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May 23rd, 2020

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Cape Town Open 2020

The 2020 Cape Town Open was held on May 23. This year it was played on OGS rather than “over the board”. This allowed a number of Gauteng based players to participate and made for a competitive tournament.

The top spot was taken by Chris Welsh, in a bit of a repeat of the 1Q internet tournament. Congratulations also to Pico on his promotion to 17k after his round one win.

Final standings:
1: Chris Welsh, 3d, MMS 33
2: Andrew Davies, 4d, MMS 32 SOS 94
3: Andre Connell, 2d, MMS 32 SOS 92
4: Lloyd Rubidge, 1d, MMS 31 SOS 92 SOSOS 276
5: Paul Edwards, 1d, MMS 31 SOS 92 SOSOS 267
6: Christiaan Maasdorp, 4k, MMS 27 SOS 88
7: Michael Rapson, 5k, MMS 27 SOS 79
8: Fred Strauss, 8k, MMS 23
9: Pico Geyer, 18k, MMS 14

Thanks to everyone who took part.

Posted by Michael Rapson as Cape Town, Rank Changes, Tournaments, Western Cape at 9:07 PM, No Comments »

April 19th, 2020

Candidates 2020 day two results

Candidates day two was played on OGS today, April 19. This tournament selects four players to progress to Contenders later in the year. Paul Edwards, Paul Steyn, Ben Bredenkamp, and Lloyd Rubidge are the four who qualified. Congratulations especially to Paul Steyn who made it through for the first time this year, having come close the last few years.

Final standings:
1: Paul Edwards, 3 wins
2: Paul Steyn, 2 wins, 2nd by SOS
3: Ben Bredenkamp, 2 wins, 3rd by SOSOS
4: Lloyd Rubidge, 2 wins
5: Michael Rapson, 1 win, 5th by SOS
6: Christiaan Maasdorp, 1 win, 6th by SOS
7: James Nicolson, 1 win
8: David Gale, 0 wins

Congratulations also to the players who earned rank changes during the Candidates tournament. They are:
David Gale, 1k
Christiaan Maasdorp, 4k
James Gelant, 4k

Posted by Michael Rapson as Rank Changes, SAGA, Tournaments, Uncategorized at 6:20 PM, No Comments »

October 21st, 2019

Gauteng Open 2018, Final Standings

The Gauteng Open was held on Saturday 1 December, in Randburg. The tournament had a large field and a wide range of player strengths. Thanks to Andre Connell for organising the tournament and Marc Loon for hosting.

Final standings:
1. Hoon Shim, 5d, MMS 31
2. Dave Gale, 2k, MMS 30, SOS 90
3. Andre Connell, 2d, MMS 30, SOS 88
4. Ben Bredenkamp, 1k, MMS 30, SOS 84
5. Paul Edwards, 1d, MMS 29
6. James Nicolson, 1k, MMS 28
7. Vincent Varkevisser, 5k, MMS 27, SOS 85
8. Michael Rapson, 5k, MMS 27, SOS 79
9. Peet Brits, 6k, MMS 27, SOS 77
10. Grace Lee, 5k, MMS 26, SOS 82
11. Marc Loon, 5k, MMS 26, SOS 77
12. Hany Lee, 8k, MMS 24
13. Anton Scott, 14k, MMS 16
14. Pico Geyer, 20k(?), MMS 11
15. Marika Wojcik, 22k(?), MMS 10

Congratulations to Peet Brits, on his promotion to 5k after his three wins in the tournament.

Posted by Michael Rapson as Joburg, Pretoria, Rank Changes, Tournaments at 10:49 PM, No Comments »

November 5th, 2018

Stellenbosch Open 2018, Final Standings

The Stellenbosch Open was held on Saturday 3 November. We had 8 players on the day, and an enjoyable tournament all round. The dan players kept the SDK players in check, and Andrew won against Chris to secure another Stellenbosch Open title.

The DDK players had a good showing, with all the scoring important wins and promotions. Congratulations to HyeJin Kim, 13k, Cameron Davies, 15k, and Calvin Brizzi, 17k.

Final Standings:
1. Andrew Davies, 4d
2. Chris Welsh, 3d
3. Christiaan Maasdorp, 5k
4. Michael Rapson, 5k
5. Francois van Niekerk, 4k
6. HyeJin Kim, 13k (previously 14k)
7. Cameron Davies, 15k (previously 16k)
8. Calvin Brizzi, 17k (previously 18k)

Posted by Michael Rapson as Rank Changes, Stellenbosch, Tournaments at 12:13 AM, No Comments »

May 16th, 2016

Cape Town Open 2016, Final Standings

The 2016 Cape Town Open was held on Saturday 14 May, at A Touch of Madness restaurant. Eleven players completed. Congratulations to Andrew Davies who won the tournament and was promoted to 4d. There was a tie for second place between Chris Welsh and Sam Scott. Chris Goosen also secured a promotion, to 14k.

The final standings were as follows:
1 Andrew Davies
2 Sam Scott
Chris Welsh
4 Paul Steyn
5 Francois van Niekerk
6 Lloyd Rubidge
7 Gordon Wells
8 Michael Rapson
9 Rory Shea
10 Deon Moolman
11 Chris Goosen

Thanks to all for participating!

Posted by Michael Rapson as Cape Town, Rank Changes, Stellenbosch, Tournaments at 9:41 PM, No Comments »

February 25th, 2016

Andrew Davies wins 1st Quarter Tournament of 2016

The first quarter tournament of 2016 enjoyed a field of 12 players, a big increase from the six of 2015. Andrew Davies won group 1, and Tinus Cloete won group 2.

Full Results

Group 1:

1st place: Andrew Davies 3d (3 wins)
2nd place: Andre Connell 3d, Sam Scott 3d, Chris Welsh 2d (2 wins)
5th place: Ben Bredenkamp 2k, Marc Loon 5k, Peet Brits 6k (1 win)
8th place: Gordon Wells 6k

Group 2:

1st place: Tinus Cloete 13k (3 wins)
2nd place: Michael Rapson 9k, Elizabeth Meyer 15k, Chris Goosen 17k (1 win)

There were some rank changes after these results:

Tinus Cloete, promoted to 11k
Elizabeth Meyer, promoted to 14k
Chris Goosen, promoted to 16k

Unfortunately, Michael Rapson was demoted to 10k after having to play some up and coming players at difficult handicaps.

Posted by Chris Welsh as Rank Changes, Tournaments at 11:37 PM, No Comments »

August 5th, 2015

New shodan, new players at Cape Town Go club

Congratulations to Lloyd Rubidge, who was recently promoted to 1d after good results in the 2015 Winter League tournament.

The Cape Town club also welcomes a bunch new players (some old, some visiting):

Charles Rigby 20k
Gareth Priede 6k
Michael Rapson 10k
Magnus Lordan 2k (a visitor from Germany)
Matthew Cherry 19k

Posted by Chris Welsh as Cape Town, New members, Rank Changes at 8:48 AM, 2 Comments »

May 16th, 2015

Promotion at the Cape Town Club

Congratulations to Christiaan Maasdorp who has broken into the SDK ranks. He was promoted to 9k after his good performance at the Cape Town Open last weekend.

Edit: he was promoted to 8k shortly afterwards after good results in the Winter League. Congrats!

Posted by Chris Welsh as Cape Town, Rank Changes at 12:01 AM, No Comments »

August 1st, 2013

3rd Quarter Internet Tournament Extends Andrew’s Winning Streak

Last weekend the 3rd Quarter SAGA Internet Tournament took place. At 9 players, the turnout was much better than the previous tournament. The games began around 09:30 and once the dust had settled, Andrew was on top with 3/3 wins. This is the second internet tournament in a row that Andrew has won. Results for the 2nd Quarter Internet Tournament are also included in this post. Congrats to Max Rabkin on his promotion to 5k. It is also worth noting that James Nicolson and Steve Kroon are on the brink of promotion and demotion respectively.

Results for 3rd Quarter Internet Tournament:
1. Andrew Davies
2-4. John Leuner, Chris Welsh, James Nicolson
5-7. Steve Kroon, Lloyd Rubidge, Max Rabkin
8. Francois van Niekerk
9. Rory Shea

Results for 2nd Quarter Internet Tournament:
1. Andrew Davies
2. Chris Welsh
3. Paul Steyn
4. Francois van Niekerk

Posted by Francois Van Niekerk as Rank Changes, SAGA, Tournaments at 11:31 AM, No Comments »

June 26th, 2013

New players, promotions at Cape Town Go Club

The Cape Town go club welcomed two new players recently, David de Klerk 20k and Wilson Chuan 4k. Congratulations also to Rory Shea, promoted to 12k.

Update: congratulations also to Max Rabkin, promoted to 7k, and Stephen Martindale, promoted to 6k.

Posted by Chris Welsh as Cape Town, Rank Changes at 12:44 AM, No Comments »

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