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March 15th, 2006

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Cape Town Open 2006 Update

The venue and date for the Cape Town Open for 2006 has been confirmed. It will be on Saturday 1 April, at the club’s usual venue, A Touch of Madness restaurant in Nuttall Road, Observatory. We hope that players will support them by having lunch and/or refreshments there (The proprietors have stressed that they can also do breakfasts).

It will be a 3 round MacMahon tournament, and takes up the morning and afternoon, the last round ending at 17h45.

The Cape Town Open is open to all players of all strengths, and the entry fee is R10 for pre-registered players, and R20 otherwise. You also have to either be a member of, or join SAGA at the tournament to participate. SAGA membership fees are R80/R35/R20 for normal/student/scholar membership for 2006, respectively.

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Chris Welsh (quantumf AT for more information, or send him your name, club (if you belong to one), and the grade you wish to enter the tournament at, to register.

This tournament is a qualifying tournament for the annual South African Closed: the players with the top 12 MacMahon scores in the qualifying tournaments (after some standardizing) are invited to take part in the South African Closed.

09h30-10h00: Registration
10h00-12h00: Round 1
12h00-13h30: Lunch
13h30-15h30: Round 2
15h45-17h45: Round 3
18h00 : Prizegiving

Time limits will be 45 minutes per player plus overtime (byo yomi) of 15 stones in 5 minutes.

Please see the tournament page for further information.

Posted by Chris Welsh in Cape Town, Tournaments

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