting opened at 6:18pm and those present were asked to sign the attendance sheet.
 Election of tellers
Graham Black and Jenny Radcliffe were appointed tellers....
|Council Meeting Highlights 2012-07||
This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 14th July 2012 and preceding discussions:
|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.
|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...
|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:
|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...
|AGM Summary 2013||
The BGA AGM was held during the British Go Congress at Stevenage between 18:45 and 19:45 on 6th April.
|Council Meeting Minutes||08-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.
|New Tournament Registration System||
Thanks to John Collins we now have a new system to handle online Registration for our Tournaments. This does not handle any payments, but allows anyone to enter a tournament using a simple online form, provide an ICS calendar entry and also look at the list of publicly available entrants.
This system is available as a free service to any Tournament Organiser who is a BGA member.
It provides a number of options for specifying...