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March 8th, 2005

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2005

Stellenbosch 9×9 tournament

Announcement

Players of all strengths are encouraged to enter. Seeding will be done by strength, so that each pool will contain players with a range of skills.

Time:
19:00 on Thursday 23 June 2005.

Place:
On the bottom floor of the Langenhoven Student Centre (“Neelsie”)

Fees:
Free to SAGA members, R5 for all non-members

Format:
Round-robin tournament, with pools containing a maximum of eight players. If there are more than eight contestants, the top four players out of the pools will compete in a knock-out elimination round to determine the winner.

Rules:
Japanese rules, 5.5 komi. Black player decided by lot (nigiri).

Time limits:
The matches will be limited to 10 minutes per player, sudden death.

Prizes:
Prize certificates will be issued for the first three places

Entry:
Send email to David Richfield to enter. E-mail entry closes at 12:00 on 23 June. Late entries will be accepted between 18:00 and 18:30 on 23 June, with a R5 late entry fee.

Results:

Congratulations to Konrad Scheffler, who won the first Stellenbosch 9×9 go tournament, held on Thursday 23 June 2005. Congratulations also to Rory Beling, who was the runner-up. Third place is shared by Steve Kroon, Hugo van der Merwe, Jaco Swanepoel and Louis de Jager, who came second or joint second in the elimination rounds.

There were 11 entrants, who were divided into two pools. The players in each pool played a round-robin tournament, with ties decided by the result of the games between the tied players. The winner of pool A was Konrad Scheffler, and the winner of pool B was Rory Beling. Konrad defeated Rory in the deciding match to take the title of Stellenbosch 9×9 champion.

Results of the round-robin stage:

Pool A:

Konrad Scheffler Hugo van der Merwe David Richfield Johannes van der Horst Jonathan Jones
Konrad Scheffler 1 1 1 1
Hugo van der Merwe 0 1 1 1
David Richfield 0 0 1 1
Johannes van der Horst 0 0 0 1
Jonathan Jones 0 0 0 0

Pool B:

Rory Beling Steve Kroon Jaco Swanepoel Louis de Jager Adrian Thom Hennie de Villiers
Rory Beling 1 1 0 1 1
Steve Kroon 0 0 1 1 1
Jaco Swanepoel 0 1 1 1 0
Louis de Jager 1 0 0 1 1
Adrian Thom 0 0 0 0 1
Hennie de Villiers 0 0 1 0 0

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