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October 22nd, 2014

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South Africa wins European Team Match against Cyprus

South Africa beat Cyprus 4-0 in their Pandanet European Team Championship match last night.

The team was:
John Leuner 3d
Sam Scott 3d
Chris Welsh 2d
Bob Gale 2d

Full details including game records are available at the pandanet site

Posted by Chris Welsh as PGETC at 5:03 PM, No Comments »

October 20th, 2014

Andrew Wins All Four 2014 Internet Tournaments

The 4th Quarter Internet Tournament took place on Saturday. There were seven players, with Max and Chris only joining for the first two and last rounds respectively. The players were fairly diverse in terms of strength, so some games were replaced with teaching games. After the three rounds, Andrew emerged as the overall winner of the day. This means that this year Andrew has won all four of the internet tournaments. Well done to Andrew!

1. Andrew Davies
2-3. Max Rabkin (only played rounds 1 and 2), Peet Brits
4-5. Christiaan Maasdorp, Rory Shea
6-7. Elizabeth Meyer, Chris Welsh (only played round 3)

Posted by Francois Van Niekerk as Tournaments at 1:00 AM, 1 Comment »

October 3rd, 2014

SA Closed 2014 Results

Victor Chow was, as usual, the winner of the 2014 SA Closed event, held recently in Johannesburg. The real battle is for second place, and this year, Andre Connell, showing impressive form, reeled off six straight victories (ignoring the game against Victor) to comfortably secure the runner up position. Welile Gogotshe came third.

The top three players, plus John Leuner in fourth place, automatically qualify for the event next year.

Full results
1. Victor Chow 7d – 7 wins
2. Andre Connell 2d – 6 wins
3. Welile Gogotshe 3d – 4 wins
4. John Leuner 3d – 3 wins
5. Sam Scott 3d – 3 wins
6. Bob Gale 2d – 2 wins
7. Andrew Davies 3d – 2 wins
8. Chris Welsh 2d – 1 win

Congratulations to Welile Gogotshe, who was promoted to 4d during the tournament. Andre Connell just missed out on his promotion to 3d, despite his good sequence of results.

Posted by Chris Welsh as SAGA, Tournaments at 4:09 PM, 1 Comment »

October 1st, 2014

Pandanet Go European Team Championship 2014 – Round 1

Our first round match against Spain ended in a 2-2 draw. Victor Chow was kind enough to review the games.

Board 1 – Andrew Davies (white)

Board 2 – John Leuner (black)

Board 3 – Andre Connell (white)

Board 4 – Chris Welsh (black)

Posted by Chris Welsh as PGETC, Tournaments at 10:33 AM, No Comments »