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September 30th, 2006

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Portfolio elections

Hi all,

The new Stellenbosch council has concluded it’s portfolio elections for the new term.

* Jaco Swanepoel – President, Equipment, Web Page, Media
* Rory Beling – Secretary, Tournaments, Library
* Bernard Broens – Treasurer, Ranking System, New Players

For more detail on the portfolio responsibilities visit

Posted by Jaco Swanepoel as News, Stellenbosch at 5:33 PM, No Comments »

August 18th, 2006

Games van gistraand

Die resultate van gistraand se games kan na my gestuur word. Ek sal dit insit. (E-mail:jaco dot swanepoel at gmail dot com)

Posted by Jaco Swanepoel as Stellenbosch at 12:50 PM, No Comments »

December 12th, 2005

Rank changes

Please note the following rank change:

Players  Rank 
Rory Beling 7k

Posted by Jaco Swanepoel as Rank Changes, Stellenbosch at 8:24 AM, No Comments »

December 5th, 2005

Thank you

I would like to thank all the people that helped to sponsor Sensei’s visit to the Western Cape. Thanks to all that helped with the arrangements (especially Steve for arranging the accommodation).

Posted by Jaco Swanepoel as Cape Town, Stellenbosch at 3:17 PM, 2 Comments »

December 5th, 2005

Commented game

GTL comments on the game I played against Shuitao in the Western Cape Meijin League.

Shuitao vs. Jaco
Online replay

Posted by Jaco Swanepoel as Game records, Tournaments at 11:23 AM, 1 Comment »

November 5th, 2005

Rank Changes

Please note the following rank changes:

Players  Rank 
Hugo Van der Merwe 11k
Louis de Jager 20k

Posted by Jaco Swanepoel as Rank Changes, Stellenbosch at 12:14 AM, No Comments »

November 1st, 2005

Rank Changes

The following rank changes happened last week Thursday at the Stb club:

Players  Rank 
James Gelant 13k
Iain Lawrie 27k
James Limbouris 26k

Posted by Jaco Swanepoel as Cape Town, Rank Changes, Stellenbosch at 10:48 PM, No Comments »

October 19th, 2005

Aketa-sensei’s visit. Day 2,3 and 4.

Wednesday, 19th October 2005. Day 4.

Aketa-sensei is taking a well deserved break today. He has been playing quite a lot of games recently and asked for a quiet day with no Go (I believe he played more than 60 games in Jo’burg and nearly 10 already in Cape Town).

I hope Aketa-sensei enjoys his day off. His visit to the Stellenbosch club is up next and we know how relentless they can be.

Tuesday, 18th October 2005. Day 3.

Aketa-sensei visited Table Mountain. The evening was spent playing Go at A Touch of Madness; the regular venue for the Cape Town Go club.

Monday, 17th October 2005. Day 2.

Guillaume took Aketa-sensei to the Waterfront. They spent the day there and went to Roxy’s afterwards to play Go.

Fun Fact: Aketa-sensei learned how to play Go at 18 when he was at university. A friend (a 9 dan pro) coached him for 35 years.

Posted by Jaco Swanepoel as News at 6:17 PM, 1 Comment »

October 16th, 2005

Rank changes

Chris Welsh is now a 15k.

Posted by Jaco Swanepoel as Cape Town, Rank Changes at 11:21 PM, No Comments »

October 16th, 2005

Aketa-sensei’s visit. Day 1.

Sunday, 16th October 2005


Today was a great day for Go in the Western Cape. It saw the arrival of Aketa-sensei 6d at Cape Town International. We all (Rory, Steve and myself) recognised him immediately when he stepped out of the airport. He had an aura of awe surrounding him; we’re meeting a 6 dan player! We all greeted him with “Konnichiwa, Aketa-sensei.”

We took Aketa-sensei (in Rory’s little Uno) to Andrew’s house. Aketa-sensei had one thing to say about the trip to Andrew’s house, “Cape Town very, very beautiful.”

The afternoon saw us playing Go against each other with Aketa-sensei watching (we could not help ourselves). He commented the games afterwards. I believe we all have learned quite a lot from his comments.

The striking thing about Aketa-sensei is his personality. He is a very lively and friendly person. He is also very courageous to go to foreign countries, where he doesn’t know anybody, to teach Go. I want to ask everyone to make Aketa-sensei’s visit a memorable experience. I think the best way to do this is through participation. The more Go players he interacts with in the Western Cape the more at home he will feel.

Words of wisdom from Aketa-sensei, “In Go age, culture and language doesn’t make a difference; only the black and white stones.”

Posted by Jaco Swanepoel as News at 10:16 PM, 1 Comment »

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