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February 14th, 2011

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John Leuner wins 2011 SA Open

The 2011 South African Open Go Tournament was held in Dobsonville, Soweto, on 12 and 13 February 2011. The field included 28 players from 2 dan to 25 kyu. The winner of the SA Open trophy and the African Player’s Trophy was John Leuner, who won all six of his games. The winners of the Veteran’s and Youth trophies will be announced shortly.

Congratulations to the following players, who were promoted:
Zaine Deane 9k -> 8k
Sello Leopeng 10k -> 9k
Solomon Mosepedi 20k -> 19k
Musa Khumalo 22k -> 20k
Mandilakhe Gogotshe 22k -> 21k
Phakamile Mkhwanazi 22k -> 21k

The following players were demoted:
Sipho Mampe 1d -> 1k
David Richfield 3k -> 4k

Special thanks to David Richfield, André Connell, Sipho Mampe, Ricky Pilane and Sello Leopeng for their help in making the tournament a success.

Full details can be found at http://www.sagoclubs.co.za/saga/sa-open/saopen-2011

Posted by adavies in Rank Changes, Tournaments

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