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April 30th, 2008

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New Members at the Cape Town Club

The Cape Town club has welcomed a number of new members over recent months:

Jens Deus, 2d
Richard Zhao, 3k
Ashley Ross, 20k
Stephen Martindale, 23k
Paul Steyn, 23k

Posted by Chris Welsh as Cape Town, New members at 11:50 AM, No Comments »

April 24th, 2008

2008 Cape Town Open Tournament Announcement

This tournament is hosted by the Cape Town Go club: the venue is A Touch of Madness restaurant in Nuttall Road, Observatory. We hope that players will support them by having lunch and/or refreshments there.

The tournament is scheduled for Saturday 17 May, and will be a 4 or 5 round MacMahon tournament, and takes up the morning and afternoon, the last round ending at about 18h30.

The Cape Town Open is open to all players of all strengths, and the entry fee is R10 for SAGA members, and R20 otherwise. You do not have to be a member of SAGA to play.

In particular, we encourage all members of the Stellenbosch club to enter, regardless of their strength.

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Chris Welsh (quantumf AT for more information, or send him your name, club (if you belong to one), and the grade you wish to enter the tournament at, to register.

This tournament is a qualifying tournament for the annual South African Closed.


Starts at 09h30 and ends at about 18h30. Precise details will follow.

Time limits have yet to be finalized but will not be less than 30 minutes main time together some appropriate byoyomi.

Further information can be found at here

Posted by Chris Welsh as Cape Town, Tournaments at 12:23 AM, No Comments »

April 23rd, 2008

Problem 08

White has invaded the corner at 3-3. After white’s surprising move of 9, what is black’s best response.

Problem 8

Posted by Chris Welsh as Game records at 8:53 PM, 2 Comments »

April 20th, 2008

Soweto Open 2008

The 2008 Soweto Open was held today on the 20′th of April. There were 32 participants, divided into groups of eight. Three rounds were played, and the results of the tournament were as follows:

Soweto Open Champion 2008 – Ben Gale
Tied 2′nd – Sipho Mampe, Andre Connell, Welile Gogotshe
Winner of group 2 – Zaine Deane
Winner of group 3 – Nkosinathi Siswana
Winner of group 4 – Eliot Zeka

Thank you to all participants, and congratulations to the above!

(P.S. for those interested, I’ve uploaded the total tournament results onto the website in a spreadsheet

Posted by Andre as SAGA, Soweto, Tournaments at 9:49 PM, 2 Comments »

April 19th, 2008

Website down AGAIN!

All I can say is sorry. The plugin that keeps the calendar running breaks the site when I update dates, it seems, and it took me a long time to get it fixed. Now I need to replace the current plugin for the calendar.

Anyone running a WordPress blog that would like to recommend a calendar plugin that either puts forthcoming events in the sidebar or allows them to be embedded in a post, please leave a comment.

Thanks for your patience, folks.

Posted by Steve as Announcements at 3:51 PM, No Comments »