World Amateur Championship (to: 2000)

Each year we nominate one player to represent us in the World Amateur Go Championship, based on results in the British Championship. This page records the results etc up to 1999 and may include some deceased players. Full details about this process and results since 1999 are here.

Past Representatives

Note: The WAQ points system did not exist when the first four representatives were selected.

YearRepresentativeResult
1999Matthew Macfadyen16th/55
1998T Mark Hall24th/50
1997Matthew Cocke26th/46
1996Matthew Macfadyen19th/46
1995Edmund Shaw23rd/44
1994Des Cann21st
1993Piers Shepperson21st
1992Matthew Macfadyen5th
1991John Rickard27th
1990Edmund Shaw21st
1989Jim Barty22nd
1988Piers Shepperson13th
1987Matthew Macfadyen6th
1986Terry Stacey13th
1985Jim Bates12th
1984Matthew Macfadyen5th/30
1983Jim Barty8th
1982Matthew Macfadyen14th
1981Terry Stacey and Matthew Macfadyen8th / Round 1
1980Matthew MacfadyenKnocked out in Round 2
1979Jon DiamondKnocked out in Round 1

Players with points since 1999, in alphabetic order

Player C/F 99 98 979695 949392 919089 888786 858483
Des Cann 25 6 3 6 4 60 5 7             1
Matthew Cocke 15 8 70 7 7 7                      
Jon Diamond 6                             6    
Andrew Jones 1           1                      
Matthew Macfadyen 0 9 9 98 8 8 49 9 9 9 9 0 8 49 9 9
Charles Matthews 26½ 5 5 7 5                        
Quentin Mills 3             3                    
Alex Rix 22         3 6       4          
Francis Roads 22   2 2 3         1 5 3   2    
Piers Shepperson 13½ 3 4   2  05 6 7 49 7      
Alan Thornton 4     4                            
Alistair Wall 2               2                  

The points awarded to the player who went to the World Amateur in a given year are displayed like this. Often in the past the Challenger’s Tournament took place at the same time as the World Amateur Tournament so the representative could not take part in that year’s British Championship unless they were defending champion.

For some years until 2005, a defending champion who lost the title match got 5 points. It used to be 4 points.

Players without points since 1999

Player Total 9998 979695 949392 919089 888786 858483
Shutai Zhang (overseas) 36       9 9 9 9                    
Harold Lee 21               5     2 5      
John Smith14½                   3     1 7 1  
Jim Barty 10½               4 30 7 7 6 5 77
Edmund Shaw 8   8    06 7 8 80 8 5 5        
Sam Perlo-Freeman                         6        
Alistair Thompson7                         2 3 2    
Andrew Daly (overseas)                               4
Adam Pirani                                
Nick Webber         2                      
Richard Granville5                              
Simon Shiu 5     5                            
Jim Clare 4 1 1                     2        
Garry Roberts4                                 4
Neil Symes 4                     1       3    
Klaus Pulverer3                 3                
Brian Chandler                                
Bill Brakes                                
Steve Draper                                
Bob Bagot 1             1                    
Jonathan Chetwynd1         1                        
Matthew Holton 1     1                            
Jim Bates (overseas) 0                            06 6



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