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2000

8th South African Open Go Tournament

This tournament was originally scheduled for 28-29 October, but was held on 11-12 November 2000, at Westdene Recreation Centre.

The tournament was a 6-round MacMahon tournament, with 5.5 komi in even games, and 0.5 in handicap games. Handicap was determined as the difference of MacMahon score minus two. Japanese rules applied.

SA Open Champion: 1. Martin Liu (3d), 2. Victor Chow (6d), 3. Jun Up Kim (5d)
SA Open Youth Champion: Sipho Mampe (5k)
SA Open Veteran Champion: Paul Edwards (1d)
SA Open African Players Champion: 1. Paul Edwards (1d), 2. Ben Gale (1k), 3. Julius Paulu (2k)

Pos Name Surname Rank MMS Points SOS
1 Martin Liu 3d 34 5 191
2 Victor Chow 6d 34 5 190
3 Jun Up Kim 5d 33 3 189
4 Yiao Zhang 3d 32 2 187
5 Paul Edwards 1d 31 2 192
6 Ben Gale 1k 31 2 188
7 Julius Paulu 2k 31 3 188
8 Ura Miyamoto 3k 31 3 177
9 David Lubinsky 1k 30 1 191
10 Welile Gogotshe 4k 30 4 178
11 Kagiso Mampe 3k 30 3 177
12 Tristen Taylor 4k 29 3 178
13 Leander Gaum 3k 29 2 175
14 Daniel Chow 4k 29 3 171
15 Sipho Mampe 5k 29 4 163
16 Dave Gale 4k 27 1 169
17 Paul Mantzios 5k 26 1 157
18 Thabo Motswiri 10k 24 4 140
19 Sello Leopeng 12k 21 3 126
20 Boitumelo Lekabe 14k 20 4 116
21 Thabiso Lemeke 16k 19 5 110
22 Geoff Marks 16k 15 0 99
23 Lucky Lakabe 20k 13 3 75
24 Nathi Gogotshe 25k 9 4 50
25 Ntsikelelo Kedijang 28k 8 6 41
26 Sabelo Moletsane 26k 6 2 41
27 Ricky Pilane 30k 1 1 25

Tournament Director: Sakkie Buys.

Tournament Announcement:
(copied from http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/SAGoAssociation/message/39)

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South African Open Go Championship 2000
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When
Saturday 11th November and Sunday 12th November

Where
Westdene Recreational Center, Park Lane South, Westdene.

Format
The tournament will be a 6 round MacMahon open to all players. The initial
MacMahon score of participants will be determined by their latest available rank
in the SAGA ranking record.
A bar will be determined at the appropriate place. Games above the bar will be
even games with 5 ½ points komi. Games below the bar will be played at a
handicap, where the handicap will be the difference in MacMahon score between
the paired players, minus two. Japanese rules will apply.

Time Limits
1 hour thinking time per player plus 15 moves for each 5 minute overtime period
per game.

Starting Times
Saturday, November 11th Sunday, November 12th
1st round 09h30 4th round 09h30
2nd round 12h30 5th round 12h30
3rd round 15h30 6th round 15h30

Tournament Fees
SAGA Members: R40 (scholars R10; students R20)
Non-members: R50 (scholars R20; students R30)
Late Registration surcharge: R10

Prizes
The following categories are recognized:
1) SA Open Champion (tournament winner) 2) Youth Champion
3) African Champion 4) Veteran Champion
Medals will be awarded for 1st , 2nd and 3rd places as well as a trophy for the
first place in each of the above mentioned categories.

Spot prizes
All players winning at least one game will be eligible for spot prizes.

Registration
Registration closes on Friday 10th November. Late registration on the day will
close at 9h00 sharp, no exceptions. In all cases tournament fees must be paid
before the registration closes on Saturday the 11th of November.
Register by phoning Leander Gaum at (011) 800-2167 (office hours) or at the
club.

Tournament Director
Sakkie Buys

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