Announcement

BGJ 201 Now Available in Members' Area

The Autumn 2022 edition of the BGJ is now available for members to read in the Members' Area, with printed copies having being sent out to those that receive them.

Last updated Tue Nov 22 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

Title Matches showing live this weekend

Just a reminder that this weekend, 20/21 August, sees the first two matches in the best of 3 between Gaoge Wang and Bruno Poltronieri for the 2022 British Championship.

They start at 12:00 each day and will be streamed live on the London Go Centre YouTube channel. Please do look in sometime over the weekend. The time limits are quite long so the matches are likely to run for several hours.

Matthew Macfadyen will be providing a commentary which we hope to be on KGS. Matthew will also be answering questions on the YouTube channel, so may well advertise the KGS event there.

Last updated Fri Aug 19 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

BGJ 200 Now Available in Members' Area

The Summer 2022 edition of the BGJ is now available for members to read in the Members' Area, with printed copies being sent out around the middle of August.

Last updated Sat Aug 06 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

BGJ 199 Now Available in Members' Area

The Spring 2022 edition of the BGJ is now available for members to read in the Members' Area, with printed copies being sent out around the middle of May.

Last updated Sun May 08 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

BGA AGM 2022

The BGA AGM will be held online by ZOOM at 19:30 on Thursday 26th May 2022. An invite will be created and published a week or so before the meeting.

Any member’s resolutions are to be submitted to the BGA Secretary (secretary @ britgo.org) not later than Thursday 14th April 2022. Each such item will require the support of two BGA members.

The agenda will be published to members via the website no later than Thursday 28th April 2022.

Last updated Mon Mar 14 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

BGJ 198 Now Available in Members' Area

The Winter 2021-2022 edition of the BGJ is now available for members to read in the Members' Area, with printed copies being sent out around the middle of February.

Last updated Thu Feb 03 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

British Championship 2022 - Amended Qualification Rules

Some time ago the traditional Candidates / Challengers structure of the British Championship was changed to reduce it to just one qualifying tournament, the 'Candidates'. Sadly Covid and lockdown has meant we have not managed to use this new approach until this year. In 2021 the qualifying event was the hastily arranged British Congress at Leicester.

Last updated Tue Feb 01 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

Eligibility Changes for British Championships and Representative Teams

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed a recent change made to the eligibility conditions for the British Championships.

The new eligibility criteria are shown in section A5 of the Championship rules, and for the Youth Championship in section F5 on the same Eligibility Rules page.

The intent behind the changes is to:

1. Clarify the rules on eligibility, by defining it in terms of either holding a British passport, or being a resident of the UK. Exactly how we measure those criteria has also been clarified.

Last updated Tue Feb 01 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

Simplification and Reduction of Tournament Levy

In their January meeting the BGA Council agreed to a significant change to the Levy system.

The new scheme has the benefit of extreme simplicity for TDs to administer, and involves them asking only
• Are you a member (or youth member) of the BGA or any other national association?
• Is this your first tournament?

Last updated Tue Feb 01 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

Online Event in Canada - Jan 16th

For those that can cope with the time differences, please see below. I have confirmed this is open to British players as well.

We-Go would like to advertise their open tournament this Sunday January 16th. This is an online tournament (so players from across Canada are welcome!), and with current Covid conditions it's a great time to join an online event. See the full details on the event page at Event Page
Last updated Mon Jan 17 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.