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.
We don't have any offers to host the 2013 British Open currently, so we're inviting people to submit offers to run this annual tournament.
In the last few years we've been to Edinburgh, Malmesbury and this year to Durham, so it would be nice to have a location in the South East for 2013; but we're prepared to consider any offers.
If you're interested please talk to any Council member.
HELP NEEDED: we want to find out more about how you access our news, as you may have seen advertised in the Spring 2012 issue of the British Go Journal, so that we can serve you better.
The BGA is continuing its regular activities, such as Membership Administration, the Youth Grand Prix and the BGJ, however Council has been discussing what and how to prioritise our development activities for 2012 and this is what we've come up with:
Quite a number of our clubs are just about hanging
Our most pressing requirement is for people to help with a number of activities in our Youth Development area, helping Paul Smith.