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1998

The 1998 South African Open was held at the Westdene Recreation Centre in September.

Summary

SA Open:
1st. Victor Chow, 5d
2nd. Martin Liu, 3d
3rd. Michael Yang, 4d

SA Closed:
1st. Victor Chow, 5d
2nd. Paul Edwards, 1d
3rd. Clive Hunt, 1d

African Players:
1st. Paul Edwards, 1d
2nd. Ben Gale, 3k
3rd. Chris Visser, 1d

Veterans:
1st. Charles Levitt, 4k
2nd. Paul Edwards, 1d
3rd. Bruce Yang, 1d

Youths:
1st. Michael Yang, 4d
2nd. Julius Paulu, 5k
3rd. Sipho Mampe, 5k

Prizes for 5/6 wins:
Ben Gale, 3k
Julius Paulu, 5k
Leander Gaum, 9k
Lucky Lekabe, 26k

Results

Final standings in SA Open:

  1. Victor Chow, 5d
  2. Martin Liu, 3d
  3. Michael Yang, 4d
  4. Paul Edwards, 1d
  5. Clive Hunt, 1d
  6. Ben Gale, 3k
  7. Bruce Yang, 1d
  8. Chris Visser, 1d
  9. David Gale, 3k
  10. David Lubinsky, 3k
  11. Julius Paulo, 5k
  12. Daniel Chow, 4k
  13. Kagiso Mampe (tied 12th), 4k
  14. Tristen Taylor, 4k
  15. Charles Levitt, 4k
  16. Sakkie Buys, 7k
  17. Mike Liao, 5k
  18. Sipho Mampe, 5k
  19. Leander Gaum, 9k
  20. Paul Mantzios, 8k
  21. Bob Gale, 10k
  22. Christian Dresel, 10k
  23. Welile Gogtshe, 11k
  24. Luke Edwards, 10k
  25. Maurice Goodman, 12k
  26. Sello Leopeng, 14k
  27. Boitumelo Lekabe, 14k
  28. George Qu, 15k
  29. Thabo Motswiri, 13k
  30. Quintin Connell, 16k
  31. Pablo Casado, 17k
  32. Geoff Marks, 16k
  33. Lucky Lekabe, 26k
  34. Tebogo Lekabe, 25k
  35. Boyboy Baloi, 26k

Complete final results are not available. Here are the complete results after the third round:

Pl. Name                 Str Cl. MMS   1    2    3    4    5    6   Pt  SOS  SOSOS
  1 Chow, Victor          5d J   33    6+   2+   4+   ?    ?    ?   3   193  1143
  2 Edwards, Paul         1d J   32    7+   1-   5+   ?    ?    ?   2   190  1133
  3 Yang, Michael         4d Pta 32    5+   4-   6+   ?    ?    ?   2   189  1128
  4 Liu, Martin           3d J   32   10+   3+   1-   ?    ?    ?   2   189  1122
  5 Yang, Bruce           1d ?   31    3-   7+   2-   ?    ?    ?   1   187  1123
  6 Hunt, Clive           1d J   30    1-   8-   3-   ?    ?    ?   0   185  1116
  7 Visser, Chris         1d J   30    2-   5-   8-   ?    ?    ?   0   183  1105
  8 Gale, Ben             3k J   30    9+   6+   7+   ?    ?    ?   3   179  1077
  9 Gale, David           3k J   29    8-  13+  10+   ?    ?    ?   2   172  1033
 10 Lubinsky, David       3k J   28    4-  11+   9-   ?    ?    ?   1   173  1046
 11 Chow, Daniel          4k J   28   14+  10-  13+   ?    ?    ?   2   166   998
 12 Paulo, Julius         5k J   28   16+  15+  14+   ?    ?    ?   3   165   972
 13 Mampe, Kagiso         4k D   27   15+   9-  11-   ?    ?    ?   1   165   994
 14 Levitt, Charles       4k J   27   11-  18+  12-   ?    ?    ?   1   162   972
 15 Taylor, Tristen       4k J   27   13-  12-  18+   ?    ?    ?   1   161   968
 16 Liao, Mike            5k J   27   12-  17-  --   --   --   --   0   154   918
 17 Buys, Sakkie          7k J   26   18+  16+  20+   ?    ?    ?   3   153   908
 18 Mampe, Sipho          5k J   25   17-  14-  15-   ?    ?    ?   0   155   941
 19 Mantzios, Paul        8k J   24   20-  24+  21+   ?    ?    ?   2   137   806
 20 Gaum, Leander         9k Pta 23   19+  22+  17-   ?    ?    ?   2   140   838
 21 Dresel, Christian    10k Pta 21   22-  23+  19-   ?    ?    ?   1   129   778
 22 Gale, Bob            10k J   21   21+  20-  23-   ?    ?    ?   1   128   779
 23 Gogotshe, Welile     11k Dvi 21   24+  21-  22+   ?    ?    ?   2   126   761
 24 Edwards, Luke        10k J   21   23-  19-  26+   ?    ?    ?   1   126   754
 25 Goodman, Maurice     12k J   20   26-  28+  27+   ?    ?    ?   2   113   665
 26 Motswiri, Thabo      13k Dvi 18   25+  27-  24-   ?    ?    ?   1   113   687
 27 Lekabe, Boitumelo    14k Dvi 18   28+  26+  25-   ?    ?    ?   2   109   657
 28 Leopeng, Sello       14k Dvi 17   27-  25-  30+   ?    ?    ?   1   104   626
 29 Qu, George           15k ?   17   --   --   31+   ?    ?    ?   1    96   556
 30 Marks, Geoff         16k J   15   32+  31-  28-   ?    ?    ?   1    92   552
 31 Casado, Pablo        17k J   15   34+  30+  29-   ?    ?    ?   2    88   491
 32 Connell, Quintin     16k Pta 15   30-  33-  35+   ?    ?    ?   1    84   417
 33 Lekabe, Lucky        26k Dvi  7   35+  32+  34+   ?    ?    ?   3    40   276
 34 Lekabe, Tebogo       25k ?    6   31-  35+  33-   ?    ?    ?   1    39   278
 35 Baloyi, Boyboy       26k Dvi  4   33-  34-  32-   ?    ?    ?   0    33   262

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