The mail server has now been restored.
It was all a bit unfortunate that we were caught up in someone else's argument but thankfully this is now resolved.
Apologies to everyone (as far as I can give them) for the inconvenience which was outside our control.
Bytemark, who host the web and mail server, have been listed by Spamhaus as being the originators of Spam email.
It looks like it is one user whose Virtual Machine on one IP has been compromised but Spamhaus have listed the whole of Bytemark's IP blocks.
It is rather unlikely that mail will work in any consistent way as most ISPs (including Bytemark themselves) check against Spamhaus so thei
2011 winner Richard Moulds, 3k from Manchester, was again the winner in 2012, winning all 3 games. There were 20 players in total at the one day tournament in sunny, dry Stockport. Other winners, also with 3 wins, were Brian Timmins, 9k from Shrewsbury, and Kathleen Timmins, 14k from Shrewsbury.
Congratulations to Vanessa on her latest win, in Brno, Czech Republic!
Alison Bexfield reports that Vanessa won all five of her games and will now receive a place at the 2nd SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing in December.
For those that weren't able to observe the 1st round of the Title Match on KGS 8th September - between Nick Krempel and Andrew Kay:
Congratulations to Andrew Kay for winning the 1st round of the 3 round Title Match.
Andrew Kay took black in Nigiri, and ended up wining the game by Resignation after a dramatic fight for a collection of white stones - this was played over a 5 hour game, w
Next year's European Go Congress is to be held in Poland.
The BGA has been allocated 4 discount vouchers (100€, 50€, 2 x 25€) to be awarded to people who may wish to attend but are in a position of financial hardship.
However, if you are awarded a voucher, you need to enter the Congress by December 15 this year.
If you believe you qualify, and wish to appl
Vanessa Wong has been awarded a 6 dan certificate by the BGA, following her excellent performance at the second World Mind Sports Games in Lille.
This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 14th July 2012 and preceding discussions: