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1999

Johannesburg Open

The Johannesburg Open of 1999 was held at Jupiter Hall, Westdene Recreation Centre on 23 May 1999. It was a qualifying tournament for the SA Candidates’ tournament.

Format: The tournament was a 3-round MacMahon tournament, with handicaps based on difference of MacMahon score minus one. Komi was 5.5 for even games, and 0.5 for handicap games.

Time limits: 1 hour per player, with 20 moves in 5 minutes Canadian byo-yomi.

Final standings:

Pl. Name                 Str Co. MMS   1    2    3   Pt  SOS  SOSOS
  1 Chow, Victor          6d SA  38    2+   3+   5+  3   107   303
  2 Yang, Michael         4d Tai 35    1-   4+   3+  2   103   307
  3 Zhang, Yiao           3d Ch  33    4+   1-   2-  1   103   307
  4 Zhang, Qi Chao        2d Ch  32    3-   2-   9+  1    97   298
  5 Hunt, Clive           1d SA  32    6+   8+   1-  2    97   293
  6 Liu, David            1d Ch  32    5-  10+   8+  2    92   280
  7 Edwards, Paul         1d SA  31½  --   --   --   0    90   270
  8 Yang, Bruce           1d Tai 31    9+   5-   6-  1    94   281
  9 Gale, Ben             1k SA  30    8-  11+   4-  1    92   274
 10 Lubinsky, David       2k SA  29   12+   6-  11-  1    89   257
 11 Gale, David           4k ?   28   16+   9-  10+  2    83   265
 12 Paulo, Julius         3k SA  28   10-  14-  16+  1    82   255
 13 Mampe, Kagiso         5k SA  28   18+  16+  14+  3    78   244
 14 Taylor, Tristen       5k SA  27   17+  12+  13-  2    82   238
 15 Buys, Sakkie          6k SA  27   19+  17+  18+  3    75   228
 16 Chow, Daniel          4k SA  26   11-  13-  12-  0    84   243
 17 Gaum, Leander         5k SA  26   14-  15-  20+  1    78   228
 18 Mantzios, Paul        6k SA  25   13-  21+  15-  1    78   224
 19 Levitt, Charles       7k SA  24   15-  20-  21+  1    72   217
 20 Gale, Bob             9k SA  23   21+  19+  17-  2    71   221
 21 Mampe, Sipho          8k SA  22   20-  18-  19-  0    71   221
 22 Goodman, Maurice     11k SA  21   26+  23+  24-  2    59   177
 23 Ponelis, Albert      10k SA  20   24-  22-  25-  0    62   173
 24 Leopeng, Sello       12k SA  20   23+  25-  22+  2    59   176
 25 Casado, Pablo        14k SA  19   27+  24+  23+  3    55   173
 26 Motswiri, Thabo      13k SA  18   22-  28+  27-  1    56   159
 27 Guo, Michael         15k SA  17   25-  29+  26+  2    52   156
 28 Lekabe, Boitumelo    15k SA  17   30+  26-  31+  2    48   142
 29 Connell, Quintin     16k SA  16   31+  27-  30+  2    45   138
 30 Marks, Geoff         16k SA  15   28-  31+  29-  1    46   133
 31 Halland, Ken         19k SA  11   29-  30-  28-  0    40   139
 32 Lekabe, Lucky        21k SA  11   34+  33- free  2    30    42
 33 Patz, Alex           30k SA   3  free  32+  34+  3     6    42
 34 Patz, Geva           30k SA   1   32- free  33-  1     6    42

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