We would like to remind folk to keep watch for opportunities to promote Go.
Tony Atkins is running the Reading Countdown tournament on Easter Saturday, 7th April, and as a lunch time entertainment what better is there than to teach them all Go (assuming they don't all run off to the pub) - see www.kisekigo.com/corea12 for details (extra entrants
We intend to restart the online leagues at the beginning of April 2012
The Individual League has already made a start and we would encourage it to continue. Remember that it is "self-pairing" you can play anyone in your division as often as you like (although please try to play other people you haven't played recently if you have a choice).
The following clubs have had changes in the last few months:
Peepo.com is a tool for visualisation of complex relationships of real world objects. It uses Go as the delivery vehicle, with each and every element representing data relationships (shadows are stones in atari etc). It is now ready for user testing on 9x9 (best) and full boards (click on the green button for 9x9).
The latest issue of the British Go Journal, number 158, is now available and should be on members' doorsteps today (subject to Royal Mail deliveries).
The games records, problem and answer diagrams and book reviews for this issue are now available online.
The PDF of issue 154 is also now available online.
The BGA online league site now accepts payments of subscriptions via PayPal.
Subscriptions are £15 for each team plus £5 for each non-BGA member in the team and £10 for each Individual League player or £15 for a non-BGA Individual League Player.
Andrew Simons (3 dan) is giving a series of audio lectures online as part of the BGA's Shodan Challenge. All are welcome to attend, the target audience is around 10 kyu to 1 kyu. They are fortnightly at 8pm on Thursdays in the British Room on KGS (http://www.gokgs.com) under the account 'Uberdude'.
We would like to start the next season of the online leagues at the beginning of February.
The individual league has already got under way, but we do need all those who are listed to confirm that they will play. Please can people look at http://league.britgo.org/ileague.php and let me know if they are listed and shouldn't be or vice versa.
We'd like to apologise for the pictures from the London Open that were missing from previous reports.
They have now been uploaded again, so please visit the Final report to see them.
At the request of the Brazilian Go Association we have given them permission to translate into Portuguese articles from the British Go Journal, with appropriate acknowledgements. This will help them popularise the game in Brazil, where the 2016 World Mind Sports Games is scheduled to be held.
Hopefully this will also help promote Go in Portugal, Mozambique, Angola and other Portuguese-speaking