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November 25th, 2006

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SA 4th Quarter Internet results and Rank Changes

Here are the results of the tournament:

1. Victor Chow

2-4. Aki Zhou, Steve Kroon, Ben Gale

5-7. Konrad Scheffler, Chris Visser, Andrew Davies

8. Tristen Taylor

9. Reinhardt Messerschmidt

10-12. Jaco Swanepoel, Bob Gale, Andre Connell

13-15. Dave Gale, Rory Beling, Lloyd Rubidge

16. Quintin Connell 

Also congratulations to the following players who were promoted following their tournament results:  

  • Victor Chow, finally promoted to 7d SA
  • Reinhardt Messerschmidt, promoted to 2k
  • Rory Beling, promoted to 4k

Posted by Andre as Rank Changes, SAGA, Tournaments at 6:06 PM, 1 Comment »

November 24th, 2006

Louis promoted

Congratulations to Louis de Jager, who was promoted to 13 kyu after last night’s club games.

Posted by Steve as Rank Changes, Stellenbosch at 8:19 AM, No Comments »

November 23rd, 2006

Joburg Promotions

Following recent games, Alan Thompson has been promoted to 12kyu, congratulations!

Posted by Andre as Joburg, Rank Changes at 4:03 PM, No Comments »

November 22nd, 2006

Cape Town Blitz 2006 Concluded

Once again, the regular Cape Town club venue, A Touch of Madness, was treated to the sight of the frantic pounding of Go boards. In contrast to the relaxed and reserved behaviour usually associated with Go player, 21 November 2006 was the 2nd annual Cape Town Blitz tournament.

Eight players, six rounds, and four clocks each set to sudden death of 12 minutes, and you had a recipe for incessent clock pounding, elevated pulse rates, and very little time for typical activies such as drinking beer.

At the end of an exhausting evening, the winner was…

…well…four players:

Chris Welsh, Konrad Scheffler, Rory Beling and James Gelant.

After winning his first four games, Chris lost the last two, allowing three other players to catch up. The tie-breaker rules did not allow for such a situation, and due to the lateness of the hour, it was decided to share the title between all four players.

Posted by Chris Welsh as Cape Town, Tournaments at 9:20 PM, No Comments »

November 22nd, 2006

Pair Go : And the winner is …. South Africa !


Yes, we won!

Not the go tournament, though. We came 30th out of 32 teams in the Pair Go
competition, beating only Bulgaria and Cyprus.

But we won the prize for the best-dressed pair. See the attached picture of
Liesl in Xhosa and Chris in Zulu gear.

Regards from Tokyo,

Chris

(This is a reproduction of an e-mail to the SAGA mailing list)

Posted by Steve as SAGA, Tournaments at 7:54 AM, 2 Comments »

November 21st, 2006

Kiseido: High quality equipment sale

OK – don’t even bother checking this out if you don’t have at least R2000 to blow on good quality Go equipment. Free airmail shipping worldwide. Kaya table board going for $700, Keyaki bowls at $165, and slate and shell stones of various sizes, starting at $300 for 9.2mm stones, through to $750 for 10.7mm stones.

Order form and more information here.

Posted by Steve as Links at 8:22 AM, No Comments »

November 20th, 2006

Commented DGS Game between two kyu players

Thanks to Konrad Schefller for commenting this game between Chris Welsh (7k) and Guillaume Binet (6k)

Chris Welsh (W) vs Guillaume Binet (B)

Posted by Chris Welsh as Game records at 2:33 PM, No Comments »

November 18th, 2006

Signups for 4th quarter internet

Entry is free for SAGA members, send aconnell at cinet dot co dot za an email indicating you want to play. People who have emailed so far:

  • Andre Connell
  • Victor Chow
  • Aki Zhou
  • Rory Beling
  • Ben Gale
  • Steve Kroon
  • Lloyd Rubidge
  • Konrad Scheffler
  • Chris Visser
  • Andrew Davies
  • Quinton Connell
  • Reinhardt Messerschmidt

I’ll do the draw on Friday. Late entries (after Friday) will enter at the back of the field. Play starts 9:30am Saturday the 25th.

Posted by Andre as SAGA, Tournaments at 7:01 PM, No Comments »

November 17th, 2006

SA Internet 4th quarter 2006: reminder and warning

First off, a reminder to register for the 4th quarter internet tournament
to be held next Saturday on KGS.

Second, it has been brought to my attention (thanks Andrew!) that KGS has
changed servers, and that at least some old setups no longer work. Please
test your KGS setup before the tournament – you may need to download the
latest client software (cgoban 3.3.8), which I’m told works fine.

Posted by konrad as SAGA, Tournaments at 5:33 PM, No Comments »

November 17th, 2006

Serdyn up for promotion

Based on the recommendations of Chris Welsh, Andre Connell and Konrad Scheffler, I intend promoting Serdyn to 10 kyu on Monday. If you have any objections, please comment on this post or email me by 12h00 on Monday.

Posted by Steve as Rank Changes at 3:57 PM, 5 Comments »

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