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September 8th, 2017

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Korea News

Best of luck to Chris Welsh! Chris will be representing South Africa for the 2017 Korea Prime Minister’s Cup. The competition runs from the 9th to the 15th of September (if anyone knows how to follow the results online, please comment below)

And congratulations to Paul Steyn! Paul has been selected to undergo instructor training, sponsored by the Korea Baduk Association (13th to 22nd November)

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May 17th, 2017

Burn Go

Dirk and Dirk playing at AfrikaBurn 2017

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May 9th, 2017

Game of Go explains zeolite clogging

I’ve often thought the similarities between chemistry and Go deserve more attention

Link

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March 12th, 2017

Japan Day 2017 – Blaauwklippen Wine Estate

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January 7th, 2017

The Master game records

For those who don’t yet know, Deepmind’s AlphaGo (aka “The Master”) has notched a string of 60 plus victories against top pros online. This zip file should have most of the recent game records.

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October 14th, 2016

Stellenbosch Go Congress: 22 October 2016

Stellenbosch Go players are hosting the first Stellenbosch Go congress on 22 October at the Root44 market on the road between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. The aim is to introduce the game to many new players, provide a reason for active and past Go players and their families to socialize, and, of course, for a little over-the-board competition. The plan is to be there from at least 10am until the market closes (usually around 4pm).

We aim to have pamphlets about the game available for distribution, as well as some Go sets and books about the game for viewing and ordering. (Unfortunately, no actual sales are permitted at the venue, as the organizers are not registered as traders at the market.)

So, whether you actively play, have learned to play before and put it aside, or have just heard about the game and think you might be interested, bring your family to the Root 44 market on 22 October and join us. We’ll be seated at the tables next to the kids playing area.

Note: If you own one or more Go sets, please bring them along – we’d really like to make sure people interested in learning to play aren’t held back by a lack of equipment.

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September 3rd, 2016

KPMC 2016

Best of luck to Lloyd Rubidge!, who’ll be representing South Africa at this year’s Korean Prime Minister’s Cup. The competition starts today and goes until September 9.

(if anyone knows of a valid link with live results, please let me know)

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August 25th, 2016

StelCon 2016

A reminder that we’ll be at StelCon this coming Saturday. It starts at 9 am and goes until 5 pm.

Venue: Academia Hall (Academia Residence), Bosman road, Stellenbosch

For more details, see here

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May 11th, 2016

Cape Town Open 2016

The Cape Town Open will take place on Saturday 14th May at A Touch Of Madness restaurant, in Observatory, Cape Town. Registration begins 9 am

Currently registered:
Andrew Davies, 3d
Sam Scott, 3d
Chris Welsh, 2d
Lloyd Rubidge, 1d
Paul Steyn, 2k
Francois van Niekerk, 3k
Gordon Wells, 7k
Michael Rapson, 9k
Rory Shea, 11k
Deon Moolman, 12k
HeJin Kim, 14k
Chris Goosen, 15k

Schedule:
09:00 Registration
09:30 Round 1
11:45 Round 2
14:00 Lunch
15:00 Round 3
17:30 “Prize” giving (TBD).

Time limits:
45 minutes each with byo-omi of 25 moves in 10 minutes.

Draw:
MacMahon system with a suitable bar. 3k suggested (6 above, 6 below), but the TD will have final choice.

Cost:
None

Prizes:
None

The Cape Town Open is open to all players of all strengths. You do not have to be a member of SAGA to play.
This tournament is hosted by the Cape Town Go club and, for SAGA members, is a qualifying tournament for the annual South African Closed.

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March 6th, 2016

Japan Day – Root 44

On Saturday 5 March SAGA took part in the Japanese Consulate of South Africa’s National Japan Day, hosted by the Root 44 Market just outside Stellenbosch. The turnout was excellent, and we were demonstrating the game throughout the day till after the last stalls had packed up. As with UCON and StelCon it was gratifying to see a lot of flyers being taken. Looking forward to the return of new faces to the club meets.

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