SA Candidates’ Tournament
(in 1999, this stage was also known as the Challengers’ stage)
The only qualifying tournament for the 1999 SA Candidates’ Tournament was the 1999 Joburg Open.
The following players qualified to participate in the tournament, held 31 July and 1 August 1999:
1. Ben Gale (1k)
2. David Lubinsky (2k)
3. Julius Paulu (3k)
4. Kagiso Mampe (5k)
5. Tristen Taylor (5k)
6. Sakkie Buys (6k)
7. Daniel Chow (4k)
8. Leander Gaum (5k)
9. Paul Mantzios (6k)
10. Charles Levitt (7k)
11. Bob Gale (9k)
12. Sipho Mampe (8k)
Sakkie Buys and Charles Levitt, who were unable to play, as well as Bob Gale and Sipho Mampe, dropped out of contention on the first day. The remaining 8 players were to play a 3-round Swiss on the second day, but David Lubinsky did not compete. The players with 2 or more wins proceeded to the Condenters’ stage.
Results of Day 2 Swiss tournament:
|Pos.||Name||#Wins||SOS||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3|
|1||Leander Gaum||3||5||bt Julius||bt Kagiso||bt Ben|
|2||Ben Gale||2||6||bt Daniel||bt Tristen||lost to Leander|
|3||Kagiso Mampe||2||5||bt Paul||lost to Leander||bt Daniel|
|4||Tristen Taylor||2||3||Bye||lost to Ben||bt Paul|
|5||Paul Mantzios||1||5||lost to Kagiso||bt Daniel||lost to Tristen|
|6||Daniel Chow||1||4||lost to Ben||Bye||lost to Kagiso|
|6||Julius Paulu||1||4||lost to Tristen||lost to Paul||Bye|
As a result, Leander, Ben, Kagiso and Tristen proceeded to the Contenders’ stage.
Info obtained from SAGA Newsletter 23, October 1999.
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