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May 20th, 2012

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Title shared, many promotions, in 2012 Cape Town Open

The 2012 Cape Town open was notable for the large number of players tied at the top of the tournament the same number of wins, as well as a large number of promotions

Four players in the top bar ended on two wins, Sam Scott, Chris Welsh, Andrew Davies and Ben Gale. The tie breakers used were unable to separate Sam and Chris at the top and they thus shared the title. See more below.

The promotions were:

  • Steve Kroon finally joins the ranks of dan players!
  • Paul Steyn to 5k
  • Stephen Martindale to 10k (a double promotion)
  • Mike Blignault to 14k
  • Congratulations to all these players. Congratulations also to Stephen Martindale who was the only player to end the day with three wins.

    Some other notable wins include:

  • Steve Kroon 1k beating Lloyd Rubidge 1k to earn his promotion to 1d
  • Chris Welsh 1d beating Andrew Davies 3d
  • Stephen Martindale 12k beating Florian Breuer 4k with only 5 handicap stones
  • Paul Steyn 6k beating Steve Kroon 1k with only 3 handicap stones
  • Full results:

     Num   Pl   Name   Rank   Co  Club   NbW  R 1  R 2  R 3  MMS SDC SOS SODOS
    Scott Sam 2D ZA CPT 2 4+/b0 5+/w0 3-/b0 31 0 92 61
      Welsh Chris 1D ZA CPT 2 3+/w0 4-/w0 6+/b0 31 0 92 61
    Davies Andrew 3D ZA CPT 2 2-/b0 8+/w2 1+/w0 31 0 90 59
      Gale Ben 3D ZA CPT 2 1-/w0 2+/b0 9+/w2 31 0 90 59
    Kroon Steve 1K ZA STB 1 6+/w0 1-/b0 8-/w3 30 1 90 30
    Rubidge Lloyd 1K ZA CPT 1 5-/b0 9+/w1 2-/w0 30 0 88 27
    Breuer Florian 4K ZA STB 0 0= 0= 10-/w5 27 0 78 0
    Steyn Paul 6K ZA CPT 2 9+/w0 3-/b2 5+/b3 26 1 82 53
    van Niekerk Francois 4K ZA STB 0 8-/b0 6-/b1 4-/b2 26 0 84 0
    10  10  Martindale Stephen 12K ZA CPT 3 12+/b0 11+/w1 7+/b5 21 0 57 57
    11  11  Blignault Mike 15K ZA CPT 2 0+ 10-/b1 12+/w0 17 1 52 17
    12  12  Shea Rory 14K ZA CPT 1 10-/w0 0+ 11-/b0 17 0 54 0

    OpenGotha 3.27
    20-05-2012 10:12

    The tie breakers used were
    (1) direct confrontation – in other words, the result between two players is used if they have the same number of wins. However, if there is a loop, as there was in this tournament, then this is ignored.
    (2) SOS – the sum of opponents MacMahon score – this measures how hard your opponents were
    (2) SODOS – the sum of your defeated opponents MacMahon score – the measures the quality of the people you beat

    In a small tournament with only three rounds, however, these tie breakers are often not very effective, as can be seen above, with Sam and Chris having identical values for all these tie breakers. Furthermore, the impact of losing in the first round can be very severe, as you then tend to be drawn against lower ranked players, fatally affecting your SOS and SODOS values.

    Posted by Chris Welsh in Tournaments

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