This year Cambridge moved back from March to February and from the hospital to a city centre location. 46 players attend the event at St. Colomba's Church. Romanian 6 dan player Robert Mateescu, now in Cambridge, won the tournament, beating Matthew Macfadyen in the final. Matthew was equal second with Tim Hunt.
Wanstead returned to its old early year spot, but kept the same Wanstead House venue in East London. Matthew Macfadyen got his first tournament win of the year. Other players winning all three were: Mike Cumpstey (3 kyu Manchester), Eric Hall (5 kyu Swindon) and Gary Gibson (7 kyu Wanstead). 32 players took part.
60 players attended the HQ of HITACHI Europe Ltd for the 19th Maidenhead Tournament. Jon Diamond (4 dan) was judged the winner on tie-break from David Ward (3 dan) and Tim Hunt (3 dan), all winning 2 games.
Terry Stacey was 5 dan and twice British Champion. He was killed in a motorcycle accident on 29th February 1988. In his memory the BGA set up an annual competition. In each open, even game, BGA recognised tournament in the UK during the year ending at the British Go Congress, a point is scored for each win achieved above the McMahon bar.
On Saturday 19th, there were two challenge games between Dr. Reiss's program Go4++ and the Chinese boy Liao, Xingwen: see for details.