British Go Association dan players (awarded diplomas)

We award dan certificates to our members who have achieved sufficiently excellent tournament results (description of the system used). Our dan grades are awarded for life, so a few of the people on this main list are no longer active players or members. Some information is incomplete - please let us know if you can provide it.

Point at each player's name to see the date they were awarded each grade. Dates with year-month only are normally dates Grading Commitee recommended promotion; dates with year-month-day are dates certificates were awarded by Council.

6 dan

  • Jon Diamond
  • Bei Ge
  • Tony M Goddard
  • Matthew R Macfadyen
  • Li Shen
  • Vanessa Wong

Number: 6

5 dan

  • Des Cann
  • Matthew Cocke
  • Andrew Kay
  • Young Kim
  • Paul G Prescott
  • M Edmund Shaw
  • Piers A Shepperson
  • Hui Wang

Number: 8

4 dan

  • Sam Aitken
  • Jim P J Barty
  • Richard M Hunter
  • Harold Lee
  • Frank May
  • Quentin Mills
  • Antonio Moreno
  • Adam Pirani
  • Alex S C Rix
  • Francis M Roads
  • Alex Selby
  • Simon K Shiu
  • Andrew Simons
  • Alistair Wall
  • Felix Wang

Number: 15

3 dan

  • Tony Atkins
  • Alison M Bexfield
  • Bill R Brakes
  • William Brooks
  • Brian J Chandler
  • Jonathan Chetwynd
  • Paul Christie
  • Jim A Clare
  • Simon Clark
  • William Connolley
  • Matthew Crosby
  • Andrew J Daly
  • Stuart J Dowsey
  • John T Fairbairn
  • Dan Gilder
  • Richard J Granville
  • Jeremy C Hawdon
  • Charles Hibbert
  • M Hollings
  • Tim J Hunt
  • Andrew C Jones
  • David M Jones
  • Alex Kent
  • Nick Krempel
  • Niculae Mandache
  • P Toby Manning
  • Charles R Matthews
  • Ron Moss
  • Yohei Negi
  • Sam Perlo-Freeman
  • Bruno Poltrioneri
  • John H Smith
  • David J Sutton
  • Neil Symes
  • Sandy Taylor
  • Nick J Webber
  • David G Wells

Number: 37

2 dan

  • John E Allen
  • Bob V Bagot
  • Stuart Barthropp
  • Terry Barker
  • Sam Beaton
  • Phil Beck
  • Robert Berry
  • Mike Charles
  • Jonathan Chin
  • Paul Clarke
  • Charles F Clement
  • Graham Clemow
  • Mark Cumper
  • Francisco Divers
  • Paul S Fage
  • Julian Faraway
  • Harry Fearnley
  • Simon T F Goss
  • David Goto
  • Gavin Grant
  • Walter M Gregory
  • Jo Hampton
  • Paul Hankin
  • Mike J Harvey
  • John A Hobson
  • Matthew Holton
  • Daniel Hu
  • Derek G Hunter
  • David Lee
  • Jim Lewis
  • John McLeod
  • Ian Meiklejohn
  • Boris Mitrovic
  • David Phillips
  • Frank Pratt
  • Jay Rastall
  • Christian Scarff
  • Matthew Scott
  • Keith Seaman
  • Martin Smith
  • Paul Smith
  • Peter J R Smith
  • Richard J Smith
  • Chris Stevenson
  • Paul Tabor
  • Jamie Taylor
  • Paul Taylor
  • Alistair Thompson
  • Alan Thornton
  • John S Tilley
  • Michael Webster
  • David Woodnutt
  • Granville Wright

Number: 53

1 dan

  • Phil Achard
  • Colin P Adams
  • Baron Allday
  • Mo Amin
  • Dave Artus
  • James Aspden
  • Steve L Bailey
  • Toby Bailey
  • Paul H Barnard
  • G Barwood
  • Alex Bell
  • Marcus Bennett
  • Simon Bexfield
  • Les Bock
  • A James Bond
  • Louise Bremner
  • Stuart Brown
  • Brian Brunswick
  • Simon Butler
  • David Buckley
  • G Burwood
  • Dylan Carter
  • John C Cock
  • Michael Cockburn
  • Mark Collinson
  • Tony G Cooper
  • Michael E Culver
  • Chris Dawson
  • John Dawson
  • Alan J Dean
  • Paul Donnelly
  • Philip Dunn
  • Mark Elliot
  • Brian Ellis
  • Neil Ghani
  • Tom Goodey
  • Alfred Hall
  • Dave Harper
  • Andrew J Harrison
  • "Harry" J F Harte
  • Kirsty Healey
  • Bob J R Hitchens
  • Alan Hornbuckle
  • Simon E Hughes
  • Colin D Irving
  • Steve Jones
  • Kunio Kashiwagi
  • David Keeble
  • David M King
  • Charles Leedham-Green
  • Martin C Lerner
  • John McAnally
  • Martha McGill
  • Henry Manners
  • Jimmy Mao
  • Ian Marsh
  • Paul Mellor
  • Andrew Morris
  • Lionel Naef
  • Tom Oxenham
  • Tom A Parker
  • Brian J Philp
  • Tony Putman
  • Natasha Regan
  • Matthew Reid
  • Mark Roberts
  • Mike C Roberts
  • Paul D Robinson
  • Simon Rudd
  • Jim Sadler
  • Johannes Siven
  • Eddie Smithers
  • Robert H Thompson
  • Robin Upton
  • Brian Uzzell
  • Mark Wainwright
  • Tony Warburton
  • Nick Wedd
  • Weed
  • John Welch
  • Steve Welch
  • Matthew Woodcraft
  • Chris J Wright
  • Clive R Wright

Number: 83

Players known to have left the country, as of November 2015

If you are wrongly listed, please advise the webmaster (and, where appropriate, rejoin the BGA).

  • Jim L F Bates (Australia)
  • Niall Cardin (USA)
  • Ian Davis (Ireland/France)
  • Woei-Haw Djap (Indonesia)
  • Steve Draper (USA)
  • Paul Edwards (South Africa)
  • Steve Fawthrop (USA)
  • Ben He (?)
  • X T He (?)
  • Nuo Jia (?)
  • Joong-hoon Jo (?)
  • Hennie Groot Lipman (Netherlands)
  • Paul Margetts (USA)
  • Michael Marz (Germany)
  • Dan Micsa (USA)
  • David G R Mitchell (Australia)
  • Bob Ochser (USA?)
  • Klaus Pulverer (Austria)
  • Jan Ruten-Budde (Germany)
  • Gary Roberts (USA?)
  • Konrad Scheffler (South Africa)
  • Henry Segerman (USA)
  • Ruud Stoelman (Netherlands)
  • Alan P Stout
  • Masashi Sugiyama (Japan?)
  • Thorstein Thorsteinsson (Iceland)
  • Min Yang (?)
  • Michael Zhang (?)
  • Shutai Zhang (China)

Players known to be deceased

Note that we have obituary pages for many of these players, and others.
  • John Barrs
  • Brian J Castledine
  • Andrew J Grant
  • T Mark Hall
  • Tim Hazelden
  • Clive Hendrie
  • R Gerry Mills
  • John Rickard
  • Allan A C Scarff
  • Oliver Schmidt
  • Terry W Stacey
  • David Ward

Please advise the webmaster if you know of any changes to any of these lists.



Last updated Fri Apr 08 2016. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.