2003 was a solid year for Go in Britain. The number of tournaments and the average attendance stayed the same as 2002 (26 and 49). The main MSO moved to a new home at UMIST in Manchester and the Cambridge MSO was repeated.
2002 kicked off in fine form with the first game of the Kisei Title Match being held in London.
2001 saw part of the 27th London Open at the beginning and all of the 28th at the end, thanks to the way the New Year weekend changes with the calendar. The Open at the start of the year of the snake was the last of twelve held at the Highbury Roundhouse Community Centre. It was part of the new Toyota European Go Tour and attended by 103 players from all over the UK and Europe and from the USA and Thailand. Winner of both the Lightning and the Open was Kim Seong-June, the Korean 6dan living in London. Second was Tanaka
2006 was a year of change in the BGA. Simon Goss stepped down as president and Ron Bell took over after the AGM. T Mark all also stepped down after 20 years as treasurer. Membership numbers were down, partly due to production difficulties with the British Go Journal for the second year running; a new editor, Barry Chandler, took over at the end of the year.
The Roads's house was the scene for the 15-player Woodford Tournament. Wayne Walters (12 kyu) and Jeremy Hawdon (6 kyu) both won 3 games. Judith Roads provided the catering. Woodford then travelled to Imperial College to won 4-2, despite the then traditional power cut.
The founder of British Go, John Barrs, died suddenly at his Wembley home on 31st January. John had learnt Go on 1929 and taught many to play. In 1953 he founded the London Go Club and the BGA. He represented Britain in Japan at the first international tournament and was the first English shodan. A fund was set up in his memory to pay for a Go Ban to be used as the Champion's trophy. Francis Roads replaced him as acting President.
Tournament run by Swiss system.
Held in parallel to the Cheshire Handicap in Frodsham.
All games play with full handicap (15 komi for each grade over 9).
Held in parallel to the Cheshire Open in Frodsham.