A record 110 attended the Wanstead; Piers Shepperson was the winner at the start of 1989. Matthew Macfadyen's title of Games Person of the Month bestowed by Games Monthly magazine was justified by his second (to Schlemper) in the Fujitsu Qualifying Tournament in Amsterdam and a second place at Prague at the end of 1988, and wins at Oxford and Cambridge.
1988 saw the sad news of former British Champion Terry Stacey being killed in a motorcycle accident on 29th February. His last big win was at the Hoskyns sponsored London Open at the Kenilworth Hotel, where he took the 500 Pound prize ahead of Robert Rehm and Hans Pietsch. Just before he died, Piers Shepperson beat Terry to win at Wanstead and again in the fifth game of the 1987 British Championship.
112 players attended the London Open at the IVC. Matthew Macfadyen won all 8, ahead of Terry Stacey, Jim Barty and Richard Hunter. Brian Chandler won the Lightning.
The second Cheshire tournament was win for Richard Granville. The organiser's son, Peter Timmins, was one of the other prize winners. British Champion Matthew Macfadyen won the Not the Oxford run by Francis Roads at Wanstead. Furze Platt hosted and won the Schools and also hosted the Youth, at which the winners were Sam Perlo-Freeman, Nicola Oswald and Jason Cobold.
The 1986 Oxford went to Stacey and the Trigantius to J.Y. Lee. Macfadyen was the best of the 86 players at the 1986 British hosted by Brian Timmins at Crewe and Alsager College. Brian Chandler won the lightning and Bristol won the first Nippon Club Cup. T.Mark Hall started as BGA Treasurer.
The London Open attracted 130 including the usual batch of strong foreigners. Liu Xiao Yuang from Dsseldorf won the event ahead of Japan's N. Hosakawa. The most notable result was from Dutch 1 kyu, Mark Boon, who won seven out of eight.
Terry Stacey won at the new Oxford Tournament and at Cambridge. Leeds Grammar School won the Schools Championship at Hornchurch in Essex. and the third East Anglian event was the British Small Board at Wanstead; Francis Roads won the Go and Ian Carson the lunchtime Liar Dice.
Early in 1984 Choi Chee Kul from Manchester won the first Cheshire Tournament. The Acorn Soft Computer Go Tournament was won by Bruno Przybyla ahead of Richard Granville's program. Choi also won in Oxford and Stacey at Cambridge. Coventry won the Midland Team Tournament. Furze Platt Comprehensive School beat four-times winners Leeds Grammar in the Schools Championship on home ground.
At the London Open at the start of 1981, Matthew Macfadyen won both the Open and The Lightning. Richard Granville (1 kyu) won the British small board championship at Malvern. The first Hammersmith monthly tournament was won by Terry Stacey (4 dan). The St. Valentine's Day Massacre at the IVC was won by Terry jointly with Garry Roberts (2 dan). In March, Leeds Grammar School won the Schools Championship at Kings Norton, with Taunton's Richard Huish College second.
Terry Stacey won the 1982 London Open with a splendid eight games out of eight. Tony Goddard was second with seven wins, and third was Jean Michel from Paris. Jeremy Hawdon (1 kyu), John Rickard (4 kyu), Simon Butler (9 kyu) and Tony Atkins (10 kyu) were among other prize winners. The lightning was won by Peter Zandveld from Amsterdam.
Jim Barty won Woodford. Terry Stacey won the Cambridge Trigantius Tournament. At the end of February, Leeds Grammar School won the Schools Championship for the third time at Madeley College, Cheshire.
The first British Schools Championship was held at Kingsthorpe Upper School in Northampton. Best of the 12 teams was Leeds Grammar School. Top youth player Quentin Mills, 1 kyu, was not there as he was still starting a school club. At the British in Birmingham he gave the Trigantius winner Terry Stacey a hard time losing to him in the last round by only 4 points. Terry also won the first British Small Board Championships.