South African Closed set for June 2003
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Listed below are the players that have qualified for the SA Closed to be held in West St., Pomona, Kempton Park, from 14th June to 21st June 2003. In no particular order:


IM Watu Kobese (Defending Champion)
IM David Gluckman
IM George Michelakis
Charles de Villiers
Lyndon Bouah
DaniŽl Cawdery
Donovan van den Heever
Yuri Aronov
FM Kenny Solomon
IM Johannes Mabusela
Ronnie van Tonder (SA Open Champion)
Kenny Willenberg

The event will be a Round-Robin and the top three finishers automatically qualify for the SA Olympic team.


The schedule is as follows:

  • Round 1: Saturday, 14th June, 08:00-14:00
  • Round 2: Saturday, 14th June, 17:00-23:00
  • Round 3: Sunday, 15th June, 08:00-14:00
  • Round 4: Sunday, 15th June, 17:00-23:00
  • Round 5: Monday, 16th June, 08:00-14:00
  • Round 6: Monday, 16th June, 17:00-23:00
  • Round 7: Tuesday, 17th June, 17:00-23:00
  • Round 8: Wednesday, 18th June, 17:00-23:00
  • Round 9: Thursday, 19th June, 17:00-23:00
  • Round 10: Friday, 20th June, 17:00-23:00
  • Round 11: Saturday, 21st June, 10:00-16:00

Posted by The Chess Drum: 19 May 2003