Western Cape Open
The Stellenbosch Go Club will be hosting the 2005 Western Cape Open Go Tournament. This will be the last Western Cape Open – from 2006, the tournament will be renamed the Stellenbosch Open. It is intended that this tournament will be a qualifying tournament for the 2006 South African Candidates’ Tournament. To this end, the time limits have been increased to one hour thinking time, with 20 stones / 5 minutes overtime.
Saturday, 6 August 2005
|09h30-12h00||: Round 1|
|13h00-15h30||: Round 2|
|15h45-18h15||: Round 3|
Public Library, Plein Street, Stellenbosch
The registration fee is R15 for SAGA members or players who join SAGA for 2006 at the tournament, and R30 for other players. Players are requested to register in advance. Email your name, club and grade to . A late entry fee of R10 will be charged for players wishing to register on the day of the tournament.
The tournament is open to all players. You will be able pay your SAGA membership fee for 2006 at the tournament, if you wish: SAGA fees for 2005 were R75 for adults and R35 for students.
The tournament will be a 3 round MacMahon tournament, with the bar set at an appropriate level. Time limits will be 45 minutes per player plus overtime (byo yomi) of 15 stones in 5 minutes.
Tournament director :
David Richfield – you can or phone him on 082 921 1817.
The winner of the tournament will be named the 2004 Western Cape Go Champion, and will receive a voucher financed by the registration fees. There will also be certificates for top 3 places, as well as the best-placed 5-10k, 11-15k, and 16k or below. There will also be small vouchers for any players (except the tournament winner) who win all their games. These vouchers will be redeemable from SAGA towards the purchase of go books or equipment.
Any players travelling in for the tournament who need accommodation can contact – the Stellenbosch Go club would be pleased to try to find you a host.
Registered Players :
|Konrad Scheffler||: 1d|
|Andrew Davies||: 1k|
|Lloyd Rubidge||: 3k|
|Bernard Broens||: 3k|
|Reinhardt Messerschmidt||: 3k|
|Steve Kroon||: 5k|
|Daniël Wium||: 5k|
|Jaco Swanepoel||: 6k|
|David Richfield||: 6k|
|Florian Breuer||: 9k (only round 3)|
|Rory Beling||: 10k|
|Christina Auret||: 11k|
|Lei Feng||: 17k|
|Chris Welsh||: 18k|
|Alex Siemers||: 21k|
|Timothy Spring||: 24k|
|Henk-Jan Hoving||: 26k|
|Adrian Thom||: 26k|
In a bizarre twist of fate, no player managed to win all three of his or her games at the 2005 Western Cape Open. Konrad defeated Reinhardt and Bernard, so despite his loss against Andrew, managed to retain his title of Western Cape Go Champion and win a R220 prize voucher (this amount was so high because no-one managed to claim the prizes that were advertised for winning all three games). Second place went to Reinhardt, who defeated Lloyd and Bernard. Third place went to Andrew.
The divisional winners were:
5-10k: Daniël Wium (6th overall)
11-15k: Christina Auret (12th overall)
16k and below: Lei Feng (13th overall)
The bar was set at 3k.
Full results below:
|Konrad Scheffler||Reinhardt Messerschmidt||0||Black wins|
|Andrew Davies||Bernard Broens||0||White wins|
|Steve Kroon||Lloyd Rubidge||0||Black wins|
|Jaco Swanepoel||Daniël Wium||0||Black wins|
|Rory Beling||David Richfield||2||White wins|
|Feng Lei||Christina Auret||4||White wins|
|Alex Siemers||Chris Welsh||1||Black wins|
|Henk-Jan Hoving||Adrian Thom||0||Black wins|
|Bernard Broens||Konrad Scheffler||0||White wins|
|Jaco Swanepoel||Andrew Davies||0||White wins|
|Reinhardt Messerschmidt||Lloyd Rubidge||0||Black wins|
|David Richfield||Steve Kroon||0||Black wins|
|Christina Auret||Daniël Wium||3||White wins|
|Chris Welsh||Rory Beling||6||White wins|
|Alex Siemers||Feng Lei||1||White wins|
|Henk-Jan Hoving||Timothy Spring||0||White wins|
|Andrew Davies||Konrad Scheffler||0||Black wins|
|Bernard Broens||Reinhardt Messerschmidt||0||White wins|
|Lloyd Rubidge||David Richfield||0||Black wins|
|Florian Breuer||Jaco Swanepoel||2||Black wins|
|Daniël Wium||Steve Kroon||0||Black wins|
|Rory Beling||Christina Auret||0||Black wins|
|Chris Welsh||Feng Lei||2||White wins|
|Henk-Jan Hoving||Alex Siemers||3||White wins|
|Adrian Thom||Timothy Spring||2||Black wins|
* Apologies to Adrian Thom: Due to an administrative error, his bye round was incorrectly entered, possibly affecting his final position. The results given above were extracted from the tournament file.
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