Person Record

Tony Goddard

Grade: 6 dan

Tony, 61, lives in Sheffield and first heard of Go in 1964 from a Chess magazine where Bobby Fischer mentioned Go as possibly harder than Chess. In 1965 he went to Cambridge to study Mathematics and due to Jon Diamond made the discovery that much improvement in Go can be made from theoretical study, and in particular the study of the games of great players!

In 1968 he played in the first of several European Championships. He has also subsequently competed in Mind Sports Olympiads in London and and the Ing Memorial in Amsterdam. He has worked in many locations including two stints in Saudi Arabia, also working for a consultancy in Washington DC whose remit was to help develop PC systems running in Arabic for the administration. He has also worked in Thailand to produce a spread-sheet program which worked in Thai. More recently he has been involved in digital art, having programmed video wall installations in Sheffield, Manchester, Tate London, Haarlem and Amsterdam.

October 2008

Status: Active