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June 30th, 2006

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Stellenbosch promotions

2 players were promoted after this week’s club games. Congratulations to Adrian Thom and Louis de Jager, who have been promoted to 13 kyu and 16 kyu respectively.

Posted by Steve as Rank Changes, Stellenbosch at 9:09 AM, No Comments »

June 30th, 2006

3-way tie in Stb 9×9 tournament

This year’s Stellenbosch 9×9 tournament had 12 participants, and used a 5-round Swiss format.

The tournament got off to an exciting start with the 2 top seeds, defending champion Konrad Scheffler and 1-kyu Andrew Davies, losing to Charl du Plessis and Hugo van der Merwe in the first round, leaving the tournament wide open. Jaco Swanepoel proceeded to be the only player to win his first 3 games, but in the fourth round he faltered, losing to Konrad Scheffler on time from a winning board position. This left 5 players with 3 wins after 4 rounds, and after the next round, 3 players remained on 4 wins out of 5 games. 2 players pulled out of the tournament in the last round, so it was decided not to use SOS or other tie-break mechanisms, but rather to leave the tied players as is.

As such, the tournament winners for 2006 were Konrad Scheffler, Jaco Swanepoel, and Steve Kroon.

More details, final positions and full results are available on the tournament’s page

Posted by Steve as Stellenbosch, Tournaments at 8:53 AM, No Comments »

June 28th, 2006

Modesty prevents rank change announcement

It seems that Chris Welsh, who enters the Cape Town club games into the ranking system and announces resulting rank changes, is too modest to announce his own promotions. But some of us are tired of getting beaten up by him on an 8 stone handicap, so I’m afraid I have to insist on making his promotion to 7 kyu known to the world at large. Congrats!

Posted by konrad as Cape Town, Rank Changes at 6:03 PM, 2 Comments »

June 27th, 2006

New members on the rating system

We welcome 2 new players to the rating system, Mike Muller at 16 kyu, and Jacques Malan at 28 kyu.

Posted by Steve as New members at 9:25 AM, No Comments »

June 25th, 2006

2nd Quarter Internet – The games

The links below are to the KGS archives

Round 1

Aki Zhou (W) vs Chris Visser (B)
Clive Hunt (W) vs Andrew Davies (B)
Konrad Scheffler (W) vs Julius Paulu (B)
(game between Ben Gale and Tristen Taylor played offline)

Round 2

Chris Visser (W) vs Andrew Davies (B)
Konrad Scheffler (W) vs Tristen Taylor (B)
Clive Hunt (W) vs Aki Zhou (B)
(game between Ben Gale and Julius Paulu played offline)

Round 3

Chris Visser (W) vs Tristen Taylor (B)
Julius Paulu (W) vs Andew Davies (B)
Clive Hunt (W) vs Konrad Scheffler (B)
Ben Gale (W) vs Aki Zhou (B)

Posted by Chris Welsh as Game records, SAGA, Tournaments at 1:29 PM, No Comments »

June 24th, 2006

2006 2nd Quarter Internet results

The results for the 2006 2nd Quarter Internet tournament are as follows:

Group 1:
First place – Aki Zhou
Tied 2nd to 4th – Ben Gale, Clive Hunt, Julius Paulu
Tied 5th to 7th – Andrew Davies, Chris Visser, Konrad Scheffler
8th – Tristen Taylor

Group 2:
9th – Andre Connell
Tied 10th to 12th – Reinhardt Messerschmidt, Jaco Swanepoel, Steve Kroon
Tied 13th to 15th – Rory Beling, Pablo Casado, Chris Welsh
16th – Guillaume Binet

Group 3:
17th – Carle Joubert

Thanks to all who participated, and further congratulations to Pablo Casado who
has also been promoted to 8kyu following his games.

Posted by Andre as Rank Changes, SAGA, Tournaments at 6:34 PM, No Comments »

June 23rd, 2006

Koos promoted

Koos van Zyl has been promoted to 28 kyu.

Posted by Steve as Rank Changes, Stellenbosch at 9:00 AM, No Comments »

June 22nd, 2006

breakfast vs thekro, commented by Konrad

I (thekro) played against Alexandr Dinerchtein (breakfast), a Russian 1-dan pro at the Hankuk Ki-won (Korean Go institute) a while back. It was a 7-stone handicap game, which he played simultaneous with a number of other games on KGS.

I somehow (don’t ask how) managed to forget that there was byo-yomi, resulting in me playing way too quickly and making some foolish mistakes, and I finally lost from what I think was a very good position for me.

In any case, Konrad Scheffler briefly commented the first part of the game, and I thought some people might be interested: Click here to check it out.

Posted by Steve as Game records at 1:58 PM, No Comments »

June 21st, 2006

2006 Stellenbosch Open

Entries are now open for the 2006 Stellenbosch Open Go Tournament.

This is intended as a qualifying tournament for the 2007 South African Candidates’ Tournament. Players of all level are welcome.

Saturday, 5 August 2006

Mathematics Building, University of Stellenbosch.

Preliminary programme:

08h30-09h15 : Registration
09h30-12h00 : Round 1
12h00-13h30 : Lunch
13h30-16h00 : Round 2
16h30-19h00 : Round 3
19h15 : Prizegiving

Tournament Organizer:
Florian Breuer (

For more information, visit the tournament website

Posted by Flo as Stellenbosch, Tournaments at 4:45 PM, No Comments »

June 20th, 2006

9×9 tournament next Thursday

Stellenbosch is hosting their annual 9×9 tournament at their club meeting next Thursday. If you have a 9×9 board, please bring it along. No need to register in advance, just be at the club by 19h00. From there, we’ll set up the draw and get going – first game should be underway by 19h15.

Last year’s defending champion is Konrad Scheffler. There is no entry fee, and the winner will only get fame and a certificate. The tournament format will be determined by the tournament director (that’s me) on an ad hoc basis, depending on the number of entrants.

Posted by Steve as Stellenbosch, Tournaments at 2:03 PM, 1 Comment »

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