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April 22nd, 2008

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Cape Town Open


This tournament is hosted by the Cape Town Go club: the venue is A Touch of Madness restaurant in Nuttall Road, Observatory. We hope that players will support them by having lunch and/or refreshments there.

The tournament is scheduled for Saturday 17 May, and will be a 4 or 5 round MacMahon tournament, and takes up the morning and afternoon, completing at about 18h30.

The Cape Town Open is open to all players of all strengths, and the entry fee is R10 for SAGA members, and R20 otherwise. You do not have to be a member of SAGA to play.

In particular, we encourage all members of the Stellenbosch club to enter, regardless of their strength.

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Chris Welsh (quantumf AT for more information, or send him your name, club (if you belong to one), and the grade you wish to enter the tournament at, to register.

This tournament is a qualifying tournament for the annual South African Closed.


09h30 Registration
09h45 Round 1
11h45 Round 2
13h30 Lunch
14h30 Round 3
16h30 Round 4
18h15 Prize Giving

Please note that we will attempt to speed up the tournament and will aim to have prize giving earlier if at all possible.

Time Limits

30 minutes main time and then Canadian byoyomi 25 stones in 8 minutes, which equates to about 19 seconds per move.

Currently Registered

Jens Deus (CT) 2d
Konrad Scheffler (CT) 2d
Andrew Davies (CT) 1d
Steve Kroon (STB) 2k
Lloyd Rubidge (CT) 2k
Rory Beling (STB) 3k
Carle Joubert (STB) 3k
Chris Welsh (CT) 3k
Richard Zhao (CT) 3k
David Richfield (STB) 5k
James Gelant (CT) 6k
Jonathan Jones (STB) 6k
Ben Bredenkamp (CT) 7k
Alex du Plessis (CT) 8k
Steven Rae (CT) 12k
Ashley Ross (CT) 19k
Paul Steyn (CT) 23k
Stephen Martindale (CT) 22k
Rory Shea (CT) 25k
Brendan Huysamen (CT) 23k

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