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September 2nd, 2010

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Call for entries: 2010 Stellenbosch Open

The Stellenbosch Go Club will be hosting the 2010 Stellenbosch Open Go Tournament.
It is intended to be a qualifying tournament for the 2010 South African Candidates’ Tournament. Players of all level are welcome.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Preliminary Programme:

08h45-09h30 Registration
09h45 Round 1 Start
11h45 Round 2 Start
13h30 Lunch
14h30 Round 3 Start
16h45 Prizegiving

Room 3018, Mathematics Department (van der Sterr Building), University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch

Fees :
The registration fee is R10 for SAGA members or players who join SAGA for 2011 at the tournament, and R20 for other players. Players are requested to register in advance. Email your name, club and the rank at which you wish to enter to Francois van Niekerk ( A late entry fee of R10 will be charged for players registering on the day of the tournament.

The tournament is open to all players. You will be able pay your SAGA membership fee for 2011 at the tournament, if you wish (assuming SAGA’s 2011 membership costs are finalized by then).

Format :
The tournament will be a 3 round MacMahon tournament, with the bar set at an appropriate level. The time limit will be 30 minutes main time and then Canadian byo-yomi 25 stones in 8 minutes, which equates to about 19 seconds per move.

Prizes :
The winner of the tournament will be named the 2010 Stellenbosch Go Champion, and will receive a voucher for Go books/equipment. Other players that win all 3 of their games will also receive such a voucher.

Accommodation :
Any players traveling in for the tournament who need accommodation can also contact Francois – the Stellenbosch Go club would be pleased to try to find you a host.

Players registered so far :

Konrad Scheffler 2d Stellenbosch
Andrew Davies 2d Cape Town
Steve Kroon 1k Stellenbosch
Francois van Niekerk 6k Stellenbosch
Rory Shea 16k Cape Town
Chris Herries 20k Cape Town

If you are taking part in the tournament, and you have a set (or two), or a clock, please bring them along, and inform us of that when you register. Thanks.

Posted by Francois Van Niekerk in News, SAGA, Stellenbosch, Tournaments

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