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GM Merab Gagunashvili claims South African Open 2014

South African Championship
The 2014 edition of the South African Open took place on 12-19th July 2014 in Bloemfontein, the capital city of the Free State Province of South Africa and the judicial capital of the nation.

The event was split into two 11-round Open Tournaments: Open A and Open B.

Section A gathered 131 players from 9 different countries, including 1 GM, 1 IM, 2 FMs, 1 WGM and 2 WIMs.

Top prizes: 10.000 R/ 8.000 R/ 6.000 R/ 5.000 R/ 3.500 R.

 

Georgian GM Merab Gagunashvili finished on top with 10/11 points.

The runner up WGM Toma Katarzyna from Poland collected 9,5/11, leaving the nearest follower, local IM Mabudela Johannes Manyedi, half a point behind.

First place in Open B was taken by the South African Felix More.

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Section A final standings:

1 GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2573 10
2 WGM Toma Katarzyna POL 2306 9,5
3 IM Johannes Manyedi Mabusela RSA 2226 9
4 FM Oberholzer Francois RSA 1878 8
5 CM Goosen Anton RSA 2045 7,5
6 Kromhout Alexander RSA 2005 7,5
7 CM Mbedza Richard MAW 2012 7,5
8 Davies Jason S. RSA 2119 7,5
9 Mare Eben RSA 1964 7,5
10 Salimu Reuben ZIM 1958 7,5
11 Wilken Justin RSA 1983 7,5
12 Nene Themba RSA 1914 7,5
13 Acho Christian RSA 0 7,5
14 Mendes Braulio RSA 1936 7,5
15 Hoek Cornelis RSA 1880 7,5
16 Mmoneng Patrick L. RSA 1986 7
17 Odendaal Frederick RSA 1999 7
18 Mafanya Kulasande RSA 1865 7
19 Choko Andile David RSA 0 7
20 Wium Daniel RSA 0 7
21 Andrianandrasana Haingo Rabe MAD 1841 7
22 Meiboom Cees RSA 0 7
23 Jacobs Kevin T RSA 1791 7
24 WIM Solomons Anzel RSA 1860 7
25 Nel Andre RSA 1932 6,5
26 Pitso Fusi Paulus RSA 1925 6,5
27 Rooplal Desmond RSA 1532 6,5
28 Pesa Mofoka A. RSA 0 6,5
29 Wasserman Johan F. RSA 0 6,5
30 Williams Rodney RSA 0 6,5
31 Katema Patrick ZIM 1849 6,5
32 Van Der Walt Pierre E. RSA 2053 6,5
33 Ramabodu Tshediso RSA 0 6,5
34 Mashope Mpho D. RSA 0 6,5
35 Roets Marius H. RSA 1542 6,5
36 Mantati Victor S RSA 0 6,5
37 Khanyile Wanda RSA 0 6
38 Kabi Thato RSA 0 6
39 Andriamandimbisoa Harison MAD 2002 6
40 Wiechers Nicolaas RSA 0 6
41 Baxter David Jarred RSA 1671 6
42 Mahlangu Sipho RSA 0 6
43 WIM Tlale Tshepang RSA 1817 6
44 CM Padayachee Kenyon RSA 1749 6
45 Willenberg Roland C. RSA 0 6
46 Schutte Rico RSA 0 6
47 Mofokeng Rasweu Samson RSA 0 6
48 Khalema Sechaba LES 0 6
49 FM Modi Yashil RSA 0 6
50 Klaas Tokelo LES 1622 6
51 Mohatlane Liteboho LES 1569 6
52 Lekalakalae Malusi RSA 0 6
53 WFM Ravelomanana Sabi MAD 0 6
54 De Jager Luan RSA 0 6
55 Alberts Jaco A. RSA 1718 6
56 Nkwe Omogolo RSA 0 6
57 Mthetho Jeffrey RSA 0 6
58 Twalo Donald B RSA 0 6
59 WCM Modi Sonia RSA 0 6
60 Lesuthu Kali M. RSA 1725 5,5
61 Sadie Johan Jacobus Hendrik RSA 0 5,5
62 Marais Franco RSA 1819 5,5
63 Voges Michiel RSA 0 5,5
64 Louw Gideon N. RSA 1699 5,5
65 Mabaso Liberty RSA 0 5,5
66 Vermeulen George Barrett RSA 0 5,5
67 Manganye Tshepiso RSA 0 5,5
68 Nesengani Mashudu RSA 0 5,5
69 Marketos Dennis RSA 0 5,5
70 WCM Padayachee Keyana Chloe RSA 1476 5,5
71 Seleka Mahooana Victor RSA 0 5
72 Petersen Marc Gideon RSA 0 5
73 Modisane Alfred RSA 0 5
74 Phahlane Lesiba Joel RSA 0 5
75 De Jager Andreas RSA 0 5
76 Babuseng Moitse RSA 0 5
77 De Villiers Ockert Almaro RSA 0 5
78 Wagner Gerald RSA 0 5
79 Vermeulen Ernestus Jacobus RSA 0 5
80 Lemme Tumelo RSA 0 5
81 Dykema Joshua RSA 0 5
82 Van Staden Christiaan RSA 0 5
83 Tswaile K J. RSA 0 5
84 Latela Kananelo LES 1491 5
85 Le Roux Jaun RSA 0 5
86 Molefe Moses RSA 0 5
87 Botes Ettienne RSA 0 5
88 Young Pierre RSA 0 5
89 Hearne Thomas M. RSA 0 5
90 Dykema Dirkho RSA 0 5
91 Valashia Itumeleng Houston RSA 0 4,5
92 Mphosi Leisa RSA 0 4,5
93 Lebenya Masilo J RSA 0 4,5
94 Ngakane Dan RSA 0 4,5
95 Molupe Itumeleng LES 0 4,5
96 WFM Raharimanana Faratiana MAD 1836 4,5
97 Kwetepane K Andries RSA 0 4,5
98 Coetzer Cornelis RSA 0 4,5
99 Mahomole Mahlodi J. RSA 1754 4
100 Phera James RSA 0 4
101 Qoane Alfons Rt. (Wheelchair) RSA 0 4
102 Mabunda Cowen RSA 0 4
103 Zwane Linda RSA 0 4
104 Ngonga Gideon RSA 0 4
105 Mabasa Jeffrey RSA 0 4
106 Sithari Ndivhuwo RSA 0 4
107 Tongwane Tshepo Inathan RSA 0 4
108 Mafube Masilo LES 0 4
109 Van Der Walt Marelize RSA 0 4
110 Grib Johannes (Braille) RSA 0 4
111 Hobbs Johannes Petrus RSA 0 3,5
112 WCM Van Der Walt Alida Berandina RSA 0 3,5
113 Williams Jacques Randoll RSA 0 3,5
114 Dhlamini Michael Dlozi RSA 0 3,5
115 Nonyana Reginald Thabo RSA 0 3,5
116 Mdluli Meluleku SWZ 0 3,5
117 Makeka Pulane LES 0 3,5
118 Vorster Johan RSA 0 3,5
119 Mavuso Lunga SWZ 0 3
120 Nosmilo Mkhonto SWZ 0 3
121 Moletsane Maphuthi LES 0 3
122 Seoposengwe Kelebile RSA 0 2,5
123 Mosotho Thato LES 0 2,5
124 Leboela Maboloko LES 0 2,5
125 Kuhlase Makhosonke Matthiolus RSA 0 2
126 Hoareau Benjamin SEY 1875 1
127 Mthunzi Clive RSA 1881 0
128 Naude Corne RSA 0 0
129 Ebersohn Raymond Gerhard RSA 0 0
130 Richter Jan-Michael RSA 0 0
131 Kate Timothy SEY 0 0

Section B final standings:

1 More Felix RSA 0 9,5
2 Mahomole Sekgwari RSA 1527 9
3 De Lange Christo RSA 1593 9
4 Von Willich Gideon Pieter Ret RSA 1231 9
5 Tsatsi Ramotse RSA 0 8
6 Popane Kamohelo RSA 0 8
7 Theron Andre RSA 1556 8
8 Dludlu Nhlanhla RSA 1324 7,5
9 Madikgetla Kagisho RSA 1506 7,5
10 Vetezo Moses RSA 1335 7,5
11 Le Roux Jean RSA 0 7,5
12 Oosthuizen Michal Jacobus RSA 1138 7,5
13 Bekker Gerhardus Daniel RSA 1124 7,5
14 Park Sang-Yeon RSA 1165 7,5
15 Boleme Reetsang William RSA 1422 7
16 Tlhodi Tshegofatso RSA 1296 7
17 De Wit Stephan Dirk RSA 1161 7
18 Putter Nicola RSA 1136 7
19 Louw Carlo RSA 1078 7
20 Jordaan Wikus RSA 1036 7
21 Mphosi Rethabile RSA 1335 6,5
22 Duvenhage Hendrik RSA 1158 6,5
23 Putter Riaan RSA 1049 6,5
24 Stott Sean RSA 1201 6,5
25 Oosthuizen Donald Hendrik RSA 1062 6,5
26 Seleko Goitsemodimo RSA 1117 6,5
27 Brugman Karla RSA 961 6,5
28 Jantjies Jurrie RSA 1281 6,5
29 Lekone Rantsatsa Petrus RSA 1426 6,5
30 Brugman Ilse RSA 1080 6,5
31 Louw Danial RSA 874 6,5
32 Mokgatle Reabetswe RSA 0 6,5
33 Fitton Ruben RSA 1133 6,5
34 Yende Thokozile RSA 921 6
35 Bruwer Marius RSA 1188 6
36 Ledikwa Neo RSA 1248 6
37 Geldenhuys Andre J RSA 900 6
38 Joubert Divan RSA 1078 6
39 Veldsman Juvan RSA 1116 6
40 Mbedzi Vhohani Viktur RSA 0 6
41 Marketos Richard Matthew RSA 1139 6
42 Dykema Cari RSA 1066 6
43 Wagner Johannes (Wheelchair) RSA 730 6
44 Visser Nadine RSA 964 6
45 Schonken Christina RSA 915 6
46 Mokgojwa Mpho RSA 1228 6
47 Afrika Cheslin RSA 980 6
48 Mashita Abraham Kuni RSA 1327 5,5
49 Van Biljon Su-Mari RSA 993 5,5
50 Mosala Lindiwe RSA 1197 5,5
51 Visser Anika RSA 1050 5,5
52 De Wit Petrie RSA 931 5,5
53 Maasdorp Anell RSA 1018 5,5
54 Moos Obedience RSA 926 5,5
55 Meisler Saskja Thokozile RSA 956 5,5
56 Van Staden Frans-Jaco RSA 966 5,5
57 Leepile Keitometse RSA 984 5,5
58 Mokoena Mpooana RSA 903 5
59 Seol Heehun RSA 0 5
60 Slamisang Tsholofelo RSA 0 5
61 Seleko Lucia RSA 1175 5
62 Mcoyana Shuwana RSA 760 5
63 Mpambo Nwabisa RSA 0 5
64 Lombard Hermanus RSA 917 5
65 Tlale Pulane Jacqueline RSA 1147 5
66 Nortje Lourens RSA 906 5
67 Maake Monametsi RSA 1186 5
68 Mathibe Bongile RSA 0 5
69 Setshogo Agisanang RSA 1177 5
70 Motshabi Baile RSA 1150 5
71 Smith Mininke RSA 1120 5
72 Bopalamo Omphile RSA 1214 5
73 Mosala Tshiamo RSA 1133 5
74 Pienaar Schalk W RSA 922 5
75 Dipale Keaobaka RSA 0 4,5
76 Ngidi Zanoxolo RSA 0 4,5
77 Hearne Richard RSA 606 4,5
78 De Beer Mignonne Alet RSA 736 4,5
79 Masilo Kediemetse Meisie RSA 0 4,5
80 Buitendag Nanique RSA 864 4,5
81 Keitseng Mattews RSA 1178 4,5
82 Amril David RSA 0 4
83 Bopalamo Katlego RSA 1112 4
84 Grobler Stefan RSA 933 4
85 Oosthuizen Lorraine Elvira RSA 868 4
86 De Villiers David Jacobus RSA 770 4
87 Mhlongo Lerato RSA 0 4
88 Moloi Mamorwa RSA 1089 4
89 Schonken Albert RSA 880 4
90 Venter Imche RSA 742 4
91 Sithole Nontobeko RSA 0 4
92 Motlhabedi Maikano RSA 0 4
93 Fourie Armand RSA 0 4
94 Erasmus Wiaan RSA 540 3,5
95 Feng Sheng-Ming RSA 1137 3,5
96 Brugman Lisa RSA 704 3,5
97 Hauptfleish Heinz RSA 812 3,5
98 Arjunan Zander RSA 0 3
99 Pienaar Schalk RSA 0 3
100 Jantjies Camilla RSA 500 3
101 Jongbloed Chad RSA 0 3
102 Makole Omogolo RSA 0 3
103 Roberts Jessica Lee RSA 0 3
104 Nortje Mari RSA 0 3
105 De Villiers Annemie RSA 458 3
106 De Wit Marnus RSA 480 2,5
107 Manamela Katlego RSA 0 2
108 Nortje Jurgen RSA 0 1,5
109 Khumalo Keith RSA 1497 0
110 Minnaar Ricardo RSA 1359 0
111 Tshelana Nyatso RSA 1359 0
112 Voyi Godfrey Mzimkhulu RSA 1351 0
113 Moremi Thato RSA 1340 0
114 Moepeng Joseph Serame RSA 1225 0
115 Mgadi Aubrey RSA 1147 0
116 Ncube Amanda-Lindokuhle RSA 936 0
117 Chitima Craig RSA 0 0

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