Simon, 40, learnt to play go as a child in the late 1970s. He became very active again in the 1990s playing at the Newcastle, Teesside, and Bristol clubs. He was also a regular on the UK tournament scene, with his best successes coming in the late 1990s. He is married with 2 boys. He currently plays at the Bristol (HP) club, and the occasional tournament.
Died March 2002
John was a mathematician at Cambridge University and after three years graduate work in knot theory John made a career as a C programmer in a number of Cambridge companies. In parallel he moved smartly to the top level of British Go. He became 1 dan in 1982, 2 dan the year after, with a place in the Challenger’s League and 3 dan too came later on in 1983.
Died 14th November 2011.
His final grade was 1 dan, achieved in 1986, but much more importantly he was our Bookseller for more than 10 years. On his retirement from this role in 2010 he had been appointed a Life Member of the BGA.
Henry Manners, 25, works in London as an Editorial Assistant. He began playing playing Go in 2010 after finding a board collecting dust at a friend's house and roping various other people to play with him. Since then, he has become slightly obsessive about the game.