The first Western Cape Open was played in the Stellenbosch library on 15 November 2003. The tournament was won by Andrew Davies, 1 kyu, who beat Konrad Scheffler, 1 dan and Harry Harte, 1 dan, before being upset by Shuitao Fan, 5 kyu. Konrad also finished on two wins and the same Macmahon score, but lost out on tiebreak. Shuitao won all three games, but was not in contention due to his lower Macmahon score. Sponsorships to participate in the 2004 Toyota Denzo African Oza tournament went to Andrew as well as Lloyd Rubidge, who won the lucky draw.
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