This year, the BGA is making a concerted effort to attract new players to the game of go by encouraging new go clubs to form in Universities and Colleges.
This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 22nd April 2012 and preceding discussions:
This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 11th March 2012 and preceding discussions:
A draft update to our Trifold flyer has been produced and we'd like your comments on it, before its printed later this year.
The major changes are:
It's available here.
Sam Aitken, currently 4 dan and resident in China since October, will be representing us at the 33rd World Amateur Go Championship being held in Guangzhou, China later this week.
We'd like to specially thank the IGF and the Chinese organisers for allowing this late entry.
It appears that there has been some serious mis-communications and Matthew Macfadyen, who had been invited to play, turned down the invitation some time ago.
Unfortunately we only discovered this yesterday after seeing the list of players entered.
Francis Roads had been told that he had been nominated as our representative in the event that Matthew wasn't going to play, since he was 2nd in t
The 2012 AGM was held at the University of Durham Students Union on 21st April 2012.
Alison Bexfield would like to retire as our Auditor after many years in the role.
We're confident that the Accounts are now under control, so that the role can revert to that it is supposed to be according to the Constitution, i.e a checking role on the Annual Accounts produced by the Treasurer.
This doesn't need any formal accounting training, and anyone numerate should be able to undertake
The AGM will be considering a proposal from Council on subscriptions. Council is initiating a discussion on some aspects of subscription policy on the bga-policy mailing list with to get some member feedback, preferably before the AGM.
If you want to join the discussion please join this list (you need to be a BGA member) and search the archive for postings made on and after 15th March.
Jenny Radcliffe has announced that she will not be standing again for Council at this year's AGM.
This means that there will definitely be at least one vacancy on Council.