Promotional Material

This page shows our printed promotional booklets, leaflets and other items. Most are available in electronic form, with printed material normally available free to Association volunteers doing outreach.

In other cases we may request a payment to cover our costs. If in doubt, ask our Secretary or President. We will look favourably on requests that help achieve our aims: “to promote interest in and the playing of the game of Go”.

You may also wish to look at material produced by the European Go Cultural Center.

Current stocks and stock holders can be seen here (restricted access). To obtain any of the items contact the stock holders directly or via our Secretary. BGA officers may also bring some stock to the tournaments they attend.

Style Guidelines

If you produce your own promotional material we'd appreciate you using the following guidelines, so that they fit in with the other items we've produced:

  • Use our strap line "A few simple rules, limitless possibilities ..." where appropriate
  • Banner and poster fonts are Gill Sans
  • Marketing documents use Gill Sans for the covers and Helvetica/Arial for headings/body text
  • If you need to use our logo in your literature or an article, please use one on this page and send us a copy of what you produce
  • Obsolete Items

    Some obsolete and/or outdated items can be seen here (for example Red Go Flyer, Go Bookmark, Go CDROM, Canterbury 1992 Booklet).

    Tri-fold LeafletBritish Go Association Flyer

    Last revised in May 2016, following a major revision in May 2012, this is an introduction to Go and also to us, including a brief description of the rules, a membership form and a space for local club details. Also known as the Tri-fold Leaflet.

    This is the ideal size to leave in racks, for example in libraries, or as a quick answer to “What’s that game?” queries. It's a single A4 sheet, folded in three. It is available in PDF format (2.5Mb).

    Cover of Play Go BookletPlay Go Booklet

    An introduction to the background, history and how to play Go, as well as our Association. It is 20 pages in colour A5 format. Sometimes also called the Booklet.

    Last revised in May 2016, which is a minor update to the third edition, published in August 2014, it is available in PDF format (4MB). An online version starts here.

    Cartoon Rules BookletCartoon rules booklet

    Last revised in July 2014 this is an English translation of Andreas Fecke’s excellent German original, now using pass stones. It is a 16-page A6 booklet that uses cartoons to explain the rules of Go. Ideal for children. Also available as online pages and in PDF format (3.4MB).

    A3/A4 Poster

    Standard version and
    Club/Tournament version - with white space for your message.

    This can be used by clubs to advertise and promote meetings; organisers of tournaments and other events; or anywhere that promotional material is required.
    You may also wish to look at some posters made by others

    It's a single A3 or A4 sheet, with two options - one with white space for you to add your own wording and one without.
    Full quality images (1.4Mb):

    Roller Banner

    Vertical roll-up banner approx. 1.6m high (comes in a small travelling case) - picture shows it in use (top left of picture). There two of these that can be borrowed for exhibitions.

    Marketing Panels

    Display panels available at A4/A3/A2 sizes - Full quality images (3-8Mb)

    Beginners Sets

    If you've got an A3 printer then we've got a 9x9 and 13x13 board, suitable for printing doubled-sided (and then laminated?). This is designed for school clubs and the like, so there's some additional information about the basic rules and where to go for more information.
    PDF file 4.5Mb

    9×9 Cardboard Go Set

    A card board, with sheets of black and white push-out stones.
    Produced by
    The EGCC.
    Normally only available to those teaching go.

    Our Organisers’ Handbook

    Revised May 2010 as an online, but printable, version.

    Introductory Workshop Certificate

    A5 certificate, with a spaces to write the date, student’s name, school or club, and signature of one of our representatives.
    Available as a PDF file (with two A5 certificates on one A4 sheet that needs to be cut in half) to those running introductory workshops on behalf of us.

    Kyu Diploma

    White A4 card certificate, with a space to write the grade (out of stock), and the same with no grade space, but coloured according to level of achievement by the Dutch test system.
    Available to organisers of youth and school Go clubs.

    Problem Cards

    A set of 108 red cards, 2½" by 3½", each with an easy Go problem.
    Produced by
    The EGCC.
    Out of stock
    White A4 sheets to allow the production of new copies are available.

    Some Other Useful Resources for Teaching Go

    Last updated Fri Sep 23 2016. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.