About

The Queensland Go Society was formed on Saturday the third of May, 2014 as the state federation for the ancient oriental game of go (also known as igo, weiqi, baduk, or stones) in Queensland, Australia.

Its purpose is to hold an annual Queensland Go Championship, and advise and assist in the playing of go in its chapters:

  • Brisbane Go Club
  • Gold Coast Go Club
  • Toowoomba (USQ)
  • North Brisbane (Magic Go Club)
  • Lismore (SCU)
  • University of Queensland
  • Griffith University
  • Townsville

The Society operates as a federation of chapters, according to its constitution.

  • There is a general secretary who looks after the annual Queensland State Go Championships, a bank account for the float and a collection of go equipment.
  • There is a convenor for each chapter, who looks after the chapter’s weekly or monthly meetings to play some actual go.
  • The voting membership of the society are those players who register and pay to compete in that year’s Queensland Championships, plus life members and chapter convenors.
  • There is a general meeting during each Queensland Championships where the voting members hear reports from the officers, elect a fresh general secretary, and transact the other business of the Society as they see fit.
  • Chapters run themselves, in particular, they choose their own convenor and set the terms of their meetings.
  • There is no membership fee. You want to join, turn up and play. You want a vote, turn up to the Queensland Championship and play. Your chapter may charge you something to play at its meetings.The Society will certainly charge you something to play at its tournaments.
  • Queensland registered players are defined as those go players who are current voting members, who are known to turn up at a chapter (on the chapter/state mailing list), or who have competed in a Queensland tournament in the last 5 years.

(Photo by Arseniy Kapran on Unsplash: many trees, one forest)