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 Our dan grades are awarded for life, so a few of the people on this main list are no longer active players or members.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.

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
  • Paul G Prescott
  • M Edmund Shaw
  • Piers A Shepperson
  • Hui Wang

Number: 7

4 dan

  • Sam Aitken
  • J 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
  • S. 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
  • Nick J Webber
  • David G Wells

Number: 36

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
  • 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
  • R J Smith
  • Chris Stevenson
  • Paul Tabor
  • Paul Taylor
  • Sandy Taylor
  • Alistair Thompson
  • Alan Thornton
  • John S Tilley
  • Michael Webster
  • David Woodnutt
  • Granville Wright

Number: 55

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
  • Dylan Carter
  • John C Cock
  • Michael Cockburn
  • Mark Collinson
  • A G Cooper
  • Michael E Culver
  • Chris Dawson
  • John Dawson
  • Alan J Dean
  • Paul Donnelly
  • P Dunn
  • Mark Elliot
  • Brian Ellis
  • Neil Ghani
  • Tom Goodey
  • A Hall
  • Dave Harper
  • A J Harrison
  • 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
  • M C Lerner
  • John McAnally
  • Martha McGill
  • Henry Manners
  • Jimmy Mao
  • Ian Marsh
  • Paul Mellor
  • Andrew Morris
  • Lionel Naef
  • Tom Oxenham
  • T A Parker
  • Brian J Philp
  • Tony Putman
  • Natasha Regan
  • Matthew Reid
  • M C Roberts
  • P 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 June 2015

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

  • Paul Anderson (USA)
  • Jim L F Bates (Australia)
  • Niall Cardin (USA)
  • Ian Davis (Ireland/France)
  • W-H Djap (Indonesia)
  • Steve Draper (USA)
  • Paul Edwards (South Africa)
  • Steve Fawthrop (USA)
  • S Han (returned home)
  • Ben He (?)
  • Nuo Jia (?)
  • Joong-hoon Jo (?)
  • Young Kim (Korea?)
  • K Kuwahara (Japan)
  • Hennie Groot Lipman (Netherlands)
  • Paul Margetts (USA)
  • Michael Marz (Germany)
  • Harry McAndrew (returned to Australia)
  • Dan Micsa (USA)
  • David G R Mitchell (Australia)
  • T Mizuno (Japan)
  • 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?)
  • Thor Thorsteinsson (Iceland?)
  • Sun Tze Whang (?)
  • Min Yang (?)
  • Michael Zhang (?)
  • Shutai Zhang (China)

Players known to be deceased, as of December 2013

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 Tue Jun 30 2015. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.