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South Africa beats Bulgaria 4-0

Tue, 14/04/2015 - 22:06
In what was certainly our best result of the Pandanet tournament so far, our players pulled off a 4-0 win. This meant we switched places with Bulgaria and are now in 2nd place. If we manage to win our remaining two matches, we will be in the promotion playoffs. Not only did we have to [...]

Big prizes at European Go tournament

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 07:05
In what I believe was the largest ever purse at a European go event, this last weekend saw the holding of the first European Grandslam event. This event was open to the four professional EGF players, and the top eight amateurs by EGF rating. Ilya Shikshin 1p won the event and with it 10,000 Euros. [...]

SAGA Credit Points for 2014

Mon, 06/04/2015 - 23:45
The SAGA credit point standings at the end of 2014 are now available for download. Also available is a zip file showing the calculations for each entry in the list. Any errors or omissions must be reported to the Membership Secretary (Paul Steyn) by the 15th of April (one week from tomorrow). If errors are [...]

South Africa beats Greece 4-0

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 16:45
In what was a good night for South Africa, we beat Greece 4-0. Some of the games were close, and we were perhaps a little fortunate to win, but we’ve certainly had our share of unlucky losses. The other results on the night were very much in our favour, with our main rivals, the UK [...]

South Africa draws 2-2 with Croatia

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 09:16
In a rather disappointing result, we only managed a draw against Croatia. However, the results on the night still leave us with a mathematical chance of claiming the runner up spot, assuming we win all our remaining games 4-0. Unlikely but not impossible. Full results and game records available:

SAGA Credit Points for 2013

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 12:56
The SAGA credit point standings at the end of 2013 are now available for download. Also available is a zip file showing the calculations for each entry in the list. Due to several complicating factors, the credit points are very delayed, so note that this is a notice about the 2013 credit points. The 2014 [...]

World Wide Iwamoto Awards 2015

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 09:37
We received the following announcement from Harry van der Krogt of the European Go Center Announcement of the World Wide Iwamoto Awards 2015 The European Go Centre is happy to announce the World Wide Iwamoto Awards. In succession to the European editions in 2001, 2003, 2007 and 2012, the Iwamoto Awards now go global. Thanks [...]

Ben Gale wins 2015 First Quarter Internet Tournament

Sun, 22/02/2015 - 17:21
Ben Gale, playing from Korea, won the first quarterly tournament of 2015. The event was held very successfully on the new OGS platform, which allows players to use a web browser to play, instead of requiring a proprietary Java client (KGS). Full results: 1. Ben Gale 2. Andrew Davies 3. Chris Welsh 4. Peet Brits [...]

Please renew your SAGA membership for 2015

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 00:59
This is a call for all SAGA members to renew their membership for 2015 as soon as possible. 2014 memberships will expire on 31 March. Please note that membership fees for 2015 have been increased to R170.00, but discounts have been granted for full time tertiary students, to R75.00, and primary or secondary school pupils, [...]

South Africa beats Kazakhstan 3-1

Wed, 04/02/2015 - 12:18
Our goal to achieve runner-up spot is still intact after our 3-1 victory against Kazakhstan last night. The load shedding started at the same time as the games, fortunately none of our team were in an impacted area. The results and game records are available here

SA loses to UK in Pandanet Champs

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 09:22
We suffered a disappointing defeat 3-1 to the UK last night. The most surprising defeat was Victor Chow losing to Andrew Simons 4d, while John’s rather lucky win (from a lost position) was balanced by Ben’s unfortunate defeat from a won position. This defeat has destroyed our chance of winning the league, but we will [...]

SA battle UK for top spot in Pandanet League

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 16:01
Chris Welsh reports the following on tonight’s matches in Group C of the Pandanet European Team League: South Africa play the United Kingdom tonight at 9pm in a top of the table clash. The result in this event will have a large say in who wins the league. Both sides have put out their strongest [...]