British Go Journal Online Archive

All issue of the British Go Journal are now available online. Please note that the PDF files are often several MB in size and may therefore have slow download times, but none is larger than 10MB, being split into sections if necessary to achieve this.

Internal and external links inside these files work from issue 157 onwards and external links work in issues from 119 on, but there are no working links in scanned copies, i.e. issues up to 118.

* Note that the latest four editions of the BGJ are members only.

In addition there are a selection of individual articles from old British Go Journals. The html articles reproduced are the 'go-ish' ones - games, tutorials and problems - whilst news, tournament results, humour and so on are usually omitted. All game records since Autumn 1999 (issue 116) are available in sgf format.

There is an online index for issues 0 - 112.

Printed backnumbers of British Go Journals are also available.

These archives are presented here as a service to the worldwide Go community. Feel free to read, study and print a copy of the pages for your own use. Making multiple copies of these pages or the information on them - in particular for any commercial activity - is prohibited.

Some journals have web page versions of articles which were created by volunteers in a sporadic fashion. The game diagrams were created using a special set of gifs - if you want more information about these gifs contact us. All journals are now uploaded as PDF files, so this web page creation has now ceased.

  • Within each article, headings and diagram names are shown as links.
  • The game files in sgf format are linked from both the article and the contents page of the relevant issue. You can download these files for immediate or later viewing with a suitable sgf viewer.
  • If you try to print these pages you may find diagrams flow off page ends and may have to take necessary action to be able to use them.
  • [Start] Each page ends with this upward pointing triangle which takes you back to the top.

A glossary of Go terms used in the articles is available. Try boshi as an example.

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This is the index of a series of back issues of the British Go Journal.

Last updated Fri Aug 28 2020. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.