Dr Shabier Bhawoodien is World Amateur Champion Print
Friday, 18 July 2003 00:00
Dr Shabier Bhawoodien of South Africa won the World Amateur Championship held 2 to 12 July in Pretoria, South Africa. Chief Arbiter Stewart Reuben submits his report. Attached are the final standings. Full information is available at the official site. Congratulations to Chess South Africa (Chessa) for a successful tournament.
Dr Shabier Bhawoodien of South Africa won the World Amateur Championship held 2 to 12 July in Pretoria, South Africa. Chief Arbiter Stewart Reuben submits his report. Attached are the final standings. Full information is available at the official site. Congratulations to Chess South Africa (Chessa) for a successful tournament. Report of Chief Arbiter: The World Amateur Championship takes place at the Saint George Hotel, Pretoria from 2-12 July. This is the first time a World Chess Championship has ever taken place in Africa. There are 123 entrants. This is the largest-ever entry for the event which first took place in Hastings, England in 1995-6 and has never attracted more than 70 plyers while there. Most of the entrants are, of course, from South Africa. But there are players taking part from as far afield as Scotland, Australia and Brazil. The event is running alongside the South Africa Open Championship. The World Amateur takes place in the morning and the SA Open in the afternoon, so many players are gluttons for punishment and taking part in both. There are also booster sections and a junior event. Thus this is a veritable feast of chess and a true festival. One of the greatest attractions of chess for me, as an organizer, is that players of all ages, shapes and sizes, play alongside each other. Also, SA is truly the Rainbow Nation. I have been surprised high accurate the SA Rating system is. It has been an excellent predictor of results. Also the numbers equate well to those from players of other countries. My knowledge does not extend as far as to know which players are favourite to win the event, apart fromn the bare rating information. It is always a delight to travel to a new country and learn how things are done there. We cannot expect conditions or problems to be identical the world over. We are used to the first round of a Swiss being somewhat messy with late entries and players who fail to &rsquopitch up&rsquo. Less common is that players fail to do so for later rounds and yet expect to be paired for subsequent games. Pitch up as a term for arriving for play is also new to me. Thus the whole event is a delightful experience. I am very greatful to CHESSA (the South African Chess Association) for inviting me to come as Chief Arbiter for this event. Naturally I have also taken the opportunity to be a tourist. I have gone to game reserves and seen many animals in their natural habitat, including of course, the most rapacious of them all- the tourist. Stewart Reuben Download Final Standings
FIDE WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2003

Players list

NO.  NAME                    RATING  TEAM         D.O.B.      AGE 
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  1  OPHOFF, JA               2223   SOUTH AFRICA 1979/04/12   24 
  2  BHAWOODIEN, SH           2128   SOUTH AFRICA 1963/02/10   40 
  3  STOCKLOSE, S             2128   SOUTH AFRICA 1981/03/11   22 
  4  WILKEN, JB               2119   SOUTH AFRICA 1971/05/31   32 
  5  ERLANK, WK               2115   SOUTH AFRICA 1982/19/01   21 
  6  KLAVER, C                2061   SOUTH AFRICA 1981/10/07   21 
  7  JURGENSEN, GI            2056   SOUTH AFRICA 1979/09/27   23 
  8  VAN ZYL, F               2037   SOUTH AFRICA 1970/10/14    0 
  9  MASUNGWINI, MT           2020   SOUTH AFRICA 1979/01/05    0 
 10  MUTONGI, GS              1990   ZIMBABWE                   0 
 11  VAN DER WALT, PE         1983   SOUTH AFRICA 1956/07/21   46 
 12  KAJAN, M                 1980   SLOVAKIA                   0 
 13  SMIT, L                  1959   SOUTH AFRICA 1969/03/18   34 
 14  BRODIE, SM               1955   SOUTH AFRICA 1984/12/03   18 
 15  WESTERINK, HHP           1939   SOUTH AFRICA 1958/07/03   44 
 16  ODENDAAL, F              1937   SOUTH AFRICA 1980/07/24   22 
 17  MOHALE, T                1935   SOUTH AFRICA 1984/05/09   19 
 18  SAFFIER, J               1933   SOUTH AFRICA 1967/06/23    0 
 19  VAN ZYL, PJ              1928   SOUTH AFRICA 1947/03/19   56 
 20  MEINTJES, JC             1921   SOUTH AFRICA 1981/07/23    0 
 21  MUZA-MAZORODZA, V        1900   ZIMBABWE                   0 
 22  PARKER, FN               1896   SOUTH AFRICA 1981/02/14   22 
 23  DICK, DW                 1888   AUSTRALIA                  0 
 24  MATHE, LD                1881   SOUTH AFRICA               0 
 25  WILLENBERG, A            1871   SOUTH AFRICA 1973/10/03   29 
 26  REDFORD, SJ              1869   SOUTH AFRICA 1974/12/08   28 
 27  WILLENBERG, RC           1866   SOUTH AFRICA 1961/04/10   42 
 28  WU, C                    1866   SOUTH AFRICA 1964/05/16   39 
 29  MALATJI, LM              1841   SOUTH AFRICA 1968/05/31   35 
 30  VAN DER MEER, WA         1835   SOUTH AFRICA 1986/15/12    0 
 31  STEYN, PJ                1833   SOUTH AFRICA 1979/01/28   24 
 32  VORSTER, SPM             1825   SOUTH AFRICA 1969/10/16   33 
 33  MOHR, SJU                1821   SOUTH AFRICA 1980/08/07   22 
 34  HOEK, C                  1813   SOUTH AFRICA 1984/08/21   18 
 35  GARLIPP, BGC             1804   SOUTH AFRICA 1987/08/18   15 
 36  PESA, MA                 1797   SOUTH AFRICA 1967/05/05   36 
 37  BARNARD, T               1776   SOUTH AFRICA 1981/12/24   21 
 38  TSALICOGLOU, J           1768   SOUTH AFRICA 1944/07/05   58 
 39  MOHALE, R                1760   SOUTH AFRICA 1954/07/12   48 
 40  PRETORIUS, M             1755   SOUTH AFRICA 1987/01/10   16 
 41  KLEPP, PM                1749   SOUTH AFRICA 1970/05/28   33 
 42  NIENABER, JC             1748   SOUTH AFRICA 1981/03/10   22 
 43  HOPKINS, GA              1742   SOUTH AFRICA 1964/08/14   38 
 44  KUHN, R                  1742   SOUTH AFRICA 1967/06/12   36 
 45  VAN RENSBURG, RP         1732   SOUTH AFRICA 1990/07/16   12 
 46  HUYSAMEN, D              1731   SOUTH AFRICA 1984/09/15   18 
 47  STAMBULL, RF             1728   SOUTH AFRICA 1979/06/07   24 
 48  DE BRUYN, LW             1722   SOUTH AFRICA 1986/09/27   16 
 49  REDFORD, MD              1715   SOUTH AFRICA 1983/09/12   19 
 50  MATSIE, P                1711   SOUTH AFRICA 1964/09/17   38 
 51  JENKINS, T               1710   SOUTH AFRICA 1981/01/17   22 
 52  VERMEULEN, EJ            1709   SOUTH AFRICA 1963/10/20   39 
 53  JEOFFREYS, MC            1672   SOUTH AFRICA 1979/02/21   24 
 54  BOSWELL, UG              1662   SOUTH AFRICA 1981/09/11   21 
 55  ALBERTS, JA              1655   SOUTH AFRICA 1972/09/17   30 
 56  WILSON, N                1647   SOUTH AFRICA 1970/03/02   33 
 57  MINNIES, WET             1640   SOUTH AFRICA 1975/11/18   27 
 58  MOSETLHE, K              1614   SOUTH AFRICA 1985/12/22   17 
 59  DE JAGER, C              1609   SOUTH AFRICA 1989/01/17    0 
 60  VAN DER MERWE, S         1606   SOUTH AFRICA 1988/06/16   15 
 61  KALAMBA, MDP             1596   SOUTH AFRICA 1967/12/17   35 
 62  MOGASHOA, P              1587   SOUTH AFRICA 1967/07/29   35 
 63  DIKGOLE, AMS             1567   SOUTH AFRICA 1974/05/10   29 
 64  WIID, D                  1565   SOUTH AFRICA 1991/11/06   11 
 65  STEYN, PJ                1555   SOUTH AFRICA 1985/04/03   18 
 66  BOTHMA, LF               1549   SOUTH AFRICA 1987/03/06   16 
 67  VAN SITTERT, LP          1538   SOUTH AFRICA 1989/12/24   13 
 68  MULLER, DJ               1521   SOUTH AFRICA 1936/09/01   66 
 69  HOBBS, JP                1511   SOUTH AFRICA 1972/07/21   30 
 70  HOBAN, K                 1509   SCOTLAND     1963/03/19    0 
 71  BALOYI, DR               1500U  SOUTH AFRICA               0 
 72  FREIRE VELLOSO REBEL, O  1500U  BRAZIL                     0 
 73  KRIEL, B                 1500   SOUTH AFRICA 1970/12/17   32 
 74  LEKALAKALA, ME           1500U  SOUTH AFRICA               0 
 75  MAKGATA, EGM             1500U  SOUTH AFRICA 1980/10/30   22 
 76  MAMELA, TI               1500U  SOUTH AFRICA 1981/01/18   22 
 77  MANYANA, BR              1500U  SOUTH AFRICA 1972/06/04   31 
 78  MARULUBA, MA             1500U  SOUTH AFRICA 1977/10/09    0 
 79  MASANGO, S               1500P  ZIMBABWE     1982/10/09   20 
 80  MASHOPE, TE              1500   SOUTH AFRICA 1983/08/14   19 
 81  MINNAAR, RJ              1500U  SOUTH AFRICA 1963/02/27    0 
 82  MOOPANE, OG              1500U  SOUTH AFRICA 1982/07/06   20 
 83  MOSITO, TJ               1500U  SOUTH AFRICA 1979/04/16   24 
 84  MOSOANG, KF              1500U  SOUTH AFRICA 1982/11/11   20 
 85  MOSOANG, KM              1500U  SOUTH AFRICA 1981/06/26   22 
 86  MOSOANG, P               1500U  SOUTH AFRICA               0 
 87  MOTHELESI, GV            1500   SOUTH AFRICA 1978/06/08   25 
 88  MTSHONTSHI, J            1500U  SOUTH AFRICA 1977/03/26   26 
 89  NKOSI, DJ                1500U  SOUTH AFRICA               0 
 90  NZMANDE, BV              1500U  SOUTH AFRICA 1975/10/08   27 
 91  SCHOEMAN, JH             1500   SOUTH AFRICA 1953/12/08   49 
 92  TAKAWIRA, E              1500U  SOUTH AFRICA               0 
 93  VAN DER BANK, D          1500U  SOUTH AFRICA 1960/09/07   42 
 94  VAN OORDT, WL            1500U  SOUTH AFRICA               0 
 95  WIID, JJF                1500U  SOUTH AFRICA               0 
 96  WEIDEMAN, HJ             1480   SOUTH AFRICA 1986/01/10   17 
 97  NAUDE, JS                1456   SOUTH AFRICA 1986/11/28   16 
 98  VAN DER MEER, JCB        1454   SOUTH AFRICA 1988/25/10    0 
 99  BRINK, JD                1450U  SOUTH AFRICA 1984/12/19   18 
100  MASIPA, TFJ              1450   SOUTH AFRICA 1962/17/11   41 
101  HEWSON, PLB              1441   SOUTH AFRICA 1989/07/11   13 
102  MICHAELIDES, AM          1439   SOUTH AFRICA 1987/07/27   15 
103  MICHAELIDES, M           1423   SOUTH AFRICA 1991/06/28   12 
104  PEARCE, AJ               1413   SOUTH AFRICA 1971/04/22   32 
105  VAN DER MEER, MJL        1413   SOUTH AFRICA 1988/25/10    0 
106  LEBEA, B                 1412   SOUTH AFRICA 1984/11/06   18 
107  FORTUIN, BS              1403   SOUTH AFRICA 1963/12/28   39 
108  MANDIZHA, F              1400P  ZIMBABWE     1985/02/14   18 
109  MASHOPE, MD              1400   SOUTH AFRICA 1985/07/31   17 
110  RAPOO, PTN               1400U  SOUTH AFRICA 1985/05/15    0 
111  JONAS, LA                1398   SOUTH AFRICA 1981/10/06   21 
112  MOHALE, AA               1393   SOUTH AFRICA 1957/02/17   46 
113  STRYDOM, JP              1387   SOUTH AFRICA 1985/02/14   18 
114  KHOMANE, ST              1386   SOUTH AFRICA 1991/07/14   11 
115  VAN DER BANK, WE         1374   SOUTH AFRICA 1988/04/08   15 
116  FINLAYSON, DM            1367   SOUTH AFRICA 1982/06/15   21 
117  KOCH, RH                 1365   SOUTH AFRICA 1989/09/05   13 
118  DU TOIT, C               1360   SOUTH AFRICA 1989/07/05   13 
119  BARIT, A                 1353   SOUTH AFRICA 1989/09/22    0 
120  STANDER, R               1345   SOUTH AFRICA 1992/07/13   10 
121  IRVING, LE               1341   SOUTH AFRICA 1989/04/02   14 
122  WONG, J                  1338   SOUTH AFRICA 1988/08/16   14 
123  MAKAPAN, G               1316   SOUTH AFRICA 1971/20/12   32 
124  BATHURST, EB             1293   SOUTH AFRICA 1939/07/25   63 
125  TSWAILE, KJ              1290   SOUTH AFRICA 1963/10/21   39 
126  BARIT, G                 1289   SOUTH AFRICA 1991/07/04   11 
127  POTGIETER, JP            1251   SOUTH AFRICA 1990/03/01   13 
128  MASIPA, MM               1207   SOUTH AFRICA 1990/02/08   13 
129  MABUYA, MZ               1194   SOUTH AFRICA 1983/04/02   20 
130  LE ROUX, HP              1191   SOUTH AFRICA 1990/09/19   12 
131  COMBRINCK, HD            1185   SOUTH AFRICA 1988/08/11   14 
132  JANSE VAN RENSBURG, E    1169   SOUTH AFRICA 1989/09/05   13 
133  NIENABER, MJ             1155   SOUTH AFRICA 1993/05/31    0 
134  RAMABODU, T              1086   SOUTH AFRICA 1975/08/07   27 
135  DUZE, C                  1078   SOUTH AFRICA 1992/06/08    0 
136  BEKKER, CF               1050U  SOUTH AFRICA 1992/01/20   11 
137  VILJOEN, H               1050   SOUTH AFRICA 1982/11/17   20 
138  BARIT, L                 1000U  SOUTH AFRICA               0 
139  BEKKER, EH               1000U  SOUTH AFRICA 1993/08/16    9 
140  MAKOTO, R                1000U  SOUTH AFRICA               0 
141  CHIRUKANDATH, MGS           0   INDIA                      0 
142  DALSO, H                    0   DENMARK                    0 
143  EMEKA, OS                   0   NIGERIA                    0 
144  ERNEST, O                   0   NIGERIA                    0 
145  IKENNA, E                   0   NIGERIA                    0 
146  NKEM, OH                    0   NIGERIA                    0 
147  OLUWATOBA, OS               0   NIGERIA                    0 
148  ONYEKACHI, U                0   NIGERIA                    0 
149  QURESHI, ARQ                0   PAKISTAN                   0 
150  RAVICHANDRAN, A             0   INDIA                      0 
151  TITUS, AA                   0   NIGERIA                    0 

 
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