Council has created a number of Committees, with a Council member as chairman, and appoints members to each (known as Officials). Each Committee has Terms of Reference that can be seen by clicking on the Committee name. To see more about each person click their picture.

The smooth running of the British Go Association depends on the freely given time of all those listed, and others. Council would like to thank them all. Volunteers are always welcome - please consult the list of vacancies and contact the President to discuss the opportunities.

To contact a BGA officer click here.
If in doubt, contact the Chair of the relevant committee.

Committee: Online
Role Person Job Description
Facebook Administrator Martin Harvey

Responsible for monitoring and keeping up to date our Facebook page.

Gotalk Moderator Tim Hunt

Administers the Gotalk email list, checking for bouncing addresses and incorrectly rejected messages.

Junior Web Site Editor Martin Harvey

Edits the Junior Web Site section of our website (also part of Youth Committee)

Online League Co-ordinator Michael Kyle

Organises the BGA's online leagues.

Tweeter Jonathan Green

Responsible for the monitoring and administration of our britgo Twitter account

Webmaster Vacant

Responsible for the overall maintenance of the website. Our policy statement describes the policy followed and lists those who are responsible for sections of the site.

Website Editor Tony Atkins

Maintains the day-to-day contents of the website.

Website News Editor Tony Atkins

Collects news and maintains the news section of the website.

Committee: Player Development
Role Person Job Description
Game Review Service Paul Barnard

Provides members with the chance to get their games commented on by a stronger player. Games should be sent to the Analyst who will either review them himself or pass them to other members for review.

If your game is very interesting, your permission may be sought to publish it in the British Go Journal or put it online. Electronic game records (SGF format) are preferred, but paper game diagrams are OK too.

To get best value from your game review, do annotate the record with any questions and with your thoughts at key moments of the game.

National Trainer Andrew Simons

This is a job required as part of the European Go and Cultural Centre's training programme. He or she acts as an interface for teaching material produced between the EGCC and the BGA. He or she also should encourage training through a network of trainers and provide training courses and materials.

Rating and Grading Geoff Kaniuk

Monitors the rating and grading system, determines if any changes are needed and makes them.

Training Consultant Matthew Macfadyen

Provides the BGA with training advice and material that can be used to run seminars or courses.

Committee: Publications
Role Person Job Description
British Go Journal Editor Bob Scantlebury

The Journal Editor is responsible for the production of up to four editions of the Journal every year. Distribution is handled by the Membership Secretary.

The main tasks that need to be undertaken to produce it are the collation, selection and layout of the Journal contents in preparation for printing. This includes the production of game diagrams (also in a format for the website) and typesetting. Another task is liaising with the printers.

Maintaining and expanding the pool of contributors, and developing content through commissioning and discussions with contributors, is also of great importance.

British Go Journal Editorial Consultant Barry Chandler

Advises and assists the editor of the Journal.

Marketing Vacant

The Marketing Manager is responsible for initiating, managing and monitoring of all marketing initiatives. These include

  • encouraging and helping with publicity for our own tournaments and other events
  • identifying and developing publicity for other target opportunities
  • participating in exhibitions and other kinds of external events
  • handling relations with other external UK organisations not directly covered by other officials, e.g. the Anglo-Japan Society