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1997

The 1997 South African Open was held in Marks Park, Johannesburg on 20-21 September. South Africa was honoured by the visit of distinguished guests from the Guilin Weichi Association: Bai Qi Yi (5d), Kui Zhong Yang (5d), and Wu Qin-Jian (3d).

SA Open Champion: Victor Chow, 5d
SA Open Veteran Champion: Charles Levitt, 4k

Full results:

Pl. Name                 Str Co. MMS   1    2    3    4    5    6   Pt  SOS  SOSOS
  1 Chow, Victor          5d Gau 32    3+   7+   9+  13+   2+   4+  6   177  1061
  2 Bai Qi Yi             5d Chi 31    8+  10+  11+   4+   1-   3+  5   179  1051
  3 Yang, Michael         4d Gau 30    1-  14+   5+   7+   6+   2-  4   179  1055
  4 Kui Zhong Yang        5d Chi 30   16+   5+   6+   2-   8+   1-  4   179  1042
  5 Edwards, Paul         1d Gau 30   11+   4-   3-  12+   9+   6+  4   176  1048
  6 Hunt, Clive           1d Gau 29   12+  13+   4-   9+   3-   5-  3   176  1051
  7 Zhang Yiao            3d Chi 29   15+   1-   8+   3-  10+  17-  3   176  1028½
  8 Liu, Martin           3d Chi 29    2-  15+   7-  11+   4-  18+  3   174  1046
  9 Shen Yin Jiao         1d Chi 29   18+  12+   1-   6-   5-  19+  3   174  1035
 10 Visser, Chris         1d Gau 29   14+   2-  13-  18+   7-  15+  3   171  1041
 11 Gale, David           3k Gau 29    5-  18+   2-   8-  22+  14+  3   171  1039
 12 Gale, Ben             3k Gau 29    6-   9-  22+   5-  18+  13+  3   169  1039
 13 Hao Jun               3d Chi 28   19+   6-  10+   1-  17-  12-  2   174  1016½
 14 Huang Shan            1d Chi 28   10-   3-  15+  17-  20+  11-  2   171  1004½
 15 Yang, Dennis          1d Gau 28    7-   8-  14-  21+  19+  10-  2   169  1008
 16 Wu Qin-Jian           3d Chi 28    4-  22-  --   --   --   --   0   160   970
 17 Liu, David            1d Gau 28   --   --   --   14+  13+   7-  2   158½  962
 18 Lubinsky, David       3k Gau 27    9-  11-  19+  10-  12-   8-  1   172  1024
 19 Levitt, Charles       4k Gau 27   13-  20-  18-  22+  15-   9-  1   165  1012
 20 Paulo, Julius         7k Gau 27   22+  19+  21-  24+  14-  23+  4   156   944
 21 Mampe, Kagiso         8k Gau 27   23+  27+  20+  15-  24+  22+  5   151   915
 22 Chow Ying Ling        5k Gau 26   20-  16+  12-  19-  11-  21-  1   167   972
 23 Gale, Bob             9k Gau 24   21-  24-  28+  25+  26+  20-  3   145   855
 24 Jolliffe, Bob        10k Ire 24   25+  23+  26+  20-  21-  29+  4   145   841½
 25 Mampe, Sipho         10k Gau 23   24-  26+  27+  23-  29-  28+  3   135   811½
 26 Edwards, Luke        10k Gau 23   28+  25-  24-  27+  23-  30+  3   134   811½
 27 Gaum, Leander        10k Gau 22   30+  21-  25-  26-  28-  34+  2   133   762½
 28 Leopeng, Sello       10k Gau 21   26-  30-  23-  29-  27+  25-  1   134   787
 29 Motswiri, Thabo      14k Gau 21   31+  33+  30+  28+  25+  24-  5   120½  728
 30 Maputle, Refilwe     13k Gau 20   27-  28+  29-  33+  34+  26-  3   119½  709½
 31 Connell, Quintin     16k Gau 16   29-  32+  33-  35-  36-  37+  2    95½  512½
 32 Lekabe, Boitumelo    17k Gau 16   33+  31-  34-  36-  37+  35+  3    85½  491
 33 Presles, Patrice     16k Fra 15½  32-  29-  31+  30-  35-  --   1    99   585½
 34 Lekabe, Lucky        19k Gau 14   35+  36-  32+  37+  30-  27-  3    89   545½
 35 Thompson, Allan      20k Gau 13   34-  37+  36-  31+  33+  32-  3    80½  496
 36 Modisane, Cando      23k Gau 13   37+  34+  35+  32+  31+ free  6    71   477½
 37 Setlhare, Lesego     25k Gau  6   36-  35- free  34-  32-  31-  1    56   477½

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