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November 14th, 2005

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2006

Western Cape Closed

Call for entries – ENTRIES CLOSED:

This is a call for entries for this year’s Western Cape Closed tournament.
Entries close on 28 February, but the earlier you enter, the more
convenient it is for the organisers. Entry is free.

Games in all phases of this tournament are played at club meetings, on the
internet, or wherever else the players can agree to a convenient time and
place, except the Challenger’s League which is played as a weekend
tournament on October 14-15. Each round in the qualifying phase will have
a deadline by which games in that round must be completed – games not
completed by the deadline will be treated as losses for both players
involved. Otherwise, it’s Japanese rules, with 6.5 komi.

The tournament is open to anyone who lives in the Western Cape, or is a member of a Western Cape go club. Everyone from beginners through to strong players are encouraged to enter – the preliminary phase is designed to prevent people getting (too many) ridiculously matched games.

So, e-mail me if you want to take part.

The following people are automatically registered due to their performance
last year. If you know you cannot or do not wish to participate this
year, please contact me as soon as possible:

Title defence:
Konrad Scheffler (1d)

Challenger’s League:
Lloyd Rubidge (3k)
Andrew Davies (1k)
Reinhardt Messerschmidt (3k)
Shui-tao Fan (3k)

Seeded into the qualifying phase:
David Richfield (6k)
Jaco Swanepoel (4k)
Daniel Wium (4k)
Christina Auret (11k)
EXCISED001 (7k)
Bernard Broens (2k)
Florian Breuer (7k)
Steve Kroon (3k)

The following people also registered:
Charl du Plessis (6k)
Rory Beling (6k)
Guillaume Binet (7k)
Hugo van der Merwe (8k)
Chris Welsh (9k)
James Gelant (11k)
Heinz Staschen (13k)
Hanno Botha (15k)
Paul Harper (15k)
Adrian Thom (15k)
Louis de Jager (17k)
Timothy Spring (20k)
Kevin Scaife (20k)
Steven Dawson (22k)
Andre Heydenrych (24k)
Iain Lawrie (27k)
Koos van Zyl (30k)

All ranks as at 1 March 2006.

The draw for the 2006 double elimination league qualifying tournament is as follows:

Players 1st Round
Complete by
26 March
2nd Round
Complete by
16 April
3rd Round
Complete by
7 May
Quarterfinals
Complete by
18 June
Semifinals
Complete by
30 July
Winner’s final
Complete by
27 August
David Richfield David Richfield
W+2.5
Chris Welsh
B+R
Bernard Broens
W+28.5
Daniel Wium Charl du Plessis
Forfeit
Charl du Plessis Charl du Plessis
Forfeit
Kevin Scaife Timothy Spring
W+100.5
Timothy Spring
Christina Auret Christina Auret
W+44.5
Chris Welsh
Forfeit
Heinz Staschen James Gelant
Forfeit
James Gelant
EXCISED001 Chris Welsh
Forfeit
Chris Welsh Chris Welsh
B+99.5
Koos van Zyl Koos van Zyl
Forfeit
Hanno Botha
Bernard Broens Bernard Broens
W+R
Bernard Broens
B+R
Bernard Broens
W+Time
Hugo van der Merwe Hugo van der Merwe
W+R
Iain Lawrie Paul Harper
Forfeit
Paul Harper
Florian Breuer Guillaume Binet
B+14.5
Guillaume Binet Guillaume Binet
W+40.5
Andre Heydenrych Adrian Thom
W+89.5
Adrian Thom
Steve Kroon Rory Beling
B+9.5
Jaco Swanepoel
B+R
Rory Beling Rory Beling
W+R
Steven Dawson Louis de Jager
B+R
Louis de Jager
Jaco Swanepoel
Winners’ Bracket above / Losers’ Bracket below
Chris W Steve K
B+R
David R David R
W+1.5
Steve K
B+R
Rory B Rory B
Bye
Rory B
W+R
Daniel W Bye
Forfeit
Louis de J Louis de J.
Kevin S
Guillaume B Guillaume B
B+32.5
James G James G
W+
James G.
Bye
Adrian T
EXCISED001 Bye
Forfeit
Paul H Paul H
Forfeit
Hanno B
Jaco S Steve K
W+R
Christina A Florian B
Forfeit
Steve K
W+R
Hugo van der M Hugo van der M
W+lots
Florian B
W+15.5
Koos van Z Koos v Z
Forfeit
Iain L
Florian B Florian B
W+R
Heinz S Andre H
Forfeit
Andre H
Charl du P Steve K
B+24.5
Steve K Steve K
B+R
Timothy S Steven D
Forfeit
Steven D
Players 1st Round
Losers vs.
2nd Round
Losers
Complete by
7 May
vs. 3rd Round
Losers
Complete by
28 May
Winnowing
Complete by
18 June
vs. Quarter-
Final
Losers
Complete by
9 July
Winnowing
Complete by
30 July
vs. Semi-
Final
Losers
Complete by
13 August
Winnowing
Complete by
27 August
Loser’s final
Complete by
10 September

Challenger’s League



Bernard and Steve join the other 4 players who were seeded into the Meijin Challengers’ League (seeded 5th and 6th respectively). The players placed 5th and 6th in the league will have to attempt to qualify for a position in the league next year, while positions 2-4 and the loser of the title match will be seeded into next years’ league directly. Note that position in the league is important since league ties in future years will be decided on the basis of position in the previous years’ league.

The Challengers’ League will be a 6-player round robin held over the weekend of 14-15 October at Andrew Davies’ house. Time limits for these matches are 1 hour each, with 15 stones/5 minutes Canadian byo-yomi.(*) Colours are determined by nigiri. In the case of a league tie, seeded position in the league (determined by performance in the previous year/qualifiers) will be a tie-breaker.

League players by seeding:
1. Andrew Davies
2. Shui-Tao Fan
3. Lloyd Rubidge
4. Reinhardt Messerschmidt
5. Bernard Broens
6. Steve Kroon

Shui-Tao indicated that he was moving to Seattle and thus withdrawing from the league, so like 2005, only 5 players remained in the league. Shui-Tao is thus automatically placed 6th and would have to try to qualify for the league again next year if he were to participate in the tournament. The last-placed player in the league will also have to attempt to qualify for a position in the league next year, while positions 2-4 and the loser of the title match will be seeded into next years’ league directly. Note that position in the league is important since league ties in future years will be decided on the basis of position in the previous years’ league.

Challengers’ League table:

Players  A.D   L.R   R.M   B.B   S.K  Result Final Pos.
1 Andrew Davies X X X X 0-4 5
2 Lloyd Rubidge B+R X W+R W+8.5 3-1 1
3 Reinhardt Messerschmidt W+R W+25.5 B+T X 3-1 2
4 Bernard Broens B+T X X W+128.5 2-2 3
5 Steve Kroon W+5.5 X W+R X 2-2 4

The draw for the round robin league was as follows:

Round 1, Saturday 09h30 (game winners will be shown in bold):

Bernard Broens (W) Reinhardt Messerschmidt (B)
Lloyd Rubidge (W) Steve Kroon (B)

Round 2, Saturday 13h30 (game winners will be shown in bold):

Andrew Davies (W) Bernard Broens (B)
Reinhardt Messerschmidt (W) Lloyd Rubidge (B)

Round 3, Saturday 16h45 (game winners will be shown in bold):

Steve Kroon (W) Reinhardt Messerschmidt (B)
Andrew Davies (W) Lloyd Rubidge (B)

Round 4, Sunday 09h30 (game winners will be shown in bold):

Lloyd Rubidge (W) Bernard Broens (B)
Steve Kroon (W) Andrew Davies (B)

Round 5, Sunday 13h30 (game winners will be shown in bold):

Reinhardt Messerschmidt (W) Andrew Davies (B)
Bernard Broens (W) Steve Kroon (B)

*: The initial announcement said 20 stones in 5 minutes, but 15 stones was mistakenly used at the tournament. This change made games take longer, but there were still 2 of 10 games decided by time, so the longer byo-yomi limits seem reasonable.

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Title match


Lloyd thus qualified to challenge Konrad for the title of Western Cape Meijin in the 2nd Western Cape Closed tournament. However, Konrad won the first 2 games of the best-of-three title match to retain his title.

24 October 2006: Konrad Scheffler (W) bt Lloyd Rubidge (B) by resign
31 October 2006: Konrad Scheffler (B) bt Lloyd Rubidge (W) on time

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