Announcement

A quick update to the state of affairs with the Shodan Challenge for this year:

Firstly, the league website is not finished yet unfortunately. This will be finished as soon as is possible for people to begin playing and submitting games.

Secondly, there have not been many entries (around a dozen).



Last updated Mon Jul 02 2012. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

The rules for 2013 have been revised by the BGA Council in May 2012. They will apply to the 2013 and all subsequent championships (until amended), and supersede all previous versions, although informally the changes are mostly effective for 2012.

The statement regarding the rules changes is as follows:

  • Notification for events by letter is no longer required and is now optional for the Organizer (by letter or email to the address on our membership list)
  • Announcement for events is to be on the website and in the BGJ (not in the Newsletter)
  • Emphasis is now made that it is the responsibility of qualifiers to send in their entries (not the Organizer to ensure that they do)

In March 2013 Council clarified that if the Champion plays in the Candidates, then he/she cedes their automatic place in the Challengers League.



Last updated Fri May 12 2017. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

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



Last updated Wed Dec 14 2011. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

"The Ring of Water" is the fifth book in the Young Samurai series of teenage novels by Chirs Bradford. It was published by Puffin on 3rd March 2011. Its hero is an English boy stranded in 17th Century Japan who has learnt to be a Samurai in order to survive. In this book he has to play a game of Go against a Japanese lord in order to gain freedom for him and his friends.



Last updated Fri Mar 04 2011. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

I've put in a few changes to the online league site to provide for the forthcoming Individual League.

People can update their status under "Update account" to indicate that they want to play in the Individual League. At the moment they'll just get plonked into the one and only division - we'll decide how the league is structured when we see how many people want to be included.



Last updated Wed Sep 08 2010. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

BBC Radio 4 - "Why Go?" (30 minute documentary on Go by Chris Ledgard)
BBC web page

Contributions by BGA members: Peter and Sheila Wendes, John Fairbairn and T Mark Hall.

The BBC website says:



Last updated Fri May 12 2017. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

Carol Goodheir reports that BBC Alba did a news report on the Isle of Skye Tournament, in Scottish Gaelic, lasting just over two minutes.

It is available on YouTube. Any Manx or Irish Gaelic speakers might be able to follow it too, to some extent for sure.



Last updated Wed Apr 21 2010. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
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