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August 31st, 2008

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Announcement

I would like to say a big thanks you to all everyone that participated in this years tournament.

We had a great turnout with 20 people taking part and a few others just watching, now for the results:

Congratulations to the following players :

1st Place: Jens Deus
2nd Place: Konrad Scheffler
3rd Place: Andrew Davies

Both Riaan Swart 6k and Stephen Martindale 19k won all 3 their games, well done guys.

Attached is the full results of the tournament:

Posted by Rory as Stellenbosch, Tournaments at 5:47 PM, No Comments »

August 5th, 2008

Announcement

The Stellenbosch Go Club will be hosting the 2008 Stellenbosch Open Go Tournament.
It is intended to be a qualifying tournament for the 2009 South African Candidates’ Tournament. Players of all level are welcome.

Date:
Saturday, 30 August 2008

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

Venue :
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 2008 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 Rory Beling (rorybeling@gmail.com). 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 2008 at the tournament, if you wish.

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 byoyomi 25 stones in 8 minutes, which equates to about 19 seconds per move.

Tournament director :
Rory Beling – email: rorybeling@gmail.com
phone: (Cell) 0844091882

Prizes :
The winner of the tournament will be named the 2008 Stellenbosch Go Champion, and will receive a voucher financed by the registration fees.

Accomodation :
Any players travelling in for the tournament who need accommodation can contact Florian Breuer or Steve Kroon (kroon@sun.ac.za) – the Stellenbosch Go club would be pleased to try to find you a host.

Players registered so far :
Rory Beling 3k
Chris Welsh 3k
Andrew Davies 1D
Konrad Scheffler 2D
Jonathan Jones 6k
Zhao Rongchun 3k
Riaan Swart 6k
Paul Steyn 18k
Ashley Ross 17k
Lloyd Rubidge 2k
Trevor Hill 13k
Jens Deus 2D

Request
If you are taking part in the tournament, and you have a set (or two), or a clock, please bring them along. Thanks.

Posted by Rory as Announcements, Stellenbosch, Tournaments at 10:45 AM, 2 Comments »

August 14th, 2007

Stellenbosch Open 2007

Date:
Saturday, 18 August 2007

Preliminary programme:
08h30-09h15 : Registration
09h30-12h00 : Round 1
12h00-13h30 : Lunch
13h30-16h00 : Round 2
16h30-19h00 : Round 3
19h15 : Prizegiving

Venue :
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 2008 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 Rory Beling (rorybeling@gmail.com).

The tournament is open to all players. You will be able pay your SAGA
membership fee for 2008 at the tournament, if you wish: SAGA fees for
2007 were R80/R35/R20 for adults/students/scholars.

Format :
The tournament will be a 3 round MacMahon tournament, with the bar set
at an appropriate level. Time limits will be 1 hour main time per player
plus overtime (byo yomi) of 20 moves in each 5 minute overtime period
(Canadian byo yomi).

Tournament director :
Rory Beling – email: rorybeling@gmail.com
phone: 084 4091 882

Posted by Rory as Stellenbosch, Tournaments, Western Cape at 10:05 PM, No Comments »

June 10th, 2007

Promotion

Congratulations to Jonathan Jones, who got promoted to 9kyu after last Thursday’s games at Stellenbosch club.

Posted by Rory as Rank Changes, Stellenbosch at 10:05 PM, No Comments »

February 6th, 2007

Call For Entries: Stellenbosch Leagues

Everyone that would like to take part in this years Stellenbosch Leagues can email me at rorybeling@gmail.com, after receiveing all the entries before 27 February i will announce the groups for this year.

Lets see if we can fill at least 2 groups that can rival the fierce competition of the previous 2 years.

Posted by Rory as Stellenbosch at 5:12 AM, No Comments »

October 18th, 2006

Stellenbosch Leagues Completed

Congratulations to Steve Kroon for winning the Stellenbosch 1st League , the 2nd league did not produce a winner as there were no games played.

Posted by Rory as Stellenbosch, Tournaments at 1:25 PM, No Comments »

April 21st, 2006

Rank Changes

After the last two weeks, the following rank changes have occured:

Ben – promoted twice to 13k
Flo – promoted to 6k
Rory – promoted to 5k
Adrian – demoted to 16k

Congratulations to all that have been promoted.

Posted by Rory as Rank Changes, Stellenbosch at 3:43 PM, 10 Comments »

March 1st, 2006

Sad Goodbyes

It was a sad farewell as we said our goodbyes to sensei last night as the Cape Town Club, i think i speak for everyone when i say that we enjoyed having sensei here and that we all learnt a lot from him. Now its time to see how much Joburg will benefit , enjoy this opportunity guys and thank you to sensei for all that he has done for us.

Group pic with sensei

Posted by Rory as Cape Town, News at 1:16 AM, No Comments »

December 27th, 2005

Spam

The spam is getting a problem again , unfortunately both people able to do something about it , Steve and Jaco are on holiday…

Posted by Rory as Announcements at 6:26 PM, 1 Comment »

April 17th, 2005

Pandanet Open Professional and Amateur Internet World Go Championship

Well , sounds kinda mad but here we are (Rory and Jaco) waiting to watch the finals of the tournament that Victor took part in , Koichi Kobayashi 9p vs Naoki Hane 9p (Kisei) are playing and there is live commentary in english from Ms. Feng Yun 9p ( 1 of only 2 9p female go players in the world today) 🙂

Update by Steve (from comments): Naoki Hane (Black) won the game by 11.5 points, and the game with the online commentary (including the comments by Feng Yun) can be downloaded here.

Posted by Rory as Game records, News at 2:55 AM, 4 Comments »