Person Record

Jenny Rofe-Radcliffe


Status: Active 07789 724501

Jil Segerman


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Status: Active
01273 664534 (work)
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Maria Tabor


"I was taught go at the age of 14 by my dad, Paul. Shortly after learning, I attended my first tournament at the Isle of Man, where I was introduced to the friendly community of Go in Britain. This inviting atmosphere is what encouraged me to go to tournaments often.

Throughout the last 8 years I've attended many BGA tournaments. In 2006 & 2008 I was U16 & U18's UK youth champ. My biggest achievement to date was playing in the GB woman's team in the 1st World Mind Sports Games in Beijing. In 2010 - 2012, I was a part of the team that ran Nottingham Go tournament, which was great fun and I would recommend anyone interested in the game to become a part of running a tournament."

Maria was a Council member in 2012/3.

May 2012, revised April 2013

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Status: Active

Sandy Taylor

Grade: 2 dan

Status: Active

Brian Timmins


Brian Timmins died on 2nd July 2015. The day after attending the Barmouth tournament he went into hospital for a scheduled operation, which although successful led to other problems which proved fatal.

Not only was Brian a regular tournament attendee with his wife Kathleen, both here and in the European Congress, but he put in a very large amount of effort supporting British Go for which he was awarded Life Membership. Brian was already the membership secretary in 1988 when he stepped up to take on the editorship of the BGJ and as the website states "for a while fulfilled both responsibilities with unparalleled conscientiousness". After a while he relinquished the membership job to ease the burden and later his wife Kathleen took it on.

Status: Deceased

David Ward

Grade: 4 dan

1957 - 22 December 2013

David Ward will be remembered for his determination to succeed at Go. He was also very generous with his time, being willing to play others, no matter what level they were at.

He contributed to British Go in many ways including being our analyst for many years, mentoring in the Shodan Challenge, running the London Open for several years and many articles in the British Go Journal.

Go was more than just a game for him, it was a soul mate. We have truly lost a Go friend.

Status: Deceased

Nick Wedd

Grade: 1 dan

Status: Active

Billy Woods


Status: Non-member

Pat Ridley


Pat was Journal editor for several years and then took on the elected role of Auditor. BGA Council Member from 2018.

Status: Active 01928 607966

Andrew Simons

Grade: 3 dan

Andrew, 26, first learnt Go from a school-friend but never got past the surprise of seeing his stones, apparently in atari, being captured. During the summer after his first year at Cambridge University he discovered he could play online on KGS, joined the University club on his return and has been an avid player ever since.

He skipped his graduation to go to China for a 2 month Go holiday where he progressed from around 1 dan to 3 dan, but hasn't got much better since. He lives in Cambridge where he works for Autonomy, a software company.

He represented the UK at the second World Mind Sports Games.

August 2012

Status: Active