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January 13th, 2015

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SA battle UK for top spot in Pandanet League

Chris Welsh reports the following on tonight’s matches in Group C of the Pandanet European Team League:

South Africa play the United Kingdom tonight at 9pm in a top of the table clash. The result in this event will have a large say in who wins the league. Both sides have put out their strongest teams, with tonight marking the debuts of Victor “RoseDuke” Chow and Ben “Ben1981” Gale. Victor will be battling load shedding, while Ben will be playing from Korea (3am local time!). The games can be watched live on IGS in the Pandanet EuroTeam Championship room.

Good luck to team SA!

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August 21st, 2014

SAGA AGM minutes available

The minutes of the 2014 SAGA AGM are now available. In addition, the SAGA council page has been updated to reflect the new council members and their portfolios. Sorry for the long delay!

Posted by Steve as News, SAGA at 3:34 PM, No Comments »

March 31st, 2014

SAGA president’s report – 2013/2014

Those who looked carefully might have noticed that a link to the SAGA President’s report for 2013/2014 was not included in the AGM notice. The report is now available on the SAGoClubs wiki, and gives a nice overview of Go activities in South Africa over the past year.

Posted by Steve as Cape Town, Joburg, News, SAGA, Tournaments at 7:59 AM, No Comments »

March 26th, 2014

Notice of 2014 SAGA AGM and call for council nominations

Please see the notice of the 2014 SAGA AGM to be held on 24 May, as well as a call for nominations for a new council member, at this page.

Posted by Steve as Announcements, News, SAGA at 11:56 AM, No Comments »

February 17th, 2014

RIP Sally Gross

I am sad to pass on this news from Lloyd Rubidge:

I am very sad to report that Sally’s body was found in her home on Friday night after friends and neighbours alerted the police that she had not been seen since Tuesday.

Many of you knew Sally Gross. She had a keen interest in Go for many, many years, and played when she could at A Touch of Madness, until her health problems made that too difficult for her.

She was a bright and caring person, and lived a full and varied life.

Rest in peace, Sally.

Posted by Steve as Cape Town, News at 10:19 AM, No Comments »

October 25th, 2013

Victor Chow wins Pandanet Cup Internet World Amateur Go Tournament

A hearty congratulations to Victor “RoseDuke” Chow, who won the 18th Pandanet Cup Internet World Amateur Go Tournament (also the 2013 SportAccord-Pandanet Cup Online Go Tournament) earlier this month! This victory also means he gets an expenses-paid opportunity to observe the World Mind Sports Games in Beijing in December.

In the final, he beat “Cornel” (presumably Cornel Burzo) of Romania. View the tournament table and (a UGI file of) the final game.

Edit: The original post erroneously indicated the prize was an opportunity to participate in, not observe, the WMSG.

Posted by Steve as Tournaments at 3:25 PM, No Comments »

September 2nd, 2013

WAGC update

Chris Welsh has just been in contact. He is currently on 1 win in 4 games. He has lost to two 1-dans and a strong German opponent, and has beaten a 1-kyu after the opponent played a suicide move in a ko fight. Results (currently until the end of round 3) are available at

James Davies also interviewed Chris briefly – you can check out the interview here.

Posted by Steve as SAGA, Tournaments, WAGC at 10:08 AM, 1 Comment »

May 6th, 2013

3rd Soweto Primary Schools tournament – please support

This news in from Arnold Wentzel:

The third Soweto Primary Schools tournament is happening on Saturday, 25 May, 8:00-13:00 at Ekuphumeleleni Primary School in Soweto. This is part of SAGA’s Soweto Schools Go Programme. Like
last year, we expect around 60-100 children to participate.

I hereby invite all SA go players to come and show their support for SA’s young go players by attending the event. I will also appreciate anyone who can be there to help adjudicate and supervise the games. Please let me know.

The address and GPS coordinates are at:

You can contact Arnold with any queries/offers to help at .

Posted by Steve as News, Soweto, Tournaments at 11:20 AM, No Comments »

April 30th, 2013

New SAGA council portfolios

After Last night’s SAGA council meeting, the portfolios for the new SAGA council have been finalized. Essentially, all portfolios remain the same, with Chris Welsh replacing David Richfield as president of the council. Full details are available at this page.

Posted by Steve as News, SAGA at 10:35 AM, No Comments »

April 23rd, 2013

SAGA AGM minutes added to website

The minutes of the SAGA AGM held on 13 April are now available on the website.

Posted by Steve as News, SAGA at 4:51 PM, No Comments »

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