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February 28th, 2009

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Ad hoc promotion proposal

Based on feedback from Chris Welsh, Steve Kroon and Andrew Davies, we propose to promote Sam Scott from 6k to 3k.

Posted by Chris Welsh as Rank Changes at 7:57 PM, 2 Comments »

February 28th, 2009

Ben wins 1st quarter internet tournament

Congratulations to Ben Gale on winning the 1st quarter internet tournament, and to Florian Breuer for winning group 2. Twelve players took part and the final results are as follows:
1 Ben Gale
2-4 Andrew Davies
2-4 John Leuner
2-4 Konrad Scheffler
5-7 Andre Connell
5-7 Chris Welsh
5-7 Samuel Scott
8 Steve Kroon
9 Florian Breuer
10-11 Ashley Ross
10-11 Riaan Swart
12 Gustav Bertram

The second internet tournament for 2009 will take place on 18th April.

Posted by adavies as News, Tournaments at 6:22 PM, No Comments »

February 25th, 2009

Rank Change

Congratulations to Chris Welsh on his promotion to 1k after last night’s Cape Town club games! Chris has been averaging 1 rank improvement every 6 months for the last 3 years, very impressive improvement!

Posted by adavies as Announcements, Rank Changes at 1:35 PM, 1 Comment »

February 24th, 2009

1st Quarter SA Internet Go Tournament takes place on Sat 28 February

This coming weekend the 1st quarter internet tournament for 2009 will take place. It will follow the usual format:
Each group will have 8 players (except the lowest rated group)
3 games, first one starting at 09:30
45min each per game with 25/10 byo-omi.

This tournament is open to SAGA members only.

Please let me know if you would like to participate.

Contact details: (w) (h)
021 712 3204 (h)

Players currently registered:
Ben Gale, 3d
Andrew Davies, 2d
Konrad Scheffler, 2d
John Leuner, 1d
Andre Connell, 1k
Chris Welsh, 1k
Steve Kroon, 1k
James Nicolson, 4k
Florian Breuer, 5k
Riaan Swart, 5k
Ashley Ross, 10k
Gustav Bertram, 13k

Posted by adavies as Announcements, Tournaments at 1:16 PM, No Comments »

February 21st, 2009

WMSG Representation – request for comments

Although it may seem a long way away, the 2012 world mind sports games will
come sooner than we think. In 2008, we were poorly prepared and had to make
a number of decisions on representation on the spur of the moment. In order
to try and avoid this happening again, I have put together some proposals
here:WMSG Representation

I would be grateful if you could take a look and add any comments or
opinions you may have. The page is on the wiki, so you can edit the page
directly if you have an account (which is easy to obtain), alternatively
you can send your comments to me directly, or reply to the SAGA mailing list.

In order to take a consolidated proposal to the next SAGA council meeting,
we need your feedback by the 15th of March 2009.

Chris Welsh
President: SA Go Association

Posted by Chris Welsh as SAGA at 11:29 PM, No Comments »

February 21st, 2009

Spam accounts deleted

Due to increasing traffic of accounts being created on the blog by various bots, it has become necessary for me to cleanse the user database of suspected “fake” accounts as far as possible. So, if your username was one of the following, and you are a real visitor on the blog, please accept my sincerest apologies and my invitation to re-register on the site:

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Posted by Steve as Announcements at 10:19 PM, No Comments »

February 21st, 2009

Ad hoc promotions proposed

The following ad hoc promotions are planned for 25 February. Please contact Steve Kroon if you have any objections:

  • Marc Loon to 7k – agreed by Andre Connell, David Richfield, Dave Gale
  • Allan Thompson to 9k – agreed by Andre Connell, Marc Loon, Dave Gale
  • Clint Smythe to 6k – agreed by Andre Connell, David Richfield, Dave Gale

Posted by Steve as Joburg, Rank Changes at 3:03 PM, 1 Comment »

February 21st, 2009

Minutes of SAGA council meeting available

The (unratified) minutes of Wednesday’s SAGA council meeting can now be viewed at SAGA->Council->Meeting minutes.

Posted by Steve as News, SAGA at 2:05 PM, No Comments »

February 19th, 2009

Blog and wiki upgraded

Hi folks.

The blog and wiki got upgraded tonight, so please let me know if you get any strange/unusual behaviour or errors.

Posted by Steve as Announcements at 6:58 PM, No Comments »

February 18th, 2009

Notice of 2009 SAGA AGM and call for council nominations

The Annual General Meeting of the SAGA will be held on Saturday 18th April 2009 during the lunch break of the SAGA second quarter internet tournament in the South African Room on KGS (expected time 12h00). The agenda will be as follows:

  1. Considering the 2007 minutes for acceptance.
  2. Considering the 2008 minutes for acceptance.
  3. Receipt and consideration of the President’s report for 2008/2009 (revised version)
  4. Receipt and consideration of the Treasurer’s report for 2008
  5. Adoption of the Financial Statements for 2008
  6. Election of new council members for 2009/2010
  7. Matters arising

The reports and financial statements will be released in due course, and linked to from this article. (Update: the documents were uploaded and linked to on 17 April 2009.)

This post also serves as a call for nominations for the SAGA council for 2009/2010. Andre Connell and Andries Kruger’s terms of office expire in April. Nominations must reach Steve Kroon ( by 7 March 2009: nominations require a proposer and a seconder, and an indication by the nominee that (s)he is willing to serve on the SAGA council. Proposer, seconder, and nominee must all be members of SAGA (more details on nomination are available in paragraph 6.9 of the SAGA constitution).

Posted by Steve as News, SAGA at 9:59 PM, No Comments »

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