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May 30th, 2009

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Don’t be caught by surprise

This post is directed at those of you who use calendar programs to manage your schedule, and can import Google Calendars. Please note that the SAGoClubs calendar is also available as a publicly visible Google Calendar, so you should be able to add it to your calendar, so you always can see events coming up. No more being caught by surprise at short notice.

The email address used to access the calendar is .

Posted by Steve as Announcements at 4:30 PM, No Comments »

May 30th, 2009

Mossel Bay

Any players from Mossel Bay or near Mossel Bay, please note that information on Mossel Bay has been added to the “Other clubs” page on the website, if you’re interested in meeting other Go players.

Posted by Steve as Announcements, News at 2:10 PM, No Comments »

May 30th, 2009

WAGC News, Day 4

Andrew lost his 7th round game against Matej Zakanj 3d of Croatia, and faces Per Marquardsen 3d of Denmark in the final round.

A record of Andrew’s game vs Zakanj can be found here

Update: Andrew lost in round eight, ending with three wins and position 43. Faoud Tehani also ended with three wins and position 51.

Posted by Chris Welsh as Tournaments at 9:02 AM, No Comments »

May 29th, 2009

WAGC News, Day 3

After beating a 3-dan in Round 4, Andrew unfortunately lost his game to the Belgian 4-dan, Jan Ramon, in Round 5. His next opponent is the 1-dan Portuguese representative. Keep an eye on this post for an update on that result.

Fouad also lost his 5th round game, and is playing the Indian representative in Round 6.

Update: Andrew beat the Portugese player, and is now on three wins out of six, and ranked 36th. His next opponent is the 3d from Croatia. Fouad also won his 6th game and has two wins altogether.

Andrew Davies vs Jan Ramon at 30th WAGC

Andrew Davies vs Jan Ramon at 30th WAGC

Posted by Steve as SAGA, Tournaments at 8:35 AM, No Comments »

May 28th, 2009


News from day 2 of the 30th WAGC is that Andrew lost his round three game to Antti Tormanen 5d of Finland, but won his round four game against Martin Benenati Michelena 3d of Uruguay. Currently Andrew is ranked 34th (compared to his initial seeding of 47).

His next game is against Jan Ramon 4d from Belgium.

Posted by Chris Welsh as Tournaments at 1:02 PM, 1 Comment »

May 27th, 2009

WAGC news

Andrew Davies is currently representing South Africa at the World Amateur Go Championships. SAGoClubs wishes him the best of luck.

In the first round, Andrew met up with China’s 8-dan Hu Yuqing, losing in what was presumably a one-sided affair. Andrew’s next opponent is the 61-year old Guatemalan doctor, 7-kyu Edgardo Caceres Estrada, who is playing in his third WAGC.

For more information on the WAGC, visit the tournament page. We will continue to post periodic updates on SAGoClubs.

Edit: Andrew won his round 2 game. His next oppponent is one of the favourites, at least from a European point of view, namely the Finland representative Antti Tormanen 5d

Andrew Davies vs Guatamalan representative at the 30th WAGC

Andrew Davies vs Guatamalan representative at the 30th WAGC

The picture shows Andrew shortly after playing move 84 in his 2nd round game vs Edgardo Caceres Estrada of Guatamala

Posted by Steve as SAGA, Tournaments at 8:04 AM, No Comments »

May 24th, 2009

Retroactive SAGA membership for 2008

Due to some administrative oversights last year, the SAGA council has decided to allow certain players to pay their SAGA memberships retroactively for 2008, allowing them to be allocated credit points for 2008. (Credit points are the points used for deciding which players represent South Africa at certain international events).

In order to avoid giving some players an unfair opportunity, this opportunity is available to all players who wished to join SAGA for 2008, and for some reason did not pay their membership fees. Membership means that you will accumulate credit points for your games in 2008 – otherwise you will simply have your total from 2007 (if applicable) depreciated. The membership list for 2008 is available at SAGA->Membership list on the menu.

If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, you must email Steve Kroon by 7 June (payment can be made in the usual fashion, and 2008 rates will apply).

Posted by Steve as SAGA at 9:53 PM, No Comments »

May 23rd, 2009

SAGA AGM minutes and new council

The SAGA AGM was held during the lunch break of the 2nd quarter internet tournament last month. Minutes of the meeting are now available (with a transcript), and the new SAGA council and portfolios are also available, with the portfolios having been finalised at the new council’s first meeting.

Posted by Steve as SAGA at 9:29 PM, No Comments »

May 23rd, 2009

SAGA Council meeting minutes available

The minutes of the first meeting of the new SAGA Council, held on 13 May, are now available on the website. Follow the menu to SAGA->Council->Meeting minutes if you wish to download them.

Posted by Steve as SAGA at 3:13 PM, No Comments »

May 20th, 2009

Andrew Davies wins Cape Town Open

In what might be regarded as his warm-up event before jetting off to represent South Africa in the World Amateur Go Championship, Andrew Davies 2d
beat all comers to win the 2009 Cape Town open – congratulations, and may the good form last! Second place went to Konrad Scheffler, with Steve Kroon taking 3rd place ahead of Chris Welsh on tiebreak. We would particularly like to thank our hosts, “A Touch of Madness”, who not only provided a free venue but tossed free coffee and biscuits into the deal. Full results are available here and the gotha file is available here.

Edit: Congratulations to Rory Shea, promoted to 18k, and Paul Steyn, promoted to 10k, during the tournament.

Posted by konrad as Cape Town, Tournaments, Western Cape at 8:38 PM, No Comments »

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