The Shodan Challenge for 2012-2013 is scheduled to start in July.
The format for this year will be different to how it was in previous years. Previously, mentors were paired up with mentees on a 1-to-few basis, with this mentor taking sole care of the mentees for the mentoring period.
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:
BGJ 159 has been sent to the printers, so should be with UK members in the next two weeks. The SGF files and Book Reviews are now available online.
The PDF of issue 155 is also now available.
I think we have now clarified which teams are playing.
Regrettably Cambridge and Cambridge B have had to drop out as has CLGC C. I have removed Oxford and Dundee because I haven't heard anything from them. Fortunately we have had a new team - Milton Keynes - join us.
In order to balance out the league I have merged Divisions 3 and 4.
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.