If you are looking for the person who performs a particular job, you may be better looking at the list of Council members or officials. We also have a list of vacancies.

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Tony Atkins
Role Job Description
UK Go Challenge

Organises the annual UK Go Challenge competition for schools.

Youth Championship

Organises the annual British Youth Go Championship.

Youth Grand Prix

Organises the Youth Grand Prix

Youth Representative - Thames Valley

Co-ordinates contact with schools in a particular area, providing advice and help where needed.

Tournament Co-ordinator

Maintains our Tournament Calendar and provides support to tournament organisers. As there are less than 52 events in a year, there is an attempt to smooth out the calendar so some months are not too crowded with events. Certainly there should not normally be two events the same weekend, and especially not the same day.

To choose a date for your tournament, look at the calendar to see what is available, taking note of the geographic spread of events in a particular month as well as the date. Then check with the coordinator that your date is suitable and it will be added to the calendar, provisionally until you confirm the date and provide more information.

If your date is acceptable as fitting into our calendar, then the tournament will be listed and you will able to borrow our tournament equipment and even get assistance with running your event. In return you will be expected to pay the Tournament Levy and provide the results of your event electronically to us (primarily for rating purposes).

Tournament Equipment

Responsible for organising the loan of our tournament equipment. This usually travels in multiples of 12 (often with 15 clocks).

You will need to arrange with him/her for sufficient sets to be brought to your event. This may mean your having to collect equipment from the last event or elsewhere. If you wish to borrow our draw computer he/she also arrange this.

Website News Editor

Collects news and maintains the news section of the website.

Website Editor

Maintains the day to day contents of the website.

Vice-President

An honorary title given without obligation to BGA members who have been deemed worthy of recognition for services rendered.

Paul Barnard
Role Job Description
Membership Secretary

Responsible for maintaining our membership database, sending out renewal reminders, processing membership applications and issuing membership cards. Any enquiries about Go and the Association can be received and dealt with, especially those of the kind: "Is there a club or another player in my area?".

The Membership Secretary also looks for possibilities for formation of new clubs and provide contact information to those wishing to do so. Labels are provided for the despatch of mailings to the membership and currently despatch is arranged of the British Go Journal.

Game Review Service

Provides members with the chance to get their games commented on by a stronger player. Games should be sent to the Analyst who will either review them himself or pass them to other members for review.

If your game is very interesting, your permission may be sought to publish it in the British Go Journal or put it online. Electronic game records (SGF format) are preferred, but paper game diagrams are OK too.

To get best value from your game review, do annotate the record with any questions and with your thoughts at key moments of the game.

Phil Beck
Role Job Description
Auditor

An elected, but not Council position.

The Auditor examines the accounts produced by the Treasurer and produces a report recommending acceptance or rejection on behalf of the members for an AGM or EGM.

Alison Bexfield
Role Job Description
Youth Squad Leader

Leader of the UK Youth Go squad.

This squad provides coaching and competitions for keen juniors who are aiming to become strong enough to represent the UK in the European Youth Championships in the Netherlands in March 2015.

Juniors who have reached 30 kyu or stronger and who wish to join the squad should contact the above for more information.

Brian Brunswick
Role Job Description
Council Member

Elected member of Council.

Webmaster

Responsible for the overall maintenance of the website. This policy statement describes the policy followed and lists those who are responsible for sections of the site.

Chris Bryant
Role Job Description
Pandanet Go European Team Championship Captain

Captains our team in the Pandanet Go European Team Championship.

Responsible for arranging the dates of matches and the teams (from the list of players submitted at the start of the season).

Barry Chandler
Role Job Description
Archivist

The Archivist looks after our Archive which contains material relating to the history of the Association, including old minute books, and most English-language Go publications. The job includes maintaining an inventory of the contents of the archive. Please contact the Archivist before sending new items for inclusion in the archive.

British Go Journal Editorial Consultant

Advises and assists the editor of the Journal.

Jonathan Chin
Role Job Description
Secretary

The Secretary maintains the day-to-day communications of the Council and keeps minutes of all meetings, General and Council.

Jim Clare
Role Job Description
Stacey Points

Maintains the list of players' Stacey Points.

John Collins
Role Job Description
Council Member

Elected member of Council.

Online League Co-ordinator

Organises the BGA's online leagues.

Webmaster

Responsible for the overall maintenance of the website. This policy statement describes the policy followed and lists those who are responsible for sections of the site.

Ian Davis
Role Job Description
Youth Teaching Materials

Produces teaching materials that are suitable for Youth players.

Youth Representative - Northern Ireland

Co-ordinates contact with schools in a particular area, providing advice and help where needed.

Jon Diamond
Role Job Description
Advertising Manager

Solicits and manages advertising in the British Go Journal and on the website.

Sponsorship

Solicits and encourages Sponsorship for the Association and its events.

President

The President takes the chair at any official Association General Meeting or Council Meeting, and represents the Association at formal events and in the Association's relations with other organisations.

Facebook Administrator

Posts messages and administers the Association's page on Facebook.

Publicity Material

Responsible for producing new editions of publicity materials.

EGF representative

Main contact with the European Go Federation

Jochen Fassbender
Role Job Description
Website Indexer

Keeps the BGA website's index up to date.

Gerry Gavigan
Role Job Description
London Open Organiser

Organises the joint Central London Go Club and British Go Association team running the London Open Tournament.

Jonathan Green
Role Job Description
Tweetter

Responsible for monitoring and administration of our britgo Twitter account

T Mark Hall
Role Job Description
Vice-President

An honorary title given without obligation to BGA members who have been deemed worthy of recognition for services rendered.

Martin Harvey
Role Job Description
UK Youth Team

Organises international matches with other countries, normally via the Internet.

Junior Web Site Editor

Edits the junior section of the web site, including the lists contained thereon.

Ex-officio (see Online Committee)

Regional Rep - North West

To encourage and support Go playing in clubs and schools; including organising visits, tuition and recruitment, promoting the formation of new clubs and teaching events.

Junior Web Site Editor

Edits the Junior Web Site section of our website (also part of Youth Committee)

Bob Hitchens
Role Job Description
Vice-President

An honorary title given without obligation to BGA members who have been deemed worthy of recognition for services rendered.

Derek Hunter
Role Job Description
Life Member

An honorary title given without obligation to BGA members who have been deemed worthy of recognition for services rendered. Life Members are exempt from paying membership fees.

Roger Huyshe
Role Job Description
Double Digit Kyu Support

Provides support for the training and encouragement of players at and below 10 kyu.

Youth Teaching

Organises online teaching sessions for promising junior players

Council Member

Elected member of Council.

Bookseller

Selling books and sets at tournaments and other events.

The bookseller also wishes to help those organising outreach events of any form to achieve the benefits of bulk buying. Organisers are encouraged to contact the bookseller to discuss requirements and transport arrangements.

Ingrid Jendrzejewski
Role Job Description
Regional Rep - East of England

To encourage and support Go playing in clubs and schools; including organising visits, tuition and recruitment, promoting the formation of new clubs and teaching events.

Geoff Kaniuk
Role Job Description
Draw Program Maintainer

GoDraw is the program that provides the draw for our McMahon organised tournaments. It has a Windows interface and is constantly being improved. You can download GoDraw via the BGA software pages.

Tournament Results

Collects the results from all UK tournaments and ensures that they are sent to the Web Site Editor for the results section and to the European ratings system in the correct format.

Referee Training

Suggests and encourages referee training and provides material for referee courses.

Rating and Grading

Monitors the rating and grading system, determines if any changes are needed and makes them.

Alex Kent
Role Job Description
Student Development

Suggests ways of and encourages development of Go amongst students.

Harold Lee
Role Job Description
Life Member

An honorary title given without obligation to BGA members who have been deemed worthy of recognition for services rendered. Life Members are exempt from paying membership fees.

Matthew Macfadyen
Role Job Description
Training Consultant

Provides the BGA with training advice and material that can be used to run seminars or courses.

Life Member

An honorary title given without obligation to BGA members who have been deemed worthy of recognition for services rendered. Life Members are exempt from paying membership fees.

Colin Maclennan
Role Job Description
Council Member

Elected member of Council.

Clubs and Equipment loan

Responsible for managing the equipment, typically sets, that are available for loan to clubs.

Our current inventory, of which only some items are available for loan, can be seen here.

Toby Manning
Role Job Description
Mind Sports Council

Represents the Association on the Mind Sports Council (English Chess Federation and English Bridge Union plus ourselves)

Regional Rep - East Midlands

To encourage and support Go playing in clubs and schools; including organising visits, tuition and recruitment, promoting the formation of new clubs and teaching events.

Sports and Recreation Alliance

Our representative to the Sports and Recreation Alliance (used to be called CCPR).

Treasurer

The Treasurer controls the finances of the Association, preparing annual accounts and a report for approval by members at the AGM. The Treasurer also ensures that all bills and affiliations are promptly paid, and that Council committees are properly funded and submit regular and frequent reports.

Neil Moffat
Role Job Description
Youth Representative - South West and South Wales

Co-ordinates contact with schools in a particular area, providing advice and help where needed.

Sue Paterson
Role Job Description
Child Protection Adviser

As described in the policy on working with children and young people, the Child Protection Adviser provides advice to members involved in youth go activities.

Members should contact the CPA to discuss any situation of concern that may come to their notice.

Pat Ridley
Role Job Description
British Go Journal Editor

The Journal Editor is responsible for the production of up to four editions of the Journal every year. Distribution is handled by the Membership Secretary.

The main tasks that need to be undertaken to produce it are the collation, selection and layout of the Journal contents in preparation for printing. This includes the production of game diagrams (also in a format for the website) and typesetting. Another task is liaising with the printers.

Maintaining and expanding the pool of contributors, and developing content through commissioning and discussions with contributors, is also of great importance.

Francis Roads
Role Job Description
Regional Rep - London

To encourage and support Go playing in clubs and schools; including organising visits, tuition and recruitment, promoting the formation of new clubs and teaching events.

Vice-President

An honorary title given without obligation to BGA members who have been deemed worthy of recognition for services rendered.

Jil Segerman
Role Job Description
Newsletter Editor

Responsible for producing electronic Newsletters per year and inserts into the BGJ. The Newsletter contains recent news and tournament results and also contact information for forthcoming tournaments.

Alex Selby
Role Job Description
Schools Internet Go Server Developer

Develops and maintains the code of the SIG server.

Andrew Simons
Role Job Description
National Trainer

This is a job required as part of the European Go and Cultural Centre's training programme. He or she acts as an interface for teaching material produced between the EGCC and the BGA. He or she also should encourage training through a network of trainers and provide training courses and materials.

Paul Smith
Role Job Description
Former Council Member

Former elected member of Council.

Youth Contacts

Maintains contact lists of school clubs, teachers and junior players; and sends out information on junior Go via the youth-go list

Maria Tabor
Role Job Description
Former Council Member

Former elected member of Council.

Marketing

The Marketing Manager is responsible for initiating, managing and monitoring of all marketing initiatives. These include

  • encouraging and helping with publicity for our own tournaments and other events
  • identifying and developing publicity for other target opportunities
  • participating in exhibitions and other kinds of external events
  • handling relations with other external UK organisations not directly covered by other officials, e.g. the Anglo-Japan Society
Nick Wedd
Role Job Description
Handbook Editor

Responsible for producing new editions of the BGA Organisers' Handbooks.

Peter Wendes
Role Job Description
Education

To increase the exposure of Go in schools and other educational facilities, by establishing and maintaining contacts with schools, education authorities and throughout the world of education and visits schools to give an introduction to Go.

Also gives advice to other Go players on teaching Go and setting up clubs for youth Go.

Regional Rep - South Coast

To encourage and support Go playing in clubs and schools; including organising visits, tuition and recruitment, promoting the formation of new clubs and teaching events.

Press

Acts as a first point of contact for members of the press. He or she also provides assistance to other Go organisers in preparing press releases.

Vice-President

An honorary title given without obligation to BGA members who have been deemed worthy of recognition for services rendered.

Billy Woods
Role Job Description
Online Study Group

Organises the Online Study Group, formerly the Shodan Challenge, setting up and maintaining the list of challengers and their mentors.