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.
Please note that our previous announcement about bookings was in error in that the hotel mentioned should have been the Premier Inn and not the Best Western. There are currently plenty of rooms at the Premier Inn.
The website has the correct and up-to-date information.
We apologise for this confusion.
The draw has now been done for Season 3 of the online team league.
There are 6 teams in each of divisions 1 and 2 so the intention is that each team will play 5 matches roughly a month apart between February and June.
There are 5 teams in each of divisions 3 and 4 so each team will play 4 matches roughly 6 weeks apart with one bye between February and June.
The closing date for the third season of our online Team League and the first season of our Individual League is 24th January, so if you're interested in joining you need to hurry.
With this posting the BGA Facebook Group is now showing the continuing News Feed from the BGA website.
For those of you on Facebook you now have an alternative way of keeping up to date with British Go News - just follow the BGA group.
The BGA Book Seller is ceasing activities at the end of December 2010. Current arrangements are valid for orders received by 18th December 2010.
Following the recent decision of Council, the current season of the Online League has been extended to the end of the year as it has proved difficult to get matches played over the summer.
The next season will start on 1st January 2011
The first season of the Individual League will also commence on 1st January 2011.