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February 19th, 2007

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15th South African Open


Prize winners:

SA Open winner (trophy+medal + R500): Ben Gale
SA Open 2nd (medal + R300): Sipho Mampe
SA Open 3rd (medal + R200): Welile Gogotshe

African Players winner (trophy+medal): Ben Gale
African Players 2nd (medal): Sipho Mampe
African Players 3rd (medal): Welile Gogotshe

SA Open Veterans winner (trophy + medal): Paul Edwards
SA Open Veterans 2nd (medal): Dave Gale
SA Open Veterans 3rd (medal): Pablo Casado

SA Open Youth winner (trophy + medal): Sipho Mampe
SA Open Youth 2nd (medal): Welile Gogotshe
SA Open Youth 3rd (medal): Ben Gale

Best Lady (R50): Thebego Suping
Best Student (R50): Ben Gale
Best Pupil (R50): Kabelo Suping

Best 5k-10k (R50): Pablo Casado
Best 11k-15k (R50): Kabelo Suping
Best Novice (R50): Lesego Setlhare

Date: 24-25 February 2007

Venue: Kopanong community centre, Dobsonville


Saturday 24th February
08h00 – Registrations at venue open
09h30 – 1st Round
12h00 – Lunch
12h45 – 2nd Round
15h45 – 3rd Round

Sunday 25th February
09h30 – 4th Round
12h00 – Lunch
12h45 – 5th Round
15h45 – 6th Round
19h15 – Prizegiving

Format: The tournament will be a 6 round MacMahon, open to all players. A bar will be drawn at an appropriate level. Games above the bar will be even games with 6½ points komi. Games below the bar will be played at a handicap, where the handicap is equal to the difference in MacMahon scores between the players, minus 2.

Rule Set: Japanese rules will apply.

Time Limits: One hour thinking time per player, with byo-yomi of 15 stones per 5 minutes.

Tournament fees – for SAGA members (and foreign players):
* R50 for Members or foreign players
* R25 for Tertiary student members
* R15 for Primary or Secondary school pupil members
Tournament fees – for non-SAGA members:
* R70
Late registration fee
* R20

SAGA membership fees for 2007 can be paid at the tournament:
* R80 for Members
* R35 for Tertiary student members
* R20 for Primary or Secondary school pupil members

Pre-registered players

Early registration can be done by letting Andre Connell know you will be attending the tournament. You can contact him at or on 082-393-4917.

Pre-registered players so far are:
Andre Connell
Sipho Mampe
Steve Kroon
Rory Beling
Jaco Swanepoel
Julius Paulu
Welile Gogotshe
Paul Edwards
Pablo Casado
Ben Gale

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