Tony Goddard was a well known British 6 dan player. He learned the game at Cambridge University, reaching dan level within a year. He is rather famous for leaving the United Kingdom for a period of time after Margaret Thatcher took power. He ended his life living in Sheffield, England. Amongst other places, he started a Go club in Belfast.
- In 1971, 1972 he was runner up to Jon Diamond in the British Championship
- In 1976 he came second in the European Championship, after losing a play off to Patrick Merissert-Coffinieres
- In 1977 he won the Berlin tournament, earning a promotion to 5dan.
- In 2005 he won the British Open
- In 2008 participated in the World Mind Sports Games Men's Team Tournament.
Some play like Tony Goddard, And they are on the ball, Some play like Stuart Dowsey, But that's no use at all. But the player we all emulate Is stronger than them all. He's two dan, three dan, four dan, five, And his name is T Mark Hall