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: Publications
Role Person Job Description
Newsletter Editor Jil Segerman

Responsible for producing electronic Newsletters per year and inserts into the BGJ. The Newsletter contains recent news and tournament results and also contact information for forthcoming tournaments.

Publicity Material Roger Huyshe

Responsible for producing new editions of publicity materials.

Committee: Tournaments
Role Person Job Description
British Go Congress Organiser Toby Manning
Championships Organiser Matt Marsh

Responsible for co-ordinating the organisation of the various UK titles: the British Go Championship and the Youth and Pair Go events. The duties are detailed in the Rules for the British Championships.

Draw Program Maintainer Geoff Kaniuk

GoDraw is the program that provides the draw for our McMahon organised tournaments. It has a Windows interface and is constantly being improved. You can download GoDraw via the BGA software pages.

London Open Organiser Vacant

Organises the joint Central London Go Club and British Go Association team running the London Open Tournament.

Pandanet Go European Team Championship - Team Captain Sandy Taylor

Captains our team in the Pandanet Go European Team Championship.

Responsible for arranging and submitting the UK team list at the beginning of the season (starts in September), liaising with the PGETC organisers, arranging the dates of matches with the opposing team captains and the UK players (from the team list).

Referee Training Geoff Kaniuk

Suggests and encourages referee training and provides material for referee courses.

Stacey Points Jim Clare

Maintains the list of players' Stacey Points.

Tournament Co-ordinator Tony Atkins

Maintains our Tournament Calendar and provides support to tournament organisers. As there are less than 52 events in a year, there is an attempt to smooth out the calendar so some months are not too crowded with events. Certainly there should not normally be two events the same weekend, and especially not the same day.

To choose a date for your tournament, look at the calendar to see what is available, taking note of the geographic spread of events in a particular month as well as the date. Then check with the coordinator that your date is suitable and it will be added to the calendar, provisionally until you confirm the date and provide more information.

If your date is acceptable as fitting into our calendar, then the tournament will be listed and you will able to borrow our tournament equipment and even get assistance with running your event. In return you will be expected to pay the Tournament Levy and provide the results of your event electronically to us (primarily for rating purposes).

Tournament Equipment Tony Atkins

Responsible for organising the loan of our tournament equipment. This usually travels in multiples of 12 (often with 15 clocks).

You will need to arrange with him/her for sufficient sets to be brought to your event. This may mean your having to collect equipment from the last event or elsewhere. If you wish to borrow our draw computer he/she also arrange this.

Tournament Results Geoff Kaniuk

Collects the results from all UK tournaments and ensures that they are sent to the Web Site Editor for the results section and to the European ratings system in the correct format.

Committee: Youth
Role Person Job Description
Child Protection Adviser Sue Paterson

As described in the policy on working with children and young people, the Child Protection Adviser provides advice to members involved in youth go activities.

Members should contact the CPA to discuss any situation of concern that may come to their notice.

Education Peter Wendes

To increase the exposure of Go in schools and other educational facilities, by establishing and maintaining contacts with schools, education authorities and throughout the world of education and visits schools to give an introduction to Go.

Also gives advice to other Go players on teaching Go and setting up clubs for youth Go.

Junior Web Site Editor Martin Harvey

Edits the junior section of the web site, including the lists contained thereon.

Ex-officio (see Online Committee)