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January 17th, 2006

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12th South African Open

The 12th South African Open was held together with the second Toyota-Denso African Oza. The tournament used a MacMahon format with the bar at 5 kyu. Prizewinners were as follows:

SA Open Champion
* 1st Victor Chow (R500)
* 2nd Ben Gale (R300)
* 3rd Cheng Lai (R200)

SA Open African Players Champion
* 1st Ben Gale
* 2nd Paul Edwards (Paul later decided that Hatime Araki of Morocco indeed qualified as an African player, and donated his medal and position to him)
* 3rd Konrad Scheffler

SA Open Veteran Champion
* 1st Paul Edwards
* 2nd David Gale
* 3rd Traore Mory (Ivory Coast)

SA Open Youth Champion
* 1st Sipho Mampe
* 2nd Welile Gogotshe
* 3rd Ben Gale

Best Lady
* Boitumelo Lekabe (Dobsonville) (R100)

Category prizes
* 6 – 10 kyu John Leuner (Pretoria) (R100)
* 11 – 15 kyu Ntsikelelo Kedijang (Dobsonville) (R100)
* 16 – 20 kyu Dirk du Plessis (Pretoria) (R100)
* 21 – 25 kyu Mamiki Lekabe (Dobsonville) (R100)

Spot prize
* Basetsana Mathaila (Dobsonville) (R250)

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