A belated welcome to 3 new UK Clubs: Grimsby, Llansannan (North Wales) - now moved to Abergele - and Northampton.
Also, welcome back to the resurrected club in York and the reopened location in Edinburgh following a fire earlier this year.
There have also been some venue changes for Birmingham, Milton Keynes and Leeds in the last few months, so don't forget to check the [club list](/c
BGJ 157 will be sent to members of the BGA shortly - join now to receive future printed issues.
The Shodan Challenge for 2011-2012 is now scheduled to start on 1st July.
We've got a new organiser, Chris Bryant, who's working hard with some new ideas to stimulate the players involved and help with ensuring that everybody improves. So please sign-up now.
We've been having problems with email forwarding on all our britgo.org email addresses. If you've sent a message in the last few days and haven't had a response please could you resend them in 24 hours (hopefully the problem will be resolved by then).
British Go Journal 155 (Spring 2011) has just been posted to members.
The game records and problems are, as usual, now on the website: http://www.britgo.org/bgj/issue155.
The BGA is currently aware of around 75 active Go Clubs in the UK - but we'd like to know more to give us a better idea of what we can do to help clubs and what clubs can do that's good for, for example, recruitment.
A week has passed since the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami struck, which has been a disaster of unprecedented proportions for Japan.
The BGA is not organising a specific fund for people to donate to the relief operations. However, we are pleased to direct you to the one organised by the Japanese Ambassador.
"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.
We've finalised an agreement with Pentangle Puzzles and Games for them to be our preferred supplier for Go books and sets. This entitles our members to receive 15% discount on purchases of all Go books and equipment from their catalogue.
For details on how to obtain this discount please see our Members Discounts page.
As part of this agreement non-BGA members will also receive 10% discount on some introductory Go books and sets.
The BGA will also receive a referral fee for each purchase.
As a further service to the Go world we have now started providing a number of Book Reviews online as part of our website.