Don't forget that in addition to the London Open we're hosting the Man vs Machine Challenge match between John Tromp and the computer run by Darren Cook, starting on 28th December, to decide the winner of a $1000 bet made in 1997.
With this posting the BGA Facebook Group is now showing the continuing News Feed from the BGA website.
For those of you on Facebook you now have an alternative way of keeping up to date with British Go News - just follow the BGA group.
Reminder to BGA members:
The 31st December deadline for submitting proposals for consideration at the 2011 AGM is nearly here.
The second season of the online team league has now been concluded.
Congratulations to Dundee on winning the Championship - the eventual outcome depended on a game between Yohei Negi and Yangran Zhang played on 15th December, won by Yohei for Dundee over CLGC A who came a close second with Edinburgh not far behind.
In Division 2 Billericay Dickies just clinched the title on "goal difference"
Britain (Represented by Matthew Macfadyen, Jon Diamond, Des Cann and Andrew Simons) scored an excellent 3-1 victory against Belgium in the second round, with Jon maintaining his perfect record.
Full details and game records at BGA Euroteams page
We have moved the hosting service for our website and mailing list to a new hosting service (Bytemark) based in the UK, from the previous one (Pair) based in the USA.
28 players attended the UCC Tournament in Cork, the largest number yet. Seven nationalities, as well as Irish, took part including several Dutch. The winner was Willem-Koen Pomstra (5 dan) from Arnhem. Local 4 dan Tong-Yu Cao only lost to the winner, taking his usual second place.
Sue Paterson (3 kyu Arundel) was the unbeaten winner of the West Surrey Handicap. She was one of 13 people who battled through the end of the snowy cold snap to take part. Runner up was Jonathan Reece (2 kyu Oxford) and also winning 3 were Frenchmen Philip Bourrez (2 kyu) and Max Bourget (8 kyu). Dawn Street (18 kyu) won 2/3.
The BGA Book Seller is ceasing activities at the end of December 2010. Current arrangements are valid for orders received by 18th December 2010.
At the Extraordinary General Meeting of the BGA that approved the 2009 accounts, Gerry Mills was presented with a portrait of himself painted by Go player and artist Jiri Keller.