Person Record

Vacant

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Status: Inactive

Matt Crosby

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Matt, 28, is doing a PhD in Informatics. He taught himself to play after making a go board out of a large pink bathroom tile, using dried beans as stones. He plays from time to time; occasionally he even enjoys it. He represented the UK at the WMSG 2012 in Lille.

August 2012

Status: Active

Tian-Ren Chen

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Tian-Ren, 17, lives in Loughborough and attends a local school there, where he is doing his A-levels and hoping to apply for Computer Science at University.

He first came across Go on the internet and has since then has become slightly addicted to the game. He mainly learnt Go by playing games online and a bit of self-teaching.

Tian-Ren has won the British Youth Go championship in 2009, 2010 and 2012 and has represented the UK in a Japan-Europe Go exchange project in 2009 as well as the WMSG 2012 in Lille.

August 2012

Status: Active

Tony Goddard

Grade: 6 dan

Tony (February 1947 to January 2017) lived in Sheffield and first heard of Go in 1964 from a Chess magazine where Bobby Fischer mentioned Go as possibly harder than Chess. In 1965 he went to Cambridge to study Mathematics and due to Jon Diamond made the discovery that much improvement in Go can be made from theoretical study, and in particular the study of the games of great players!

In 1968 he played in the first of several European Championships, his best result being second in 1976 at Cambridge. He also subsequently competed in many tournaments in the UK and mainland Europe, including Mind Sports Olympiads in London, the World Mind Sports Games in 2008 and the Ing Memorial in Amsterdam. At various times he won the British Open, Irish Open, Belfast, Wessex and Three Peaks, and was the Challenger in the British Championship.

He worked in many locations, including Yugoslavia, the Netherlands, Belfast and two stints in Saudi Arabia. He also worked for a consultancy in Washington DC whose remit was to help develop PC systems running in Arabic for the administration and went to Thailand to produce a spread-sheet program which worked in Thai. More recently he was involved in digital art, having programmed video wall installations in Sheffield, Manchester, Tate London, Haarlem and Amsterdam.

January 2017

Status: Deceased

John Hobson

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John, 56, is an Environmental Consultant from Devizes in Wiltshire. John has been playing go for nearly 40 years. He learned to play the game while at school in Newcastle Upon Tyne and then at Oxford University. Currently he plays at the Bath Go Club. His most significant results have been to twice qualify for the penultimate stage of the British Go Championship. In the 1980s he reached the semi-final of the World Computer Go Championship. He is married with two children and represented the UK at the WMSG 2008 in Beijing.

October 2008

Status: Active

Gerry Gavigan

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The London Open Go Congress organiser, working with others on on trying to unify the London venues (see londongo.club) slightly more than three years into the game, keen to get to single digit kyu, with a target of shodan.

April 2015

Status: Active

Bob Scantlebury

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"I am from the north (Rochdale) and learned to play Go in 1975 at the age of 18 from my brother Stuart who was a board game fanatic. I went up to Oxford (Biochemistry) in the same year, but did not pursue Go as much as rowing (and drinking of course!). I went down in 1979 when I took up Go again in Manchester after starting work as a software developer (CAP – anyone heard of them?).

I was posted to London where my Go career took off and I reached the dizzy heights of 6 kyu in about 1982. Then things went quiet and I didn’t take up Go again until 2003 (after many adventures) when I started playing with a friend again in Manchester. I have only just managed to reclaim being a 6 kyu in the modern era.

I am single, retired and living in Sheffield where there is an active Go club. Interests include philosophy, Zen, beer, walking and counselling (I am a psychotherapist in my spare time)."

December 2014

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Status: Active

Donald Campbell

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Status: Active

Matt Marsh

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Status: Active

Andrew Russell

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Status: Active