We'd like to apologise for the excessive delay, but the minutes of the 2013 AGM are now finally available online, via the Members Area.
Thanks to John Collins we now have a new system to handle online Registration for our Tournaments. This does not handle any payments, but allows anyone to enter a tournament using a simple online form, provide an ICS calendar entry and also look at the list of publicly available entrants.
This system is available as a free service to any Tournament Organiser who is a BGA member.
It provides a number of options for specifying different classes of entrants, early booking discounts etc. and provides the organiser with the full list of entrants as well as a file suitable for direct import into Godraw to potentially make the draw for the first round of the tournament. Tournaments can be created from scratch, by cloning another one, e.g.
The 2014 AGM for the British Go Association will be held on 1st March 7:30pm as part of the British Go Congress at Butlins Resort, Bognor Regis
Any members with motions for inclusion on the Agenda are requested to send them to the Secretary by 15th January.
The BGA AGM was held during the British Go Congress at Stevenage between 18:45 and 19:45 on 6th April.
Although I've written in the forthcoming British Go Journal that all Council members are offering themselves for re-election, it turns out that two of the existing members have recently decided not to for a variety of personal reasons.
We thank them for their efforts and hope that they will still continue working with the BGA to promote and develop Go in the UK.
Nominations for Council membe
This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meetings 13th October and 2nd December 2012 and preceding discussions:
In May this year we told you that Francis Roads should have been our nominated representative at this year's World Amateur, but there had been some miscommunications and that, at a very late stage, Sam Aitken had stepped in to represent us.
As you're probably aware our policy is that the person with the highest number of points in this table, subject
A consultation on changes to this is being initiated this afternoon on the bga-policy mailing list. All BGA members are welcome to comment.
This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 14th July 2012 and preceding discussions: