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This weekend the Candidates stage of the 2015 SA Closed took place. Saturday saw 6 players battle it out, with the top four moving on to Sunday. The top four from Sunday (Andrew Davies, Chris Welsh, John Leuner and Bob Gale) have qualified to take part in the final Contenders stage of the 2015 SA [...]
You can easily see up to date situation with the Winter League on google docs. You don’t need a google account to view it. You will probably need to download the file to see all the details, but the web view will give most of the information.
At the recent SAGA council meeting, a new council was formed, as follows: President: Gordon Wells Secretary: Chris Welsh Treasurer: John Leuner Membership Secretary: Paul Steyn Tournament Secretary: Andrew Davies The full minutes are here.
At the conclusion of the 2015 WAGC, Andrew Davies finished 39th, with three wins out of eight. Interestingly, he was seeded 39th. On the last day, he lost to Spain 3d and beat Portugal 2k. The full table of results can be found here. This year the tournament was split into a number of MacMahon [...]
After day three of the WAGC, Andrew remains on two wins (out of six games). He lost today to Australia 7d and Norway 2d.
After day two, Andrew Davies is on two wins out of four. He lost the third round against Belgium 3d and won the fourth round against Costa Rica 2d
After the first day of the 2015 WAGC, Andrew Davies is lying 39th, with a win against Argentina 3d and a loss against Czech Republic 6d. Results, photo’s, game records and more available at the official site
The SA team beat Portugal 4-0 last night. Congrats to the players: John Leuner Sam Scott Andre Connell Chris Welsh After this result, we secured a playoff against Switzerland. The winner of the playoff will progress to League B. Details and game records here.
The mechanism for selecting the team for the Pandanet European Team Championship has been outlined here
Congratulations to Christiaan Maasdorp who has broken into the SDK ranks. He was promoted to 9k after his good performance at the Cape Town Open last weekend. Edit: he was promoted to 8k shortly afterwards after good results in the Winter League. Congrats!
In round 10, we drew 2-2 with Lithuania. This leave it all to play for in the final round against Portugal – if we win, we go through to the playoffs. Victor Chow has been reviewing all the matches, which is not only very useful for the players involved, but all South African players should [...]
The updated notice has now been published, with all the relevant links. Please see it here. A reminder that the AGM is on Saturday 16 May, on OGS Please make sure you have an account before then, and join the South African Group (this can be found by clicking the Groups menu item and searching [...]
Num Pl Name Rank Co Club NbW R 1 R 2 R 3 MMS SOS SOSOS 1 1 Davies Andrew 3D 3 4+/w0 2+/b0 3+/b0 30 85 255 2 2 Welsh Chris 2D 2 3+/w0 1-/w0 5+/b0 29 85 255 3 3 Rubidge Lloyd 1K 1 2-/b0 5+/w0 1-/w0 28 86 254 4 4 Steyn Paul 2K 1 [...]
Notice of 2015 SAGA AGM and call for Council nominations The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the SAGA will be held on Saturday 16th May 2015 at 10am, before the kickoff of the new Winter league event. The event will be held in the South Africa room on OGS. The preliminary agenda will be as [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]