Taught to play in the early 1970s, and retired at 4kyu after being asked to 'entertain' a friend's Japanese father (3 dan), having to play two games with 4 stones (was something lost in translation?) and winning them both. That was it for Go until I stopped playing golf about ten years ago and picked up the stones again instead.
Currently event organiser at the Edinburgh club, running a U3A (University of the Third Age) Go group in Haddington and helping at the James Gillespie school in Edinburgh. I am uniquely well-placed to teach beginners having been one myself for 45 years.