South African Open (chess)

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The South African Open is a chess tournament played in South Africa. It was first held in 1962.

History[edit]

First held in 1962, the SA Open was held every two years until 1995, after which it has been held annually. It was not held in 1992 due to the unification of the various sports bodies after apartheid.[1]

Tournament winners[edit]

South African Open
Year Venue Winner Score Players Best South African player
2014 Bloemfontein Merab Gagunashvili[2] 10/11  ? Johannes Mabusela
2013 Port Elizabeth Abhijeet Gupta[3][4] 9/11  ? Watu Kobese
2012 Cape Town Rodwell Makoto 9/11 326 Johannes Mabusela
2011 Johannesburg Gawain Jones 9.5/11 388 Nicholas van der Nat
2010 Johannesburg Robert Gwaze 7.5/9 206 Kgaugelo Mosetlhe
2009 Cape Town Amon Simutowe 9.5/11 204 Nicholas van der Nat
2008 Centurion Watu Kobese 9.5/11 159 Watu Kobese
2007 Cape Town Kenny Solomon 9.5/11 159 Kenny Solomon
2006 Cape Town Gawain Jones 10.5/11 155 Watu Kobese
2005 Bloemfontein Kenny Solomon 9.5/11 191 Kenny Solomon
2004 Cape Town Watu Kobese 10/11 263 Watu Kobese
2003 Centurion Stanley Chumfwa 10.5/11 173 Kenny Solomon
2002 Port Elizabeth Ronnie van Tonder 9/11 181 Ronnie van Tonder
2001 Cape Town  ?  ? ? Mark Levitt
2000 Alberton Amon Simutowe 10.5/11 89 Andre Nel
1999 Cape Town Kenny Solomon  ?/11 ? Kenny Solomon
1998  ?  ?  ? ?  ?
1997 Cape Town Gordon Meyer  ?/11 ? Gordon Meyer

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