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July 21st, 2015

2015 Samsung Cup World Division Draw

The draw for the world division has been published. Victor Chow has received a bye into round two

2015 samsung cup world division draw

Posted by Chris Welsh as Tournaments at 2:31 PM, No Comments »

July 16th, 2015

2015 Contenders date and location finalized

The contenders stage of the 2015 SA Closed will take place on the weekend of 23-25 October in Johannesburg. A specific venue is still to be decided. The first round match will be on the evening of Friday 23 October, with three matches each on Saturday and Sunday.

The contenders are

Victor Chow
Andre Connell
Welile Gogotshe
Sam Scott
Andrew Davies
Chris Welsh
John Leuner
Bob Gale

Posted by Chris Welsh as SAGA, Tournaments at 6:16 PM, No Comments »

June 28th, 2015

2015 Candidates

This weekend the Candidates stage of the 2015 SA Closed took place. Saturday saw 6 players battle it out, with the top four moving on to Sunday. The top four from Sunday (Andrew Davies, Chris Welsh, John Leuner and Bob Gale) have qualified to take part in the final Contenders stage of the 2015 SA Closed, that will take place later this year.

Candidates results:

1 Andrew Davies
1 Chris Welsh
3 John Leuner
3 Bob Gale
5 Lloyd Rubidge
5 Paul Edwards
5 Paul Steyn
8 Francois van Niekerk
9 Gordon Wells
9 Peet Brits

Posted by Chris Welsh as Tournaments at 9:44 PM, No Comments »

June 24th, 2015

Winter League 2015 results now online

You can easily see up to date situation with the Winter League on google docs. You don’t need a google account to view it. You will probably need to download the file to see all the details, but the web view will give most of the information.

Posted by Chris Welsh as Winter League at 2:27 PM, No Comments »

June 14th, 2015

SAGA Council news

At the recent SAGA council meeting, a new council was formed, as follows:

President: Gordon Wells
Secretary: Chris Welsh
Treasurer: John Leuner
Membership Secretary: Paul Steyn
Tournament Secretary: Andrew Davies

The full minutes are here.

Posted by Chris Welsh as SAGA at 10:17 PM, No Comments »

June 10th, 2015

WAGC 2015 Update (final)

At the conclusion of the 2015 WAGC, Andrew Davies finished 39th, with three wins out of eight. Interestingly, he was seeded 39th. On the last day, he lost to Spain 3d and beat Portugal 2k. The full table of results can be found here. This year the tournament was split into a number of MacMahon groups, which explains why Cyprus with 5 wins ended up 38th, while Japan with 5 wins ended up 5th. It’s not clear who was in which group, although one can probably deduce it by subtracting the number of wins from the score to see the starting score for each player. Players in higher groups would have a higher starting score.

Posted by Chris Welsh as WAGC at 2:42 PM, No Comments »

June 9th, 2015

WAGC 2015 Update

After day three of the WAGC, Andrew remains on two wins (out of six games). He lost today to Australia 7d and Norway 2d.

Posted by Chris Welsh as WAGC at 7:05 PM, No Comments »

June 8th, 2015

WAGC 2015 Update

After day two, Andrew Davies is on two wins out of four. He lost the third round against Belgium 3d and won the fourth round against Costa Rica 2d

Posted by Chris Welsh as WAGC at 4:51 PM, No Comments »

June 7th, 2015

2015 WAGC Update

After the first day of the 2015 WAGC, Andrew Davies is lying 39th, with a win against Argentina 3d and a loss against Czech Republic 6d. Results, photo’s, game records and more available at the official site

Posted by Chris Welsh as WAGC at 2:28 PM, No Comments »

June 3rd, 2015

South Africa beats Portugal 4-0, and advances to playoffs

The SA team beat Portugal 4-0 last night. Congrats to the players:

John Leuner
Sam Scott
Andre Connell
Chris Welsh

After this result, we secured a playoff against Switzerland. The winner of the playoff will progress to League B.

Details and game records here.

Posted by Chris Welsh as PGETC at 5:04 PM, 1 Comment »

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