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May 4th, 2006

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Rank changes

We’d like to first welcome a couple of new players to the ranking system, all at 30kyu. From the UJ Club, we welcome Tranis Berthold, and from Soweto, we welcome Thabang Saka, Lesego Modise, Mojau Mokone, Bongane Hlongwane, Abuti Mohlomi, Tshepo Direro.

The last 2 weeks have seen a large number of games played despite the public holidays. The Soweto Open was also held, and some backlog of Joburg club games were entered. The following rank changes occurred:

Sipho Mampe promoted to 1k (at the Soweto Open)
Chris Welsh promoted to 8k
Willem Joubert promoted to 9k
Ricardo Kaizer promoted to 13k (at the Soweto Open)
Busang Monene promoted twice, to 13k (second promotion at the Soweto Open)
Kabelo Suping promoted to 14k, and demoted back to 15k
Zane Deane promoted to 15k
Wim Conradie promoted to 20k
Kevin Scaife demoted to 21k
William Legae promoted twice, to 23k (second promotion at the Soweto Open)
Iain Lawrie promoted to 25k
Tshepo Mosese promoted twice, to 26k (second promotion at the Soweto Open)
Arnold Wentzel promoted to 27k
Ismael Msimango promoted to 27k
Solomon Mosepedi promoted twice to 27k (second promotion at the Soweto Open)
Abuti Mohlomi promoted three times in three games to 27k (at the Soweto Open)
Tshepo Direro promoted twice to 28k (both at the Soweto Open)
Tranis Berthold promoted to 29k
Bongane Hlongwane promoted to 29k (at the Soweto Open)

Many congratulations on all the promotions, and especially to Sipho.

Posted by Steve as Cape Town, Joburg, New members, Rank Changes, Soweto, Stellenbosch, UJ at 3:34 PM, No Comments »

April 5th, 2006

Arnold promoted

Arnold Wentzel has been promoted to 28 kyu after last Wednesday’s club games.

Posted by Steve as Rank Changes, UJ at 7:58 AM, No Comments »

March 6th, 2006

Aketa in Gauteng

A weekly schedule is beginning to emerge for Aketa’s
stay in Gauteng:

1) Monday afternoon: University of Johanneburg
1.5) Monday night: PTA Club (please let us know if you

are lifting him, others may want to tag along from
JHB/Soweto/UJ)
2) Tuesday night: JHB Club
3) Wednesday: Aketa’s no go day
4) Thursday afternoon: UJ
5) Thursday Evening: JHB Club
6) Friday afternoon: UJ
7) Friday Evening: Go to his place and get a lesson
8) Sat. & Sun.: Individual vistiors to his place

His mornings are free and he welcomes players to come
around to his place. His number is 076 600 5445.

Address: #4 3rd Avenue, Melville (just off main/Beyers
Naude)

Planned (but to be confirmed activities)

1) 2 to 3 trips to PTA over weekends
2) Tuesday afternoon: Soweto Go Club (I need
volunteers for lifts for Aketa, petrol compensation to
be provided)
3) Ad hoc weekend events (such as a tournament, Soweto
day, etc.)

If you can help out with any of the above, do mail Tristen Taylor

Please do contribute to the Fund, as we still need to
pay for one more month’s rent plus lights.

On a personal note, I spent some time with him on
Sunday, and found the instruction invaluable, better
than months worth of book study.

Posted by tristen as Joburg, News, Pretoria, Soweto, UJ at 3:27 PM, No Comments »

November 10th, 2005

Welcome aboard, UJ

The SA Go Clubs website welcomes another South African Go club to its ranks. The University of Johannesburg Go Club (UJGOS), under leadership of Sipho Mampe has decided to hop on board.

Posted by Steve as Announcements, UJ at 9:23 AM, 1 Comment »