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Continuing the trend of dan players winning the blitz tournament, despite the event being a full handicap event, Andrew Davies 3d won the tournament with 4 wins out of 5. Sam Scott also had 4 wins, but lost to Andrew in their head to head match. The rest of the field had 3 or fewer [...]
Due to A Touch Of Madness restaurant reopening (under new management), the Cape Town club has re-relocated back to its old home. While the building is the same, sadly the old staff are not there, but the new staff are very friendly and we once again feel welcomed to our home of so many years. [...]
Players in the Western Cape are hereby notified that we will be holding our annual blitz tournament on Tuesday the 26th of November 2013, at our usual venue of the Touch of Madness. Please make sure you get there before 8pm if you wish to play. There are no entry fees, and the only requirement [...]
Congratulations to John for winning the 4th quarter Internet tournament for 2013. The field was disappointingly small, with only four entries – John Leuner 3d, Andrew Davies 3d, Chris Welsh 1d and Chris Visser 1d. The event was reduced to two rounds, with John and Andrew beating Chris Welsh and Chris Visser respectively. In the [...]
A hearty congratulations to Victor “RoseDuke” Chow, who won the 18th Pandanet Cup Internet World Amateur Go Tournament (also the 2013 SportAccord-Pandanet Cup Online Go Tournament) earlier this month! This victory also means he gets an expenses-paid opportunity to observe the World Mind Sports Games in Beijing in December. In the final, he beat “Cornel” [...]
The SAGA council is considering changes to the SAGA constitution. These changes are in the discussion phase – if you would like to be a part of the discussion, or just be an observer, please let me know, and I will add you to our discussion mailing list. These changes are primarily to allow SAGA [...]
SAGA now has an official Facebook page. While this blog site remains the primary platform for sharing news and events, we feel having a Facebook page might help spread knowledge and awareness of Go in South Africa in general and SAGA in particular. In addition, Facebook offers some excellent tools for connecting people. We’ve started [...]
After five rounds Steve is 2/5 In round 4 he defeated Zhe Fan Mah 2d of Brunei. As the game was drawing to a close, he was 10-15 points behind, but found an excellent sequence of moves to exploit some corner aji and forced his opponent to resign. The game is attached below. In round [...]
After day one at the KPMC, Steve is 1/3. He won his first game against Philippines, then had the dubious pleasure of being paired against Ilya shikshin 7d of Russia. In round 3, he was paired against Kevin Prist 3d of Belgium, which he also lost.
Steve Kroon, the South African representative at the 2013 KPMC, writes: First round pairing is out, tomorrow morning I play Celeste Abat (5k) of the Philippines (she’s secretary-general of their go association, and one of the two – I think – female participants).
If you’re used to using Facebook to share photo’s from your phone, you will no doubt have trying to do something similar on this blog very painful. However, there is a way to make this a lot easier, which I’ll describe below. WordPress have released an Android and IOS app that integrates with wordpress blogs, [...]
The 2013 SA Closed was finalised when the Contenders tournament was played this past weekend, the 13′th to 15′th of September. The final results were as follows: 1) Victor Chow – 7 wins 2) Welile Gogotshe – 5 wins 3) Sam Scott – 5 wins 4) Andre Connell – 4 wins 5) John Leuner – [...]
After eight rounds I ended up with three wins, I guess pretty average for a 1 dan. I was seeded 48th and ended 44th, which is all you can ask for I suppose. In my final round I played another 3d, but neither of us could remember much of the game. As usual at this [...]
I lost my round 7 game against Slovenia 3d. It contrast to most of my games which have been really messy games, this was a fairly normal game. Both players made quite a few mistakes, as you’d expect from low dan players, but when I missed that my opponent could create a flower ko, that [...]
After six rounds I have 3 wins. I have had a few fortunate wins, mind you, with a win yesterday a forfeit due to an illegal move, and one of the wins today due to a terrible mistake from my opponent. I’m not sure how we would have dealt with the illegal move, had it [...]
Chris Welsh has just been in contact. He is currently on 1 win in 4 games. He has lost to two 1-dans and a strong German opponent, and has beaten a 1-kyu after the opponent played a suicide move in a ko fight. Results (currently until the end of round 3) are available at http://www.nihonkiin.or.jp/amakisen/worldama/34/e/result.html. [...]
Due to the refurbishments currently underway at the Rosebank Mall, a vote was taken to move the club venue. From next week we will be meeting at the Mike’s Kitchen in the Rosebank Zone mall, shop FF27.
The Johannesburg go club held a blitz tournament last night (20 August) during the regular club meet. There was a lot of quick thinking and snap moves and after the dust settled, the final results were as follows: 1 – Nevar Angelo, 12k (5/6 wins) 2 – Harvey Zhang, 4d (4/6) 2 – Andre Connell, [...]