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May 16th, 2016

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Cape Town Open 2016, Final Standings

The 2016 Cape Town Open was held on Saturday 14 May, at A Touch of Madness restaurant. Eleven players completed. Congratulations to Andrew Davies who won the tournament and was promoted to 4d. There was a tie for second place between Chris Welsh and Sam Scott. Chris Goosen also secured a promotion, to 14k.

The final standings were as follows:
1 Andrew Davies
2 Sam Scott
Chris Welsh
4 Paul Steyn
5 Francois van Niekerk
6 Lloyd Rubidge
7 Gordon Wells
8 Michael Rapson
9 Rory Shea
10 Deon Moolman
11 Chris Goosen

Thanks to all for participating!

Posted by Michael Rapson as Cape Town, Rank Changes, Stellenbosch, Tournaments at 9:41 PM, No Comments »

February 25th, 2016

Andrew Davies wins 1st Quarter Tournament of 2016

The first quarter tournament of 2016 enjoyed a field of 12 players, a big increase from the six of 2015. Andrew Davies won group 1, and Tinus Cloete won group 2.

Full Results

Group 1:

1st place: Andrew Davies 3d (3 wins)
2nd place: Andre Connell 3d, Sam Scott 3d, Chris Welsh 2d (2 wins)
5th place: Ben Bredenkamp 2k, Marc Loon 5k, Peet Brits 6k (1 win)
8th place: Gordon Wells 6k

Group 2:

1st place: Tinus Cloete 13k (3 wins)
2nd place: Michael Rapson 9k, Elizabeth Meyer 15k, Chris Goosen 17k (1 win)

There were some rank changes after these results:

Tinus Cloete, promoted to 11k
Elizabeth Meyer, promoted to 14k
Chris Goosen, promoted to 16k

Unfortunately, Michael Rapson was demoted to 10k after having to play some up and coming players at difficult handicaps.

Posted by Chris Welsh as Rank Changes, Tournaments at 11:37 PM, No Comments »

August 5th, 2015

New shodan, new players at Cape Town Go club

Congratulations to Lloyd Rubidge, who was recently promoted to 1d after good results in the 2015 Winter League tournament.

The Cape Town club also welcomes a bunch new players (some old, some visiting):

Charles Rigby 20k
Gareth Priede 6k
Michael Rapson 10k
Magnus Lordan 2k (a visitor from Germany)
Matthew Cherry 19k

Posted by Chris Welsh as Cape Town, New members, Rank Changes at 8:48 AM, 2 Comments »

May 16th, 2015

Promotion at the Cape Town Club

Congratulations to Christiaan Maasdorp who has broken into the SDK ranks. He was promoted to 9k after his good performance at the Cape Town Open last weekend.

Edit: he was promoted to 8k shortly afterwards after good results in the Winter League. Congrats!

Posted by Chris Welsh as Cape Town, Rank Changes at 12:01 AM, No Comments »

August 1st, 2013

3rd Quarter Internet Tournament Extends Andrew’s Winning Streak

Last weekend the 3rd Quarter SAGA Internet Tournament took place. At 9 players, the turnout was much better than the previous tournament. The games began around 09:30 and once the dust had settled, Andrew was on top with 3/3 wins. This is the second internet tournament in a row that Andrew has won. Results for the 2nd Quarter Internet Tournament are also included in this post. Congrats to Max Rabkin on his promotion to 5k. It is also worth noting that James Nicolson and Steve Kroon are on the brink of promotion and demotion respectively.

Results for 3rd Quarter Internet Tournament:
1. Andrew Davies
2-4. John Leuner, Chris Welsh, James Nicolson
5-7. Steve Kroon, Lloyd Rubidge, Max Rabkin
8. Francois van Niekerk
9. Rory Shea

Results for 2nd Quarter Internet Tournament:
1. Andrew Davies
2. Chris Welsh
3. Paul Steyn
4. Francois van Niekerk

Posted by Francois Van Niekerk as Rank Changes, SAGA, Tournaments at 11:31 AM, No Comments »

June 26th, 2013

New players, promotions at Cape Town Go Club

The Cape Town go club welcomed two new players recently, David de Klerk 20k and Wilson Chuan 4k. Congratulations also to Rory Shea, promoted to 12k.

Update: congratulations also to Max Rabkin, promoted to 7k, and Stephen Martindale, promoted to 6k.

Posted by Chris Welsh as Cape Town, Rank Changes at 12:44 AM, No Comments »

October 21st, 2012

Sam wins 2012 Stellenbosch Open

The 2012 Stellenbosch Open took place today. During the tournament, Paul was promoted to 4k and Rory to 14k. Congratulations to Sam, who won the Stellenbosch Open for the second time in a row by winning his 3 games of the day.

Full results

Posted by Francois Van Niekerk as Rank Changes, Stellenbosch, Tournaments at 7:11 PM, No Comments »

August 7th, 2012

Andrew Davies wins 3rd Quarter 2012 Internet Tournament

Congratulations to Andrew Davies who won the the 3rd quarter tournament for 2012. Congratulations also to Sam Scott, who was promoted to 3 dan during the tournament.

Full results
1 – Andrew Davies (3d)
2 – Sam Scott (3d)
2 – John Leuner (2d)
2 – Chris Welsh (1d)
5 – Steve Kroon (1d)
5 – Paul Steyn (5k)
5 – Stephen Martindale (10k)
8 – Max Rabkin (12k)

Posted by Chris Welsh as Rank Changes, Tournaments at 6:38 PM, No Comments »

January 29th, 2012

Victor wins 1st Quarter 2012 Internet Tournament

It was the first SAGA internet tournament of the year today. We had a nice turnout of 14 players. The results are as follows:

Group 1:
1. Victor Chow
2-4. Aki Zhou, Andrew Davies, Welile Gogotshe
5-7. Sam Scott, Chris Welsh, Steve Kroon
8. John Leuner

Group 2:
9. Bob Gale
10-11. David Gale, Francois van Niekerk
12-13. Pablo Casado, Paul Steyn
14. David Richfield

Congratulations to Victor for placing 1st, and Pablo and Paul on their promotions to 5k and 6k respectively.

Posted by Francois Van Niekerk as Rank Changes, Tournaments at 4:00 PM, No Comments »

October 30th, 2011

Victor Wins 4th Quarter 2011 Internet Tournament

It was the fourth SAGA internet tournament of the year today. We had a turnout of 13 players. The results are as follows:

Group 1:
1. Victor Chow
2-4. Ben Gale, Andrew Davies, Sam Scott
5-7. Andre Connell, John Leuner, Chris Welsh
8. Steve Kroon

Group 2:
9. Ben Bredenkamp
10. Lloyd Rubidge
11-13. Dave Gale, Francois Van Niekerk, Paul Steyn

Congratulations to Victor for placing 1st and Ben on his promotion to 3k.

Posted by Francois Van Niekerk as Rank Changes, Tournaments at 5:00 PM, 1 Comment »

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