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June 3rd, 2015

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South Africa beats Portugal 4-0, and advances to playoffs

The SA team beat Portugal 4-0 last night. Congrats to the players:

John Leuner
Sam Scott
Andre Connell
Chris Welsh

After this result, we secured a playoff against Switzerland. The winner of the playoff will progress to League B.

Details and game records here.

Posted by Chris Welsh as PGETC at 5:04 PM, 1 Comment »

May 30th, 2015

Pandanet Team Selection Mechanism

The mechanism for selecting the team for the Pandanet European Team Championship has been outlined here

Posted by Chris Welsh as PGETC at 2:58 PM, No Comments »

May 14th, 2015

European Team Championship – update and reviews

In round 10, we drew 2-2 with Lithuania. This leave it all to play for in the final round against Portugal – if we win, we go through to the playoffs.

Victor Chow has been reviewing all the matches, which is not only very useful for the players involved, but all South African players should be able to benefit from the comments that Victor provides. All game reviews have been uploaded to the European Team Championship page for 2014/15

Posted by Chris Welsh as Game Reviews, PGETC at 9:16 AM, No Comments »

April 14th, 2015

South Africa beats Bulgaria 4-0

In what was certainly our best result of the Pandanet tournament so far, our players pulled off a 4-0 win. This meant we switched places with Bulgaria and are now in 2nd place. If we manage to win our remaining two matches, we will be in the promotion playoffs.

Not only did we have to battle our strong opponents, we had to deal with stage 3 load shedding, so some of our players couldn’t make it on the night. Fortunately, we had strong reserves in place. Congratulations to the players:

Victor Chow
Ben Gale
Andrew Davies
Andre Connell

More details here

Posted by Chris Welsh as PGETC at 11:06 PM, No Comments »

March 18th, 2015

South Africa beats Greece 4-0

In what was a good night for South Africa, we beat Greece 4-0. Some of the games were close, and we were perhaps a little fortunate to win, but we’ve certainly had our share of unlucky losses. The other results on the night were very much in our favour, with our main rivals, the UK and Bulgaria, dropping points, which slightly improves our chances of claiming the runner up (playoff) spot. Lithuania have also emerged as a potential rival for a top two spot.

The team on the night was
Andrew Davies
John Leuner
Andre Connell
Lloyd Rubidge

The detailed results with game records are available on the Pandanet site

Posted by Chris Welsh as PGETC at 5:45 PM, No Comments »

February 27th, 2015

South Africa draws 2-2 with Croatia

In a rather disappointing result, we only managed a draw against Croatia. However, the results on the night still leave us with a mathematical chance of claiming the runner up spot, assuming we win all our remaining games 4-0. Unlikely but not impossible.

Full results and game records available:

Posted by Chris Welsh as PGETC at 10:16 AM, No Comments »

February 4th, 2015

South Africa beats Kazakhstan 3-1

Our goal to achieve runner-up spot is still intact after our 3-1 victory against Kazakhstan last night. The load shedding started at the same time as the games, fortunately none of our team were in an impacted area. The results and game records are available here

Posted by Chris Welsh as PGETC at 1:18 PM, No Comments »

January 14th, 2015

SA loses to UK in Pandanet Champs

We suffered a disappointing defeat 3-1 to the UK last night. The most surprising defeat was Victor Chow losing to Andrew Simons 4d, while John’s rather lucky win (from a lost position) was balanced by Ben’s unfortunate defeat from a won position. This defeat has destroyed our chance of winning the league, but we will try our best to get the runner-up place.

SA vs UK

Posted by Chris Welsh as PGETC at 10:22 AM, No Comments »

December 10th, 2014

South Africa wins European Team Match against Iceland 3-1

The winning team on the night was

Sam Scott
Andre Connell
Bob Gale
Paul Steyn

More details of the match, with detailed results and game records, is available here

Posted by Chris Welsh as PGETC at 7:18 AM, No Comments »

November 19th, 2014

South Africa wins European Team Match against Ireland 3-1

South Africa beat Ireland 3-1 in their Pandanet European Team Championship match last night. The victorious team was

Andrew Davies
Andre Connell
Chris Welsh
Lloyd Rubidge

More details, including game records, are available here

Posted by Chris Welsh as PGETC, Tournaments at 12:57 AM, No Comments »

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