First stage of British Championship - for qualifiers based on post-tournament ratings
- 2023 Bruno Poltronieri
- 2022 Gaoge Wang
- 2019 Andrew Kay
- 2018 Sam Aitken
- 2017 Daniel Hu
- 2016 Junnan Jiang
- 2015 Andrew Simons
- 2014 Bei Ge
- 2011, 2012, 2013 Andrew Kay
- 2010 Vanessa Wong
- 2008, 2009 Matthew Cocke
- 2007 Matthew Macfadyen
- 2006 Bei Ge
- 2005 Jon Diamond / Kiyohiko Tanaka
- 2004 Piers Shepperson
- 2003 Quentin Mills
- 2002 Seong-June Kim
- 2001 T Mark Hall
- 2000 Young Kim / David Ward
- 1999 Toby Manning / John Rickard
- 1998 Martin Smith / Jim Clare
- 1997 Des Cann
- 1996 T Mark Hall
- 1995 Des Cann / T Mark Hall / Alex Rix / Piers Shepperson / Jonathan Chetwynd
- 1994 Matthew Cocke
- 1993 Shutai Zhang
- 1992 T Mark Hall
- 1991 Edmund Shaw
- 1990 Harold Lee
- 1989 Neil Symes / John Smith / Adam Pirani
- 1988 Matthew Macfadyen
- 1987 Brian Chandler / Edmund Shaw / Alistair Thompson
- 1986 Edmund Shaw / Francis Roads / T Mark Hall
- 1985 Jon Diamond
- 1984 John Smith / Richard Granville
- 1983 Richard Granville / John Rickard
- 1979-1982 Incorporated into the Challenger's League
- 1978 David Mitchell
- 1977 Brian Chandler
- 1976 Ron Moss
In order to play, players must be British (or long-term residents), active in tournaments and of a certain level. In the past shodan and kyu players had to earn places at tournaments, but now players are selected by rating (all British players who are members of the Association with rating above 1899 from a tournament in the year from April one year to March the next).
You may be sent an email invitation. Qualifiers are listed here.
In the winners' list, ties between players with same number of wins are not broken.
With no event played in 2020 and 2021, the 2021 title match players were selected at the British Go Congress in autumn 2021. For 2022 an extended 3 year qualifying period was used. 2023 was at The Open University Cricket Pavilion, Milton Keynes MK7 6AE 29/04/23-01/05/23.
2024 dates provisional.
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