Announcement

A Sino-British Weiqi Cultural Exchange event is being held on 7th September 2013, starting at 1pm in the British Museum, London in the Hugh and Catherine Stevenson Lecture Theatre.



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As previously announced in the British Go Journal and elsewhere we are pleased to launch the new Members' Section for our website.

This will contain

  • electronic versions of the British Go Journals for the last year - PDFs, SGFs and Problems/Solutions
  • Council Meetings and Annual General Meeting Minutes
  • Annual Accounts
  • Policies
  • Archive contents

In addition there is a document approved by Council about the initial version of this Members Area.

The Ratings List and Organisers Handbooks will continue to be publicly available, together with some of the Policies which may be clearly relevant to non-members (such as Child Protection).

Council will review the operation and contents of this area, probably initially in 3-4 months time, so if you have any comments please let us know.

In order to minimise the effort expended in managing usernames/passwords, and given that the security level needed is fairly low, there will be initially a single account for all member



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Ben Murphy and Tony Atkins hosted our stand at the London AnimeCon at the London Metropolitan University, Holloway Road on 20th/21st July.

Many people who had read the Hikaru no Go manga were interested in our stand, as well as game players and others!



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The game records used by Michael Redmond 9p at his UK teaching events between 30/03/13 and 05/04/13 have been made available as zipped files.

Strong Players Training (Windows) Other Lectures (Windows)

Strong Players Training (Linux) Other Lectures (Linux)



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Online League
KGS
22 March 2013 - 31 December 2013

The fifth season of the BGA Online League is now under way.

To balance the divisions out, I have moved Belfast and Billericay up to division 1, Glasgow up to division 2 and then done the draw for matches in each division.

As last year there are two matches between each pair of teams, a notional "home" and "away" match. Please try to complete at least one match if you can't fit in both matches. If you do play both, please try to field a different set of three players for each match against the same opposing team if possible.

If you have any problems and difficulties please don't hesitate to ask me or an "old hand" if available.

I hope everyone enjoys themselves this season and we look forward to seeing some interesting games!

John Collins



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Full PDFs for issues 157 and 158 are now available online



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It is our great pleasure to inform you that we, The Nihon Kiin, will release the English and Chinese version of ‘Cho U’s 4 by 4 Go Puzzle’ (developed by Zoo Corporation) on iPad and iPhone from 5th October 2012.  

This app is based on the 4 by 4 puzzle which has been come up with the idea by Cho U Kisei and Oza who is the best go player in Japan. This puzzle is the 4 by 4 tsumego game, an intellectual game which can be enjoyed by from complete beginners to high dan players. Kids can also learn how to play a game of go on its ‘Story Mode’ that features pretty characters.

Introductory special offer!

You can download the app at only US$ 0.99 (the regular price: US$ 2.99) for only two weeks from 5th October 2012.



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A quick update to the state of affairs with the Shodan Challenge for this year:

Firstly, the league website is not finished yet unfortunately. This will be finished as soon as is possible for people to begin playing and submitting games.

Secondly, there have not been many entries (around a dozen).



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The rules for 2013 have been revised by the BGA Council in May 2012. They will apply to the 2013 and all subsequent championships (until amended), and supersede all previous versions, although informally the changes are mostly effective for 2012.

The statement regarding the rules changes is as follows:

  • Notification for events by letter is no longer required and is now optional for the Organizer (by letter or email to the address on our membership list)
  • Announcement for events is to be on the website and in the BGJ (not in the Newsletter)
  • Emphasis is now made that it is the responsibility of qualifiers to send in their entries (not the Organizer to ensure that they do)

In March 2013 Council clarified that if the Champion plays in the Candidates, then he/she cedes their automatic place in the Challengers League.



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At the request of the Brazilian Go Association we have given them permission to translate into Portuguese articles from the British Go Journal, with appropriate acknowledgements. This will help them popularise the game in Brazil, where the 2016 World Mind Sports Games is scheduled to be held.

Hopefully this will also help promote Go in Portugal, Mozambique, Angola and other Portuguese-speaking countries.

We understand that other South American countries, although Spanish speaking, are also interested in this project.



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