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Pandanet Go European Team Championship 2021/2022

United Kingdom

Andrew Simons

1: Andrew Simons

  • Pandanet account: Uberdude
  • Go career: Started Summer 2005. Went to China for Go holiday 2007 went from 1d to 3d. Been going downhill since =)
  • Club / city: Cambridge
  • Rank: 4 dan
  • Profession: Computer nerd
  • Year of birth: 1985


Bruno Poltronieri

2: Bruno Poltronieri

  • Pandanet account: FrenchDude
  • Go career: Started playing Go in 2009. UK Representative at Korea Prime Minister Cup 2017 & 2020 British Pair Go Champion
  • Club / city: Cambridge
  • Rank: 3 dan
  • Profession: Software Engineer
  • Year of birth: 1993


3: Alex Kent

  • Pandanet account: saraneth
  • Club / city: Bristol
  • Rank: 3 dan
  • Profession: Software Engineer
  • Year of birth: 1989


4: Jon Diamond

  • Pandanet account: mumps
  • Go career: Learnt 1961 at school. 1 dan in 1965, British Champion 1965-1977 (see http://www.britgo.org/bchamp/history) finally achieving promotion to 6 dan and best place 3rd in the European Championship. Represented the UK in the 1st World Amateur in 1979 and the 1st World Mind Sports Games in 2008. Founded Cambridge University club in 1965 (see http://www.societies.cam.ac.uk/cugos/) and British Go Journal in 1967, editor until 1972 (see http://www.britgo.org/history/bgj.html). Served on the Council of the British Go Association in the 1960/70s and was elected President in 2009. See http://senseis.xmp.net/?JonDiamond
  • Rank: 3 dan
  • Profession: Retired
  • Year of birth: 1947


Sandy Taylor

5: Sandy Taylor (Captain)

  • Pandanet account: afar
  • Club / city: Bristol
  • Rank: 3 dan
  • Year of birth: 1989


Des Cann

6: Des Cann

  • Pandanet account: Shuko
  • Go career: Learnt to play in 1974. Won many UK tournaments. Represented UK many times. Peaked at 5 Dan but don't play enough to maintain. Still play at that level on Dragon server.
  • Club / city: Ashford
  • Rank: 3 dan
  • Profession: IT Consultant
  • Year of birth: 1956


7: Jamie Taylor

  • Pandanet account: gloooomph
  • Rank: 1 dan


Tim Hunt

8: Tim Hunt

  • Pandanet account: timhunt
  • Go career: I started playing when I was at Cambridge University, over 20 years ago, and of course once you have started playing a game as good as Go, you never stop. I now work as a computer programmer at the Open University (http://www.open.ac.uk) doing development on Moodle (https://moodle.org).
  • Club / city: Milton Keynes
  • Rank: 2 dan
  • Profession: Software developer
  • Year of birth: 1973


9: Toby Manning

  • Pandanet account: TobyM
  • Rank: 1 dan
  • Year of birth: 1960


10: Jonathan McManus

  • Pandanet account: Bgecko
  • Rank: 1 kyu
  • Year of birth: 1991


Alison Bexfield

11: Alison Bexfield

  • Pandanet account: abexgo
  • Go career: I took up go at university and spent a number of years playing as many tournaments as I could until I reached 3 dan. Then real life set in and my growing family meant go took a back seat for a number of years and my playing strength declined accordingly. Now I am enjoying playing go again.
  • Club / city: letchworth garden city
  • Rank: 1 kyu
  • Profession: Chartered accountant
  • Year of birth: 1967