Skip to main content.
June 8th, 2012

Tired of ads? Then register an account or login

2010

The tournament was held in the the library of Bergvliet High School, Cape Town from the 24th to 26th of September. Of the 8 players who qualified, 4 were based in the Cape and 4 in Gauteng. Victor, being so much stronger than the others, was given special permission to play his games beforehand (as it turns out, 1 game is still to be played, but I have credited Victor with the win for the sake of this report).
As usual, there were a number of upsets, time pressure finishes, wins against the run of play and exciting battles. Notably Konrad finished most games in byo-omi, his game against John requiring 8 moves in 12 seconds.
There was a great friendly atmosphere to the tournament which contrasted with the intense competitive spirit in which the games were played. On Saturday night the players and wives/children went to a local restaurant for a meal together.
Congatulations to:
– Victor for winning the tournament.
– Welile, in second place, being promoted to 2d
Out of a possible 7 points, the final placings were:
7 points: Victor Chow
6 points: Welile Gogotshe
5 points: Konrad Scheffler
3 points: John Leuner
2 points: Andre Connell (5th), Andrew Davies (6th), Sam Scott (7th)
1 point: Chris Welsh

(Tie-breaks were based on the results of games between the tied players).

Posted by Chris Welsh as at 3:17 PM, No Comments »