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October 1st, 2014

Pandanet Go European Team Championship 2014 – Round 1

Our first round match against Spain ended in a 2-2 draw. Victor Chow was kind enough to review the games.

Board 1 – Andrew Davies (white)

Board 2 – John Leuner (black)

Board 3 – Andre Connell (white)

Board 4 – Chris Welsh (black)

Posted by Chris Welsh as PGETC, Tournaments at 10:33 AM, No Comments »

September 22nd, 2014

2014 KPMC Update

Andre Connell finished in 36th place, a creditable result considering he had been seeded 43rd. He finished with two wins out of six, over Mongolia 1d and Luxembourg 3k, with defeats to South Korea 7d, Denmark 4d, Belarus 1d and Sweden 3d.

Note: the previous report incorrectly stated that Andre played his second round match against China – it was against South Korea.

Posted by Chris Welsh as KPMC, Tournaments at 10:24 AM, No Comments »

September 19th, 2014

2014 KPMC Update

At the halfway stage of the 2014 Korean Prime Minster’s Cup, the South African representative Andre Connell (2D) is on 1/3 wins. He won his first round match against the 1D from Mongolia, but was drawn against China in the second round. In the third round he lost out to the 4D from Denmark.

Posted by Chris Welsh as KPMC at 4:52 PM, No Comments »

August 21st, 2014

SAGA AGM minutes available

The minutes of the 2014 SAGA AGM are now available. In addition, the SAGA council page has been updated to reflect the new council members and their portfolios. Sorry for the long delay!

Posted by Steve as News, SAGA at 3:34 PM, No Comments »

August 3rd, 2014

Andrew wins 3rd Quarter Internet Tournament

The 3rd Quarter Internet Tournament took place today. The 7 players were fairly diverse in terms of strength, with some games being replaced with teaching games. After the three rounds Andrew emerged as the overall winner of the day. Well done to Andrew!

1. Andrew Davies
2-4. John Leuner, Chris Welsh, Gordon Wells
5-7. Peet Brits, Hendrik de Ridder, Elizabeth Meyer

Posted by Francois Van Niekerk as Tournaments at 10:25 PM, No Comments »

June 23rd, 2014

2014 Candidates

This weekend the Candidates stage of the 2014 SA Closed took place. Saturday saw 8 players battle it out, with the top four moving on to Sunday. The top four from Sunday (John Leuner, Bob Gale, Andrew Davies and Chris Welsh) have qualified to take part in the final Contenders stage of the 2014 SA Closed, that will take place later this year.

Congratulations to James Nicolson, who was promoted to 2k due to his tournament performance.

SA Closed Results
1-8. To be determined at the Contenders stage.
9-11. Paul Edwards, Lloyd Rubidge, James Nicolson
12. Ben Bredenkamp
13-15. Paul Steyn, Marc Loon, Peet Brits
16. Rory Shea

Posted by Francois Van Niekerk as SAGA, Tournaments at 1:24 AM, No Comments »

May 26th, 2014

Andrew wins 2nd Quarter Internet Tournament

In the second internet tournament of the year, that took place on Saturday, 10 players were online to participate. Well done to Paul and Peet who, due to their tournament performance, have been promoted to 2k and 9k respectively. After Round 2 the tournament took a break for the SAGA AGM, but once the day was done, Andrew Davies emerged as the overall winner, and Peet Brits as the winner of Group 2. Congratulations to Andrew and Peet!

1. Andrew Davies
2-3. Sam Scott, Paul Steyn
4-5. John Leuner, Chris Welsh
6. Francois van Niekerk
7. Peet Brits
8. Christiaan Maasdorp
9. Elizabeth Meyer
10. Rory Shea

Posted by Francois Van Niekerk as SAGA, Tournaments at 4:36 PM, No Comments »

May 13th, 2014

Sam Scott retains Cape Town Open Title

The 2014 Cape Town open was won by Sam Scott 3d, with 3/3 wins. This was his third consecutive title. Second was Andrew Davies 3d, and third was Lloyd Rubidge 1k.

Full results
1. Sam Scott 3d
2. Andrew Davies 3d
3. Lloyd Rubidge 1k
4. Chris Welsh 2d
5. Paul Steyn 3k
6. Rory Shea 10k
7. Christiaan Maasdorp 10k

Posted by Chris Welsh as Cape Town, Tournaments at 12:27 AM, No Comments »

April 23rd, 2014

Cape Town Open 2014

The 2014 Cape Town Open Go Tournament will be held on Sat 10 May.

Venue: “A Touch of Madness” restaurant in Nuttall Road, Observatory.
We are given the venue free of charge, so we encourage players to support them by having lunch and refreshments there.

09:00 Registration
09:30 Round 1
11:45 Round 2
14:00 Lunch
15:00 Round 3

Time limits: 45 minutes each with byo-omi of 25 moves in 10 minutes.

Cost: Free Entry

The Cape Town Open is open to all players of all strengths. You do not have to be a member of SAGA to play.
This tournament is hosted by the Cape Town Go club and, for SAGA members, is a qualifying tournament for the annual South African Closed.

Please contact Andrew Davies if you would like to register at

Posted by adavies as Announcements, Cape Town, Tournaments at 1:14 PM, No Comments »

March 31st, 2014

Victor and Aki win Rengo Tournament

On Saturday the 2014 Rengo tournament took place, and three pairs participated this year. After three rounds, Victor and Aki emerged as the only pair to win all their games. Congratulations to Victor and Aki for winning the tournament.

Full Results:
1. Victor Chow & Aki Zhou (2 wins)
2. John Leuner & Andre Connell (1 win)
3. Gordon Wells & Gerrit Kapp (0 wins)

Posted by Francois Van Niekerk as Tournaments at 3:57 PM, No Comments »

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