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November 14th, 2011

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2011 Cape Town Blitz Tournament Announcement

Players in the Western Cape are hereby notified that we will be holding our annual blitz tournament on Tuesday the 22nd of November 2011, at our usual venue of the Touch of Madness. Please make sure you get there before 8pm if you wish to play. There are no entry fees, and the only requirement to play is that you have a stable rank on the SAGA system.

Detailed rules are available, but the basic idea is that the games use
absolute time of 12 minutes per side. The games will be played with
full handicap, including 10 points of komi per handicap stones if the rank
difference exceeds 9 stones.

Can participants please bring sets and, more importantly, clocks!

Here’s the 2008 notice and results:

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November 7th, 2011

Stellenbosch University Computer Go Talks

There will be two complementary talks on Computer Go at Stellenbosch University’s Computer Science division this Wednesday evening (18h00-19h00). Details are at

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November 7th, 2011

Please renew your SAGA membership for 2012

This is a call for all SAGA members to renew their membership for 2012 as soon as possible – preferably before 01 January 2012. All membership fees for 2012 have remained unchanged from 2011: R100,00 in general, but R50,00 for full time tertiary students and R20.00 for primary or secondary school pupils. Your renewed membership will be valid for the 2012 calendar year. 2011 memberships will expire on 31 December. Details for how to renew your membership are available on the SAGA general information page (see the section: Joining SAGA/renewing your membership).

New members are also welcome to join for 2012 now. Membership is required for participation in the national tournaments co-ordinated by SAGA (the SA Open, SA Closed, and the quarterly internet tournaments on KGS). Also, only members earn credit points to qualify to represent South Africa at various international tournaments. From 2012, members will hopefully also receive the members-only edition of the AGA newsletter, if they wish. To this end can all renewing their membership or applying for first time membership please email the membership secretary with their current preferred email address

Finally, we are working on updating the SAGA credit points list for 2011. In order to receive credit points for 2011, you need to have been a member in 2011. The list we are using for this purpose is the one at Please check whether your name is listed as a 2011 member on this list, and contact me if you should be listed, but aren’t.

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